Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge – Keep It Simple

.It’s been glorious sitting here this morning crafting with the sun streaming through the window, it almost make you think that Spring is just around the corner, especially as I’ve noticed all the Tulips and Daffs starting to come up in the garden. I won’t be fooled thought because it’s absolutely freezing out there so I’ve been quite happy sitting here and joining in with my first ever card for the Cupcake Challenge Blog.

Their theme this week is ‘Keep it Simple’ so I’ve attempted a card with very few embellishments, although I did resort to using a couple of border punches and my i-top brad maker.
I started off with an A6 piece of card that stamped the Art de Triomphe on to using Distress ink. I coloured the image with Marvy Le Plume pens and then stamped some related words around it, also using distress ink.

I cut a border of patterned paper and attached it to one side of the card with the fancy edge facing inwards to the centre, having first inked the edges.

Next I cut a piece of Vellum to A6 and used the second border punch to make a fancy edge. I then stamped the main image using Black Staz-On and coloured it with Marvy’s before attaching it over the top of the first bit of card.

This panel was then mounted onto some Pink patterned paper before being mounted in the centre of an A5 card blank.

Next I stamped a border around the edge of the card using peg stamps from Tapestry Stamps and finally finished off the card by adding three i-top brads made using the same paper as the border and mat.
A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations (Embossed Hammer)
Patterned Papers – K & Co Designer Mat Pad (Wedding)
Inks –Tsukineko VersaFine (Onyx Black) StazOn (Jet Black) Tim Holts Distress Ink (Tattered Rose)
Border Paper Punch – Martha Stewart ( Scallop Dots) Fiskars (Elegance )
Brads – i-top Brad Maker
Rubber Stamps – Tanda – Retro Woman Set 2, Clear Choice Stamps (Travel France)
Pens – Marvy Le Plume


Catherine said...

What a beautiful and elegant card ! Being french I appreciate the little french touch ! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Smiles from Catherine

Lynda said...

Gorgeous card Sue - lovely delicate colours and a touch of elegance! Love your Christmas stamp too - PB are the best!

Love Lynda xxx

Donna said...

Stunning card with such an elegant image...thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week for the first time, we hope you will come back and join us again :) Donna x

Linby said...

very elegant card - love your covered brads, don't think I have the patience for that though!

Biscuitlid said...

Fabulous simple creation, love it. You did a great job with our challenge this week at Cupcake


Wipso said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) you are lucky to have enjoyed sunshine today cos we have had yet more of the white stuff today. Was really hoping we had had enough of it for this year :-) A x