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Welcome to Your New Home! by Shona

Hi there,

Designer Shona here today to share with you 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:

Vintage Country House Set 911Hybrid Metro Grey Ink
Clear Detail (EP280)
Super Thick Clear (EP230)
White Detail (EP298)
Silver Detail (EP257)
Magic Speckle (EP175)
Black Detail (EP171)
Nuvo Clear Mark
Old Versamark Pad (for Chipboard)
Nuvo Mica Mist: Silver SmokeNuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Stamp Platform
Tonic Circle Layering Basics Die Set
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!

Happy Stamping!


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