Monday, 25 August 2014

Silk 'n' Sketch

     This week at House Of Cards we have the shabby and vintage team showcasing their cards, please pop over and take a look at the lovely creations the DT have made following this month's sketch.
     I have chosen to tip my sketch on it's side as my chosen digi topper was portrait. The digi is from Free Vintage Digital Stamps, it was originally sepia and I have changed it to black and white in my photo program. It's matted on deep red foil card and black.
     All other materials used have come from stash so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself for being brave and cutting up precious paper, card and ribbon!
     The backing paper is actually tissue that came wrapped around a new pair of shoes, the shoes are great, the box is already re-purposed and the tissue has finally been cut and used too. I used Stick and Spray Repositionable to stick the tissue to the card, with an overlap folded onto the back so it won't peel up on the edges. One of my most useful tools is a small roller that is meant for flattening wallpaper seams, I used it to smooth the tissue down.
     I cut a strip of black card a bit wider than my solid edged organza ribbon and wrapped the ends over, then added another strip of solid ribbon down the middle with a couple of little black bows, I thought this was a little like a garter to go with my stockings.
     The topper is stuck to the garter with tape but has foam pads on the card side to keep it level. I have had some black gem swirls in my stash for years, now I have finally used some!
     There is a thin black mat layer between the tissue layer and a white card blank, black card being very precious I chose to use a white piece and colour the edge that would be seen with a black alcohol marker, no point in using a big piece of black and covering most of it up. Have you noticed that black card comes in different shades? some of my 'black' card is most definitely on the very dark grey side.
     Our challenge at House Of Cards runs for another week so please come and join us.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digitally Sweet - Guys Only
CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes Using Patterned Paper (Tissue Paper?)
4 Crafty Chicks - Masculine
Crafty Creations Challenges - Dig Deep, use something from stash


8 comments:

  1. FABULOUS male card, I know my hubby would love the legs LOL.
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

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  2. This is so pretty, Rocky! LOVE the jeweled swirls and I think the colors are FABULOUS! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  3. This is beautiful. Please could you mention what you have used from your, it must be something old. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

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    1. Thank you Marlene, I have underlined my mention of using stash, hope that's OK now.

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  4. Very nicely done, thanks for entering our Masculine Challenge!

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

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  5. woow Rocky you rock with the sketch...I love the Image so sexy and I want to have it...this is really beautiful Image and love the swirls too and the way you used the sketch is clever...lovely adorable card Team-y My card is the one with purple Bunny if you scroll on my Blog it is on the third post...hope to see you hop on my Blog sweety..happy Wednesday..hugs, Monika DT HOC

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  6. Gorgeous card and a superb idea to just use white card and colour the edge the shade to you want instead of using up precious supplies. hugs Mrs A.

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  7. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

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