Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mosaic Top Note


While sorting through my overflowing stash of pre-made elements, I found this mosaic top note I'd made some time ago and just put aside for unknown reasons. I used assorted snippets of black, grey, and vanilla colors, adhering them in random fashion on a piece of card stock that was run through my Zyron. After all the pieces were adhered, I added some gold ep and heat embossed it, giving the mosaic look. (click to enlarge for detail) I stamped a SU! blended bloom flower twice on vanilla cardstock and fussy-cut and popped both layers up on foam tape, adding a big gold brad to the center. The leaves were done with strips of black cardstock, folded lengthwise, and run through a paper crimper diagonally. Then I just hand-cut them in oval shapes, working around the fold, open them up and voila! 
I added a gold embossed sentiment, placed this on a light grey card base and called it done!

I'm sharing this with all the wonderful playmates over at the Snippets Playground #145.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

18 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love this Carol, a really stunning project.xx
The Journey is the Start

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! I love that flower - the gold looks amazing!

Kathy said...

Love the mosaic top note. All the elements used on your card look great together.

Di said...

Gorgeous Carol - and what a clever trick with the paper crimper for the veins on the leaves. You clever little sausage!

Hugs

Di xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Carol, the mosaic effect is so beautiful, super use of the snippets and very clever use of the paper crimper.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Liz said...

I love the mosaic effect you've created. A beautiful card. xx

jimlynn said...

Amazing and so pretty! Love the way it's mounted on the gray card stock too. Just beautiful!
Lynn

Jean Straw said...

Gorgeous card Carol, i love the pretty flower and the great idea for making the leaves.
Jean x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the look of the topnote piece and am glad you said to click to enlarge because then you can really see it. I don't quite understand how you made it but it is cool. I love the big flower with the big brad. It all comes together nicely.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Why don't I ever find such beautiful things in my big stash! I just love this!

Linda said...

Lovely card...awesome colors. I have not had time to visit much due to workload issues...keep up the great work!

Brenda said...

Wow, this card is stunning Carol! I love the gold in the mosaic and love the colors you used too. The flower is just stunning as well, love it done in gold and I am loving the black leaves as well. Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

I love your mosaic background and a brilliant idea using the crimped paper for our leaves. Hugs MrsA.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hi, love the idea of the mosaic, great card. 1st time visiting your blog! If you like challenges, I started a new "Throwback Thursday" challenge at my blog. Hope to see you popping by one of these days!
hugs form California
bibiana

Jessi Fogan said...

The mosaic pieces totally look embedded - this is awesome!!!

SARN said...

Simply LOVE this card Carol. Great layering up to make a bold and striking card. SUPERB xxx

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty Carol, because of you...(you are an enabler again) I purchased the top note die. I always like the cards you make using it.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is a golden beauty! So pretty and so elegant. Wow! Hugz!