26 December 2011

A Happy New Year card with spots and stripes ....

We had a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, cooking, eating, singing carols - I got some fab presents and Santa brought me three new Magnolia dies and I've used two of the branch dies on this card which I made this morning while hubby was at a football match.  The image was coloured with Copics and I've used some cherry blossom Pion papers (which I gave to Andrea as a Christmas gift - but we share all our crafting supplies lol)   I cut the image with a nestie but before I took off the die, I distressed the background and over the actual die with tea dye ink which left a lovely little border.  Th square background paper has been mounted onto kraft card, then onto a kraft card, if you know what I mean. The lace is cream cluny traditional fan pattern and the ribbon is peach satin bands

I used the same tea dye distress ink to colour a 30m white rose, white pretty blossoms and a couple of white rosebuds  then added a pearl hat pin (it was too long so I stuck it through though the ribbon to secure it, then cut it short using strong wire cutters)

I will enter this card into the  Magnolia Inspiration Challenge Blog  (the challenge is 'happy new year') and also into the Daring Card Makers challenge to use spots and stripes  (I have used striped and spotted papers from Pion Design behind the image)

Lace, ribbon, hat pin and all Mulberry flowers are from Ribbon Girl
See you soon Mary G x


Mandy said...

Such a beautiful card Mary. Glad to hear you had a fab Christmas and received some lovely pressies.


mylkrafts said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining this week TOMIC Challenge. Happy New Year

Keilly said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the soft colours and gorgeous ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at The Daring Cardmakers this week!