Friday, December 21, 2012

Last Post for 2012

It's finally all done....I stood on my feet for four hours straight and finished all the other cards that I wanted done. Phew - mission accomplished.
So for this card I started with the challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. It is a free choice challenge and I chose this sketch.

And with a bit of a twist, some embossing and distressing, this is what I came up with.

So the background paper is embossed and then I distressed it using three Tim Holtz distress pads on the raised surface - Wild Honey, Walnut stain and Tattered rose. The effect is quite spectacular in real life with all three colors competing for attention :) The edges are distressed with walnut stain.

 The center ornament is Justrite ( which I have been using indiscriminately over the past few cards). Cut it using the coordinating die cut. The papers are from Recollections Urban Plaza paper stack and are distressed. The inside of the card is simple ( and in hurry, I forgot to take a picture ). Just layered with paper and a ornament die cut for writing message.
Submitting for the following challenges
Sunday sketch and stamp - sketch

Creative Inspirations - Anything goes

 Try it on Tuesday  - Use 4 ingredients from the list. I chose die cut, stamped image, distressing and sentiment.

Simon Says Stamp  - Merry Christmas

Drunken Stampers  - Stripe


  1. Lovely lovely card!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers for this week's "Stripe" Challenge!

  2. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Anu! Love the colours and the embossing very much!
    Thank you for playing along with us at TioT!

    Have a Merry X-mas!

    Claudia x

  3. Gorjuss card hun, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week
    Shell xx

  4. Cool thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  5. This is so pretty, I love the layout and the fabulous texture you created for this. Thank you for joining us this week at the Drunken Stampers Challenge, I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Drunken Stampers DT

  6. This is a great card and a great choice of sketch. Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp
    x catherine

  7. Gorgeous- LOVE the embossing!

    Thanks for sharing with us at TIOT!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  8. very vintage and luxury card. Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

  9. Another stunning card, Anu! Love those colours! As a recent winner of our Spotlight award, we wondered if you would consider guest designing for us at Sweet Stampin'? If this is something you would like to do, please could you email me at Hugs, Tracey