' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Challenge: A Gift For You

Thursday 1 November 2012

Challenge: A Gift For You

This week the challenge at Impression Obsession is "A gift for you". I have been meaning to make a card with a gift card holder so this is my inspiration for this card.

The background is CAC Rose lace (CC087) stamped in Versamark, then colored with pastels (chalks) using cotton balls. This technique allows complete control over where and which color is applied and I found it great fun.
The top right corner has been cut and glued to the inside of the card and I also cut a smaller portion of the top right corner of the base card, before gluing the background to the base card on the edges only (except the diagonal edge) thereby creating a pocket for my gift card.

The tag has also been stamped with the Rose lace, this time in white pigment ink, I punched some slot corners and added alpha rub-ons to say "For you".

To finish the card, although I didn't want to cover too much of the image,  I added a flower and some leaves.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. I really like the colors! Nice project.

  2. Very sweet way to present a gift card!

  3. Wow, Crafty!! What a beautiful project. Very beautiful background and the colors are perfect for flower too! A great gift card holder! Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

  4. C'est vraiment joli ! On dirait que tu as embossé en blanc les fleurs de ton fond, avant de les encrer légèrement.. Tu n'as mis que de la Versamark? L'effet est très doux et très naturel, j'aime beaucoup les couleurs aussi bravo. Bon dimanche créatif! coco x

  5. Such a soft and pretty background! The chalk really showcased the lace beautifully! A fantastic gift card holder! You rocked this challenge!

  6. This is something I have been meaning to do as well :)
    Lovely colours and stamp
    Von ♥

  7. c'est trop beau !!!! et ce fond est superbement réussi, j'aime beaucoup

  8. This is a great idea and love the colours the pastel colours are fab,and by the way thanks for the comments on my blog must confess not the best photographer but so nice of you to be so understanding x

  9. Awesome card! I have never tried this technique, what you did looks great! - I love those colors. And great idea to do a pocket for the gift card. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.