Friday, 2 December 2011

Festive Fireplace

Morning Bloggers,

Today I'm sharing a card made with the Creative Expressions Tatty Button Fireplace stamp.

I stamped the image in Jet Black Archival and embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it in using Cosmic Shimmer Matt Drawing Inks and used some Pearl Shine Cosmic Shimmer Mica Drawing Ink for the dripping wax on the candles. I cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels Two and edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I cut a faux nestie out of green card.

I stamped the sentiment from the Tatty Button Text 2 set in Jet Black Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it our using a circle nestie and again edged with Vintage Photo. I cut a scalloped circle nestie out of green card.

I assembled the main layers of the card as shown. The papers are My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey. I did some paper piercing along the edges of the largest piece of green card with my Tim Holtz Ruler and a pricking tool. I ran some Hi-Tack Tape down the side of the card and ruffled some Moss Green Vintage Ribbon along it. I tied a messy bow out of two lengths of the ribbon and added it to my ruffled ribbon border. I dyed a Creative Expressions Wooden Button with Vintage Photo Distress Stain, tied some Baker's Twine through it and added it to my messy bow.

I inked around the edges of an 8" x 8" card blank with Vintage Photo and then added my design to it. Finally, I cut some Elegant Flourishes using the Tim Holtz Alterations die from some green card and glued them in place on my card with Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Make It Monday #65
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Gorgeous image and it looks fabulous with all your detail of flourishes and wonderful ribbon!! The colors bring a cheerful Christmas wish. :)
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  2. Lovely card with a very traditional image and colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

  3. I love your card. If I had my way most of the cards I make would be green. Lovely job. I saw it on Make it Monday.


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