Thursday, 23 August 2018

Hark The Christmas Rose


     I thought a floral Christmas card would ease us gently into the festive projects, it's closer than you think when you have lots to make. I was also inspired by a challenge theme over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, I used to be a regular player a while ago but life has taken a few turns since then.
     This beautiful stamp is by Chocolate Baroque, it's perfect for a seasonal card rather than a Christmas card.
     The image was stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa ink so that I could use alcohol markers to colour it, the card is medium weight and suitable for use with markers. A combination of three shades in both pink and green were used to fill in the flowers.
     The stamens were coloured a pale yellow but it lacked zing, so I used the 2in1 glue pen and added some gold foil.
     The gold pearlescent card was used for a narrow mat layer and also for the die cut wrap across the bottom. Misty Rose pearlescent card matched the flowers perfectly so that became the main mat layer on a white card blank. The greeting is a tiny peel off as I couldn't find, in all that stash, a stamp small enough to fit the label. It's all stuck flush to the card so it will go standard post should it need to.

Materials list - available from your  local craft shop
Stix2 Anything -    Pearlescent Card - Misty Rose & Gold
                             Shiny Transfer foil gold
                             Double Sided Tape
                             2in1 Glue Pen
                             PVA Glue
                             7x5 Card Blank

Other items -        Chocolate Baroque stamp - Hark The Christmas Rose
                             Memento - Rich Cocoa
                             Alcohol markers
                             Sizzix Dies - Fancy Wrappers
                             White Card suitable for alcohol markers


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas   (F)
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas   (M)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - Anything Christmas   (F)

6 comments:

  1. Magnifique ce bouquet de d'hellebores, sobre mais si chic, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52cct, biz

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  2. Lovely card you made and I like the script background :-)) Thanks for joining us at the 52CCT.

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  3. This is beautiful! Wonderful colours and colouring and a great design. However many stamps we have, there is not always just the right one! Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

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  4. Such a gorgeous stamp, with script and music! Your non traditional colours look amazing. Thanks for joining in with the 52CCT.

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  5. Love this! Very many thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the challenge. Judy x DT

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  6. Lovely card, Rocky! Thanks for joining us at the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge. Marsha DT

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