Today challenge is easy and fun. Silke gave us a beautiful sketch to work with. For my sample I stamped the Cardinal from Flourishes Christmas Classics in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Classic White cardstock. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Cardinal and berries: R08, R27, R29, R59  Beak and feet: YR15, YR18, R08   Branches: E55, E57, E57   Background: B0000) and cut and embossed with a Classic Circle Nestabilities dies along with the Out of the Box Technique.

The edges of the image layer were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before the image was layered on a piece of Classic White cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Tear Drop Circle Nestabilities dies. The edges of that circle were slightly sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

The edges of a 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of 25 Days of Christmas Simply Stories Patterned Paper were sanded and sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink before they were stitched and adhered to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece from the same paper pack. The bigger piece had been sanded and sponged as well.

Two 1 1/4″ x 4″ different patterned 25 Days of Christmas paper strips were also sanded and sponged before they were stitched as horizontal layers over the other papers. One of the strips  had a piece of Ivory Crochet Lace stitched underneath.  May Arts Ivory Organdy Ribbon was tied around that layer, tied into a bow and topped with a Basic Grey button, tied on ivory embossing thread.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Classic White cardstock folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded. A Finesse Pearl Swirl ,cut apart and adhered partly to the lower left, partly to the upper right hand corner,  finishes off the card.

Please check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge members for more samples and inspiration:

Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Maki Jones
Mona Pendleton
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger
December Guest Designer Theresa Pollack

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles
















Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

43 Responses to “Timeless Tuesday – A Sketch”

  1. Was für ein wundervolles Werk liebe Beate, unglaublich schön *seufz*

    Einen schönen Nikolaustag
    wünscht Dir

  2. Simply said, it’s beautiful!!!

  3. Beate, this is lovely! Your coloring on the cardinal is perfect. You do red well!

  4. Beate, this is stunning! Love all that sponging and the beautiful addition of the pearls!

  5. I just found your blog and must say that I absolutely LOVE the way that you display the products that you use to create your cards. I am a very visual person and I find it so refreshing to see how you have created at a glance. Your creations are stunning, and I shall be following your blog closely. I have just purchased (finally) my first “batch” of copics and am hoping that I can master them. There is no certification in my area, so I am looking for tutorials and hope to purchase a book.

  6. Beate!!! your cards are always so beautiful!!!
    thanks for sharing,
    stamping sue

  7. Beautiful card Beate! That Cardinal looks gorgeous! Great mix of patterned papers!

  8. Oh Beate, you have me swooning over your cards every Tuesday!! I love your Red Robin it looks so real and the red is a true red!! You make the most Amazing cards and I get such joy an inspiration in them!! Thank you for joining Flourishes DT, you have really inspired me to try to think outside the box more on my cards! 🙂

  9. Hello Beate, what a beautiful image that goes so well with the paper collection you used. It’s so hard to do red & of course you nailed it. Thank you for sharing! xo

  10. Hello again Beate, I already left a comment earlier, but I noticed when I click on some of the blue highlighted products you used it comes up as an error & won’t take me to the paticular site store. I don’t know if it’s just me or anyone else haveing the same problem. It’s not all of them either that’s why it’s odd. I thought I’d let you know. Stop by tommorrow. ;0) xo

  11. So beautiful!! You coloring is stunning! I love the mix of those designer papers. Pretty frame and coloring too.

  12. Gorgeous card, Beate! I love the papers and the wonderfully colored cardinal! Beautiful details!

  13. That’s beautiful, Beate! I love the pearl flourishes. Your interpretation of the sketch is perfect!

  14. Ohhh that is gorgeous! I love the vintagey dp with the cardinal!

  15. Beate, this is beautiful!! I love cardinals~

  16. Oh how beautiful Beate!! I just love your coloring of the cardinal and all your details. So elegant and gorgeous!! The colors and choice of dp are beautiful!!

  17. My dear Beate…. breathtaking your card!!!
    Fantastic vintage look and fabulous contrast with White details.
    Have a fabulous day

  18. Beate, what a lovely card with the beautiful cardinal. Your cards are always so amazing. Thanks for your comment on my card. Have a great day!

  19. This card is lovely. The bird are wonderful and coloured very well.

  20. Such a gorgeous card, Beate! I LOVE cardinals…he’s so handsome! Love all your swirls and flourishes. 😉

  21. Just beautiful! I love Cardinals and I think this is my favorite Flourishes Christmas image. I have used it several times and will never part with it. 🙂

  22. So pretty, Terrific coloring, just love the blue around the bird and then the brown around the edges, Love the papers you used for this sketch, the pearls top it off just Lovely!

  23. wowwwwwww ! and wowwwwwww !
    very beautiful card Beate.

  24. Gorgeous Nina! BTW…….you asked……cream colored finesse swirls will be a new release at CHA Winter 2012!!!

  25. What a beauty! It certainly brings some Joy into the holiday spirit. Very lovely. Pat

  26. Beautiful – I love that cardinal anyhow and you make it look wonderful!!!

  27. Really beautiful, Beate! Love the die-cut circle behind the cardinal, and your fabulous coloring!

  28. That dear drop circle is something that is making me envious (sp?)…your card is stunning Beate…as always another coloring masterpiece! The pearl swirls make a very striking appearance (sp?) again) on this beautiful card! Love every element you added, not to leave out that beautiful bow!!! Thanks for sharing!

  29. What a lovely creation you made. Thanks for sharing with us.

  30. beautiful!!
    PS the link from the Flourishes blog takes me to a tag of yours for #146

  31. what a beauty! love the vintage looks. you rocked this one, Beate! love it!

  32. Absolutely beautiful Beate … Hugs … Carole

  33. I love the layers in this card. So elegant.

  34. Wow, so pretty! Love how you have expertly embellished this!

  35. beautiful!!!

  36. Gorgeous interpretation of the sketch w beautiful coloring & I love the pearl flourishes!

  37. Absolutely gorgeous, as always! Your work is exquisite!! 🙂

  38. Beatte, your card is simply gorgeous. I love that bird. The pearls and ribbon are just the perfect accent. Gorgeous work!!

  39. gorgeous! I love the sketch and I love cardinals. Your coloring is always amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.


  41. Gorgeous card, Beate!

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