Tuesday, 19 January 2010

My Time to Craft - Damask Delights

The challenge this week over at My Time to Craft is entitled Damask Delights.I don't know about you, but when I hear the word Damask, table cloths immediately spring to mind. In fact if you look closely at the picture you will see that the backdrop for my cards is in fact precisely that... a damask tablecloth. I drape it over a cardboard box, which I have cut down on two sides in order to open up the front and make a little studio!
I had thought about getting one of those light cube thingys, but a chap in a photographic shop said that this works just as well, and with my daylight lamp, it does!
On to the card. I have used both damask paper and a damask patterned embossing folder on Cor-dinations paper, which I lightly sanded after embossing. I love the Brad which is from a Papermania kit, which enables you to use a piece of the backing paper to add the design to it. The stamp is from Penny Black, mounted on Nesties. Sadly this card will be expensive to post as it's rather fat with the brad and the ribbon together. Maybe it can be handed to the recipient!

9 comments:

  1. Yet another lovely card Chrissie. The need for buying large letter stamps for cards really makes me cross so I know how you feel. It's so limiting as to what you can embellish with isn't it? Don't let it cramp your style cos I love what you do.
    We launched our new blog shop yesterday and would really appreciate any feedback/comments.
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    Thanks. A x

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  2. Thanks so much for your comments. As yet any purchases are via email as we are still learning how to set it all up. Not sure how to jig a purchase button but anything is a posibility :-)
    A x

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  3. Lovely Chrissie - yeah, self pattern tablecloths immediately pop into my head too! I like the make your own brad thing, am defo going to have pay more attention next time I'm at my LSS!

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  4. Another great card Chrissie Hugs Julie x

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  5. I love your idea for a little photo studio - so simple yet so effective and a perfect use for a damask table cloth.

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  6. Just so beautilicious. Great colours and design too.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  7. Beautiful and very elegant card Chrissie, I love the damask paper and your design. The brad looks wonderful, I got this kit a while ago and I must use it, your's looks superb! Great idea with the cardboard box studio too. Hope you're well. Chris x

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  8. Absolutely superb, colours, layout, everything :o)
    Jackie xx

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  9. Hi Chrissie,
    Truly lovely card and gorgeous design--you are so creative and great at this!!!
    Hugs,
    Cindy Adkins
    www.recoveryartist.com

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