Saturday, 28 November 2015

A Christmas Flower

Hello everyone, I have another project using one of the large Flowerhead collection stamps from Chocolate Baroque to show you today. I have really enjoyed creating projects with these lovely large stamps, great for creating a focal point on a card. I have chosen to use the Circle Centre Flowerhead for this project.

I created my background by covering a gelli plate with turquoise ink, using a brayer. I used a piece of white card to take a print from the gelli plate, taking care to smooth the back of the card thoroughly. This is a really quick way of colouring a piece of card if you want a single colour. Once the card was dry, I stamped and embossed a harlequin design from the Harlequin Fragments stamp set onto the background, using Versamark and gold embossing powder.

I used Fired Brick Distress Ink and water to flick onto my background with an old toothbrush as I wanted splashes of red over the rest of the background, and a little bit of gold shimmer, using a Wink of Stella gold pen.

I stamped and embossed the flower onto red vellum twice, using Versamark and gold embossing powder, and cut it out. I added a leafy die cut, and matching dark green matting to complete my card.

Well, that's another Christmas card completed thankfully, not long to go now! Thanks for stopping by, xx


Paula (PEP) said...

Very effective use of the red for the sentiment & focal flower with the small red accents in the background to echo. I like your use of the non-traditional flower with the traditional red & green colours plus the pine leaves as well as the gold making it seasonal. As always the way you balance your designs is a treat to see.
Paula (PEP)

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Judith, I love your card and it's amazing colours. I do like how you've used the large flower head to create a Christmas card. Your background colour and images are brilliant, Kate x

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