Tuesday, 1 November 2011

flower die

  I have not been able to keep up with all the challenges that I would have liked, and this is the first one for Playdate that I have managed for quite some time. The colour scheme was kraft, flesh and pale blue for challenge 105, and I thought that would do nicely for a Christmas card that would also fit Bah humbug 43, to use die cuts - also a chance to play with my new stamps from Chocolate Baroque! I started with a kraft card blank, cut down from A4, and stamped the image from the Christmas cheer plate in bashful blue ink - so far, so good - problem was matching the blue ink with card to make the flowers, almost had to resort to colouring white card with the ink ( can quite see the attraction of stampin up's colour co-ordination now!) I used a Marianne die to cut the flowers, and a top note die to cut the backing shape from glitter card, the nearest I could find to a flesh colour. I partially decoupaged the trees and tree trunks in the front of the image, cut it out and glued it over the die cut before adding the flowers. I added some shimmer paint round the edges of the petals, and a quick squirt of silver spray as well.                                                              The second card will also qualify for Bah humbug, as I used the same dies. the stamp is from the Peace on earth plate, embossed with copper EP onto white card. The card was then brayered over using the waterfall big'n'juicy pad, before using night of navy ink to darken the sky immediately round the star, then chipped sapphire DI over the rest of the card. Cut out, mounted onto a thin layer of copper card, then onto a piece printed from the peacock summer party cd (also chocolate baroque) before adding to an A5 card in dark blue. Copper card for the marianne die flowers, with the leaves from an EK punch in green.


  1. lovely cards Vronnie. I particularly like the first one. It's an interesting colour combination isn't it, and one I rather like. Kate x

  2. Two beautiful contributions - love them both. Thanks so much for sharing with us again at Humbug Hall.
    Ann and Max xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  3. Two brilliant Christmas cards and an unusual colour scheme but it works. I know what you mean about the SU matching card etc - I often think I don't need it and then matching up turns into a nightmare

  4. I love both cards! I think your color combination is beautiful!

  5. Love both these Veronice. That colour combo is lovely. I'll have to try and remember that one. Clever use of the peacock paper - I'd never have thought to use it for Christmas but it works well.

    Lesley Xx


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