Mamie Rae

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Wild Orchids Challenge - Silver & Gold

Wow!  Yet another Wild Orchid Crafts challenge I can actually make a card for – sometimes the theme doesn’t suit my style but this one is perfect again, & provides another enjoyable opportunity to showcase another one of my current batch of Christmas Cards.

This card once again features the awesome art of Thomas Kinkade (courtesy of Joanna Sheen), which I’ve pyramaged up to add some height before adding in some glitter lights .   You can’t see it so easily but the image has been matted onto black & then silver mirri card before being placed onto the silver shading  paper background (courtesy of Craft Creations) – ignore the fact it looks blue in the photo – between my camera & low light levels in the room I’m using, few of my photos are coming out in their true colours currently.  I've also then used some pale blue ribbon &  guipure lace (own stock) to add a bit of relief under the image and repeated that on the base of the card too.

I’ve used 3 different roses from WOC to adorn the base of the image, along with some white rosebuds & leaves, & gold sprays, and then put another couple of blue roses either side of the sentiment “stop” on the base.   The sentiment is a foiled one which came with some diecut decoupage I think.  
Rather than the usual tag on the inside, this time I opted to create a little gatefold greeting plate & used a little peel-off tree to hold it together as the tack is light enough to allow it to be opened without removing any paper.

I popped a single blue bow on above the image, and used a blue brad to add on a nice little silver tree charm under it.  Finally used silver/gold glitter border peeloffs to edge the card which again provides another bit of glitz.

Thanks for swinging by to view.


  1. Wow this is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at WOC this time x

  2. Romayne, this looks incredible!!!

  3. Oh my Romayne, this is soooo gorgeous and my favorite color blue! I appreciate you visiting my blog. Found out this lady has done this tons on ebay. Much be horrible to be such a miserable person that she has to be. Oh goes on :) Hugs! Leah Ann