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Saturday 16 March 2013

ABC - J for Just As You Like

At ABC today we have an Anything Goes challenge, or as we like to call it, Just as you like!

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter with a $20 gift certificate and Stamp and Create with a $25 gift certificate.

I used a Paper Shelter image for my card called Venice Carnival and it comes with a coloured digi, an outline digi (which is what I used) and a background paper, so excellent value for money, and if you are pushed for time you could make a card quite quickly. Mine took a little longer, lol


I coloured my image with a combination of copics and promarkers, and also went over some of the areas with the sakura sparkle pen to give it some glittery highlights, which aren’t showing in the pic above, but in the pic below you can see them quite well.

ABC Image 1

There is also a close up not showing the glitter. It’s amazing what different light angles will bring out! I went round the edge of the image with purple embossing powder, to tone in with the rest of the card. The pic below was before I chalked the background of the image with a shimmer chalk. ABC Image 2

The mask and corner were cut from the same lilac paper. A friend very kindly cut me some masks from the Spellbinders Venitian accents set, but I couldn’t find one amongst the generous amount she sent me that matched what I wanted to do, and so I went over it with versamark and then embossed with the same powder I did around the edge of the image, and did the same with the Cheery Lynn corner die which I cut myself. Now they matched!

ABC Corner

ABC Mask

They look almost black here, but they are a lovely rich purple. Midnight Violet Obsidian from the Moon Glow range, which are all two toned, I think.

The background I made myself with the Frantage Jewel Encrusted Kit in Purple, such lush things to throw on the card and melt in…… like a magpie I appreciate all the sparkle it creates. You can see it all sparkling away under the mask and in the picture above this one around the corner!

I distressed around the edge with some Pan Pastel chalk and then embossed around the edge with some more Midnight Violet. You can see the difference with embossing from underneath where it ends up silky smooth looking and from above which has given a rougher appearance.

The word ‘Masquerade’ was created using a stencil and some sakura sparkly pens. The pin and feathers were in my stash.


I am entering this into the following challenges:-

365 Cards - Day 73 Scattered

Alphabet Challenge - C for Coveted…… oooooh I coveted those frantage jewel encrusted kits the moment I saw them and thoroughly enjoyed using them here, but the little bottles are sooo small I was frightened to use too much, just on one card  - already been thinking of ways to stretch them out!

Chalk N Stock - March Challenge Anything Goes (chalk on main background - Pan Pastels and around image - Shimmer chalks from Pebbles Inc)

Clearly Inspired Challenge - #70 Die Cuts

Cute Card Thursday - #260 Anything Goes

Emerald Fairie Challenge - #41 Bling

Make My Monday - Heat Embossing

Paper Pretties - PWC249 Make Your Own Background Paper

Papertake Weekly - 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 diecuts, 3 colours, purple, silver grey, and green)

The Outlawz Challenge - 3d Twist (pin and mask)

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. I was the lucky recipient of this card and it is so gorgeous in the flesh. It's lovely to read about all the work that went into it. Thank you Lin. x

  2. A stunning creation Lin. The colors you chose are perfect for the image. Love that mask, and the sentiment together. Beautiful sketch too, and love all the sparkle.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  3. What a gorgeous card,
    Rosie x

  4. Gorgeous card, love the sparkle and feathers, thank you for joining us this week at make my monday, Laura xx

  5. What a fantastic card, Lin - love all the different elements and I agree, the frantage jewels are definitely coveted items. Thanx for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  6. Another fabulous card Lin, I super love how you coloured the face of the image and love the mask!

  7. This is such a beautiful card! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 365 Cards!!

  8. Awesome! Love the colors that you used on the card.
    Thanks for joining us at 365cards

  9. Beautiful image and fabulous embellies. Thank you for sharing it with us at Chalk N Stock this month and good luck! Hugs NIKKI DT

  10. This is amazing, Lin!!! Love all the purple and I absolutely adore the shine and glitter. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  11. Great background and captures the mood of venice and its finery.

  12. Wow, love it, fantastic card, very unique! Many thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faeries challenge, good luck and hope to see you again! hugs, judit x


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