Friday, August 28, 2015

Art of Chess - Birthday Card

     I have designed this card for a chess lover. The stamp set is made by Chocolate Baroque. Most of the papers are from my scrap box, so it would be a real challenge to make an organized supply list for this one. 

     What I can tell you is that I used Tim Holtz Lattice die to create the binding. I downloaded a chess board from the Silhouette website and cut it from cereal box cardboard. I used this as a mask with fired brick Distress Ink. The small squares under the metal bling are the pieces that fell out of the checker board. 
     For the background on the front, inside, and back I used a faux weathered wood finish. I did the scoring at 1/2 inch intervals on the front of the card. For the inside and the back, I skipped this step. I dragged a white pigment ink pad followed by Adirondack's expresso ink to give the wood look.

Inside of Card
The clean-up for this project was brutal!


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Not Just Cards Challenges - Anything Goes - #441 - *
Ruby's Rainbow - Diecuts & Punches - #81 - *
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Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes - #135 -*


  1. What a great card with so many details. I hear you when I go to my scrap stash to decorate a card. You've put many little details in to this great masculine card! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  2. Hi this is a fantastic card. Thank you for joining us this month at Not Just Cards . Hugs Jackie DT

  3. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our 'Dies or Punches' challenge.
    Hugs Helen P x

  4. Very pretty card ,great image & layout.

    Thanks for joining us at get creative this time.

    Tracey dt

  5. What a great card doe someone who loves Chess... Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Warm Regards, Cara
    Through The Craft Room Door {Owner}
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  6. Great card! I like the different embellishments and layers. Perfect masculine card.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck!

  7. Great make, perfect for a man! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Graph'It Markers Colouring Crazy Challenge Blog and our challenge of 'Anything Goes/Backgrounds'. Yvonne (DT)