Saturday, 4 March 2017

CCT - March sketch

No posts from me for ages then two come along at once!

This week at Christmas Card Throwdown we have a sketch challenge for you. 

It's a lovely versatile sketch which I'm sure will be interpreted in many different and clever ways. My original thought was washi tape but then I went in another direction so you can have that idea. (You're welcome).

I've used some paper which came in a goody bag from a show. It has rather odd purple swirls on what should be the front but the back is this lovey cream colour with speckles and a tiny amount of glitter.
I stamped the design then cut the ric-rac edge and slipped a bit of red paper underneath so show off the curves. 
I also coloured the ribbon slightly with pro-marker to darken it. I tried the ink pad but is just made it mucky in this case. I washed it out then I had to get out my hair straighteners to smooth out the creases. Top tip for quickly smoothing ribbon.
I love the red on the cream and the whole card in general, really. 
I hope you'll feel inspired to get creative with this sketch and get ahead on your Christmas cards. You have two weeks for the challenge.

I've used:
All stamps are Inky Doodles apart from the sentiment which is from Creative Stamping #35
Cranberry ink pad
Scraps of ribbon and a brad found lying around


  1. I think this is very pretty, very elegant. I think the stitched style image is super and I do like the way you've cut the curvy border. Great work. xxx

  2. This is such a pretty card Alison. I love the ric rac stamping at the side. It looks really good. Love the colours too. Barbxx

  3. I like how you take our sketch and I like the paper you use :-)) Beautiful card!
    Hugs, Andreja

  4. Crème et rouge c'est un magnifique duo Alison, très élégante, biz

  5. This is so pretty Alison! I laughed at the hair straighteners :-) Xx

  6. This is such an elegant card Alison, the colours are beautiful, and so crisp. And the ribbon matches perfectly after your travails to colour it!


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