Sunday, 19 May 2019

Yet, love, mere love, is beautiful indeed

Sharing an engagement card featuring the Cheers image from Vanilla Arts.

I really wasn’t sure what to put on this card so looked at some challenges for inspiration.  Over at Less is More their current theme is beverages, which naturally made me think of champagne and toasting to the happy couple.  The gold dipped prompt at Inkspirational led me to foiling, mostly because I couldn’t find the champagne die I have and I only had the digi not a real stamp so couldn’t ink up with gold.  I did add in the stars with a stamp and used Jennifer McGuire’s foil stamping technique.  Not sure if it was my dodgy stamping (I knew I should have used my Tim platform!) or what but my foiling ended up rather thicker than I expected.  I would have started again but my laser printer was being temperamental so I thought best to stick to what I had.

I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for my layout.  The stars form the larger rectangle element and I brought in the three circles with a die cut around my image and sentiment.  I popped the die cut up on foam dots for some added depth, seeing as I cut it straight from the kraft cardstock of my card front.  I also layered up the front on some gold and black cardstock because, well, I love layering over multiple mats.

Although the colour scheme is neutral and there aren’t any embellies I think the foiling adds a touch of elegance and I am really quite pleased with how this came together.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Simon Says Stamp! Dies ~ SSSD111455 Stitched Rectangles
Inks & Paints etc
Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Classic Cardstock ~ Licorice
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Metallics Cardstock ~ Gold
iCraft Decofoil ~ Gold
Kraft Cardstock from stash
Vanilla Arts ~ Cheers

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a great look - the kraft layered onto kraft. I like this design and the great stamp work! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  2. What a great celebratory card and a creative take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the design on kraft and your gold foiling. Thanks so much for playing along at Inkspirational xx

  4. Beautiful card, love your choice of kraft for your card base. Great design too ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  5. Love Kraft and black. Great card for a celebration! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More.


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