Monday, September 2, 2013


It’s birthday time again for my husband and that means a chess-themed card for sure . . .

The fun on this one comes from the off-white checkerboard on the left:  I did it with a stencil and modeling paste.  It was quite easy – like frosting a cake but without the calories! 
This is a good thing . . .

Cleanup was quick and easy and after the squares were dry (about 20 minutes), I dabbed over them with Distress Antique Linen in order to better fit into my color scheme for the card.  The texture is very nice, lightweight, and not a bulky problem when it comes to mailing. 
More of this lies ahead indeed . . .

Cardstock:                        Bazzill Raven, Marcos Jute, generic Black, Designer Paper
Stamps:                            Stamp Camp Distressed Checkerboard, Art Impressions
                                                Chess King, Whispers Checkerboard
Inks:                                  Distress Embossing Ink, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy,
                                               PaperTrey Ink Fresh Snow
Emb Powder:                   Distress Black Soot, Transcendence Clear
Dies/Punches:                 Hero & Die-Versions letters, Spellbinders Lace Doily Motif,
                                              Punch Bunch Scalloped Square, ¼” corner rounder
Stencil:                              American Traditional Patterns 2                            
Doo Dads:                        Golden Light Light Molding Paste

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous masculine card! Perfect for a chess player, your husband will love it!