Friday, 29 April 2016

PPA298 – A Sketch Challenge from Ginger Toivonen

 Sketch Challenge

 #PPA298 – A Sketch Challenge from Ginger Toivonen

Hello and welcome once again to my blog. I am still loving the inspiration from the challenges and this weeks challenge is the above sketch from Ginger Toivonen.

For my card, I am sharing a sneak peek of one sheet from some new DSP's called Affectionately Yours.

Here is my card

'Affectionately Yours'

#Affectionatelyyours #Sweetheartpunch #Nightofnavy #KOCreationscards #Saharasand #PPA298

How I made Affectionately Yours:

  • I cut my Sahara Sand A4 card stock to 11cm x 15.5cm side fold. Then cut my Gold Foil sheet 2mm smaller then the Night of Navy 2 mm smaller again. I cut a small piece on the DSP to 6cm x 8cm and a piece of Night of Navy to 6.5cm x 6.5cm. To enhance these pieces I decide on the gold foil & cut these sheets to be 2 mm larger for both pieces.
  • Using the Sweetheart punch on the navy cardstock...I created a window effect for the gold foil. I lifted this by using the Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • I coated the Expression dimensional with Versa Mark embossing ink the dusted with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder. For a good finish you must heat up you heating tool before applying it in the direction of the powder.
  • After placing my centre pieces in the Sketch arrangement, I glued the sentiment in place using my Multi Purpose glue.
  • With Sahara Sand I punched 1 large flower with the Fun Flower punch and 3 smaller ones with the Petite Petals punch. I grabbed my Botanical Builder Framelits and cut 1 with Sahara Sand and then 1 in Gold Foil to bring the Gold color to the front..
  • I applied Night of Navy ink around the edges of each flower. Using an Antique brad that blended with the gold tones I put my larger flower together. Twisting the Gold foil petals one under the other on every second petal.
  • I adhered the flowers using Dimensionals, then thought they needed a little more Ooomph. So, I reached straight away for my Metallic Sequins....adding a gold sequin the the centre of the small flowers and a few to the cut & layered DSP.
#Affectionatelyyours #Sweetheartpunch #Nightofnavy #KOCreationscards #Saharasand #PPA298

Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog & I hope you enjoyed my card creation.

If you are looking for any of the items that I used to make my card, look no further. I have listed them below for you!


  1. Beautiful card and layout Kim. Love the touches of gold, looks so regal. :)

    1. Thank you Juan :) I can't take credit for the basic layout, as it was part of the sketch. I agree with you views on the gold in the card, it certainly adds that little extra.

  2. SO beautiful! That night of navy just makes the other colors look so rich!

    1. Thank you Patti, I agree night of navy and gold work so well for a rich & regal finish.

  3. Incredibly beautiful card Kim! That paper just comes to life with the touches of gold! Thanks for playing with the PPA this week.

    1. Thank you so very much Ginger :)


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