Sunday, 9 January 2011

Hope is the Companion of Power - Card for 2 Challenges

Second post of the day as I catch up on a few challenges. This is the problem of working full time - not enough time for crafting during the week.

This card is for 2 challenges - Cards for Men - Sketch Challenge and Die Cut dreams - Quote. See the end of the post for the links.

I started off with the cream, hammered card blank A5 in size. The background is a piece of kitchen roll which was used for moping up the craft mat when I was using glimmer mists in tones of brown. This was trimmed to size to give an even border all round and mounted in place with double sided tape.

The quote, from a chap named Sydney Bremer, is an Elusive Images stamp. The balloon, the checked background and the sentiment are from Creative Expressions.

The checked pattern has been stamped in black archival ink onto wood veneer which has previously been sprayed with Glimmer Mists. The balloon as done in the same way.

The quote was stamped in black archival ink on satin card which had been previously brayered with ink from a Big and Juicy ink pad. The sentiment was stamped onto the same type of card which had been sponged with the same colour as used on the quote.

The quote and the sentiment were matted onto a copper coloured textured card which I have had for ages and I haven't a clue where I got it from. The same card was used with an oval Nestability to cut and emboss the shape as required by the challenge sketch.

Everything was mounted onto the kitchen roll background with tape except for the wooden elements for which I used very large, strong foam pads.

Challenge links:
Cards for Men Challenge #1 - Sketch
Die Cut Dreams Challenge #80 - Quote


  1. A stunning card and love the quote, Thanks for joining us at DCD,
    Chris x

  2. this is really lovely. thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge with this creation!

  3. great card for a man the quote is really good love Dorothyxxx

  4. Wonderful quote, Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Wow Shirl, that is gorgeous I love your design, the images are fabulous, its a stunner. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  6. Thanks for joining us at DCD with your lovely card, fab quote, hugs Liz xx

  7. What great sentiments- fab card! Thanks for joining our first challenge of 2011 at Cards for Men and Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Alison x

  8. Hi Shirl you were asking after the punches, the bigger one is a EK success retro flower
    1.1/4" and the smaller one is a Monodirect one
    its a little bit smaller and Ive just layered them up together after shaping them with a ball tool.
    Hope this helps, with love and hugs Shirleyx

  9. what a gorgeous sentiment, and lovely colours. Thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge with this creation!

  10. What a wonderful sentiment.Your did a great job on the shetch. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men. It is always so nice to see your cards. Good luck on the challenge. Hope to see you back.
    Hugs, Patricia

  11. Beautiful I love your style Shirl
    Thanks for joining us at the DCD Challenge this week
    Hugs Susie & the Dream Team xx


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