Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Two Cards for Three Challenges

I have my second card for this week's RetroSketches RS#40 because I just loved this sketch.  It seems the perfect way to get some patterned papers out of my stash and onto some cards.  I jumped onto the black chalkboard bandwagon for this card, and used a combination of white ink, white embossing powder, and a white colored pencil.

My next card is for both Dynamic Duos #31 and Less is More LIM#96, which are both red and green color challenges.  Who wouldn't want to receive a cozy sweater like the one on this card?

I am auditioning a new red ink for a match to PTI Pure Poppy.  I love the PTI Pure Poppy ink, but they are not selling the refills at this point, and who knows when that will change.  So, I will be switching to SU Real Red and/or Memento Love Letter, which is what I used on this card.  I think both are pretty good matches.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Get Well
Stamps:  Sentiment Signs
Paper:  Kraft, True Black, Basic Grey Out of Print
Ink:  Colorbox Frost White
Other:  White Embossing Powder, White Prisma Color Pencil, Twinery Twine

Warmest Winter Wishes
Stamps:  WPlus9 Fairisle Backgrounds, Winter Wishes
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Simply Chartreuse Patterns
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Memento Love Letter & Grey Flannel
Other:  Sweater Die, Aida Impression Plate

Thanks for Visiting


  1. It is a great sketch . Love your chalkboard card. That turned out great I still want to try that. I knew you would get the sweater die as I saw it. What a great card! The embossing almost looks like thermal. Love it!

  2. Your Retro Sketch chalkboard card is awesome Joyce. The subway art looks great! Your sweater now--is fantastic!!! I love the texture, the colours and the pattern. It totally rocks! LOVE this post!

  3. Another fabulous card using the sweater die! And I love you take on the chalkboard technique. The large sentiment signs work so perfectly!

  4. not much white space as such but i do love it anyhow

    Thanks for joining us this week

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"


    Do you love that sentiment set? I almost bought it last month but then I chickened out! So happy to see you doing the chalkboard look - I have to try this, don't I?

  6. Wow, another amazing sweater! You have really mastered that die, just so warm and cozy looking. And your chalkboard look on your get well card, just so stunning, you did such a beautiful job on that card! Love them both.

  7. I'm such a sucker for the chalkboard look. Love how you did yours with the chalk outlines. Looks great on the patterned papers. You're really turning me on to the Aida plate. That holiday sweater has such depth!

  8. Two lovely cards. ;-) Your chalkboard turned out beautifully! And I love how you've done the sweater - so authentic. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week. ;-)

  9. Your sweater card is SO innovative... really clever... and fun!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Okay, first of all, I love your chalkboard technique and how you paired the swirl from Half and Half with those sentiments-- brillant!
    And second, your Christmas sweater is just the cutest thing I've ever seen! I love it!!

  11. That sweater die is just too cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

  12. Oh, I really like this sweater card! How fun. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

  13. Love the trendy chalkboard card and super cute jumper card.

  14. OH I do love this! That chalkboard looks is so fun! Great job!! Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches!


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