Xmas 2015


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Monday 24 August 2015

Challenge 146 at Crafty Cardmakers & More - no patterned papers

Lin is hosting our challenge today and would like to see your creations without any patterned papers on them! 
For my card, I used a 7 x 5 blank white card.  I distressed around the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink.
Onto the card base, I layered a piece of scrap white card, that I had run through my cut n boss with a butterfly embossing folder, and which I had coloured with broken china distress ink to bring out the embossing.  I rounded the corners with my x cut large corner rounder.
For my topper, I stamped a woodware stamped image onto a plain piece of white card and rounded the corners.  Then I coloured in the image using promarkers in shades to match the distress inks (sorry, I forgot to note the actual shades used).  
Next, I cut the card into three equal size strips, and distressed all four edges of each with the victorian velvet ink.  Then, I reassembled them onto a piece of black card, leaving a narrow border in between the strips.  I then trimmed the black card to leave a narrow border all round but leaving a gap at the bottom for the sentiment.  I rounded off the corners of the black card to match the base layer.

I attached the sentiment (piece of scrap white card with corners rounded and stamped with versafine ink pad and heat embossed in a turquoise powder) after distressing the edges and stuck two faux pearls on either side.
Finally, I used my wink of stella pen to add some lustre to the leaves and some stickles to add some sparkle to the stamen of the flowers.


  1. Your card is beautiful Jackie. I really like the colours you've used and the image is such a pretty stamp. Barbxx

  2. I love it Jackie, I might just have to steal this idea if you don't mind.
    Sorry I haven't been by lately it has all been a bit manic here.
    Hugs Kimx

  3. I'd be flattered if you did! I know you have had a lot of stuff (good things) going on but you are always welcome here!