Tuesday, 11 March 2014


Hi everyone.

Here to post my card for the current sketch over at the Retrosketches Blog.   

Here's my card:

The small pieces of patterned papers are from the 'Engraver' collection by Prima.  The arrow stamp is from the 'Borderline' set by Verve.  My sentiment is in Afrikaans and says 'Congratulations'.
The cogs were cut with dies from a 'X-cut' set by docrafts.  I heat-embosses the cogs with clear embossing powder and then put little bits of embossing paste on it and heat-embossed with gold embossing powder.  A button with a twine bow and black rhinestones complete the card.

The sketch:

That will be all for now! 
Kind regards and enjoy your day!


Hannelie said...

Enige man sal mal wees oor hierdie een!

So mooi gedoen Petra!

Jaydee said...

Petra - I discovered your blog via a friend who passed on the link to the juvenile fiscal shrike on your card :-) So glad she did. I love your treatment of the cogs and this is a great take on the sketch. Thanks for bringing back such wonderful memories with your background shots. You are blessed to live in a beautiful part of the world and the photos of the birds bring back wonderful memories for me.

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Spot on with the design and love the elements!

Anita in France said...

Those gold cogs are fabulous, Petra ... love how dimensional they are with the button and twine ... and how they're the star of the show! Anita :)

MaryH said...

Petra, this is a marvelous take on that design. I love the graphic layout, and the crisp white at the upper portion. The script paper & your 'metal cogs' are stunning with this. Love the added tiny black bits too. TFS & Hugs

Sharon said...

Jou kaartjie is pragtig vriendin. Nog 'n meesterstuk. Hoe's daai vir Afrikaans? lol hugs Sharon x

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic card Petra! Love the metallic gears!

stampingbowd said...

Wow! Love this! Your gears are awesome and I love the design! Fabulous card!