Sunday, 4 May 2014

Anything Goes... a Screen Card

This month at Stamping Sensations, we are asking you to show us what you've got. Anything goes, and there is a fantastic prize on offer as always, this month we have a mystery box of fantastic crafting goodies! So what are you waiting for, oh, hang on, let me give you a bit of inspiration with my screen card...

"Front and box"

Here's a little tease, showing the front and the box, both of which are embossed before rubbing with Pinflair Buff-it. If you want to decorate your box like this, you need to do the embossing before sticking the box together, while it is still flat. Ask me how I know :-)


The frames are made in the same way, with embossing and gilding. The background for the screens is done using a marbling technique. The stamping uses some of my favourite Crafty Individuals stamps and the same distress ink colours as used for the background. Finally, the gilded images are diecut from double-sided adhesive paper and covered in gilding flakes.


This sentiment from Chocolate Baroque is a great fit with the Sizzix Cabinet die, and the birds are coloured with distress inks and a water brush for an ethereal look.


You can see my favourite Crafty Individuals stamp from CI-234 in this photo, around the outside of the sentiment. It's great to just ink up bits of the stamp and do random branches. Well that's it for today, if you're wondering what I did with the cutouts, please come back tomorrow and see :-)

Crafty Individuals rubber stamps CI-234, CI-209, CI-287
Chocolate Baroque rubber stamps Live Out Loud, Fly Away With Me
A4 Embossalicious Embossing Folder Tumbling Leaves
Sizzix M&S dies: Cabinet & Mini-Cabinet, hole punch 1/4"
Marianne dies: tree, bird and branch large, bird and branch small, birdhouse
Memory Box die: birdcage
Pinflair Buff-it, Gold, Blue
Ranger Tim Holtz distress inks and markers, various colours
Archival ink, coffee
IndigoBlu gilding flakes, Morris Dance
large jump rings, beads, charms
lock and key brads
cardstock: brown 300gsm+, white 160gsm

Entered for the following challenge:
Artistic Stamper - in the Garden


  1. Wow! How gorgeous, Maddy! A beautiful creation - I love it!

  2. Hi Maddy, I do like hopping over to you to see what you been up to this week...and 0 my what beautiful all the details ...Joolsx

  3. WOW! This is stunning Maddy. Your design is amazing. I love the embossing, gorgeous die cuts and beautifully coloured birds with such a wonderful sentiment too.
    I hope all is well with you,
    hugs, Sue xx

  4. Maddy, gorgeous as always, love the textures of your card and box. Had to smile over the embossing the box comment, I can imagine a 'doh' moment in the Maddy craft room! Hope your tests went ok last week and that you are having a lovely BH weekend.

  5. stunning creation and love the buffed embossing and gilded images
    carol x

  6. You have created so many quite fantastic things before but this is just amazing. I would really like to have just a bit of your ideas and creativity.

  7. Wow, I'm missing words, that's a fantastic and very inspiring project.

  8. Hi Maddy
    Wow gorgeous design on this screen card, such a wonderful inspirational piece.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. This is so pretty. Thank you for joining in with The Artistic Stamper challenge this month :)


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