Sunday, November 26, 2017

Mosaic Angel



I began making the mosaic background for this card by randomly cutting snippets of retired SU! dsp into odd shapes and sizes. I took a piece of plain white cardstock and ran it through my Zyron to cover it all with adhesive. I placed the snippets down all over, leaving gaps between pieces. After the snippets were placed, I covered the entire piece with gold embossing powder and heat-set it giving the mosaic effect. Once I trimmed the piece down, I embossed it with a We R Memory Keepers next generation "gemstones" ef to add more texture. The Gina Marie Designs die-cut angel and word "Blessings" were both done with the inside of a paper pad cover and the word "Christmas" (by SU!) was gold embossed on a piece of white card and hand-cut to fit the card. I placed this all on a kraft card base.

I'm sharing with the following challenges:

The November Rudolph Days challenge - make any Christmas creation


Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a great day!

Carol

20 comments:

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jane, such a beautiful mosaic background and pretty Angel.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

scrAPpamondo said...

You are surely "the snippets Queen", my friend! :D I think that Di will give you an award :) (but good luck for the challenge draw!)Your background is just stunning, how many pieces and the gold heat embossing plus the cold one make it precious and very texturized! The angel diecut is so beautiful and elegant! Very well done!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh my goodness this is so lovely!

aussie aNNie said...

Carol this is just beautiful and I love that background. stunning as always.xx[aNNie]🎄

Linby said...

well done on the use of a mega amount of snippets and creating such an effective card.

Wendy said...

Oh my, this is a real beauty, Carol! You make this look so easy! Love the gold with the snippets of paper all around and omgosh, that angel is beautiful!!! I don't think I have ever seen a more delicate or pretty angel die before! I just love this! <3

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I have seen you do this before and I just love this technique. Gorgeous card!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That background is really spectacular! I bow down to your superiority when it comes to snippets and left overs.

Di said...

This is such a fabulous technique Carol - I think I made you a weekly/fortnightly pick on a previous entry as it's such a super way to use up little snippets. LOVE it - clever you!

Hugs

Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a very wonderful card and your design is brilliant.
Love the gorgeous patchwork.
Thanks for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Brenda said...

Once again, Queen of Snippets fits you to a tee Carol! I love this card and I love how you did your background-you are to clever my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Carol, I love how you've created the background, very effective. xx

Stampsnob. said...

So so so pretty..........Lis

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the background you made with the snippets of pattern papers. And, adding the gold between really made it so extra elegant looking. Great background for those lovely dies.

Janice M said...

What a cool background! You are the Queen of using those tiny scraps and making them into master pieces. Love the Gold.

Robyn Oliver said...

Your mosaic background is amazing Carol, love the effect - must remember that idea... a really lovely card

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunner and thanks for joining us at November Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely card, CArol. Great for my challenge and oh so perfect for Di's! What a fabulous use of snippets on your background!!!

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jean said...

I love this card Carol, the beautiful white die cut angel looks great on your lovely mosaic background.
Jean x

wannabcre8tive said...

A very beautiful card. The white die cuts look amazing on the pretty background paper.