Saturday, 22 February 2014

Metallic Mosaic

We have one final challenge for February at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, chosen by this month's hostess Jacqueline, and she has asked us to use metallic papers. Lucky me, for I have some metallic origami papers, given to me by a Japanese student who was staying with us one time. I also knew straight away what I wanted to do.

I started with a black card base, which I embossed with my Mosaic embossing folder.  I then used the matching punch to punch out the mosaic shapes from different coloured papers, the shiny ones are actually glittery black, which I also used for the mat, but they don't photograph well, I'm afraid.


I heat embossed the sentiment, letter by letter, in gold and finished off each mosaic tile with a tiny matching rhinestone. Quite dramatic, don't you think? The addition of the part 'tile' definitely improved the design. As I've included a sentiment I' m going to enter my card in the challenge at crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge too, haven't been able to play there for a while.
Hope you have fun with this challenge!

12 comments:

  1. j'adore le noir, c'est une couleur toujours très élégante et elle met en valeur les couleurs vives comme aucune autre, biz

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  2. Very cool card Louise - I LOVE all the bright colors! So festive and wonderful. Happy weekend friend. Hugs D

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  3. This is SO cool, Louise! LOVE the bold an bright colors on top of the black! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of your weekend! :) Mynn xx

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  4. Stunning. The metallic design is brilliant and it was so detailed to emboss the letters one by one...but it was so worth it!
    Thank you for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
    Maureen aka Scrappymo !

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  5. Wow - this is really dramatic! I do like the mosiac look and the way you've embossed the sentiment on the card. Lovely!

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  6. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 165 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for February - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  7. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x

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  8. The bright colors really pop against the black!

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  9. I'm getting an exotic vibe from this card. Moroccan, perhaps. Very mysterious and super stunning, Louise!
    xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  10. The different colours against the dark background are really striking. Great use of the mosaic embossing folder and matching punch. Hugs, Gill x

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  11. A beautiful card Louise - lots of lovely metallic colours - Jacqueline xx

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  12. Wow Louise, those bright metallics pop beautifully against the black - a very dramatic effect! Great use of the mosaic folder and punch! Ruth x

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Thanks for leaving a comment. I love reading them all!
Louise xx