Saturday, 3 December 2011

Going Green


with the LESS IS MORE challenge which has a colour theme of green this week.  Green fits right in for Christmas cards so I've made a Birthday Card!  Wasn't intentional but just developed that way.

I was so happy to have a play with one of my new Hostess sets - Simply Soft - which I hadn't had the chance to ink up so far.  This is a gorgeous stamp set where you can stamp an outline and then add background petals.  A Stamp-a-ma-jig is a huge help for this.  I stamped the branch in Always Artichoke and stamped the background flowers in Certainly Celery, but firstly I mixed the ink with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  So my branch still has some festive twinkle.  To mix the inks I squooshed the lid of my ink pad to create a pool and added a drop of the shimmer paint then use my Sponge Dauber to ink up my stamp.  I then cut out the branch with my Paper Snips.

Setting this aside I looked around for something to team it up with.  I decided to use a card blank of Garden Green.  With the name of the colour I started to think of gardens.  I cut a strip of the Garden Green.  Then using a strip of Pear Pizzazz, punched it with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  Now I had my trellis.  I criss crossed a star shape of ribbon in the central doiley with Old Olive Ribbon.  Then folded up the bottom of my strip to create a pocket.  I tied some Linen Thread around the bottom of the branch and added some of the smallest Basic Pearls before adding it to my trellis frame.

The sentiment is from another Hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes, love the font on this one although there are so many stamps in the set you will never need another birthday stamp again!

There's still time to take advantage of the extra benefits for being a Hostess, the promotion runs until the 15th Dec, check out my side bar for details.

I'd love to help you with your Christmas Shopping.  Stuck for ideas?  Why not have a look through our catalogue.  I'd be happy to help you out with your Christmas Wish list and can also arrange gift vouchers redeemable through myself.

Enjoy the rest of your Saturday night and thanks for your visit.  I look forward to returning it. x

23 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely birthday card, as always! Valerie

Margaret said...

Very elegant Aileen
Margaret x

Katina said...

Love this elegant and unusual design Aileen. xx

Mandi said...

My kinda thing
Lvoe it!
Thank you so much Aileen
mandi LIM

Chrissie said...

This is simply gorgeous Aileen... love those greens!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jo Street said...

Lovely card.
Jo x

Viv said...

Great card, well done :O) Viv xx

Faith A said...

Aileen, I love this, love your flower and the ribbon treatment, just lovely

Viv's Visuals said...

Really pretty card - like it lots.

Vicky Hayes said...

A pretty card Aileen and I love the cut out flower image. Vx

Kathyk said...

Simply smashing

Kathyk

Suzi B said...

Just lovely!
Suzi B :D

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful arrangement-I love the trellis! ;)

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card love all the greens

Anne

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card love all the elements XOXO Zoe

GinaA said...

Great ribbon work on your trellis, FAB card.

Meadie said...

Your card is really pretty, hugs x x

Meadie said...

Your card is really pretty, hugs x x

Jenny said...

I really like the trellis idea Aileen and I'm amazed at the detail cutting round the leaves...must have taken ages. Lovely card:)
Jenny x

Rosemary said...

wow... stunning card!!!

Suze Bain said...

Ooh, I do like those flowers and a great idea with the trellis! xx

Karen said...

Nice to see a birthday card, it's lovely Karen x

Marrigje said...

Beautiful design.

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