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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Decadent Damask Oak - Best Wishes

Good Morning Everyone,

Thank you all very much for such lovely comments on my previous blog.

Today's card is an 8 x 8
 I particularly enjoyed creating this card, its so nice to be able to colour match everything, and I love the NEW Colour Cloud Blending Inks.

Products Used:- (which are also links to Phill's Website too) :-)

8 x 8 Cream Card Blank
Cream Card
Decadent Damask Border & Icon Collection A6 stamps
Decadent Damask Everyday Sentiments A5 stamps
Decadent Damask Paper Pad
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Ink Mister Spray Decadent Oak
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer PVA Pearl Decadent Oak
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles Decadent Oak
Decadent Oak Colour Cloud ,
Sue Wilson Caribbean Collection Border, Accent & Tag Dies
Spellbinder Decorative Labels Twenty Eight Dies
Seam binding

Matting & Layering

8 x 8 Card Blank

1st layer Cream Card cut to 7.75 x 7.75
2nd layer Decadent Oak Patterned Paper cut to 7.5 x 7.5

4 pieces of cream card
1st cut to 4.5 x 7.75
2nd cut to 4 x 7.75
3rd cut to 3.5 x 7.75
4th cut to 3.5 x 7.75

Starting with the 7.75 square cream card I used the NEW Decadent Oak Colour Cloud to ink around the edges of the card. I then attached this and the patterned Decadent Damask paper to the base card.

Next taking the 4 pieces of cream card and the Inner Border Tag I cut each piece of card, Once this was complete I used the smallest and medium size stamps from the Decadent Damask Border & Icon Collection and randomly stamped the smallest piece of card using first and second generation.
Once this was dry I attached all the layers together, then added a strip of seam binding securing this on the reverse before attaching this to the main card.


Using Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight and the second largest die I cut this out and then sprayed it with Decadent Oak  Mister Spray. While this was drying which is only a couple of minutes, I cut the third largest die. I then stamped this using the Decadent Oak Colour Cloud and the Decadent Damask Everyday Sentiment Stamps.
These were then attached to the card using pads on both to give dimension

Finishing Touches

I made a triple bow and swags and attached to the seam binding strip, then added a matching Dazzler.

Then to the Decorative Border edges I added the the Twinkles - once this was dry I curled each layer.

Finally I added Decadent Oak PVA to the sentiment.

                     Happy Crafting


  1. Your cards always look so elegant, beautiful

  2. Good morning Phill, wow this is very decadent : ) love it!!!
    Have a good one!!!
    Loopy Lynda xxx

  3. Morning Barb, This card is gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Hi Barb,
    Beautiful rich and elegant card...love it.
    Love Janet x
    from Wakefield

  5. Hi Barb

    Beautiful card as always....Caz xx

  6. Hi Barb And Phill,
    You Both Create Such "Beautiful Tremendous Cards" And I So Very Much Like The Informative Breakdown You Share With Us In Case We Would Wish To Follow, I Love The Fabulous Products You've Used And The Colour Palette, Thank You Both Of Of You For Sharing Outstanding Magnificent Cards Phill Your Blog Is Such A Pleasure To Visit
    Take Great Care Phill And Barb
    Love And Hugs
    From Sam xxx

  7. Beautiful card Barb, I love the colour cloud too, thanks for the instructions. Love Alison x x

  8. Hi Barb, beautiful stunning card the colours look great, I am liking the look of the cloud inks, Take Care Melody xxx