Sunday 13 November 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 197and CCMC432

I've been doing a spot of tidying up in my craft room, sorting retired and non-retired stamps. So today's card uses a couple of retired stamps. The colour combination at Create with Connie and Mary has been calling to me for a couple of days, it's so lovely.

In my tidy up, I was reminded of the first background stamp I ever bought which was Beautifully Baroque. Handling this stamp gave me an idea for the current challenge at Cas(e) This Sketch.

I masked off part of the stamp and used a stamp-a-majig so I could have better control over which part of the stamp was used. After embossing it in copper, I coloured the central medallion with a Stamp'n'write marker. I like that it makes this part seem to be 3D, even though it isn't.

I'm also happy with the stamping of the same stamp on the card base in Night of Navy. It's subtle but just adds a little bit extra detail and unity. I like the way this card turned out, so thanks to both challenges for getting me started on it.

Card: Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Copper foil
Stamps: Beautifully Baroque, Happy Birthday Everyone
Inks: Night of Navy, Versamark
Other: Copper embossing powder, Night of Navy Stamp'n'write marker


  1. Oh, this is beautiful and so elegant! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  2. Wow! What a gorgeous use of both the colour and the sketch. Fantastic balance of colours!

  3. Jan this card is fabulous! Such a creative use of this lovely stamp for the sketch and the copper detailing and subtle layering adds so much to your card and draws the eye to the sentiment beautifully. Thanks for sharing you creation with us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

  4. How gorguss is that colour combination, and how well it works with your beautiful design. Your work is always so stunning

  5. Really beautiful and interesting card! It is so ornate and intricate! Really elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. It's beautiful! I loved that stamp! So nice to see it again. Great combination of the two challenges

  7. What a lovely way to combine the 2 sketches. Great colors and an interesting layout. You combined the two wonderfully! Thanks for joining our color sketch this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. What a GREAT use of that stamp...perfect for the layout! LOVE the solid color look! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  9. Oh wow! Love how you used that stamp to follow the sketch! And it looks so gorgeous done up in Copper Embossing! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!