It's a rather special milestone this week for the DCM blog, hard to believe but this week's dare marks a special anniversary for the DCM dares!
Also it's the first Friday of November, so this week's dare is a return to our flowers of the month series.
November's flower is the chrysanthemum and since I need all the help I can get with my Christmas card product right now, I've gone for a festive number...
Card blank: Kraft from Papermania
Paper: Basic Grey
Stamp: Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Dies: Marianne, PTI, Spellbinders
Brad: Crate Paper
Other: 3D foam pads, White chalk ink, Distress Stickles, white brilliance ink, Versacolor Celadon
I think you can only just see in this pic that the felt is indeed a dark green, and not black! That would make for a rather spooky Christmas card... ;o) I love the branch die from Marianne, great with felt through the Cuttlebug.
Also making the flower was a doddle. You need 3 sizes of flower die or punch, cut 2 each of the large and medium flowers, and 3 of the centre flower. Then ink the edges and cut into the petal dents, crumple them up a bit and assemble with a brad. I really like how the blue of the reverse side of the paper shows through as well.
And those Waltzing Mouse festive label stamps are lovely to use and so yum with a bit of Rock Candy Stickles for vintage sparkle.
Roll on the next Christmas card when I can try out my new Spellbinders tags from yesterday's little trip to the Hobbycraft sale. ;o)