Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Not What It Seems.

The new challenge has started for
and here is my inspiration card for you. There are plenty of faux techniques to be found on You Tube and also on Splitcoast Stampers. Here is just a selection that I found.
Stitching, marbling, buttons, metal, tarnished silver, washi tape, patina, crazed porcelain, tiles, brads,silk and glass. All made using faux methods.

For my card I have used faux stitching made with a die cut by Diesire called 'Fancy Stitched Edges.
I have gone with a gate fold design this time another shape I have not used in a while. The base card is made from cream cardstock and a creamy yellow card which I used the faux stitching on.  The image is by Hunkydory from their Little book of 'Vintage Lace'.  As the image is quite thin I glued to heavier white card stock before cutting out using my Xcut Rectangle Parenthesis.

The butterfly is a rub on transfer by Royal Langnickel, very easy to apply using the enclosed stick to smooth it down onto the card.  The cream organza ribbon for the tie came from my stash as did the inside of the card.

This is a panel of faux leather that I had left over from when I showed the technique to a local craft group and we made faux leather note books using the excellent You Tube tutorial by Sheena Douglas 
I coloured the leather ( which had previously  been embossed using a butterfly ef ) with distress inks  in  'Antique Linen' and then  'Wild Honey' . Added some snippets from the faux stitching  panels top and bottom  and then added a faux stitching line down each side using a Tattered Lace diecut.


Hope you will come and play along. 

Entering into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft #42  Anything goes.
Shopping Our Stash #299 A rose by any other name.
Crafting With Friends #41 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #128 Anything goes.
Fussy and Fancy #185 Fancy folds or shaped cards.
Jo's Scrap Shack #184  Anything goes.
A Gem Of  A Challenge #192 Ribbon and/or lace.
Love To Craft #9 Anything goes.
Creative Ladybirds Creations #25 Anything goes.
Crafts and Me # things with Wings.
Create and Inspire #61 Anything goes.

33 comments:

Di said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A! I love good rub on, as they say, great for quick and detailed images.

Hugs

Di xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Donna said...

Such a pretty card Mrs A, a really stunning, elegant design and I love the gatefold style, i haven't made one of these for a long, long time! :) Donna ♥ x

Craftychris said...

A really pretty card! Gorgeous image and colours and a fabulous card design. Hugs xxx

Brenda in IN said...

Just a lovely card. I like the beautiful flower image and the gatefold. The inside is a nice surprise too.

Margo said...

Love this elegant card !

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much this elegant card! The image looks lovely and lovehow you have framed it! Great faux stitching outside and fab faux leather inside! Thanks for sharing Sheena's tutorial for this technique!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely image and a great card Mrs A!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Valery, beautifully designed, Kate x

Christine Harrop said...

Fabulous card Mrs A! So much going on and it all fits together beautifully. Christine x

Sandra H said...

Awww Mrs A this is just such a pretty card love the layout too! x

Cara said...

Love all the hidden gems on this card, there's something new to see on each level. Cara x

Darnell said...

Your card might be foe in lots of ways, Anne, but not in terms of how utterly spectacular it is! This is a beaut with tons of detail!! Hugs, Darnell

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Brilliant work Mrs A. Love this card, so cleverly made. Not heard of that Pierced border dies either, actually made window aperture card for last Challenge but forgot butterflies, plus finished it a day too late, haven't blogged it vis thought better my friend didn't see it, but thanks for inspiring me to make it, I did love it.
Thanks for sharing your creations and running the challenge too.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

KandA said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A. Such a lovely image and great faux stitching xx

Donna said...

Very elegant and pretty! Love the faux stitching!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Rose challenge this week!

sue k said...

Beautiful card, very elegant and great for any occasion. Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack.

Sue - Jo's Scrap Shack DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

So gorgeous! The delicate image is perfectly accented by the pretty piercing and the embossing you selected. Thanks so much for joining the fun at Jo's Scrap Shack!
Christine
DT
http://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Absolutely stunning Valery, the stitching, image and lovely die cut frame are so wonderful.

Hugs Diane

MaryH said...

Oh My Goodness! This is just gorgeous! Love that fancy rose topper, and it's amazing as a gatefold in this shape. I like the tall slender look. And that is one lovely die to have made the faux stitching pattern. Haven't seen that one. I've seen the videos on how to make the faux leather, but never tried it. Looks like it's so soft & textured too. This has to be one of your prettiest cards. And that's saying somethin'. TFS & Hugs

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so beautiful, The topper is so pretty and I so love the design here.
The criss cross faux stitching is perfect here!
You have so many faux elements here...the leather look, the stitching and the criss cross stitching...I think I may have missed some too!

Cindy C. said...

Wow this is so beautiful! Great faux stitching!! I've just found your challenge blog, hoping to play along.

Greta said...

Gorgeous, elegant card, Mrs A!

Valerija said...

Wonderful card! Such a sweet image and beautiful colours!

Mimi said...

Well, this is beautiful! I enjoyed reading the whole post and great pictures! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

Beth Brovold said...

What a beautifully designed card Valery Anne!! Such a lovely elegant look...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards"!
Take care,
Beth

Hazel said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our April challenge 9 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Such a gorgeous card. Totally love it :) the faux leather looks so cool! Will have to give that technique a try sometime.
Hugs
preeti

Joyce Tompkins said...

Such an elegantly, beautiful card. Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Joyce, DT
www.JoycesCreativeCrafts.blogpost.com

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with CLC Rachel DT

AlisonC said...

Very lovely, it's a very elegant design. I'm off to watch the video now.

Carla Brooke said...

A stunning card with lovely details, thanks for sharing with Creative Lady Birds!