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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Downton Abbey Inspiration

Hi all

Have you seen the new Downton Abbey dies from Crafter's Companion

I just love them.  I don't have the new ones (yet!!) but felt very inspired to make a birthday card for my son-in-law using the original dies.  It's really not very often that I make a card without colouring an image (I find it easier to colour than die cut!) - but these dies are just so lovely.

This is an 8x8 inch card so quite large and I've been quite adventurous (for me!!) 
I thought I would have a go with the gold gilding wax on kraft card - just to see what happened and I just love the effect.  It looks very opulent - will definitely do that again.  I also found an old broken bracelet that I had put in my craft box - just in case, and one of the chains was perfect to finish off the tags (ribbon, twine and hessian ribbon just wasn't doing it for me)  I'm off now to make my daughter's birthday card.  They very conveniently (or maybe not!) have both their birthdays and wedding anniversary on the same day - and its Easter Sunday this year - so mega card requirement!!

This is what I did....

Card made with 8x8 card, black card green Core'dnations card (distressed with my sanding block) and Kraft cardstock from Crafter's Companion
Downton Abbey dies from Crafter's Companion - Gilt Frame
                                                                                 Motor Vehicle
                                                                                 Downton Abbey icons
Background die - Anna Griffin
Happy birthday die - Spellbinders
Pierced square dies - Sue Wilson Noble dies
Labels - Sizzix tags scallop combo #2
Embossing Folder - embossalicious regency swirls 8x8 from Crafter's Companion
Gilding wax - Pebeo - Empire gold and Renaissance gold
Black Distress ink - Tim Holtz 

Hope i have inspired you to put down your pens and get your dies out!!

Simonsays stamp - sorry adde to your challenge in error - please ignor!!

Judith xx


Doreen said...

Love the fab image and colours,just

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so gorgeous Judith. Well done you. Your family love to keep you busy having to make all those cards for the same day.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Great card Judith. I love the look of gilding wax on kraft card. Yes I agree the new dies are so gorgeous and I have placed my order for them today. Can't wait to recieve them although I will have to hide them from my hubby! (Slight craft over spend this month- eek)
Crafty hugs

Wendy L said...

This is a lovely card Judith although I am not a fan of Downton, this looks fab, xxx

Bad Kitty said...

very nice

cotnob said...

A super card Judith, such a fabulous masculine design.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Judith this is one awesome vintage style card great dies and image it is superb
lorraine x

Marjeta said...

Gorgeous look. Fantastic card.