Thursday, 26 February 2015

Monochrome mix-up

So here is the other card that I started yesterday. What was taking so long was the cutting out for the paper-piecing of the poinsettia!!

Firstly I took a pearlescent card to make a base, and die-cut the shape. Next a piece of patterned paper was added diagonally across the card. In retrospect I should have used a paper with a slightly subtler pattern! The poinsettia was stamped over this panel and heat embossed with Heat It Up in Black Sparkle. The image was stamped onto the same paper as the base panel, and also onto a black polka dot paper, which was heat embossed with stardust embossing powder. Layers were cut out from these papers and added to the base stamped image, leaving some areas bare for a more 3D effect. To finish a matching ribbon was added down the side, with a tag, bow and sentiment to finish.

This was inspired by the following challenges:
Cure for the Monday Blues #44 Inspiration Picture
MIM Tags
crafting by designs Thinking of you
CRAFT Sympathy
suzy bee's #68 Monochrome
Glitternsparkle 125 Black and White
Top 3 Badge
addicted to stamps #98 Embossing
crafty ribbons #113 Black and white

creative moments Paper Piecing
scrapbook stamp society #60 Shaped cards
vs sweet ideas #31 Red, White or Pink (obviously this is white).

Hugz Tinz


  1. Wow, you did a lot of work on this card. I can only imagine how beautiful the sparkle must be in real life! Thank you for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda :)

  2. Lovely poinsettia centre piece.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenges, Laura x

  3. beautiful poinsettia
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Co├Ârdinator

  4. This is really beautiful and chic too.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  5. Stunning card!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

  6. Beautiful monocrame card!
    Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 68 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  8. What a lovely card - love the paper piecing - thanks for sharing with us this week, at Glitter n Sparkle! Vic - DT x

  9. Wonderful monochromatic look, and I love the pop of gold from the sentiment! Thank you *so* much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

  10. Beautiful - a really elegant card.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  11. This is gorgeous and thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday's tag challenge.
    Fliss x