Sunday 30 October 2016

CAS Colours and Sketches - DT call

This afternoon, I held a technique class with a lovely group of ladies. I'd demonstrated how to make faux metallic paper for them before they made a piece and used it for a Christmas card. While I was packing up, I decided that the demo piece was too good to waste so I used some of it for this card for the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches this week.

I spent quite a bit of time choosing between Garden Green and Old Olive holly leaves. I wanted to bring out the green in the faux metallic DSP. There's a bit of green in the inking to add a touch of verdigris which I wanted to accentuate. I think the right choice was made, in the end. 

Card: Very Vanilla, scraps of Old Olive, Gold foil card
Stamps: Holly Berry Happiness
Inks: Versamark, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Tuxedo Black
Other: gold embossing powder, Holly embossing folder, Holly builder punch, Real Red enamel shapes, Pear Pizzazz stamp'n'write marker to highlight holly leaves.


  1. Wonderful faux metallic strip! Great card x

  2. Gorgeous card - love the faux metal! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. The faux metallic piece lends a classic elegance to your card, while the enamel dot berries give it a touch of fun. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at CC&S! :)