Monday, 4 January 2016

Stamping Challenge

The challenge for this month on Stamping Sensations is to use a combination of dies and stamping.  The stamp I've used on this card has been in my collection for some years and at the time it was a 'must have' but to my shame I'm pretty sure that this is the first time it has been inked and used - how bad is that??  The image has been coloured with Inktense pencils before using an oval pierced die to cut it out.  I dug out a piece of script background paper and a lattice work stencil which I thought was reminiscent of ironwork on a railway bridge. Do take a look using the link above to see some great inspiration from the guest designer and the design team.

Stamp - Joanna Sheen railway themed set
Oval Die - Spellbinders
Lattice - Tonic die
Banner - Sue Wilson die
Sentiment - Tim Holtz stamp
Background - script pad by Prima


  1. I do so identify with you about the stamp which you've had for years but never used! I'm sure we all have at least one or two in our collections. However, you have certainly put yours to good use at last with this lovely card. The lattice background sets it off beautifully, and I love the sentiment banner. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  2. What a super male card Val, perfect for a railway enthusiast.

    Sue xx

  3. Lovely masculine card Val your background die reminds me of the railings on a bridge over a railway line.


  4. Hi Val lovely masculine card and like you have "must have" stamps etc that have never been used..
    Wishing you a happy new year.
    Suzi B xx

  5. a truely lovely stamp love the train image best wishes Lesley x

  6. The lattice work looks great with your steam train image. I'm happy to say I do have that lattice in a die cut!!. hugs Mrs A.

  7. Another super card, great for the male of the species x

  8. A Wonderful card, Val! Great colours, and that die is a perfect background - FIL is a 95 year old train buff and would love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at stamping sensations for our stamp and Die challenge and good luck!

  9. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x