Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Secret Garden - handkerchief-style!

I'm quite fascinated by hanky-type layouts at the moment and today's card came about when I saw the sketch at CAS Colours and Sketches. It also fits challenges at ATSM (to make a clean and simple card), CAS on Sunday (to use black and white plus one other colour), and Dynamic Duos (a colour combo of Pear Pizzazz and black with the option of featuring a plant). I'm panting after that sentence so without further ado - come and see what I've made:


Black and green is quite a favourite combination of mine and I do feel that a black card base can give a simple layout a nice bit of drama. I particularly like a black silhouetted flower with green accents like this one from Stampin' Up's Secret Garden.


The flower was stamped onto the white panel and the handkerchief-style scoring added over the top using my Simply Scored tool. I stamped another flower, cut it out (there are framelits to make this easy!) and popped it up over the first. I used a marker to add colour to the flower centre with a marker before dotting it with my 2 way glue pen and heat embossing with clear embossing powder.

I could have used the leaves from the Secret Garden but I noticed the clock ticking urgently at this point and felt a quick click with a punch was the answer!

This is the fabulous sketch I was working from today:

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Secret Garden, So Sorry
Ink: Black stazon, Pear Pizzazz marker
Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Other: 2 step bird punch, Simply Scored, Secret Garden framelits, Big Shot, clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
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Whenever I offer pears to my family I always ask if they'd like 'a pair of pears'. I started mucking about with words to amuse myself and the children when they were small and I'm afraid I never stopped! (More examples are Sammy Sandwich, sublana (my eldest son's way of saying banana), nippy noodles and creme de la creme a la Edgar (meaning cream and taken from Disney's Aristocrats). We are a weird old lot but it makes me smile and I bet my children will do the same with their own children!

I shall be back tomorrow with another hanky-style creation. See you then!

32 comments:

  1. Terrific "hanky" card. Love it's style and elegance xxx

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  2. This is so striking Vicky. Blimey I must be behind the times, I'd never heard of hankerchief cards. Thanks for showing me!

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  3. oooooooooooo, Vicky. I LOVE your colour combo. Breathtaking!!! Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S xx

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  4. Love the hanky scoring Vicky I've not seen that before. Beautiful card love that colour combo, your family words made me smile, we have silly words too, one being plissies for slippers!
    Val x

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  5. This is definately reminiscent of a hanky, but mine never looked this good! Really lovely fresh colour combination too. I just popped over to CASology and wanted to to congratulate you on your 'yellow' card creation! Well done!

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  6. Oh Wow!! I LOVE this Vicky!! I think I will definitely have to be caseing this,one! ;)
    Lizy xx

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  7. Love the card Vicky - just beautiful.

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  8. I love this Vicky, the CAS design is gorgeous and the score lines make for a stunning finish. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

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  9. Beautiful card Vicky. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M Challenge again this week.
    Florence x

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  10. A beautiful, stunning and so gorgeous card Vicky. I love the dramatic efect of the black flower and embossing.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. Gorgeous card Vicky, beautiful and dramatic in these colours.

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  12. Very fun use of both challenges, this card turned out so bold and stunning!!! Love the scoring and your bloom is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

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  13. This one's a stunner Vicky and it's the first hanky panky style cards I've seen! lol xx

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  14. STUNNING card Vicky I love it, I can also see it in other colours

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  15. Stunning creation Vicky...love the embossing...

    Anne

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  16. Beautiful card Vicky. Love the hankerchief embossing and super elegant flower. x

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  17. Fabulous card Vicky. I think I'm going to have to CASE this one. It's so elegant and a great colour combo.

    Kat xx

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  18. Another beautiful and stylish card, Vicky.
    We have all sorts of words/phrases which only our family understand - I assumed all families did this, it's not weird at all! xxx

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  19. Very elegant card Vicky - such a simple design but very effective! I like the double-layered flower too.
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! See you again soon. :)

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  20. Very pretty card. The scored lines add so much.

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  21. Love this card Vicky, stunning colours and beautifully bold lines - thanks for joining in this week at CAS - Jacqueline xx
    PS - we call squirty cream 'flop' in our house!

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  22. Love the handkerchief technique - definitely not to be sniffed at. I really think this one could catch on!

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  23. Very pretty card Vicky! I had never heard of a hanky style, but I love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week :)

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  24. Oh Vicky I can always count on you to make a fabulous card, love the scoring. Thank you sharing with us this week at Dynamic Duos!

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  25. Such a beautiful, elegant card. I love the embossing and offset panel. Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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  26. Hi Vicky. Great CAS card. Simply stunning. Love your colour scheme. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Good luck! Monika

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  27. I had no idea what the hanky style was until I saw this Vicky. I absolutely love the clean and elegant effect of the scoring and your layered flower. A stunning and wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

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  28. Love your take on our sketch challenge. The flower is so elegant and the scoring is sublime!. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week

    Louise xx

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  29. I love the simple elegance of your card Vicky, and the embossing is a great touch

    Bev x

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  30. Guess I came late to the party.
    I love this card. I love the black and white with just one touch of color and the scored lines. This is simple and elegant and striking!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x