Sunday, 14 December 2008

Different sketches, same style

I keep saying I'm not making any more Christmas cards, but I sat down yesterday afternoon to make a few more. I decided to have a bit of a change of direction, and pulled out a beautiful Hero Arts collage stamp I hadn't used this year. The result was two dark blue cards in the same style, but following different sketches.

The first one was this week's Friday Sketchers,

and the second one is Sketch Saturday.


For both cards I stamped the Hero Arts image using Versamark and embossed with silver pearl embossing powder. I also embossed a sentiment by Stamps Away in the same way. For both cards I matted my image and sentiment onto silver holographic mirri card cut with my nesties, and layered onto torn printed pearlised vellum by Papermania and dark blue pearlised background paper by Reminisce. I decorated the images (and second card vellum) with Papermania gemstones. On the first card I also cut a snowflake from vellum with my Cuttlbug, and I decorated the second card wtih two Dovecraft snowflake brads.
That's all for now .. hope you are all getting your Christmas preparations done ... I'm off to do some more chores now LOL!

Update: seeing as it's so near Christmas and we're all as busy as bees, I'd like to enter this into a challenge that only popped up one day after I posted the card ... namely PTW which this week is monochromatic... well I hope the cards above are self-explanatory on that score LOL! I rarely do mono cards, esp. for Christmas, so thought this was too good to miss :-)

21 comments:

  1. Fab cards, what a beautiful stamp.

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  2. Your card is so wonderful and the stamp so beautiful. Love it
    Thank you for playing with my sketch

    Hugs from
    Heidi

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  3. These cards are stunning, I love the colours you have used, Hazel xo

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  4. Such a beautiful and elegant card Pauline :) Donna x

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  5. Lovely card Pauline, wonderful details.
    Thanks for joining us at FS.
    Carole x

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  6. They are both gorgeous cards Pauline, love that stamp!
    Love Becky xx

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  7. Lovely card and such great detail! I love it! =)
    hugs
    Lynda

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  8. Fab cards Pauline! I love the black and silver colour combo!
    Helen x

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  9. Pauline, this is such a striking card! Gorgeous!
    hugs Bev x

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  10. Gorgeous cards love the image. gina xx

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  11. gorgeous, elegant cards, brilliant job using the sketches.

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  12. Hi Pauline, these are both gorgeous!!!and so elegant. joey xxx

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  13. Gorgeous cards Pauline. Love the stamp and embossing.
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  14. Hi Pauline, lovely cards :-)
    Merry Christmas

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  15. These cards are just precious!! I love the classic look and all the little details!!

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  16. These are both stunning cards Pauline. I love that stamp because it is so unusual. Hope you're keeping well.
    Sharon

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  17. Oooh, we'll let you off! lol They are both gorgeous thanks for sharing on PTW!

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  18. Oh wow Pauline they are stunning! Thanks so much for my beautiful Christmas card...its gorgeous!

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  19. Oh wow Pauline they are stunning! Thanks so much for my beautiful Christmas card...its gorgeous!

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  20. This card is gorgeous! Love what you did with the sketch. Beautiful stamp you've used.

    xx Naoual

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x