Friday, May 23, 2014

Leather Embossed Card

Morning! I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious day... Yep, raining heavily in Yorkshire and here is my Crafty Catz GDT post for this week. (My Week 4/5.)

Challenge 232 - EMBOSSING 
Crafty Catz is a weekly challenge blog with fab bunch of talented crafters and they also have monthly GDT post and I'm Miss May so to speak :D Theme is embossing, and it could be wet embossing, heat embossing, dry embossing... You name it.

Sponsor for this week is Fitztown. Fitztown is a group of talented artists and crafters. we make a variety of products including fine art, sculpting, woodcrafts, papercraft, cardmaking and many more.

Fitztown Store
PRIZE.....3 digis of winner's choice. 

We can't wait for your creations! Join us this week (and weeks to come) at Crafty Catz. Remember to follow the theme "embossing".

I had a chance to get really beautiful leather embossed card from Papermills Direct and I used it for this creation. Image is from Fitztown. Maybe I've watched too much of The Game of Thrones? Wanted to name wolves as Ghost and Grey Wind, but chose Pearl and Diamond instead. ;)

Image is called "wild 8" and because one wolf seemed too lonely, I added mirror image to keep one company, printed it and coloured.

Wolf is a beautiful animal, one of the most beautiful I know. (At least when they are featured on the photos, pictures and framed)

Frame is handmade with old fashion ruler, scoring board, scissors and couple of test runs. And 12x12 cardstock and glue and metallic embellishments. By the way, beveled frame is NOT as difficult to make as you might think. You just need to get it sorted in your head. Well, I took my time. :D 

Eyes are highlighted with Glossy Accent to make them glow and it looks good.

Background is shaded only with a bit of metallic rub wax(?) or maybe it is chalk, no idea! Bottom part with bronze and natural white and upper part with two shades of blue. Sort of earth and sky.

Digistamp - Fitztown "wild 8"
Cardstock - Papermills Direct Leather Embossed card 
Colours - Letraset Flexmarkers
Glossy Accent
Metallic Rub-on chalk or wax
Peel offs for naming the wolves

12x12 sheet 
Metallic corners 

Challenges :)
Ruby's Rainbow - #79 Animals
Doodle Pantry - #46 Any Digi Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - #64 Anything but a Card
The Crafting Cafe  Creatures
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - One for the Guys
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - All about Animals
I Love Promarkers - #220 Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Nature's Glories

Thank you!


  1. This is stunning and had to smile at the GOT reference! Love the handmade frame too, have a great week xx

  2. This is just gorgeous, beautiful image.Thank you for joining us at the Crafting Cafe Challenge this month. Marlene DT

  3. oh this is awesome and now i get to see the image closer the colouring is stunning and those eyes wow. Great idea to mirror image the wolf. Another fab card so glad you joined us this may. have a good weekend

    1. Aunty Sue, it's been a pleasure to be with you all and promote Crafty Catz, sponsors and of course my creations ;) xx Enjoy the weather!

  4. Hej,

    Din svenska var det inget fel på :)
    Hur kommer det sig att du kan svenska?

    Din tavla är helt underbar! Gillar verkligen läderembossingen och vargarna är så fint målade.

    Ha en underbar helg
    Kram Nick

  5. Wow fantastic card Annemaritta just love the wolves and i love Game of Thrones too have a lovely weekend
    Hugs Dianne xx

  6. Wonderful & wild Wolf creation. Like the colors, framing & shading. Especially like the eyes. Thank you for entering Doodle Pantry May Ch. My daughter likes Wolves.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Doodle Pantry DT

  7. Oh wow! What a beautiful card! Stunning image and love the corners!! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Doodle Pantry challenge. I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  8. Hi Annemaritta, this is great, what a fab image, Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  9. Love the handmade frame hun, great project. Have a great weekend. Naomi x

  10. Hi hun fabulous project and thank you so much for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

  11. Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Male Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  12. Awesome card! Thanks so much for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door.

    TTCRD Design Team

  13. Stunning creation!
    Thanks for playing in the Creatures Challenge over at The Crafting Cafe!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  14. Very beautiful! Thanks for participating in the Doodle Pantry challenge!

  15. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafting Cafe. Good Luck! hugs Angelie

  16. What a lovely image. Thanks for joining us this month at Crafting Cafe. Good Luck!

  17. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining The Crafting Cafe this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT x

  18. Great use of embellishment to highlight the wolves :)

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month, and good luck.


  19. What a beautiful work of art! Love that you've chosen wolves, they're beautifully coloured and the frame is fab. Thank you for adding your inspiration to our May challenge at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx


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