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 . . .

x x x

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