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Monday 29 June 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and more Challenge 142 - Sentiment

It's my turn to host the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers and more, and I have decided that I want to see your creations where there is an added sentiment. 

It would be lovely if the sentiment were the focal point of your design, as I have done in my sample, but as long as there is one on there, although not so small we can't see it, then it will count.

My card is a 7 x 5 inch textured white card blank.   I utilised some matching papers from my scrap box in a peach shade, and used some swirl stamps and distress inks to enhance them.    The base layer was coloured more intensely, and then the swirl was stamped in versamark and heat embossed onto it.

The next layer had some swirls stamped onto it using a complementary ink, and also some text was randomly stamped over the top.  The edges were distressed so they would pop when layered.

Finally, the sentiment was from a woodware set, and was stamped onto the same cardstock as the base card.  I liked the texture on the sentiment plate, but if you didn't like that, it could be stamped onto a smooth card.  I layered the sentiment topper onto some scrap gold card, and lay some ribbon scraps across the two sides - when you have a sentiment topper like this, you only need small pieces of ribbon to stick out of the sides!

The flower was punched with the same paper, but you could punch it from the layers that are going to be covered up if you didn't have enough.

Finally, I used some of the new Tonic Nuvo crystal drops in gold to add accents at top and bottom.


  1. Very pretty Jackie. The peach is so lovely especially with the gold accents! Love the sentiment. hugs :)

  2. Beautiful card Jackie love the design.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. Fabulous card Jackie, and a great challenge.
    Hugs Kimx