Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Chemist's Laboratorie

Hi all! I thought I'd start sharing some of my CHA projects with you - giving more thorough instructions how each piece went together.

This card was one of my favorites. I love how all the different elements - stamps, dies, and embellishments - work together. Brett Weldele's new Chemist rubber stamp is definitely the star of the show and was fun to create a little story around.

The base of the card is black Kraft Core'dinations. On top of that I layered one of the papers from Tim Holtz's new Laboratorie Paper Stash. Next, I cut a frame from medium weight chipboard using the Postage Frame with the largest of the Sized Rectangles. It's painted with Black Soot Distress Paint and then sanded.

Behind the frame, I added an embossed panel that was painted and then layered with gears that were cut from chipboard using the Gadget Gears and Mini Gears dies. They were all painted with metallic Distress paint. The little bottle was tinted with alcohol ink and a Screw Eye was attached to the cork. It dangles from a ring fastener that is threaded through several gears.

Aren't these bottles cool?! They were cut from Grungeboard, inked with Gathered Twigs Distress ink, and then covered with a light coating of Glossy Accents. When that dried, I added two of the new labels from the Apothecary Remnant Rubs set and tied one with Paper String. Behind that is more Paper String and some of the new Black and Cream Trimmings.

Here is another shot of the card as it was displayed in the idea-ology booth. It's such a cool card that isn't too specifically 'Halloween'y' or spooky, just kinda dark and mysterious!

All of the supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off your order.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Make sure you come back tomorrow - I have a fun new project to share that I think you Halloween fans will love!


  1. SNAZZY! that's my two cents. =)

  2. Wow!! This is awesome!!! I love all the different elements! Great job!

  3. Love this stamp, he is fab and a great card, love all the details you have added! hugs trace x

  4. Love this Shelly. The postage frame really works so well to hold the design together and I adore your bottle idea. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. Oops I seem to have lost what I was typing - not sure if I hit post or not so if I repeat myself I am sorry Shelly! Ass I was saying before technology got the better of me.....I agree with you a lovely dark and mysterious card. I love the bottle charm containing bones! Could also work with fairy dust for an altogether different look ;-) Hugs Helen x

  6. I LOVED this one Shelly! Brilliant with each layer! Loved those bottles and gears too!

  7. I completely LOVE every detail on that card, it is spectacular.

  8. Great amazing art work Shelly.
    So many beautiful details.

    Greetings Janny

  9. Love your story telling card, Shelly!

    Beautiful colours and such a lot of thought and care of detail went into this!

    Claudia x


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