Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Hi everyone.

I had so much fun in Blogland yesterday visiting you all, I had lots of inspiration to make two cards.  First up is my card for the current sketch over at the Retrosketches Blog.  The moment I saw this sketch I knew I had to take part!!!  Lots of lovely layers just as I like it!!!
So here's my card:

and the sketch:
For my card I used some pieces of scrap paper from Teresa Collins and SimpleStories, lying all over my desk.  The star (by Kaisercraft) I have heat-embossed with white EP on black cs, fussy cut and mounted it on foam tape onto my card.  At first I wanted to add a big white flower (as always!!) instead of the star, but in the end I settled for the star.  Looking at the photo's now, I think I should maybe have gone for the flower!!! Too late now!!  What do you think - the star OK or should it have been a flower???  Can't really make up my mind!!!
Added silver rhinestones and 3 green brads that I discovered hidden away in a box with brads dating from the time I used to add brads to all my cards!!!  Snipped off the ends and glued them down - and they are the perfect colour match for the small piece of green dp on the card!!.  Finally added 2 washi tape strips and it was done!!!
O yes, almost forgot:  Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.
Will be back later with my Mojo Monday card.
Thanks for popping in. I always appreciate your visits and comments!!!
Have a lovely day!!
Kind regards



Unknown said...

Great card Petra - love the star and the various papers. The star actually looks like a flower with the rays coming out from it......but you could always make another and put the flower on that one!!! lol


Karen xxx

Anonymous said...

Petra, I think your lovely card would work well for the guys with a star and the girls with a flower! x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just adore your layering! Looks like you had a foggy day but those mountains are still fabulous!

Hannelie said...

Ai Petra, jy weet darem net hoe om te 'layer'... nie te veel , nie te min. net reg! Ek hou sommer baie van daai 2 strokies washi tape... trek als mooi by mekaar!

Hannelie said...

wou nog se... die ster is perfek!

MaryH said...

Ooh, another lovely 'blackboard effect' card. Love this dramatic star stamp and the chevron paper behind it. Nice touch to add the vintage script paper along with the other, with the ledger peeking out. Great design, great colors, great card! TFS & Hugs.

chilli pip said...

One of your best cards I think. Love the retro looking star and the washi tape and those brads add such dimension.Wonderlike kaartjie buurman

Carol said...

Hi Petra, I love how you've used lots of layers but your card doesn't look cluttered. Lovely soft look. Great view from your window :-)
Cards by Carol

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Sjoe Petra ek hou baie van hierdie retro styl van die kaartjie! Die ster is treffend met al die lae papier. Pragtig!

Desire Fourie said...

'n Pragtige weergawe van die CASE. Ek hou van die aardse kleure en lae.
Mooi bly
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Anita in France said...

You always do layers so beautifully, Petra ... this is fabulous! Love the star ... with the colour combo it makes a perfect guy card! Anita :)