Sunday, 9 August 2015

Die cutting meets stampbord ... and both survive!

It's inspiration week over at "Love to Create Challenges" and for my project I wanted to show that stampbord doesn't always have to be used to create an "arty" project but could be incorporated with your other crafty stash. In this instance die cuts ...

I began by stamping the chalk board image (from Polka Doodles) with sepia archival ink and then coloured the image with my pan pastels. I repeated the process three times. I layered all the chalk board images on to recycled corrugated card which I highlighted with white pearlescent pan pastel.

Next I cut 3 wreath die cuts (Simon Says Stamp) in 2 shades of green and one in white and layered them on top of each other over the centre panel. I decorated the wreath with sequins, stickles and pearl gems.

With my stampbord, I restamped the chalkboard image to obtain the "Merry Christmas" greeting and coloured where necessary. I scratched in to the words to add highlights and covered the edges in copper embossing powder.

The little hearts were part of the same die cut and I randomly placed them around my card. This is a quick card to make as you are using the same image and the placing is straightforward. I can see myself making a few of these in different colourways .... fancy shades of blue next ...

Right, I'm off to chill after a busy weekend catching up on the decorating and gardening and my poor old body is feeling the exertions I put it through!

Have a wonderful week everyone,


Products and links:
Polka Doodles chalk board stamp    Simon Says Stamp dies

Stamping Sensations - stamp and a die
Crafty Hazelnut - something beginning with "S" (stampbord and sequins)
Sweet Stampin - anything but birthday
Chocolate, coffee, cards - frame it
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Chalk 'n'Stock - anything goes


Barbara said...

This is such an elegant card, Lou. The challenge at Chalk N Stock is Anything Goes but you must use chalk somewhere on your card. We do appreciate your effort and hope you will join us next month. DT Member

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lou this is so beautiful
Gr Karin

Bev said...

I love the texture in this Lou. You're so inspirational, thank you.

Debbie said...

Great card and perfect for our "Anything but a Birthday" challenge at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie x

Sherri said...

Beautifully creative! Love the layers and the dies! I'm so glad you could join us this week for the QKR Stampede challenge!

ann van dijk said...

This is so beautiful. I love the colors and image! Thank you for joining our Frame It challenge over at CC & CC. We hope to see you again!
Have a nice day
Anneke DT

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card & I love the texture. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love that corrugated cardboard background, cool look. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' crew this week. I love your gorgeous card and look forward to you joining us for future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Tracy Welham said...

Fabulous, I love the texture and style. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 241 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations this month and good luck!

lorby said...

Absolutely beautiful! The time it must of taken to make such a incredibly beautiful card. Thanks for sharing at Chalk N Stock.

brenda said...

Very belatedly as only just back from holiday, but didn't want to miss thanking you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x