Monday, 17 January 2011

Playing with Cutlery...


I wanted to play along with this week's MFT sketch challenge so I combined it with this Play Date colour challenge:

I love the Baja Breeze/Kraft combination with distressing and a hint of gold so that's the direction I went in to make this card:

I used the Compliments of the Chef stamp set for the main image and the greeting. The doily effect was created by stamping the Medallion background stamp onto Crumb Cake card then embossing with white embossing powder. I trimmed around the edge and hey presto - a doily! The cutlery was embossed with gold embossing powder and shaded lightly with Sahara Sand ink and a blender pen. The background panels are different DSPs that were sanded with a sanding block (love this effect because it reveals the white core of the paper).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Compliments of the Chef, Medallion
Ink: Versamark, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand
Paper: Woodland Walk & Elegant Soiree DSP, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Accessories: white & gold EP, elastic gold cord, gold brads, sanding block

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy X


Julie Ranae said...

What a lovely entry for this week's challenge, Amy...I really do love the elements you included. Always glad to see you play with us in The Play Date Cafe.

——>Katie Bolinger said...

lovely card. The medallion goes so well with the cutlery.

Fiona said...

What an excellent idea for a dinner invitation card! A really lovely card Amy :) Thanks for playing at the PDCC this week!

Jinny Newlin said...

Amy, this is darling and elegant at the same time. I didn't know that was doable ;)? But you've done it! LOVE your stamped "doily"! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Such a pretty card filled with so many lovely things! I really love that medallion as a companion with the cutlery! Thanks for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jaclyn Miller said...

So fantastic that you used that wood grain texture behind the cutlery to sorta look like a table. Love that you cut that medallion out to look like a doily. Great to have you playing in the Play Date Cafe.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that medallion piece that you added on the side--great card! STUNNING:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:}