Monday, 19 January 2015

A couple of cards

I have realised that I really like these Big and Bold sentiment stamps from Winnie and Walter. The large words have such a super flourish which is contrasted so well by the plain type of the smaller words.
The Paper Players' challenge this time is all about sentiments so I thought this would be fine for that.
The little butterfly is a new Memory Box acquisition and the flourish stamp is an old one from Stampin' Up.

For this card I began with this rather elaborate sketch from Seize the Birthday and tried to make it CAS. I was inspired by Hannelie's DT example on their blog. 
I have rotated the sketch and made it mostly white. The base layer is cut three times with a Memory box border die. The sentiment panel is an adapted Dienamics pierced die and the heart from Lil Inkers.
The sentiment is from another set in the Big and Bold series from Winnie and Walter. The tiny tag is from Lili of the Valley!


  1. 2 super yummy cards Chrissie. Love them both - so elegant and classy. x

  2. Both fabulously different by=tu equally as fantastic!

    I wrote to you on the DT blog... did you see?


  3. Beautiful cards, Chrissie, I love the subtle inking on the first one.

  4. Gorgeous cards Chrissie love that sentiment stamp, not heard of the Winnie and Walter range. Just seen that the Sincerely yours craft show in Portsmouth is on the weekend I'm down:) Hope you're going but i'll email you nearer the time and see if we can meet for a cuppa there!
    Val x

  5. What for wonderful cards! :-) I'm amazed about your exact work and wonderful design. The butterfly card is superb. My favourite this time. :-)

  6. Lovely cards Chrissie - the sentiment on the first one is full of impact and the delicate background stamping and sponging really add a luxurious feel to your card. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players for our CAS challenge this week!

  7. Totally "in love" with the design and inking on your first card! Inky greetings, Gerrina

  8. Totally honored to know I was able to inspire you Chrissie! And what a beautiful card you made!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. What a beautiful composition of the first card. Great damask, only highlightedunderlined delicate shading ... I am very impressed with this beautiful card.
    The second card is as beautiful, cool border dies used.

  10. Oh my goodness...both cards are wonderful, but that butterfly creation is just stunning! Your sponging and color choices are beautiful! Thanks for participating in my challenge this week at the Paper Players!

  11. Wonderful cards to showcase pretty sentiments! Love them both!! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players CAS challenge this week.

  12. Two gorgeous card Chrissie. Especially love how you've used the damask pattern on the first card ... I have that stamp too and it has not been used for a very long time. You've inspired me to dust it off! :) Loll xx

  13. Hannelie's card is fabulous isn't it? And I can see she really inspired you because yours is stunning as well! Thrilled you joined us at Seize the Birthday and I sure hope you play again do wonderful work!

  14. This is so totally gorgeous! The soft blues and the wonderful font of the sentiment, not to mention that gorgeous butterfly, all work so well together. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  15. Great job interpreting our sketch! I love the delicate background and that bright and happy heart! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!


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