Monday, 3 November 2014

The Golden Pear

     Here is my first DT project for Creative Expressions, I hope you like it. I shall be back every week with a new project featuring the great products available from Creative Expressions that you can buy in your local craft shop.
     Today I am working with the 'Partridge In A Pear Tree' stamp set. there are twelve stamps in this set, I have only used three for this project so there are more possibilities to come.
     I began by using the tiny pear background stamp to create a full background on cream card. For this I used Distress Inks Scattered Straw and Forrest Moss, stamping in a regular pattern to fill the sheet of card.
     I have used Distress Ink Crushed Olive to colour the edges of a white card blank so that it matches my chosen focal point card. The large pear is stamped on green card and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold.
     The frame is cut using a Spellbinder die Captivating Squares and antique gold card. The pear is mounted on the gold card and then mounted on foam pads on to the background card.
     My favourite part of this card is the little Partridge, he is stamped on Kraft card and embossed in Cosmic Shimmer Clear. I then used a white gel pen to colour him, along with brown, black and red alcohol markers, the markers work very well on top of the embossed areas allowing detail to be added. He is then fussy cut and mounted on foam pads, one on his head and two on his body to keep him level.
     To finish off my card I have added tiny yellow gems in the corners to give a little Christmas sparkle.
     Thank you for calling in, I hope you enjoyed my first creation for Creative Expressions, I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Feature A Creature
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas Is Coming
Crafty Calender - It's All About Christmas


  1. Congratulations! Love this card - the shades of green and that fab gold embossed pear - just lovely!

  2. what a fun and festive holiday card, i love the way you've used the pear idea in a few different ways and of course the partridge is a welcome addition to our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  3. Congratulations on your DT position. You are off to a great start with this fabulous card. You are naughty but I like you, enticing me into more delicious stamps to buy. hugs Mrs A.

  4. What a fun little partridge ... so very glad you joined our creature feature at Jingle Belles.

  5. Lovely project! Thanks for sharing it with The Artistic Stamper Challenge.
    Alison x

  6. Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x