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Friday, 10 March 2017

Koru

The koru (emerging fern frond) is important in Maori culture and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace.  All over the world you may meet someone wearing a pounamu (greenstone/jade) pendant in a koru design.

Kiaora is a multipurpose informal greeting word in maori which can mean hello/hi, goodbye, be well, good luck and thanks.


This is card is using my new koru die and sequins which just arrived in the mail (green and purple - what were they thinking?).  Using shades of green I diecut then stencilled the koru lightly, inked the edges with distress inks, then the whole thing with Versamark, then clear-heat-embossed.  I stamped the sentiment and clear embossed that too.

Click on pic for a close up:


Koru die: Craft Creations
Sentiment stamp: Craft Creations
Stitching stamp:
Papers, cards and sequins from stash
Distress inks

Shared on challenges:
cuttlebugmania-sketch-and-green
creativeknockouts-184-lots-of-green
starstampz-make-it-monochrome
diesruschallenge-68-something-new
lilpatchofcraftyfriends challenge-53
ooh-la-la-creationschallenge -223-emboss
craftycatz-361-atg-with-twist-of-using-green
pixies-snippets-playground-week-271-and272

13 comments:

Maxine D said...

Oh Carol this is amazing - love the greens you have used and the texture you have achieved.
Blessings
Maxine

Borqna said...

Great card, Carol!
I invite you to participate in our incredible good challenge-
IKEsWORLD CHALLEGES #83 ANYTHING GOES
http://ikesworldchallengeblog.blogspot.bg/2017/02/ikesworld-challeges-83-anything-goes.html

HUGS
Good luck!

Darlene said...

WOW what a fabulous card Carol! Love the shades of green! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Something New’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Sherri said...

Great CAS card! Love the shades of green. Thanks for joining our "Something New" challenge at Dies R Us!

Deloris said...

What a neat card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La!

Kath said...

A lovely card and a great die you've used.
Kath x

Di said...

Wow Carol - what a fabulous card. A brilliant take on our sketch - I love those dies!!

Hugs

Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

PS, If you used offcuts/scrap - also known as snippets - on your card, why not come and join us in the Snippets Playground fortnightly challenge, It's a fun place, no theme other than using one or more snippets and also I bet you know a few girls who already play over there! x

Di said...

Lovely to see you joining in with the Snippets Playground Carol! Sorry to be a nuisance, but I now ask people to say in a comment if they want to play for the prize - purely because a couple of times winners said they'd just been playing for fun and I had to mess around doing a redraw :) If you're not interested in the prize then that's fine but a positive indication if you wish to play for part or all of the prize really helps me keep things on track. Thanks!

Hugs

Di xx

AlisonC said...

How interesting. These designs make an interesting feature on a card. Beautiful subtle stamping on them too.

Michelle J M said...

Thank you for sharing your beautifully embossed card with us at Ooh La La Creations. I love green! Michelle x

Di said...

Hi Carol!

Sorry I didn't explain myself very well about the prize situation. The Playground is such a happy place that it's very rare that anyone would join in and not comment at all. If you play regularly you'll find that it's just that sort of place. Personally I never join in a challenge without leaving a comment and that's why I say quite specifically that when folk are playing for the prize they must say yes please or similar words - just so I know for sure to include them when I do the draw. You're included as, from your second comment, it seems that you like the prize :) I hope this makes sense now. Good luck and thanks again for playing with us!

Hugs

Di xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a pretty card and a great bit of info on the maori culture too.

Sue xx

Mad Moose said...

Pretty card and a lovely design with all the texture. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x