Butterfly Box (up cycling)
Although the brief was "home decor", I just couldn't resist sneaking in a card or two .... and here is one of my cards which is also my DT project for "Love to create" challenges ...
I created the heart background by using "Heart of Flower" stencil (from Premium Craft brands) with gesso. Although I wanted the parts of the stencil to show through, I also wanted a distressed look too. Once dry, I cut the heart shape out and mounted it on to gold card, cutting this out again to give a thin border.
Here is a close up of one of the stampbord pieces ...
Next I stamped the gorgeous roses (Premium Craft Brands roses stamp set) with perfect medium and embossed them with gold embossing powder. I cut all the images out and for added lustre, covered them in white pearlescent pan pastel.
I also stamped out clock images and the wonderful sentiment from the same stamp set in black archival ink.
Finally, assembling all my "bits" to create my finished card. I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum in order that all the other elements took pride of place, so only added lace and small punched, gold hearts.
I have had a blast playing and creating with stampbord but now need to get my stampbord tools out . . . . . watch this space . . .
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Links to the products I used:
Inkspirational - use 3 or 4 elements (stencils, stampbord, stamping, embellishments)
Just us girls - embossing (roses)
Chalk'n'Stock - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - layers
Stamps and Stencils - 3 of a kind - 3 roses, 3 rose buds, 3 clocks, 3 small stampbord panels
Sister Act - anything goes