Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Brickworks

Hi and welcome back to another Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge!  This week, we have a fabulous color challenge for you from Margaret:


This isn't my favorite ever card, but it'll do!  I used Translucent Embossing Paste and a brick stencil on the Always Artichoke card base.  It looks all shiny IRL!  The main layer was stamped using Peaceful Pinecones stamp set.  The sentiment is embossed with gold embossing powder.  The whole panel is layered onto Gold Foil Paper.


Thanks for looking.  Take the time to check out the rest of the DT cards and try these colors yourself!

Products used:

Stamps:  Peaceful Pinecones (PTI)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Gold Foil Paper, Holiday Harmony DSP
Accessories:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine, gold sequins, gold EP

Cheers
Karren

17 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love your brick background, Karren! And the pine branch fits the challenge perfectly!

Lesley Croghan said...

I think this card is fantastic and I love the background you created with paste! The gold sequins are pretty and add a lovely shine to your card.

Julia Aston said...

Love the brick background - perfect with the pine branch!

Kristie Goulet said...

I really love this card, Karren! That background is awesome and your design is well executed!!!

Katie Melhus said...

Karren I think your card is great! Love the background.... I've been stalking my mailbox waiting for some translucent embossing paste to try, I've never used any and I can't wait. Your card makes me even more excited to try it :)

Stacey Schafer said...

awesome background!

Notes by Nina said...

What a great card Karren, the brickwork is a fun looking technique.

LeAnne said...

I love that stencilled brickwork, and your pines are just beautiful!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karren, I LOVE so many elements of your card - the touches of gold, the baker's twine and, of course, the wonderful brick background!

Karen D said...

The brick background is a wonderful backdrop for the stamped panel. I love the pine cone stamp with the twine wrap and sequins. Lovely

Wendy said...

Your card is beautiful, Karren! I have been admiring it in the private blog since you posted it! Love how you made the brick wall and the touches of gold! A real beauty! :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nicely done! I thought of pine cones as soon as I heard of this challenge, but not having anything pine coney I haven't made anything. That brick wall is just too cool!

Debbie Henderson said...

I really like how you completed the brick look and also the shape of your 2nd layer looks great!

Greta said...

Neat background & I love the focal point!

Judy1223 said...

Karren, what a cool way to use the embossing paste on your brick background...subtle but cool! What a great card!

1CardCreator said...

Very pretty card and the lay out is gorgeous too. ~Diane

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

I LOVE those gold sequins! Beautiful!

Deanne :)