Thursday, October 28, 2010

A PPA Sketch and Good Cheer

Its time for a sketch challenge at the PPA and I decided to play with The Paper Players and their Recipe Challenge: dsp, something punched, and a sentiment. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I had a different 'type' of card in mind. It's not your usual open and shut card, but a little message tucked into a 'pocket'. Loved the idea in my head, but not quite sure I love my design yet ;) Its growin on me LOL







* Started with a 4-1/4 x 11 piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock. Folded it in half. Using my Dauber and Expresso Ink, I distressed the edges of the card

* Next, score and fold a 'flap' at 1". Gave my flap a decorative edge with the Eyelet Border Punch. And some Crochet Ribbon Trim for that vintage look AND I couldn't pass up some Basic Pearl pretties. Purdy lil flap

* Add an insert to your pocket - I used a piece of Very Vanilla 3-3/4 x 5-1/4 and a piece of Deck the Halls DSP to dress up what peeks out of the 'pocket' TIP: Place your insert between the pocket and then adhere top two corners of pocket together with a glue dot/dimensional. You want to make sure you have enough room to slide in and out your insert.

* Finishing off the front... inked up the Santa image (love this image!) from Good Cheer in Bravo Burgundy and stamped onto Very Vanilla.

* Attempted the cracked glass technique with 4 layers of clear embossing powder and it didn't quite crack so good - any suggestions what I did wrong (maybe I can't use embossing powder???), but I went with it.

* Do stress the distressing when going for that antique or vintage feel. Distressed what I could over some cracks and along the edges with my Dauber and Expresso Ink. Matted it onto a piece of Crumb Cake and, yup, distress those edges!!

* Grabbed my Paper Snips and cut out some holly leaves from a scrap of dsp for the final element of this sketch.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a little dose of me! Hope you enjoyed my card for todays challenge. I'd love to know what ya think, so please leave me a comment and let me know, K? Any questions, I am always just a click away!

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16 comments:

Pam~ said...

Wow Kim, your card is so elegant and over the top gorgeous! I LOVE it!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Kim, your card is so beautiful. I love it and the design. Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, wow, Kim, what a treat for the eyes! Your card is absolutely stunning and every detail is just perfect! You're incredible!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Kim

This is BEAUTIFUL!! If I had to pick one card to represent you as a designer, I'd choose this one.

LOVE IT!

Linda Callahan said...

I agree with Kris - you are the real deal! This is gorgeous! You are a Hallmark Hall of Fame Production - and I am Loony Tunes ;-)

Susie said...

Oooo....your card is beautiful. So much attention to detail. Love it!

Debbie Pierce said...

Gorgeous!! I love the vintage look and feel, so nostalgic. It's inspiring me to start thinking Christmas!!

Tara Bilbao said...

WOW Kim, this is so elegant and beautiful. Your choice of colors, paper and images are just perfect.

Ms said...

just gorgeous..... The lace really set's off the card... just loved it.

Ann Schach said...

Wow! This is so unique and creative! Absolutely stunning! You have used one of my favorite Christmas stamps, and combined it with my favorite Christmas DSP! It doesn't get any better than this! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts and for joining The Paper Players this week!

Lisa Foster said...

Beautiful!

Patti MacLeith said...

Pearls AND lace! Extravagantly pretty!

Regina Mangum said...

WOW! This is STUNNING, Kim!

Mary Fish said...

Fantastic. I remember you "rocking" this santa set last year, too! The touch of ribbon and pearls is exquisite. The interior of the card is such a wonderful touch. Hugs, M

Stampin' Diva said...

You made this stamp set work!!! I love how you took up the whole card and the colors all just worked. Beautiful, beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at PPA!!

maryr917 said...

very pretty christmas card kim-love the shimmer you added to the bg