Friday, March 9, 2018

Mosaic Christmas Angel


I recently made this Christmas card with bits of some leftover SU! dsp that were too small to use for anything else. I started with a piece of cardstock run through the Zyron to coat it with adhesive, then placed those bits randomly, leaving spaces between. After all the snippets were placed, I heat-embossed with gold ep and then die cut the panel and card base with Lil Inkers stitched rectangles. I added a cherry cardstock oval done with a GMD stitched oval die, then made the angel. The angel is a GMD die that I cut from foiled gold and vanilla and inlaid the vanilla negatives back into the gold. The sentiment is a portion of the Peace on Earth die done with a Die Versions die.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

the Snippets Playground #321 - must use snippets
CHNC #375 - Christmas anything goes - optional vintage or shabby chic

Oh, and if you're wondering what I did with the snippets from making this card, I made a 2nd card...


I noticed in the photo that I need to make some adjustments on the gold inlaid pieces on the angel but that's minor. The word Peace was die cut with a MB die and the mosaic frame is the piece leftover from cutting the rectangle on the first card. I used it to frame this card.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great kick-off to the weekend!



Carol

17 comments:

Wendy said...

What a way to kick off the weekend, Carol! These cards are absolutely AMAZING! I love when you create these mosiac style cards...they are always so pretty! And that angel...WOW! So festive! One of these days when we get together you have to show me how to create this type of card! Love it! TFS and have a great day! :)

Di said...

Wow Carol, these are both so lovely! My word, tops marks for patience. I do so love your msaic technique and have fianlly noted it down to try - so many ideas and too few hours in the day!

Hugs

Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are just too clever! You're Christmas stash is really growing! So pretty.

Jean said...

What a fabulous way to use all those snippets. Both versions of your card look amazing, I love the angel die.
Jean x

jimlynn said...

Two sensational and beautiful cards! Love that die cut and the mosaic is so pretty.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... I have absolutely to try these mosaic background with snippets! Any time I see them on your blog I'm in awe with this technique! You are the queen of the recycled background! :D That angel looks amazing, great work with the inlay! Love both the cards, and love the idea of recycling the already recycled leftover snippets! :D

Liz said...

Super card, Carol, the mosaic background is so effective. xx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Carol, you have created a super background with your snippets and the second one is very elegant.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great cards! I love all the little pieces that you used on your cards, both on the background and on the angel.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both versions are so very beautiful! I love that angel die.

Heidi Stamps said...

Such a pretty die and in gold, this makes for a very rich look. I just always love your mosaic backgrounds, one day I am going to try it!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning use of snippets and beautiful results on both cards.x [aNNie]
 ❤️

MaryH said...

You are the queen of Paper Quilter cards! Love the random look of this mosaic (and you know I'm thinking quilt!) The cherry cobbler looks so pretty behind the lovely angel. Kudos to you for using the left bits to create a frame for the 2nd angel. The foiling on #2 angel has such a glimmer to it Both cards are just gorgeous. TFS & Hugs

JD/ Jill said...

Both are lovely (and clever( cards) I recently found a bag full of left over pieces from my Stampin' Up Christmas paper...and thought to myself "What am I saving this for? Well, because of you...I'm so happy that I did Not throw out that bag of snippets!

Janice M said...

You always amaze me with these gorgeous backgrounds you create! I specially Love the top card it's beautiful!! One of these days I'm gonna figure a way to try it, no large Zyron here.

Kathy Klersy said...

wow -I love, love, love the technique you used to make the background for these and will be trying that in the near future for sure! Thanks for joining us at HLS this month!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

this is a beautiful card, hard to believe it came from your scraps
Thanks for joining us at HLS
Barb Housner (DT)