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)


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

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

  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

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

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

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


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