Monday 4 May 2015

Delicious Decadent Damask

     This month I am working with Phill Martin products from Creative Expressions, Decadent Damask stamps and Decadent Wine colour products.

      I love damask patterns so I set about making my own patterned card using the largest and smallest icons from the Corners and Icons stamp set, Foundations Rich Plum card and a Perfect Medium Ink pad.
     I taped the card to my cutting mat so I could use the lines as a guide to get the icons in a row. Working with the largest icon first I filled the card with evenly spaced images, then filled in the gaps with the smallest icon. It's really quite quick and easy to do, try it out on scrap paper first to get the spacing right and then away you go.
      The dark images are just the result of using Perfect Medium, it 'watermarks' the card, there is no need to add any powders at all, just let it dry completely before you handle it again.
     The beauty of making your own patterned card is you can have the design vertical or horizontal depending on your intended project.
     I  need a horizontal patterned piece for this project, it's a self closing box that I found a tutorial for on YouTube, here's the link.  It would make a great wedding favour box, this one comes out at about 5 inches tall.
     The decoration across the top and the 'Just For You' come from Phill's stamp set Decadent Damask Everyday Sentiments. They are both embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold.
     The panel on the front is cut with a Spellbinder die Labels Thirteen, I cut it after stamping it as I find it easier to line the die up rather than try and stamp straight.
     The mat layer was cut by hand after drawing around the die I just used on gold card, I wanted a small mat layer and the next die up was too big. It's attached with a foam strip down the middle of the label, that way it doesn't bend when the top is popped to open the box.

Materials used
Phill Martin Decadent Damask stamps - Corners and Icons / Everyday Sentiments
Foundations card - Rich Plum
Cosmic Shimmer - Bright Gold Embossing Powder
Perfect Medium Ink

I would like to enter this gift box in the following challenges:
A Gem Of A Challenge - Sweet Treats
Creative Corner Challenges - For Mum
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes


  1. Oh yummy. A lovely package. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Corner. Mary

  2. Beautiful! I love the color combo you used, just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.


    Ronda 4CC Guest Designer

  3. This is gorgeous, I love the stylish design and wonderful colours.
    Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx


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