Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #6!

Darnell is running one of her NBUS challenges and this is my second entry. To join in just make sure you use something that's been languishing waiting for a first outing on your project. We all have items like that I'm sure - and NBUS is short for Never-Before-Used Schtuff BTW :) The challenge runs from 1st to 10th March 2016, so you don't have much longer to play - you can see the rules of the game over HERE on Darnell's blog.

My NBUS item is a very recently purchased stamp, no doubt originally spotted on one of your blogs, and this is the card I made:
I used:

- A6 white card blank

- slightly smaller piece of orange card stock as a 'frame'

- piece of white card stock, embossed using a Boofles folder called 'Patchwork' and trimmed to just slightly smaller than the orange layer

- snippet of matt black card stock rubbed over with an anti-static bag before being stamped using a NBUS Stampendous stamp called 'Shared Coffee' and a Versamark embossing pad

- then heat embossed the stamped image using 'Detail White' embossing powder, also made by Stampendous

- used my SU 'Scalloped Tag Topper' punch to create the tag

- threaded a loop of orange grosgrain ribbon with black saddle stitching down the edges through the top of the tag

- stuck the tag in place using thin sticky pads

I really think the chalkboard look suits this particular stamp :)

Di
x

25 comments:

  1. What a fun card & neat to use your NBUS!

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  2. Great sentiment Di and loving that patchwork embossing folder.

    Hope you have a good Tuesday.

    B x

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  3. Brilliant card Di and the sentiment is so true! I love the stamp, and the embossing folder (another one of my favourites!).
    Janice x

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  4. I simply LOVE this card . . . what a fab stamp & great thinking to turn it into a tag. Xxx

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  5. I love this card Di. That great stamp is perfect as a chalkboard. Barbxx

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  6. lovely, that would make a perfect card for SD - we always make a point of going out together for coffee a couple of times a week.

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  7. Ooh, I am not sure which bit of kit to choose to follow this challenge. thank you for your visit this week, and I am glad you are having a go with the Groovi. I am totally in love with it as you might have noticed. Barbara is such a charismatic person, very much "what you see is what you get", and is a brilliant person to spend an evening with. She listens to what we as customers as for, and if she can, she gives it to us. I love what you have done with this card and I am off now to try to finish off my stamp sorting so that I can put them away safely, knowing where each one is. xxx Maggie

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  8. Love the sentiment and love the card! Using tags on cards isn't something I've done, so I'll have to fix that. Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Hugs,
    Em x

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  9. The sentiment certainly does look great on tbe black with white embossing powder Di, also that patchwork embossing folder in white which makes the black tag really stand out, especially with that gorgeous orange ribbon too. x

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  10. Another great card Di, love the white on black it reminds me of school in the good old days with chalk and backboard!

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  11. I can almost smell the coffee, looking at your tag! Maybe I should treat myself for one.. fabulous card, Di!

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  12. Love the monochrome with just a dash of red. I'm not suprised you had to get that stamp, the sentiment is fab. Such a cute background you teamed it with too. Cara x

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  13. This is perfectly put together with that patchwork background and that stitched ribbon and that great stamp!

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  14. I love this Di, your white on black embossing looks brilliant. I love the sentiment too and the lovely embossing folder.
    Jean x

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  15. Beautiful card, the sentiment is really pretty and love the idea of the black tag on the gorgous white embossing!

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  16. Your shared coffee NBUS is a winner in my book! Adore how you used it, and what a darling card you created!

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  17. Fabulous card Di, great stamp and yes it certainly does look great as a chalk board image, great embossing folder too.

    Kath x

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  18. I really like this card with such a perfect color combination! The tag looks gorgeous against that embossed background and the snippet of ribbon is the perfect touch!

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  19. Love this card Di. The chalkboard tag works so well with that lovely patchwork EF.

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  20. Sweet! Love that sentiment. Perfect image for a chalkbaord tag! xx

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  21. Love this - what a great stamp! Looks great on the chalkboard tag. xx

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  22. Very nice! The tag is so fresh and lovely as is that fab embossing folder!

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  23. Love that background embossing Di
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  24. Oh, what a warm and comfy looking tag...and the perfect coffee themed sentiment. Love the chalkboard look and embossed white background that shows off the tag so well!

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  25. Love, love, love that embossing folder! It's a new one to me. Love that chalkboard tag too! I really appreciate the clean chalkboard! LOL, I'd rather hear fingernails on the chalkboard than than see chalk dust!

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