Wednesday, April 23, 2014

thanks on a net

thanks on a net

this card's design was based on this week's retrosketches #111

and the choice of colours were taken from colorQ challenge #238

* the card's base was kraft card, sprinkled over with Stampendous Frantage aged ivory embossing enamel and heat-embossed (I love the specks of gold sprinkled across the card)
* instead of using another patterned paper for the outermost square, I decided to go with a square of straw netting (which was inspired by the straw hat in the colorQ picture) layered over the purple distressed edged square
* 'thanks' sentiment is a die-cut on yellow glitter paper - die-cut is from Paper Smooches - Quote Tag dies.

I particularly like how the tiny flowers appear as if they are caught among the netting!

Die-cut used:


  1. Loving the use of the frantage background..a great idea. Love the layout and the overall card is just beautiful x Beverley x

  2. Oh WOW! What a beautiful card!! the colors and the details!!

  3. This is so creative! I love how the net "catches" your embellishments... very clever!

    Thanks for joining us this week at RetroSketches!

  4. What a lovely way to use the bright colours by layering those flowers over the neutral background - very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week!