Wednesday, 3 September 2014

CTS#90 and Fusion challenge

Hi everyone!

I've got two cards I want to post tonight.  First up is the card for the current sketch challenge over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog.

Here is the sketch:

and this is the card I have made following the sketch:

I've used a manila tag and some vellum on my card.  I've got a layer of vellum covering the tag and I've stamped the leaf on vellum as well.  I've used my Versamark pad to heat emboss the leaf first with white EP and then stamped it again and heat embossed again with some clear, glittery EP.  The leaf has got a bit of a  sparkle which can't be seen in the photos.
The leaf stamp and die are from the 'Turning a new Leaf' set by PTI.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.
Added a twine bow, a clothes' peg and some rhinestones to finish it off.

My second card is for the current challenge over at the Fusion Challenge Blog.

I've used the photo as the inspiration for my card:

The small pieces of dp are from the 24/SEVEN range by Simple stories.
I've done the coloured panel with 3 different Distress Inks.
The leaf stamps are from the 'Turning a new Leaf' set by PTI.  The star stamp is part of a free X-mas gift set I got with a magazine very long ago.
The letters I've cut with a Tim Holtz alphabet die and I've done them with 4 layers of cs for dimension.
The squares are adhered to the card base and the coloured panel is on foam tape.
The little wooden heart embellishment was a gift from my dear friend,  Angela Bode. 

That will be all for tonight - thanks for popping in - hope to see you again soon!!

Keep well!!
Kind regards


Mirjam said...

Mooi! Ik vind de eerste het allermooist, maar de tweede is ook erg mooi!
Lieve groetjes,

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Petra! Hope this finds you doing well and looking forward to the beginnings of "spring". I always enjoy your photos where you share the lovely setting of your beautiful country. Your cards are darling! Love both of them - such great ideas and lots of fun, too! hugs, de

Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! I especially love the first one and how you used that tag -- fabulous take on the sketch!

stampingbowd said...

2 Gorgeous cards!!!! Both are stunning!!! So fun to create a tag and angle it this way for the sketch!!! I am a gem lover and love the way you placed them on them. The 2nd is so much fun with the HB squares!!!!

Taunya Butler said...

You do absolutely beautiful work!! Both cards have such a cool, classy beauty to them!! Love the first one with the mini clothespin and vellum tag!! You did good!!

Sharon said...

Nog twee perfekte kaartjies. Jy is om trent besig en aan die rol!!! haha Groete Sharonxx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Pragtige kaartjies Petra. Hou baie van die "vintage feel" van die tweede kaartjie.

Darnell said...

Two more outstanding cards from you, Petra! You make the kinds of cards that I stare at for long minutes! Congratulations on the honors from CAS(E) This Sketch for your first card!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

Two wonderfully design cards here Petra! I love the cut out panel you created for your fun b'day message! thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

Deepti said...

The distressed window panel is a master piece :) great take! Thank you for sharing with Fusion.