Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Treasure Chest

I am in LOVE with the new Hardwood background stamp, I used it to create my treasure chest and matching card. To make the 'wood' I inked the stamp up with Versamark and heat embossed it with Early Espresso embossing powder on to Soft Suede cardstock. Then I gently sponged some Craft Whisper White over it then rubbed it off with a tissue. Then finally I sponged the edges with Soft Suede. This 'method' I've found seems to give it a more 'aged' look. 
The treasure chest itself is one I designed myself and at some stage I will do a tutorial on it but just haven't had the time. BUT I will say I made the chest out of Soft Suede card then added the wood on after it was made. That way I could line up the 'planks' evenly around the chest. I hope you like it - it was FUN making it :) and NO coins were harmed in the making of this display - YEAH RIGHT!!! lol



  1. This is so cool Julia, very creative! Hugs Debx

  2. Julia, this is really amazing, thanks so much for the inspiration - have the stamp but it hasn't even seen ink yet - this weekend!!
    love your posts as always. take care- Liz