Sunday, 30 October 2011

It took a week!

Yes this little card took nearly a week to make!!  I made the wood paper on Monday after watching Make It Monday #38: Brayer & Impression Plate Techniques over at Nichole Heady's blog.  Then I was busy getting spooky and making samples for my demo at Coleman's Craft Warehouse yesterday.  So it then sat there until today!  But with the help of my new Sizzix stamp & die-cut set (thank you Fiona xx) I knew exactly where I wanted to make.

Hero Art dies and Sizzix matching dies, what's not to love.

I even cut the paper up to make floor boards.  Inspired by the technique I made my "wallpaper" using a Sizzix embossing folder with sweet blush ink.  It's a great way to add further dimension to your cards.

Supplies used:
Card - Kraft, vanilla cream, ripe avocado PTI
Ink - dark chockalet, sweet blush PTI
Stamps - Think of you (from UP, Up and Away) PTI, chair and chandelier Hero Arts/Sizzix
Embossing folders - Woodgrain PTI, pattern Sizzix
Dies - Sizzix

Inspired by challenges at:
Make it Monday - #38 brayer & impression plate technique
Sweet stampin challenge - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - I remember (the stamps remind me me of the lovely Fiona)
The Craft Pad - Friendship (this card is off to  a friend of mine)

As I was out all day yesterday I didn't get chance to post my Music Saves my Soul.  

So here's my offering for this week.  As a kid I loved Suzi Quattro!  So as it's nearly Halloween, here's Devil Gate Drive

I never had enough pocket money to buy records but loved this when it came on the radio!

Right I'd better go and tidy my craft room as it's back to work in the morning and a busy, busy week.

Love Ginger


Helen F. said...

Adorable card, ginger! Love the embossed floor and wallpaper :o)

Diane said...

A fab card Ginger !! Love your ideas with the floor boards and wall paper !!

thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad Friendship challenge !!

hugs Diane xx

Sarah said...

Hi Claire, what an elegant card. Not seen the stamp and die set before, it's gone on my wish list now I have! Great colour combo as well, the pink is so pretty. Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Sarah

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Love this Claire! The floor and wallpaper look fab. Love the sentiment with the empty chair -m just brilliant!

Suzi Quatro - now there's a blast from the past!!

Wedgie said...

Wow, fab project - worth the time! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

aqualeiga said...

Claire, what great ideas and it looks fab! I am so pleased you have shared it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD for this week's challenge. Good luck in the prize draw.
Hugs, Ali x

Hazel said...

Hey Ginger

Wonderful card - I love the wood paper you have made - how fantastic.

Thank you for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to join in the fun with us next week.

Hazel x

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