Friday, 18 March 2016

Little green house

I've been round in circles with this card and it nearly didn't make it to the finish line.
This week's challenge at 52CCT is  a colour challenge - Green and White.


I wanted to use this house so I didn't even think of any other ideas and I've managed not to use any other colours.

I started with the oval, still having ovals in my head from last week. I just went round the outside of the shape with a ball tool to gently emboss the oval then stamped through a mask made with the same shape cutter. I used thin magazine paper, thanks Diane for the tip. 
I've had various issues, including yellow snow! I added Stickles to the roof and top of the door for snow but where it touched the green ink it turned yellow. I managed to scrape it off again so it doesn't look too bad. (But not perfect, which is what I aspire to).
Then I was mounting it up on a square card. I had the background paper and ribbon all in place and had glued the picture when I decided that it was all wrong and pulled it off again. Instead I've gone very simple with just a green matt and small card. It is only about 13cm tall. I may now have to make an envelope to fit but I do have a green background all ready for some other card.
The house stamp is from Polka Doodles and I couldn't make up my mind about a sentiment so didn't add one.


  1. That's a lovely house stamp Alison and I think it looks lovely on the card with green matt. I really like the way you've done the oval to work in. It looks really good. Barbxx

  2. ooh, love it. The snow on the house is just amazing :)
    Thanks for sharing it at 52CCT :)

  3. I think this card is amazing! Love it! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  4. So glad you entered this card - it's absolutely gorgeous! I really like the way you've framed it in the oval. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  5. The yellow snow has happened to me too! Well done on the rescue - the card is gorgeous.

  6. Such a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Green and White color challenge at 52 CCT
    Julie T


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