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Saturday, 17 September 2011

Ideal for a Chess fan

When we recieved our stamps for making samples I recieved the Music Fanfare which I love but with my Hubbys birthday around the corner thought the Art of Chess would be ideal for him.
This is an 8x8 card backed with paper. I cut out a square from acetate and used as a mask along the sides as a suggestion of a board. The chess pieces are stamped in black and brown and the edges are distressed. The centre image is stamped with Brilliance Tiramisu and clear embossed. I turned the ink pad as it isn't as big as the stamp. The shading around the sun is Antique Linen Distress Ink so the white of the palace stands out. I mounted onto brown and black then finished with a sentiment.

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  1. Lovely card Debbie - that chess stamp set is a great one for men's cards. I like the colours you used

  2. A fabulous male card, makes a change from fishing or football! I like the way you've added the large chess pieces at the sides.
    Julie W x

  3. Love your card Debbies and especially like the line colouring with the Tiramasu. Suexxx

  4. Your turning of the inkpad that way round has worked beautifully with the perspective & really gives such an impression of depth to the whole. I love your use of blacks & browns with the whites & creams. Quite striking.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. I love this card. When I first saw these stamps I didn't think I would use them very much. Then I remembered my sister plays chess & her birthday is next month - perfick!

  6. Great idea for men's cards - they are so difficult

  7. Hi Debbie, a gorgeous card, love how you played with technique! warm greetz, Miranda


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