Sunday, January 8, 2012

January Challenge Sketch

Recently a forum was created by Ivanka Lentke for card makers who used to post on "Cuppas and Cards" and part of the fun is a monthly "challenge" sketch.   When I started on "Cuppas and Cards" I leaned towards masculine themed cards and decide to do the same for my first response to the challenge sketch.  The January challenge sketch was simple and perfect for a masculine themed card ... so here's my interpretation of it.

I started with two complimentary embossed papers from "K&Company/E.K. Success": one being a copper colored version and the other being a multi colored version of the same image.  To accentuate the fact that these papers were complimentary I matched the design and pattern at the joint line.  The joint line was covered with a 3/8" wide strip of texture ivory paper (The Paper Company).  I used the same textured ivory paper to die-cut a decorative tag with the "Spellbinder Fancy Label" set.  The card's edges and the ivory paper were lightly antiqued using Coffee Bean ink from "Inkadinkado".  To complete the card I added a sticker text from "Mrs. Grossman's" and two small rub-on flourishes from "American Crafts" to the decorative tag.  There you have it: my first challenge entry of 2012!

1 comment:

  1. Hi John, Happy New Year! You are off to a fabulous start! I've never seen such ornate DPs and the Spellbinders label is the perfect choice. Great job!