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Sunday 13 December 2015

Make your own background at Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Good morning folks, we've got a new challenge starting at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time around out theme is 'Make your own Background'. As usual we're sponsored by Flonzcraft and our lucky winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend! Don't forget though we are a stamping challenge so no digi stamps are allowed.

For my card I've used some new stamps and embossing powders from Chloe's collection, I love these EPs as they are soooooooo sparkly! 

I began with a gelli plate background, I love using dye inks on my gelli plate, they give a really different effect as the ink goes into teeny tiny beads. Once I'd inked the gelli plate us with assorted shades of green distress ink I stamped with a pine bough stamp to remove some of the ink before I took a print on white card. Next I used the same stamp and Pine Needles distress ink to to add some more foliage to the background. Then I repeated this but using versamark and WOW Icicle EP for some frosty sparkle.

I stamped the images (large and small snow flower) on white pearl card and embossed with Icicle EP and layered them over the snowflakes from the same set that I stamped on acetate and embossed with a Green Embossing tinsel from my stash. I added some of Chloe's bling stones to the centre of the flowers. The sentiment in the centre was embossed with Mercury Glass EP and I added some Pine Needles DI to the large 'Believe'.

To finish off I've added lace, sparkly white ribbon and some faux pearls.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Card Mania: Christmas
Crafty Catz: Sparkle and shine
 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas:  anything goes Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon: Sparkle and Shine

Thanks so much for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. This is soooo magical looking. It's no good I am going to have to get that gelli plate out and use it. Thanks for the inspiration Claire.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. Beautiful card..Hugs Lozzy x

  3. Deliciously blingy Claire and all around gorgeous card!

  4. Gorgeous card Claire, love the background with those stunning white poinsettia.
    Avril xx

  5. This is gorgeous Claire. love the colour and background design.

  6. This is so stunning. I love the background! Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Through The Purple Haze Challenges

  7. Wowww, this is fantastic. Beautiful backround and colours.
    Greetings Carola

  8. Hi Claire, I love the background that you've created here with that lovely, festive green. I also love the use of the word 'Believe' against a paler background, it works so well I'm looking forward to working with you and such a talented team at FSC. Sandra x

  9. Beautiful, love those flowers. Fantastic card, thank you for joining us at Southern Ridge Tracing Company Challenges.


  10. Thanks for sharing your card with us in our Sparkle & Shimmer Challenge, Claire. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  11. Oh Wow Claire...I looove the background on this card. There is so much depth. Gorgeous!
    Dot x

  12. great color and a fantastic BG!!!!

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

  14. OMG I LOVE this. The colours and whole magical feel of this card take my breath away. Awesome work. Thanks for joining the fun at Natalie and Amy's this month, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  15. This is such a stunning card! The colours are lovely and the background is amazing.
    Thank you for joining in with the #305 'Sparkle & Shine' challenge at Crafty Catz. Mia - GDT Member xx

  16. Fantastic card Claire
    Thanks for join the TTPH Challenge. Theresa DT

  17. How gorgeous - love the soft fir green colour and beautiful white flowers - wonderful inspiration for the challenge.
    Alison xx

  18. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck.

    Evie - DT member.

  19. Awesome job on the background! So soft and magical looking. Lovely glitter and bling, just perfect for LLC's sparkle challenge. Thanks for joining us. HNY!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  20. Love your card Claire, the background is gorgeous, I haven't tried dye inks on my Gelli Plate - one to add to the list I think !! .. Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year..Esther xx

  21. soooooo pretty thanks for playing with us at RRR


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