Wednesday, December 5, 2012

# Alison # Borders

Happy Holidays - Joint Venture with Hampton Arts


 
Good Morning :)
 
This week we have a really special event taking place as Cheery Lynn Designs and Hampton Arts both team up to give you a week of gorgeous inspiration and fabulous prizes! 
 
 
 
Visit the blogs daily and just leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning either a fabulous $25 Cheery Lynn gift certificate or this wonderful Hampton Arts stamp and inks prize!
 
 
 
Our challenge theme this week is 'Happy Holidays' and I was lucky enough to be able to use a couple of gorgeous Hampton Art wooden stamps on my project which worked beautifully with these elegant dies. 
 
I started off with an 6 x 6 ivory blank card base and layered HOTP papers, Kraft Card and Ivory Cardstock (300gsm).  Both images were stamped with Hampton Arts Graphic 45 Decades ink pad in Dark Cashmere, and tinted along the edges.  The sentiment stamp was mounted and layered on 2 sizes of  Scalloped coved rectangle and the matching Classic coved rectangle dies and then matted onto square scalloped & classic stackers.  The musical border was edged by using the largest purple scalloped stacker and just cutting along one side to create a border.  I was really pleased with how this turned out! :) 
 
I had a lot of fun creating my own flowers for this card, and went to town with loads of fabulous Christmas dies too.  I used my favourite Lace Christmas Tree just tucked behind the main sentiment and also the Holly Lace Flourish .  The flowers are a mix of  Build a Flower, Darling Daisies and Holly Leaves
 
All dies used on this project are:
 
XL-2 - Square Scalloped Stackers - Largest size for the border edging and a medium sized full square for the sentiment mat.
 
Hampton Arts products:
 
PS0510A - Warm Wishes Collage
PS0670 - Music Note Border
Colour Box Graphic 45 Decades Ink Pad - Dark Cashmere
 
I hope you find time to join us in the challenge this week, and I look forward to seeing some gorgeous Christmas creations!  Dont forget there is fresh daily inspiration over on both the Cheery Lynn Inspiration blog and the Hampton Arts blog too.
 
Have a smashing week, and thanks so much for visiting today,
 
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. WOW!!! I can't believe how beautiful this card is! The die cuts, the flowers, the twine, and that lovely stamped image all combine to make a spectacular project!

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  2. Great card! Lots of textural interests. Love the vintage feel.

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  3. alison, can you make this card any more beautiful and it already is? WOW girl that is such a well designed cards with lots of love and tender care showcasing all of the dies!!! Gorgeous showcasing and perfect color tone selections. Bravo !!!
    ava g

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  4. Just beautiful Alison.
    Hugs Tracy x

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  5. Lovely card--I like the music border, the color combo and all the dies you used.

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Love seeing new ways to use the dies.

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  7. So gorgeous. Love the colors and all the layers.

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  8. Oh my! Alison, your card is fantastic in every way! So, so beautiful! Love the colors and all the dies you used. Gorgeous!

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  9. Wonderful card! magnificient handmade embellishments! bravo.

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  10. Beautiful card, so many details put together so perfectly. Absolutetly love this :)

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  11. Oh my! My favorite so far! This is stunning!

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  12. Beautiful card! All the elements fit in so nicely!

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  13. Très classe celle-là! bises. Nadine

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  14. errific idea!! Thanks for the giveaways for christmas !! The cards overhere are very festive and i like the colours wich are used .Without a doubt the materials are really cool although Santa has not come to my house yet hihihiih

    Gr Antoinette
    http://antointtecreacards.blogspot.nl

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  15. What a pretty card! Lots of great details in it.

    Carla from Utah

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