I'm back! Although, I really should be studying! I have created a card to enter the current challenge at the Global Design Project and this week's challenge features a sketch. I always love seeing the variations that everyone creates using the same sketch. It really gets my creative juices flowing!
I have created a card in a vintage style which is really outside my comfort zone but I wanted to challenge myself. I have to confess that it was also a great excuse to use the Layered Leaves Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which is one of my favourites.
I started with one of the cards from the Memories and More Petal Garden Card Pack and heat embossed the geometric pattern stamp from Graceful Garden in gold in the top left and bottom right corners. I ran the card through the Big Shot using the Layered Leaves TIEF to create some dimension and then roughed up the edges with a tool from Tim Holtz specially designed for the job. I inked the edges of the card with Crumb Cake ink to give a more distressed look. I added a piece of the Fresh Florals DSP in Powder Pink and added more ink to these egdes, once they had been roughed up. Next, I topped the DSP with a piece of burlap ribbon.
My sentiment is stamped from the Watercolor Words stamp set and it's actually the first time I've inked it up since adding it to my collection last year. I added some highlights using the White Stampin' Chalk Marker. I layered the sentiment using the Layering Circle Framelits dies and added a piece of Gold Foil Sheet to give some shine. To finish off, I added some sequins.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: