Monday, 21 September 2015

Box It Up with Gorgeous Stamps

Hello again,

Another sample from me today from the gorgeous Downton Abbey collection from Crafter's Companion.... so exciting!  You will just love the Triple CDrom that has crafty collections for all the characters 'above' stairs and 'below', and then an amazing collection of rubber stamps, dies and embossing folders that whether you like and watch Downton Abbey or not will be just perfect in your crafty collection

I have stamped the gorgeous border stamp from set's 3&4 of the Rubber Stamp sets on Create and Craft today (4 day deal) and used a repeated pattern to make this easel card topper for my gift box:

After I had created the topper I decided to colour the stamps with a graduated fading effect going up the card.  It's a great technique to do, just a few pens in the same colour family and tone can be used to work your way down to very pale.

My Top Tip would be to do the top palest flower and the very last flower at the bottom first, that way you will know how much to fade out so you achieve the effect you are after

Here's what I used:

Style: Easel Card Box Topper
Image: Downton Abbey Stamp set 3&4
(repeated pattern)
Spectrum Noir markers used:
BGR4, HB1, 2, 3; coloured dark fading out upwards
Crafter’s Companion Black card
Neenah Solar White card
Downton Abbey CD coordinating papers & ribbons Disc 1
Collal All Purpose and Tacky glues

Ribbon, Bling and Pearl string from That Craft Place

And pics of the inside:

Top Tip for the shredded paper - I coloured up a white/ivory A4 sheet of handmade paper and coloured it roughly (didn't worry about gaps) using the chisel nib of one of my middle tone Spectrum Noir markers so it matched the colours on top.   I folded it up like a fan and then cut slither's (that's a fun word to say lol) to drop in the box

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you managed to catch the show's on Create and Craft to see the fabulous range demonstrated :D


Sandie xxx

Challenges: 18 78 280 2 girls girls girls sparkle celebration, with a gift box 329 sparkle


  1. Stunning, very elegant. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. I love the the Downton collection.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)

  3. Pretty creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Chicolate, Coffee & Cards!

  4. This is gorgeous,love the fab

  5. Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  6. Very elegant! Thank you for sharing your tips with us. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

  7. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week Tracy x

  8. Your box is lovely.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion. Good luck
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  9. Adorable. Thanks for joining us at Stamps by Julia Spiri, good luck xx

  10. Very Elegant ... Beautiful Box I Love Altered Things Such. Thanxx For Playing With Us This Week At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends .
    Sherry @ LPOCF DT

  11. how you coloured the flowers. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x


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Sandie xxx