Friday, November 21, 2008

Flourishes Friday

Good Morning everyone!!!!! It is Flourishes Friday!!!! I told you all I am on a Christmas card making frenzy. I combined two Flourishes, LLC sets for this card. I used Sleigh Ride (sentiment) which is very versatile and Forest of Trees which covers all the trees one will ever need. I kept this card simple just to show that some Christmas cards need to be fairly fast and easy, yet still have a homemade feel for mass production. I love the look of just a simple snow covered tree in the woods. I stamped my tree with staz on olive green, then stamped it again with palette noir. This gives some green depth with the deep shadows of a snow covered tree that I need with the black. I highlighted the branches with my Essentials gel pen for a snowy enhancement. I softened the edges with some soft sky ink to give a snowy cool effect. I used my petite oval nesties for a double layered frame. I added a pop of a red bird punch from MS. I love the Paper Company's textured column cardstock. I added a piece to the back for some soft texture. I used a piece of 1" red organdy ribbon that I tied into a bow. I then stamped my sentiment and punched out with large ovals to make sentiment tags. I tied those on with red cording. I finished my card with three clear dew drops that I colored with a red permanent marker....learned that trick from Carol(Trucarma).
Flourishes Sleigh Ride and Forest of Trees
palette noir, staz on olive, red riding hood, handsome hunter, soft sky
real red, handsome hunter, paper company's columns blanc
oval petite nesties, MS punch, cording, organdy ribbon, large oval punch, CAD, sponges, permanent red marker, glue dots
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  1. smart smart smart on the coloring of the dew drops Betty :)! What a gorgeous card, I'm glad I came over here to read about the extra details...the double stamping of the tree and the soft sky's really just a gorgeous card! I love that font on the sentiment? Where is it from is it FLLC?

  2. Betty, who wouldn't love to get that card as a Christmas card? I'm telling you girl, you got it! This is such a classically elegant card, I think it would have to sit out all year!! By the way, that paper is my favorite, I buy it 20 sheets at a time!! Isn't it decadent?

  3. Betty, this is such a gorgeous Christmas card.....the tree stamp is wonderful and I love how you added the touches of red in the bird, dew drops, and the ribbon...absolutely FABULOUS!!!

  4. I love that tree! And I love how you placed that bird, and the little sentiment tags are precious!!
    hugs, Jami

  5. Betty, this is so classy! I really like the ribbon and tags!


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