Dearest Friend


Hi there

Inspiration for tonight’s card came from the Altnew Challenge.

When the Sketchy Floral stamp set arrived yesterday, it  changes my plans a little as I just had to play! I stamped it in Versamark and then heat embossed with Copper embossing powder. The flowers are water coloured with Distress Inks and the leaves with Brilliance Cosmic Copper Ink.  Of course I added a little Wink of Stella to the flowers to give a little bit more sheen.

The piece is very large so I fussy cut it and divided it into sections.  This card features about half the image, so there’s another card in the pipeline!

I raised the middle panel and flowers and added some copper thread.

Challenges:  Altnew Inspiration  – August 2017, Simon Says Stamps Wednesday- Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark and CAS(E) this Sketch ctd#236.

PS When I visited the blog to enter my card at Altnew, I realised that Erum had used the same set for her card.  I hope that doesn’t matter.


Thanks for your visit

Helen honourable addict[1]

Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

10 thoughts on “Dearest Friend”

  1. Just like Therese, I knew where your inspiration came from the minute I saw it. You’ve done such a fantastic job with your card, Helen. Using copper instead of gold was a great choice. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.


  2. OMGoodness Helen this is stunning. So many beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful elements here and I so love your amazing colouring. Love everything you have done here. The bronze embossing is perfect. Great fussy cutting. You certainly NAILED the Altenew Challenge.


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