Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CHF Challenge #9 - Shaped Cards



Hi folks!  There's a new challenge on the Cornish Heritage Farms blog.  This is a fun one - make a shaped card.  If you have any Nestabilities or other shaped dies, dust them off and have some fun!  

I pulled out my Labels 4 Nestabilities and die cut the base of my card with Razzleberry cardstock.  I stamped the beautiful Silent Night stamp (Thomas Kinkade) with Razzleberry ink onto white cardstock, let it dry, and then cut it out with a smaller Labels 4 Nestabilities die.  The sentiment (not available in the store) is stamped with the same color ink directly over the Thomas Kinkade scene.  I tied a ribbon around the card base before adhering the Kinkade scene to the card. 

If you've never worked with the Thomas Kinkade stamps before, here's a tip for you.  A brayer is the best investment, hands down.  Ink up your brayer, lay your Kinkade stamp with the rubber facing up, and use the brayer to ink up the stamp.  Keep running the brayer over the stamp until you have a nice even application of ink.  Then press the inked stamp to your smooth cardstock - yes, SMOOTH cardstock works best for these intricately detailed stamps.

It did take me several tries before I got the hang of it, so don't be discouraged.  Keep on practicing - the results will be well worth it.  You'll be able to produce some stunning cards and projects when you use your brayer and smooth cardstock (white or cream).

We'd love to have you play along with us over on the Cornish Heritage Farms blog.  Share your creation with us for a chance to win some spending money in the CHF store!  :-)  Need more inspiration?  Check out what my fellow DT gals created for this challenge today:

Holly Brown - YOU ARE HERE


8 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

WOW! That stamp looks great in that color! Terrific job with the shaped card challenge. Love it!

Barbara Bruder said...

Boy that stamp looks great in monochromatic!!Really like the shape you chose.

Deneen said...

Gorgeous, love the colours you used, I definitely am tucking this away for future inspiration!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

So beautiful as a monochromatic card, Holly!! WOWEE!

Kris Chirhart said...

WOW!!! This is STUNNING!! Love the monochromatic colors. Awesome job on this card!

Joan Ervin said...

I loooove this, Holly...it's sooo pretty!!! I need to case this for my Christmas cards this year!!!!!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - I used this stamp this time around too :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

That is such a beautiful, fabulous card! You Rock!