Saturday, 6 July 2013

Raise Your Glass

Today Mikael, who runs the armour shop in the village is celebrating his 20th wedding anniversary. As he has always been good to the Crafters Guild, supplying us with endless equipment for all our crafty quests, us Guildys decided to throw him a small party. The Guardian of Glitter was delighted, as she gets really excited whenever she gets the opportunity to use her sparkle magic to decorate parties. I left the decorating to her and the Lady Commander of Copics, whilst I snuck away to the crafting chambers to create a card for the armourer. 

This was made for the Just Some Lines reminder - reminding you it’s your LAST CHANCE to play and win some JSL images before we go on summer break! So get your crafting boots on, make an imagination saving roll with a D20 and create something using a JSL image!

I started by colouring the champagne glass image with Prismacolor pencils, keeping to a black and white colour scheme. I then went around the edges with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I used my crafting dirk of +70 shreddiness, Paper Distresser, to distress the edges, then sponged some black Distress Ink around. Ta-da.
Setting that aside, I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the half circle and bubbly strip out. I used my Cuttlebug and trusty ‘ol Swiss Dots folder to emboss the half circle and then stamped the sentiment onto the vellum strip using the Mark’s Finest Paper “Celebrate Big” set. Some of the letters got a bit blobby - I guess I pushed too hard on the vellum. Probably should’ve taken off my gauntlets of +60 strength before stamping.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Unity “Deer to Me” set. The background was stamped using the Inkadinkado “Flower Flourishes” set.

I also stamped that same image on the envelope to keep it all matchy-matchy, earning me +94 coordination exp points.

This card will raise its glass in the following challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania: What’s in a Name? (“C” for Crystal - used champagne glass and Cuttlebug!)
Allsorts Challenge #214: Favourite Things (Prismacolors - my favourite colouring medium and Cuttlebug - love adding embossing to projects)
Fairytale Challenge #71: Favorite Colors (love making black and white cards!)

The party went off without a hitch and Mikael and his wife were so surprised and happy. After the joyous celebrations, it was back to preparing for more crafty quests.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Stephanie said...

This is stunning. I love the champagne glass image. Beautiful. Thanks for joining Jo's FFC.

Cards by Sharyn said...

Great use of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

sgc said...

Very pretty! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's "Anything Goes" challenge.

Julie Ann said...

What a striking Anniversary card, so elegant and absolutely perfect for our Spots & Stripes challenge this week.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck
Julie Ann x
(Penny's DT)

~ Jo ~ said...

This is a stunning and elegant card! I love that you created this with a tone on tone monochromatic look. This is just beautiful, love that champagne glass image and love the matching envelope! Thanks so much for linking this up at Jo's Funday Friday challenge this week!

♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

catherine said...

This looks great and thanks for sharing your favourite things over at Allsorts challenge this week
x catherine

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "spots and stripes" challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is a great anniversary card and I love the image and how you used this sketch. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps and don't forget about our blog hop @

Marcy said...

Great anniversary card! Very elegant looking and pretty design. Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Kerry said...

Very elegant card. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

Amanda said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card. Thanks for joining us over at Jo's Funday Friday.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our dry embossing challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT!
4 Crafty Chicks

Brenda said...

Oh I love this card! It is so elegant and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

May said...

this is fantastic!! Thank you for sharing, and for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!


DebR said...

This is beautiful...nicely done.
Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Lori said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week for our "dry embossing" challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card inside and out Crystal. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Favourites challenge x

Helen said...

A very elegant card - love the colour scheme.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Granmargaret said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Feeling Sketchy

Julene Matthews said...

This looks so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Bianca said...

Your card is so very lovely! I love the image and your coloration plus the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

DebiJ said...

Delightful & very elegant card, love those greys...
Thank you for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy!

Min said...

Thanks for playin’ along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog tomorrow for the kick off of the Christmas in July Celebration!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

Uta said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Fairytale Challenge.
Hugs, Uta

Dani art 4 U said...

Great card, I always like the matchy matchy touches lol. Thanks for playing at Feeling Sketchy xo

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