Saturday, January 21, 2012

Just for you

Time for another great Card Patterns sketch. Please check the blog to have a look at the fabulous cards from the rest of the team. I hope you can play along with us! Here’s the sketch:

 I always enjoy circle shaped cards, here's my take on the sketch:

I used a fun technique for the background. Gesso was smeared thickly with an old plastic card over a brick stencil. I used watercolour paper as a base since it is sturdy. After it dried I misted it with Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge reinker, mixed with water and Perfect Pearls. Then it was stamped roughly with a script stamp (almost looking like old fashioned graffiti on the stones). The two fringed flowers are made from tissue paper, one of the pieces was coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain first. The butterfly was die cut three times from grungepaper, painted teal, stamped and white embossed with a swirl stamp, distressed a bit with white paint and finally covered in Rock Candy Stickles. The background cardstock was sanded a bit and then stamped with an envelope pattern.

Two close-ups:

Thank you for visiting!

Supplies: Hero Arts Old Letter Writing S4878, All Occasion Messages CL272, Magical background CG211, Envelop Pattern S5507; Distress Ink reinker: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge; Distress Stain Tumbled Glass; Stream and Snow Cap paint dabber; Rock Candy Stickles; Tim Holtz Terminology tissue wrap; Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Butterflies and Mini Flourish die; Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle dies; Core’dinations kraft core and Distress cardstock; grungepaper; lace; gauze; twine; wire.


  1. Lovely! Those fringe flowers are gorgeous, and I love the bit of lace trim.

  2. Wow! Love all of it! Great colors too!

  3. Your card made me smile. I love when that happens.

  4. I just LOVE the background you made here. This is awesome!!!

  5. Pragtig, ook pragtige kleure wat jy gebruik het!


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