Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Crafting Cafe - December Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for stopping by today.  Here is my DT project for The Crafting Cafe where we had to choose one of four sketches to work with:

I chose to use sketch #1 for my card.  I started by taking a piece of cream linen cardstock and using a very large background stamp by Papermania - I used Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo on the background stamp.  I used the holly bough stamp also from Papermania over the background for additional interest.  I cut a rectangle of the same card and stamped the sentiment with Vintage Photo, I added a couple of different snowflake stamps - some were first generation Tea Dye and a few were second generation stamping.  Next I pierced all around the edge of the background piece and added faux stitching with a gold pen.  I distressed the edges of both elements using the edge of a pair of scissors then used Vintage Photo to frame.  I took a large paintbrush and very gently dusted Treasure Gold gilding wax all over both pieces of cards - this gives the card  lovely golden shimmer (which was really difficult to catch in the photos!)
I mounted my two panels onto a piece of dark brown linen cardstock, then added this to a cream 7x7 card blank.  Finally I added three golden pearly gems as a finishing touch.

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today,
Claire x


  1. A beautiful make! Love the simplicity of this as it works so well with the neutral tones and the design!
    Thank you for sharing your make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  2. Lovely, simply elegant card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  3. Very simple yet elegant. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  4. A beautifully elegant card! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx