Monday, 18 April 2011

French Foliage Mosaic

Hello Everyone

Well I had a card planned for my technique class this month which featured a very pretty hostess set called Because I Care. I did have these cards on display during my class and will put them at the end of this post - but having received French Foliage, I couldn't resist a re-design!


I just ADORE this stamp set - you can't go wrong with it! First we stamped some random images on a rectangle of whisper white cardstock, then used the 11/4" square punch to punch out six squares. We then created a mosaic with the images, (some did them in the order they were stamped in as above, some were laid out at random, as below).

The background is Crumb Cake card stock stamped with the Very Vintage wheel to create a subtle effect.

We finished with the oh-so-cute buttons, created with the Big Shot machine and Sweet Buttons Embosslits die. That machine makes such great embellishments - we simply cut and daubed them with Crumb Cake ink and drew in the thread with an Early Espresso marker.

OK here are the original designs... Baja Breeze and River Rock


And a monochrome option...


I do like the Because I Care ones - but my favourite has got to be French Foliage - so what do you think? 


9 comments:

  1. tres chic!!...i love them all as well...but i really find myself drawn to the 2nd because i care...the french foilage though is perfect for this layout/design...and i love the crumb cake

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  2. I love the French Foilage - and I didn't even like that set now I NEED it. Gorgeous work Liz
    Hugs Hayley
    x

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  3. Love them all - and love that set too! TFS xx

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  4. These are all so beautiful. Hard to pick. However, French Foilage is one of my favorite sets. I hope it makes it to the big catalog. The color combos on these cards are fantastic as well. TFS
    Carrie
    www.carriesscrapyard.com

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  5. Very GORGEOUS creations.... I loved them all.... Especially the first one with the lovely colors & pattern..... :)

    Ash....
    (http://hastkala-oceancihope.blogspot.com/)

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  6. Beautiful cards! I love this technique and am going to have to give it a try.

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  7. These are beautiful, will have to remember this and use my Because I Care stamp. TFS.

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  8. Love this Mosaic Technique with both images. For some reason I never think to use French Foliage for anything other then fall-themed cards. Thanks for inspiring me to dust it off. It is so gorgeous on your thank you card! :) Very pretty!

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