Saturday, 3 September 2011

Framed in Creams and Gold

Over at Stampin' Dymonz Scrap Shack's Christmas Card Club, the project for the week was chosen to be "Frame It". So many challenges in Blogland have been "Use a Frame" the last couple of weeks, I decided it was a good idea to combine my DT project there with a couple of challenges here.
I followed the sketch over at Priscilla Styles' Midnight Madness sketch challenge, #119 for this card in Creams and Gold.

The cherub image (an old Crafters' Companion set) was stamped and embossed with gold onto the centre part of a sizzix diecut from cream card then ink distressed with antique linen DI. The outer part was first heat embossed on just the edges with the same gold then the whole frame heat embossed with clear/gold glitter powder before joining back up.

The 3 sprigs of holly from the same set were also heat embossed then cut out. Some coffee/gold twine added to the holly that were staggered in the corner.

The background is dry embossed (using a plate that came with my bigshot) after more ink distressing with antique linen.
Some gold organza/satin ribbon and some cream coloured lace before attaching the image panel.

The prima flowers have added stamens made from cream paper that was "fringed" before winding then more gold embossing on the tips and attached using pinflair glue.

The top panel then attached to the cream hammered c.s. to which I had added a further gold embossed line round the edges.
The sentiment will be added when I know to whom this will be given. I think this makes it more personal.

I am entering this card into the challenge
Midnight Madness Challenge # 119 - Their Sketch
Crafter's Companion - Christmas Wishes
Sir Stampalot September Challenge - It's A Frame Up
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Emboss It


  1. What a beautiful card, love gold and cream together. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  2. Helen this just so beautiful. I love your work...

  3. Love the colour, Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  4. This is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
    Valerie M
    Priscillastyles Design Team

  5. What a super creation, I love the muted colour tones.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  6. wow this is gorgeous, love the softness of it.
    Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
    hugs Chris xx

  7. what a beautiful card,

    thanks for joining us at
    Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  8. This is so pretty. I love the cream & white mixed with the gold. Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope we see you again soon.

  9. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  10. GORGEOUS CARD, beautiful detailing. FAB take on the MMSC sketch! Thanks so much for joining us for this week at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog. Hope t see you again next time! :)

  11. A lovely card and a great frame! Thanks so much for joining in our frame challenge this month and good luck!

  12. OMGoodness.. this is breathtaking. I just LOVE it :-) xxxx
    Ike xx