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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Delightful Damask ....

Good Morning Everyone

This is another one of my sample cards from my shows on Create & Craft and one of the demos I did...

This is what I used:
White 8x8 Card Blank
Black Card
White Card
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink Pad
Sentimentally Yours Circle Frames and Flourish Collection A5 Stamp Set
Sentimentally Yours Damask Borders & Icons A6 Stamp Set
Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Glacier Ice
Black Sparklers
Spellbinders Die Gold Majesty Circles
White Pearls
Black Pearls
Lilac Ribbon 

This is what I did:
I won't rattle on about matting and layering as you can see what I did from the photo.
The second layer of white has an aperture cut from the frame of the Gold Majesty Circles, you'll notice this die leaves beautiful piercing detail around the aperture too.
The actual topper, created from the die, is done by sticking a piece of white card to some double sided adhesive sheet, then die cutting as one piece (using the frame and next layer of the die) then peel the backing off and burnish the glitter jewels into the sticky side... simple :-)
To get the distressed edges onto it (as I have) this needs to be done before applying to the adhesive sheet, all I did was put the outer frame die onto my white card, then ink inside it, removed the die, inked around the outside, then placed the card (face down) onto the adhesive sheet, lined the die up within the inked area and cut :-)
I stamped the larger of the two circle frames from the stamp set, cut it out and then stamped the sentiment from the same set into the middle. I then (painstakingly!) put alternate black and white pearls around the line that the circle stamp gives.
I then die cut the plain and decorative circle from the die set together and distressed the edges.
The background, with the aperture, was stamped with Shaded Lilac, the larger damask icon was stamped on directly, the smaller one was second generation stamping (ie, ink it up, stamp on some scrap paper, then onto the project)
I finished of with a lovely triple bow in the lilac ribbon and put a black sparkler onto the bow and top of the topper... a few black and white pearls around the corners finished the card off... job done!
TOP TIP - You can apply less distress ink to any stamp by using a piece of cut n dry foam, this saves the need to do second generation stamping, if you're not confident. :-)

The Damask Background Stamp and matching borders & icons are one of my faves, so many uses, so many different looks, from just two stamp sets! :-) Black & White projects look amazing with these stamps!

You'll find most of the products I used on my show on my website here.. 

Hope you like it!


  1. Absolutely fabulous Phill, loving the glitter jewels

  2. love this card Phill. xx

  3. Loved this card on your show phill
    Thank you for sharing love June xxxx

  4. Hello Phil
    I love this Die and in Pastel colours it looks so nice!
    Beautiful jewels too Phil!
    Love Marg