AnnaBelle Sketch Challenge (ABSC047)

Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Christmas Cards | 25 comments

Happy Friday to you all,

The challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps this week is a sketch challenge. Why not take the plunge and come and join us?

I decided to flip the sketch on its side and came up with this. In place of a sentiment, I added a butterfly – so I can use this for any occasion. The technique I used is called trapped embossed resist. I stamped and clear heat embossed Fanciful Flowers onto some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye. (Yes you read that right, I used some patterned paper!) I then went over the stamped images with distress inks – the clear embossed flowers resisted the ink, trapping the patterned paper behind the clear embossing. It was fun to get all “technique-y!” I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Presents a Patterned Paper Challenge over at Lilypad cards.

And while I was at it, I decided to make a blue one as well. The patterned paper didn’t show through as well, but it is there – if you squint!!


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps Fanciful Flowers stamp set
Ink: Versamark watermark ink, Distress inks – Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood
Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white card
Other Supplies: AnnaBelle Stamps Natural jute twine, American Craft clear embossing powder, heat gun, My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found patterned paper, lace, Glossy Accents (to adhere twine and butterflies), Martha Stewart Butterfly punches, vellum, AnnaBelle Stamps pearls, Ranger Wondertape (1/2″), Ink blending tool,

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the DT have created. The Belles’ links are on my side bar.

Thanks for visiting.


About our challenges:
– We post our challenges every Friday at 12:00pm AEST (AEDT during Daylight Savings).
– Each challenge runs for a week, and will close on the Friday 10.00am so that we can announce and showcase our weekly winners prior to the next challenge.
– Each weeks winner will receive our special blinkie to display on their blog and a $10.00 Gift Voucher to spend in store at AnnaBelle Stamps (or something equivalent).
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– Copy and save our challenge banner and include it and a link back to the ABS blog in your post.
– Please link directly to your entry not just to your blog.
– Please don’t link to postings made prior to the date of our current challenge. All projects submitted must be new.
– A maximum of 7 challenges may be combined including this one.
– You may enter any of our challenges several times as long as each submission is with a new creation.
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  1. I like it!!

  2. What a very cool technique! I have to give it a go… makes quite a statement! Stunning cards GF!

  3. Hope you are recovering well after using ‘patterned’ paper… and boy have you done it with a WOW! You really should use it more often, the result is fantastic Marion!

  4. Oh, fabulous technique Marion… this is one I need to try. Your cards are gorgeous 🙂

  5. Both are so beautiful. I must try this technique. I love the vellum butterflies. Need to remember that as well.

  6. Absolutely wonderful !!!

  7. What a great technique! You’ve produced a stunning card in both colours!

  8. These are beautiful! I have the same trouble with patterned paper but you executed this just wonderfully 🙂

  9. Love these great textures, Marion! So pretty!

  10. Well, well, well . . . look at you using patterned paper! Perfection Marion! They are both STUNNING! You are so good at using interesting techniques!

  11. Just gorgeous Marion – you are so talented!

  12. Fabulous technique and yay for using up some scrummy DP! 😀

  13. Oh my, your card is just gorgeous! I love the effect of stamping on the patterned paper, and the inked edges look awesome too :0)
    Jenny x

  14. Stunning cards Marion, both of them!! I’m so glad you explained the first one though because I was trying to work out what you’d done…it’s simply gorgeous!!

  15. I wondered how you did that! It looks so awesome with that patterned paper! Such a unique look 🙂 And I love how you interpreted the sketch!

  16. One word for your cards Marion…GORGEOUS! Stunning work, love the way you flipped the sketch and your butterflies are just so cute!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  17. LOVE these, Marion! Beautiful lace and beautiful design – thanks so much for sharing them with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  18. I would just like to pass on to you the Liebster Blog Award to say thanks for all your support (no pressure to forward it on – I just appreciate your friendship). Hugs. Therese

  19. Just popping by to let you know I’ve awarded you a Liebster Blog Award. No need to return the shout out, just my way of saying thanks for your inspiration and kind words of encouragement!

  20. Wow, what a stunning effect! Both are just gorgeous.

  21. I am drooling over these cards…great technique! I’m going to have to pull out my notes from the JM class to see how you did these. Beautiful, beautiful colors!!

  22. both gorgeous cards Marion, but the 1st has to be my favourite, what an amazing effect- STUNNING! 🙂

  23. These are both gorgeous, Marion, but the first one is especially stunning!

  24. I’m rather late making the rounds – my life exploded – :~D I LOOOOOOVE THIS – I’m going to try this ASAP!!! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings….

  25. Beautiful, Marion – thank you for the link on today’s post or I would have missed these beauties 🙂

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