Sunday, 10 May 2015

Texture, stamping, stencils and stampbord ...

For the recent Stampbord show at Create and Craft, I was very lucky to be asked to create projects to show off the versatility of stampbord. I had a messy fun time making my projects and I have already shared some of them. Here are their links the projects shared so far:

Collaged Box with a matching picture frame
 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.


Next was the stampbords turn. I placed several pieces of stampbord on to my gesso heart and using the same stencil, I placed it over the stampbord pieces ensuring that it lined up with the heart below. Again using gesso, I add detail to my stampbord pieces. Once dry, I covered them with soft gold metallic pan pastel.


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 . . .

Lou
x x x

Links to the products I used:





Challenges:
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

15 comments:

Sandie Gough said...

I love the heart! A great way to use that stencil and the stampbord pieces picking up the pattern is ingenious!
Gorgeous card
hugs
Sandie x

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Lou ! Love the delicate colour palette. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous, love the complete elegant appearance of this card!
Hugs
Linda xxx

toni said...

A beautiful card with gorgeous layering love the textures and touches of gold, thank you for joining our three of a kind challenge toni x

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Lou this is a gorgeous card. Hugs Jackie

Kim M said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at Inkspirational! :-)

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful gold embossing, love your card!

Ameera Craft said...

Thats very lovely!
Gorgeous card
x

Chris said...

Beautiful, I love the heart and all the layers and the colour. Chris xx

Lea Brawn said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous. I love it x

Chris D. said...

Wow! Very pretty! Love the white and gold together! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Cheryl said...

Loe the rich gold and white of your collage card!
Beautiful!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Ruth said...

Love the textured stamp board pieces, a gorgeous gilded creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Ruth x

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous design work!mthank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

Sharon Smith said...

What a beautiful card, love the layers and the delicate colours. Many thanks for joining us at Stamps & Stencils...
Sharon xx