Sunday, January 5, 2014

Come and Get It -- Something new

Welcome to a brand new challenge at
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Use Something New
This can be a new tool or a new technique.

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I've been wanting to try my hand at a Delft style card and this seemed like a great chance.  The theme of our challenge was right and The Stamping Boutique has this adorable windmill image.

My inspiration for the card has been hanging in my Mom's kitchen for as long as I can remember.

I love this old coffee grinder.  It's always been missing the little box that should be hanging from the bottom.  It would look very strange to see one there.

The background paper was made with my Scor-Pal.  
I scored every 1/4" in one direction then rotated the paper one quarter turn and scored every 1/4" again.  The grid was lightly inked with Colorbox Royal Blue to accentuate it.

The stamp in all 4 corners is from the Recollections Brackets and Corners stamp set.  The patterned paper behind the image layer is from a Studio G paper pack.  It can be found in the Dollar Bin at Michaels, WalMart, and Meijers.  This is a 6x6 pack and I love them!!  They are available in blue, pink, yellow, and green.  There are 15 sheets in each pack and all are different patterns.  It's such a great value...if you can find them, I highly recommend you pick some up.

I really had a lot of fun making this card and look forward to trying this technique again.  What technique have you been wanting to try? As if there's only one technique we crafters have on our To-Do lists.  Give one of them a go and join us at
Or maybe you got a really great new toy tool from Santa that you'd like to play work with.  We hope you share your new creation with us this week.  Good luck to all that enter!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the faux tile background!

  2. Roberta, this is absolutely lovely! I have never heard of the delft technique so I will have to check that out. I can honestly say there are so many things I want to try that I could create for months and not try everything. But today I am definitely going to craft as we will be snowed in as I imagine you are too. Thanks for the inspiration. Gorgeous image and I love all the special touches you've added!

  3. Lovely technique! The image is just perfect for it! So glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  4. Gorgeous card Roberta, I love the image. I've never heard of "Delft style" I must look that up :) Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge” Mandy xx

  5. Your take on the inspiration is spot-on. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at Color My Heart this week!


  6. Wow! Thanks for showing us your inspiration piece. Not only is your card a wonderful translation, but you reminded us to look for inspiration wherever we find ourselves! Thanks for joining the Color Dare this week.

  7. Gorgeous! I love the Delft inspiration and how you beautifully brought it to life on this card. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Color My Heart this week.

  8. Lovely card and you've captured your Mom's coffee grinder so well. I have a Dutch friend who would love to receive a card like this so I may have to use your card as my inspiration. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

  9. Wow….beautiful card! I had to look very closely to see it wasn't a real piece of Delft Tile! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart!

  10. Love the monochromatic look. It really does the image justice. Nice job! Thanks for taking the Color Dare!

  11. Beautiful card - gorgeous colour and I love the background.
    Thanks for playing along at AGOAC this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. A totally delightful card and I love your coffee grinder inspiration! You executed it so well!! So glad you could join us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  13. Wonderful Delft inspired card. Thanks for joining our our 'Something New' Challenge at A Creative Romance :) xx


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