This is my card for this week's sketch challenge, with which I fiddled a bit.
I had so much fun making my background. I stamped the cream panel with a background stamp (don't know whose it is), the I gold embossed it. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using a Sissix ef. Then I sponged over the whole thing with Walnut distress ink. The gold embossing resisted the ink and of course the ink didn't go into the depressed part of the embossing, so I wound up with a cream, walnut and gold background. I really like how it turned out and will definitely be trying this again.
The bow is made from silk ribbon, the centre of the ribbon is topped with a bead cap, then topped with a half pearl.
The label is a gold embossed sentiment on cream card stock, mounted on a nestie label punched out of mirror gold card stock.
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 GMT Views: 2305
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 64052
Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 3:53 AM
Gorgeous, Jo!! Looks like expensive, antique lace. Thanks for sharing how you did it....I'll have to give it a try. I can see your card being perfect for a wedding or anniversary....but it would be wonderful for a host of occasions. The creamy satin bow and framed sentiment let your bg shine.