Thursday, July 19, 2018

Welcome To Your New Home!

Welcome back!

Today I want to share a monochromatic "Welcome to your New Home" card. For my card today, I am using the new July Reveal Set: Vintage Country House Set 911.

I began with stamping the image in Hybrid Metro Grey, using the Stamp Platform.

I then went on to make the circular frame, cutting with the Tonic Circle Layering Basics Die Set, using the largest and the third largest dies, on the Tangerine. This was then sprayed with Nuvo Mica Mist Silver Smoke.

I cut out the image using the second to largest die, so that it would fit behind the "frame". It was then covered in Clear Mark Ink and heat embossed twice with Clear Detail and then Clear Mark was applied again and then Super Thick Clear was heat embossed from the bottom.

Once the embossing powder was "dry", I bent the piece a couple of times to  crack the finish and Hybrid Metro ink was burnished into the cracks, using my finger tool. A tissue was used to take off any grey that was on the surface and  then I heat embossed with another layer of Clear Detail. I cut a piece of black foam, the same size as the frame, to pop up the frame and the frame was assembled and attached over the image using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The chipboard key was applied with an old Versamark ink pad before being heat embossed twice with Silver Detail. (I keep an old pad just for chipboard, so that I don't ruin my newer embossing pads).  A little more embossing ink was applied and then I added a little Magic Speckle. This was then heated from the bottom to give the key the mottled look.

On to the card base - love the easiness of these easel cards - yet making them a little extra special. Take a A2 card and fold the front panel in half. Since I was doing the black and white monochromatic card, I used my favorite Marco's Paper, black on one side and white on the other. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4" and then cut a piece of black to put at the base.  The inside sentiment was stamped on the white portion in Clear Mark and heat embossed with Black Detail, with the use of the Stamp Platform.

I stamped the Welcome sentiment in Clear Mark and heat embossed with White Detail on black cardstock and then die cut with the Spellbinders Back to Basic Tag.

This would become the stopper for the easel card. The key was attached with a little bit of thread before the sentiment tag was attached with mounting tape. The framed image was attached to the front of the card base to finish off my card.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? Please leave a comment and let me know!

Below is a list of the products I used in my card today:

Old Versamark Pad (for Chipboard)
Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags
Key Chipboard

Also, have you checked out the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge over on Facebook yet? If not, you really need to head over there and enter with anything that uses an SNS image, either rubber or digi - and just to make it easier you can pick up free digis over on the website! So, really there are no excuses! The July Challenge is currently underway and you have until the 25th of July to enter - winners will be announced the 3rd of August. Good Luck!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges this week:
Scrapy Land Challenge #94: Use a brand of die that Scrapy Land carries
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #07: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge #27: Anything Goes
Morgan's Artworld Challenge Open Challenge # 7: Anything Goes
Happy Stamping!



  1. Love monochrome and that image is

  2. Wow! What a gorgeous use of shapes with a landscape image, Shona! You have captured the vintage feel beautifully. Another fabulous tutorial like I’ve been to class. Thanks for featuring this in an imaginative and lovely way!

  3. What I loved most is the cracks on the embossing ,lovely aged effect !

  4. Fabulous card, Shona, super design. xx

  5. This is so gorgeous and a perfect card for those starting out in a new home. I love that is an easel card and I also liked the cracked glass look too.

  6. Wow absolutely stunning project. I love this.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  7. This is fantastic. I would like to invite you to join our new monthly challenge over at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge. New Prizes, Certificates and Badges plus Images. Videos/Slideshows too. Enter any Image or Project, 3 entries permitted and Theme is “Always Anything Goes”. Love to see you enter each month. Hope you enter and keep us on your Challenge Blog Monthly List. Annette DT for

  8. WOW! Shona, this is amazing, I would ever have thought of filling the cracks of your deliberately cracked image. It certainly gives the vintage feel, another amazing card with a Great tutorial. Thank you.

  9. What a beauty and eye catching details. Beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni DT

  10. WOW, Glad you had the tutorial. Just seeing your card online doesn't give us the depth or detail that real life would. This is beautiful. Well worth the effort. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Arlene DT for

  11. I just love your image and your design. Looks amazing. Lovely work and fabulous step-by-step instructions on your blog. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT for

  12. Always enjoy the tutorials you share to make understanding the creative process so much easier. This is a lovely treatment of this wonderful vintage image, and it does indeed look like an old photo one might see in an antique shop. Your design complements this image so beautifully. Really like the crackled finish and the silver framing too. TFS & Hugs

  13. Fabulous creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Sherry DT for

  14. Very lovely...Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  15. Beautiful card! Love the vintage image!Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.

    Judy DT for


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