Monday 23 January 2017

Cas(e) this Sketch 205 and CYCI 145

Today's card takes inspiration from several places. One is the sketch at Cas(e) this Sketch, one is the colour combination from Can You Case It? and the other is a 'how to' tip that I got from a fellow local demonstrator, Carol. There's a small group of local demonstrators who get together, share events and ideas from time to time and she showed us how to do this very cool crackled background using greaseproof paper, an embossing folder and an iron. I've been looking to use this technique in a challenge and today was the perfect chance.

Isn't Carol's background idea lovely? After embossing a piece of greaseproof paper, you put it into a sandwich of paper and iron it. Then you can colour the paper however you like. I've sponged it with two colours, then stamped and embossed over the top. Softly Falling was the embossing folder used, and it's also used on the front of the card base, behind the decorative panel.

The underdragonfly is silver embossed on Island Indigo. The lacy wings have had clear Wink of Stella applied and in real life have a glimmer of their own.

Update: Delighted to be a Top 6 Pick at Can You Case It.

Card: Heavyweight Whisper White, Whisper White for the panel, Silver foil card, Island Indigo
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Awesomely Artistic
Inks: Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Other: Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, silver embossing powder, Softly Falling embossing folder, dimensionals, Wink of Stella, Metallic shapes, greaseproof paper, iron, sponges.


  1. Gorgeous design, Jan! Love the background that you created! Thanks for playing along with CYCI! ~ Crystal

  2. That background is great. I love how it's got some "texture" to it. I have no idea what greaseproof paper is but I'm off to google it so I can learn how to do this!

    1. Didn't know other places called it differently. Maybe waxed lunch paper? The stuff you wrap lunches in found next to the plastic bags in the supermarket?

  3. Love this Jan, those dragonflies are just stunning aren't they? I especially love what you did with the background here, the angle, the layering with colouring, stamps and embossing.thanks for joining us at CYCI - Rose

  4. Beautiful card! LOVE the background. Actually, I love everything about it! - Thanks for joining us at Can you case it. Jeanne

  5. Fabulous card, thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva