Saturday 3 August 2013

Using the lamp post die

I love the Tim Holtz holiday lamp post die! Although it has holly on it, it is completely separate to the lamp post itself which means it can be used all year through. It’s fabulous for using as a foreground focus to push a landscape stamp into the background…

I cut this one out of thick black card and ‘rusted’ it with rusting powder…

I rusted the corners too, for balance…

The corners are made in the same way using the corner dies from the Spellbinders’ Moroccan Accents set.

More on Monday when we have a surprise guest. Have a great weekend,

Chris xxx


  1. Hi Chris
    this is a great card and the lamp post does a great job as you say for pushing the landscape back.
    What did you use for the rust?

  2. Lovely rusting on the embellishments, and the depth you created in the scene is great.
    Alison x

  3. this is another great make and love the rusty lampost! trace x

  4. This is one of my favourite dies too. It reminds me of the lamps in Prague so I get to use it alot! Love the rusty effect.

  5. Love these rusted elements Chris. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Fab make, totally love the rusting!!