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Wednesday 26 January 2011

Cooking it up with Katie

Wednesday already so its time for another great recipe from Cooking it up with Katie and this weeks fabulous sponsor GingerLoft. I chose this beautiful romantic silhouette image from GingerLoft for my DT card this week and of course our recipe ingredients which are 'TEXTURE, SKETCH, PUNCHING'

I've used this weeks sketch from 'Sketch'n'Stash', I love this sketch and thought it would be perfect for the image. I've used black card and made an 8x8 base card, red bp from K&Co stamped with some HOTP swirls and embossed with black EP. The main image is coloured with promarkers and triple embossed, matted on some red glitter card. The glitter card has been in my stash for years, its gorgeous in real life as the glitter is under a layer of shimmery film but it doesn't seem to like having its photo taken lol.

I made a frame using black mirri card and and little swirl stamps embossed with firework red EP. The red and black glittery layer adds the texture and punching for this weeks recipe. I made it using the glittered lace technique - really easy and fun but pretty messy. I stuck double sided film to some card and laid a strip of broad lace over the top and then tipped a load of black glitter over the top and brayered it with an old hard rubber brayer. The lace acts as a resist so when you remove the lace you are left with the pattern in glitter. Next you cover the card with a contrasting colour glitter, I used red and when you tip off the excess the lace pattern is all sparkly and glittered!!

I punched the bottom of the glittered lace card with an EK success scallop punch. A word of warning though, I nearly broke one of my Martha Steward punches trying to use it so if you have a try make sure you use a strong punch. To finish off I added some dots of ranger black enamel accents, some black velvet ribbon and some rose from Wild Orchid Crafts

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafts and me: Monochrome
Everybody Art Challenge: My favourite things (triple embossing and glitter
are two of my all time faves!!)
A Gem of a Challenge: Ribbon and Lace
Totally Papercrafts: Add a heart
Paperplay: Back to black

Thanks for visiting today, I'm off to dust the glitter off everything now lol.
Claire xx


  1. morning claire,i love your card it is so beautiful and the embossing looks fabulous:)

    thank you for joining us at sketch n stash


  2. Just gorgeous Claire you have put a lot of work into this and it clearly

  3. such a gorgeous and romantic card!!! I love all the sparkle and shine it gives it such a fabulous and luxurious feel! Hugs Juls

  4. Gorgeous card very elegant indeed!

    Thanks for joining our 'Love' Theme over at craft your days away!

  5. Wow, that lace/glitter technique really adds punch to an already elegantly stunning card!

  6. Just stunning. Really like the image!
    aka Celticrafter

  7. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card. The image is beautiful and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in our 'let it shine' challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  8. A lovely romantic card
    Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

    Jackie x

  9. Beautiful card Claire...such a lovely image and a great take on our theme...thanks for joining us this week at A Gem Of A Challenge.

    Take care
    San x

  10. Such a gorgeous card Claire. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  11. Wonderful creation.
    Thanks for joining us at EAC this week.
    Hugs, Nadine

  12. Hi Claire
    Thanks for joining us at PfP this week with your gorgeous card.
    Hugs :o)

  13. Hi Claire, what a gorgeous card u have made, love the image! Thanks so much for joining us at PfP this week :)

    Hugs Ida

  14. stunning card claire.the image is fantastic and i love your striking colours.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Your triple embossing really makes the image pop off the page. Lovely creation Claire.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  16. Lovely card! Very stylish. thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge xx Jenny xx

  17. Love the swirls Claire, looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to hop over.

  18. lovely romantic rich coloured card, thanks for joining us at Sketch and stash this week

  19. Very Romantic card, adorable, thanks for playing along at PFP.



  20. Stunning card Claire I just love the way you triple embossed the heart image. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
    Carol Ann xx


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