Sunday, 9 March 2014

Not a card.. oops deleted by mistake

Winter Plaque
Oops - managed to delete the original post by mistake. Now I have to rewrite it all over again. Blogger kept telling me that the post could not be published. Then it did publish but did not delete the draft. So I deleted the draft and it deleted the post as well. How was I supposed to know that would happen????

I cut out the plaque from old cardboard using Spellbinders Grand Labels Four. I coloured the board using Antique Linen distress paint and then edged it with evergreen bough distress ink.

I cut another shape from the same die set using the wintery green/ blue paper. With the paper still in the die I embossed it using a Spellbinders embossabilites (sorry can't remember the name).

I stencilled the stars on top using Forest Green distress inks through a Tim Holtz tag stencil.

The centre piece is cut using the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square with evergreen bough inked through whilst still in the die.

The sentiment is from Stampers Anonymous "Stuff to Say" set.

The words "White Winter" are die cuts but I can't remember from where. They have been embossed with silver sparkle embossing powder.

The flowers are from my favourite Spellbinders die d-lites blossoms one through four.

The bow is from the excellent Sue Wilson's new finishing touches dies - the lattice 3D bow set. Must save up my money for the rest.

The plaque is finished off with seam binding from Creative Expressions.

I am entering the plaque in the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - No cards - Winter/Slap it on. I apologise to the organisers that my earlier link will have disappeared and hope I did not waste too much of their time as a result.


  1. I did wonder what happened when my first link took me to a non existant page, but you didn't waste any time, just a few seconds, so please don't worry. Such a pretty design. I love that you have used some old cardboard for this.

    Have to ask, isn't there a danger of cutting the embossing folder if you emboss whilst still in the die?

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

    1. You have to keep the embossing folder open with the cutting edge of the die away from the embossing folder.

  2. Beautiful plaque - love the flowers!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

  3. A great way to recycle old card board, its a beautiful project. Thank you for joining us at CCM&M this time.

  4. Gorgeous project!! Tthank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More! Cindy