Friday, 20 April 2012

Green and white challenge

 Here is my entry for this weeks 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. This weeks challenge is Green and White and I am pleased to say that this idea popped into my head straight away. It did take a little longer to get it down on card though!!
The background is stamped in Brilliance Pearlescent Olive and a lovely stamp that I think was from Fiskars. I have some lovely olive green card which inspired the whole thing when I found it matched the ink pad, what are the chances of that happening ?!
The rosette paper has been stamped the same as the background, then cut using the Sizzix Tim Holtz rosette plate. The edges are touched with a Gold acrylic dabber...I know gold wasn't in the challenge but I'm going to claim artistic license. The centres are coloured with the olive ink with a die cut snowflake topped with a small dab of golden pearl PVA from Cosmic Shimmer.
The rosette baubles are hung from a die cut tree branch from Marianne Designs by thin gold thread.
The white background has been run through an embossing folder
called Snowflakes from Cuttlebug.
The bottom rosette is built up using two papers. Cut the top layer a little shorter than the bottom with a trimmer or a knife before assembly. Glue the ends together on each layer but before you glue the centres lay one colour onto the other and form the rosette as one, this will give you a perfectly edged, single depth rosette.
I'm sorry to have missed several weeks of the challenge but at least I will have some cards ready for Christmas which is a bonus, as they say 'Every little helps'.
I hope to show you some of the samples for next weeks workshop over the weekend. If it keeps raining then I can't do much in the garden so I will just have to craft!!!

4 comments:

  1. lovely, hadn't thought of using rosettes as ornaments - great idea!

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  2. I love your rosettes and your card too - thanks for joining in with us this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  3. Gorgeous card hugs Karen x

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  4. This is just amazing! Love the rosettes as ornaments on your branch!!! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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