6 Feb 2016

One Sketch, Two Ways

Hi! Thanks for coming to visit. It is so nice to see you.
Today I have a couple of cards to show you. Both use the same sketch, but one is all white and the other is coloured.
April has provided the sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown so I think I need to enter both cards into that challenge!
My first card is the White on White on which I will be entering into the Less Is More challenge. They are 5 years old - Congratulations ladies!
This card was made in the following way:
Mask off a panel on some linen card. Randomly stamp the Penny Black Xmas Star (A wooden poinsettia stamp) in versamark ink and emboss with WOW sparkling snow embossing powder.
Each side of the panel add a row of clear DST and sprinkle it with Crystal Glamour Dust.
Layer up the spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, which was cut out in white pearlised card.  Add a white brad to secure.
The sentiment was fiddly. It comes from the Tonic Studios Cracker and sentiment set. The die has both words in a single line so first I separated the words.  Then I removed the candle flame from the top of the 'i' because I thought it detracted from the all poinsettia look of the card. I cut a tiny circle for the 'i'.
It's a bit of a sparkly card and I'm sure I'll be clearing up the glamour dust for days. Ha Ha.
Now for the coloured version:
I'm entering this into the Colour Throwdown Challenge #378
This card was made in the following way:
Mask a panel and randomly stamp the holly stamp from Inkadinkado Christmas Silhouettes stamp set in Pink Sherbet Adirondack ink. Emboss with WOW Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder.
Sponge the panel with Tumbled Glass and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.
Add detail to the berries by dotting with Festive Berries Distress Pen
Stamp the Indigo Blu Dinkie Snowman in Hickory Smoke distress Ink. Add a little of the ink direct to paper to give the impression of a roundness shadow at the bottom of the image.
Colour the buttons, holly and robin with Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, Festive Berries and Hickory Smoke distress pens.
Colour the snowman with versamark ink pen and heat emboss with the WOW Clear Sparkle embossing powder.
Sentiment was stamped in Pink Sherbet Adirondack.
Thank you so much for popping by and looking at these cards.
Sharon xx


creativeseconds said...

Great cards! I love the Christmas poinsettia die, very pretty with this sketch design. I laughed at the sparkly dust, because I usually end up with it on my face ~K

Chrissie said...

This WOW card is SO pretty Sharon, it looks so classy and elegant!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sharon said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comments. I laughed too because when my husband saw me he told me I had a glittery face. :-)

Sharon said...

Thanks Chrissie. Well I was aiming for an elegant look with this one.

creativeseconds said...

One sparkly face should follow another! hence I'm following your art ~K

Sharon said...

Thank you. I've returned the favour and am following you too. Sparkly faces unite! :-)

Lori said...

What a great layout! Love the sparkle on your snowman. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

CAS perfection Sharon, Love the sheer elegance and stunning sparkle of your card. Simply beautiful and Thanks for playing along in our 5th Birthday celebrations at Less is More. Sarah

April Cheetham said...

Love these cards! Gorgeous poinsettia and snowman. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Kathyk said...

A fabby selection of sparkly makes


Barbara said...

Both cards are just lovely!!! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown Challenge this week! Hope to see you again next time!

Kajcyika said...

oh you made two cards for our challenge! Just amazing. Love them both! :)
Thanks for playing with us at 52CCT, hope you will join us again :) xx Kaja

Sharon said...

Thank you so much Lori

Sharon said...

Thank you for your lovely comments Sarah. Trying so hard to master the CAS style so that comment means a lot to me.
Sharon xx

Sharon said...

Thank you April. I loved your sketch and will probably use it a lot.
Sharon xx

Sharon said...

Thanks Kathy

Sharon said...

Thank you Barbara

Sharon said...

Thank you so much Kaja

Broni said...

They are both so pretty and so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Color Throwdown!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful Christmas cards!!! The poinsettia card is sooo classy and elegant and how cute is that sparkly snowman!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Anne said...

Love your poinsettia, so elegant as WOW!
Thanks so much for joining our 5th birthday challenge
"Less is More"

Neets B said...

Your white on white card is so classy, love the shimmer and the poinsettia die cut with the brad looks fabulous.
Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Sharon, the Poinsettia one is so elegant.

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! Both your cards are outstanding. I absolutely love the white on white, so crisp and so elegant. You rocked this sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with our sketch challenge at 52CCT. Deborah, DT.