Friday, September 2, 2011

Stampsmith Challenge-Add Something Faux

Hi Everyone,
It is time for the Stampsmith Challenge!  The theme for this challenge is to use something Faux on your project.  It can be anything Faux.
Challenge Details:
Since it is the 1st of the month, you are welcome to use any stamps you like-all manufacturers.  You have until Sept 14th to make and link your project up on The Stampsmith Challenge Blog.  A random Winner of a $10 gift Certificate will be announced on the 15th.
I decided to use Faux Stitching on my card.   This is a fun way to add a little detail.  I think it would have been faster to actually sew it on my sewing machine though.  LOL  I do have a sewing machine right there in my studio.  But, the challenge is to use something faux...right!  Here is my Design Team project.

This is an image from the Flappers #3 set.  Another lovely lady.  You can find this set in The Stampsmith Shop.  Here is the whole sheet.  Nice!

When I first starting working on this card, I did not intend to make a Christmas Card.  But, as I kept going on it, I felt it was going in that direction.  The green Cs, the punched edge, just seemed very Christmasy to me.  So, I went with that.  And that is why I call this card Christmas Beauty.  Here is a close up.

I stamped the image on White glossy CS with black dye ink.  The CS: Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up) and the Cream (Bazzill).  I added the Faux Stitching with a fine tip brown marker.  Than I added a ribbon and done.   Here is what the inside looks like.

Well, I have two Christmas cards done.  70 more to go.  LOL  Okay, so get your Faux ideas flowing and click over the Stampsmith Challenge and show us your take on the theme.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Christmas Beauty is also entered in the:
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Hop: Anything Goes!

Have a great day.  Love ya.


  1. This is lovely Karen l adore your cards:) Sandra H

  2. Hi Karen. I love your card! The faux stitching on it look really good. LOVE the vintage photo of the flapper! What a neat collage sheet! Your card is so pretty. Very "art deco-ish" with the green die cut border on the left side of the photo. Love your design and the ribbon...perfect embellishment! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  3. Fantastic card Karen! Love both the image and the frame, they're gorgeous! And the olive colour is a great pick! Have a lovely weekend, Ira

  4. This is so pretty Karen....I love the shade of green you have used.

  5. I think this makes a lovely Christmas card! I love the vintage look for the holidays. I think the faux stitching adds a perfect touch, too. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  6. This is lovely Karen, your colours work beautifuly together, and she makes a perfect Christmas card x

  7. Gorgeous card Karen! Love the colour & that flapper image! x

  8. She kind of reminds me of my mother when she was young. A really pretty card!


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