17 November 2012

Cabinet cards - SSS stamp without ink

Hi everyone, hope your weekend is going well so far. At Simon Says Stamp and Show this week the challenge is stamp without ink so I've made Christmas cards with my Sizzix Cabinet Card die to go along with the theme.
Although the challenge is stamp without ink embossing ink is allowed and I've used that for the stamping in conjunction with Perfect Pearls powders in Heirloom Gold and Pearl which creates a lovely effect for Christmas cards over the distress inked backgrounds. 

I've used the Tim Holtz snowflakes stamps and an Impression Obsession cover a card stamp (thin stripes) to create the stamped parts of my backgrounds and this is done on theoutside and the inside of all the cards.


I've coloured white seam binding with the distress inks used to make the cards and all the die cut and punched elements are cut from plain kraft card. The sentiments are from the Tim Holtz seasonal chit chat stickers and I've added some wooden lazer cut snowflakes and pearl pen dots to finish off.

I cut six cards altogether so three more to make :D! 

Have a lovely evening.

45 comments:

Exclusively by Mel said...

They are so very pretty, love the designs and beautiful colours.
Love,Mel. xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful cards!

Lucy x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your cards are gorgeous Chris. I love the colours and the designs with all that texture are wonderful.

Sue

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, I love, love your gorgeous cards! The colours and design are amazing, so beautiful. I now have that die on my ever lengthening wish list...... Crafty hugs, Anne x

Sasha said...

Your cabinet cards are fabulous, Chris! I love the stamps and dies you used. Those colours are so rich. Such a great idea colouring your seam binding to match/coordinate :) x

Kelly Neis said...

I love the design of your cards and the soft snowflakes that fade with the gorgeous colors. They are so elegant looking to me, I love the stripes too and the wooden snowflakes. I want to see more, I love your work!
Hugs

misstreez said...

Great idea for a Christmas card - they had lots of nice detail and yet the still look achievable to make in multiples. Great colour combo and I love the CAC stamping on both layers.

misstreez said...

Great idea for a Christmas card - they had lots of nice detail and yet the still look achievable to make in multiples. Great colour combo and I love the CAC stamping on both layers.

cat lacigale said...

great idea ! love this die !

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...these are soooo gorgeous Chris, love your techniques used and the yummy colour palette, simple rustic and very effective, a delightful textured trio...Melxx :)

Riet said...

ohhh wowww Chris,what a wonderful cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Candy C said...

I LOVE how your creative brain works! Tim's vintage cabinet card has never been used in a more beautiful way! I totally love your cards and all of the embossed images you've used in creating such gorgeous covers for your cards. The distress inking is done to perfection! The colored seam tape is such a lovely addition. The little laser cut snowflakes are a great embellishment! Thanks so much for sharing these lovely cards with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Anyone would be proud to receive one! <3 Candy

Fiona said...

Beautiful, original and just gorgeous Chris. xx

Paula said...

Chris, Love the cards. The colors are unusual for Christmas and that is what I like about them. Love how you used the "on the edge" dies to finish off the cards.
just fabulous.
paula

Taniaj said...

Beauitful work, you are so clever hugs txx

Sandy said...

Goodness gracious Sugar Bugar (another term of endearment from the Southern United States) how in the world do you think up all this. Really pretty work -- I only wish I could move to England for a while and take lessons from you!! I will cook and clean for you in return. Is that a deal!!!!
sandy

Tracey said...

WOZERS Chris!!! LOVE these cards! I have never seen these cabinet cards before...they are defintitely very cool, and I love how you have decorated them! GORGEOUS colours :) Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show !

Maura said...

Love what you have done with these!

Laura said...

Absolutely stunning, Chris! LOVE LOVE these cards!

Hugs, Laura

Faye said...

Oh I didn't need to see these dies. You've made some super creations here. X

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Simply stunning!

toni said...

Lovely cards great use of the cabinet shape and beautiful colours x

Vic said...

Beautiful!

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, many, many congratulations on being chosen on Tim's noteworthy blogs list!! I am so thrilled for you that your wonderful work has been recognised is such a fabulous way - Woohoo! Hugs, Anne x

Donna Gibson said...

Congrats on the Tim Holtz blogworthy link mention! I love these cards. Would love to see a technique tutorial if you were so inclined!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous cards! Popping over from Tim's blog... congrats on the feature!

Stacy H-W said...

Lovely project!! Really turned out beautifully.

Jan Castle said...

Lovely work!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Julie said...

Hey Chris - check you out being mentioned by Sir Tim of Holtz himself on his list of noteworthy blogs!! Stunning work as always, and I love what you've done with these days!! Hope all is well with you, hugs Juliexx

Gabby said...

Saw you featured on Tim's blog today! LOVE your holiday cards! Great use of distress ink on the cards and ribbon. Great details such as the trees and snowflakes, etc., too. :)

Anita Houston said...

YAY YOU!!! Congrats on your shout out!!!

Ruby Craft said...

Tim sent me! Your cards are beautiful!

redmom said...

Your cards are so beautiful!! I never thought to use that die for a card....I'm so doing that!! Thanks for the inspriation!

Kathy Eddy said...

These are all just fabulous!

Kelly Neis said...

Congratulations, you are on Tim Holtz's Blogworthy Links, how awesome, and you know I think you deserve to be on it, over and over for the outstanding work you do!
Hugs Kelly

Lisa H said...

These are beautiful cards! Congrats on the shout out. =)

June Nelson said...

Amazing me darlin as always, just so beautiful Chris, and congratulatons me lovely your a star!!!!!!! but I knew it anyway lol big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monique said...

That is beautifull Chris.

Hugs Monique

Winnie said...

Such pretty pieces. I love the shape and that you were able to make scenes without one stamp!

Trish said...

Beautiful cards Chris. I love that use of the cabinet die I just followed you on Pinterest! You inspire me!

linda said...

love how used the dies! Very cute cards!

dvcrztb said...

Great idea to use dies in different ways. I always thought of this die as a grave marker and steered away from it. Now I see it has other lives!

Flo said...

Very pretty card. Love the shape too.

MORMOR said...

Love that you used the cabinet die. Never would have thought of it. Love the colors you choose too.

Integrity Designs said...

I am another person who didn't think of using the Cabinet Card die for a christmas card....I LOVE the way they look!....I'm on my way to the studio now! thanks for the inspiration!-Elaine