Wednesday 21 December 2011

Red & Green - But not for Christmas!

Hi Bloggers,

The Willow Sketchie Challenge this week is a sketch plus a red and green theme. Now, I'm done with Christmas Cards as I'm sure a lot of you are so I wanted to make a card that was red and green and nothing at all to do with Christmas. I think I've succeeded - what do you think?

I used the That Special Touch Metal Effect Mask and inked through it onto white card with Barn Door Distress Ink. I inked around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

I stamped the Creative Expressions Plaid Stamp onto white card with Jet Black Archival Ink and cut it out using a rectangle nestie. I inked around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink (out of the die) and cut a mat out of black card.

I stamped the wheel image from the Creative Expressions Vintage Illusion stamp set with Barn Door Distress Ink and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut this out using a Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die. I inked around the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Ink (again out of the die). I cut a faux nestie out of black card.

I stamped some cogs from the Vintage Illusion set - one in Jet Black Archival and one in Barn Door Distress Ink and embossed both of them using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut them out and inked them up using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. I added a Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brad in Antique Gold.

I inked up some American Seam Binding with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and Stamped the 'Illusion' text using Jet Black Archival. I frayed the edges a bit.

I assembled the card as shown and added 3 more screw brads top right.

Hope you like the card.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Red and Green
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Anything But Christmas
Make It Monday #68

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Very festive! Perfect for Christmas! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in with a chance to win the prize from our sponser this week just leave a comment for another entrant. Be sure to mention you saw them on MIM! The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning. Good luck and happy holidays!
    Rene ;D

  2. Great card Julia, I love it that you've made your own backgrounds and the text stamped on the seam binding is a fab idea.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

  3. Fantastic hand stamped card.So many creative ideas.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next challenge :D
    Lisa x

  4. I love that you made your own backgrounds, it's lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at WSC and Merry Christmas.

    Anne-Marie x x

  5. Thanks for joining willow sketchie this is a great card, thank you so much for entering such a great card.

    Kelly x

  6. WOW this is super and I love how you did red and green without Christmas, Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie Challenge this week Hazelxo

  7. Hi Julia! This is really cool! I can't tell you how long its been since Ive done heat embossing. Too long! Great job! I saw you on MIM and came by to visit. :)
    ps) I have blog candy up in my sidebar and would love it if you are able to come by and join in.

  8. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our "Anything but a Christmas card" Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  9. Truly good!

    Coming to visit through Make it Monday :)

  10. Great card, fab take on our sketch & nice to see a none Christmas red & green card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Willow Sketchie, good luck & Merry Christmas!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. This is a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with Willow Sketchie this week. Hugs, Claire x

  12. Happy to say that I won the Willow Sketchie Challenge with this card. Julia.


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