Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flourishes (FTTC31) Challenge and ODBD release day!!!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC31)! This week Kimberly Crawford is our host. Kim is challenging us to no coloring. You can use solid images or use a technique to showcase outline stamps in a non-colored way. There are many techniques from paper piecing, embossing, glittered, or heat embossing to name a few. Whichever you decide, we would love to see what you create!

For my card, I am using Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood set. I started with some vintage cream cardstock. I stamped several of the large poinsettias using sahara sand ink. I ran each through the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. I cut each section out accordingly.

I applied some golden wheat shimmerz as well as some kaleidescope embossing powder to the flower sections for some added shimmer and sparkle. I applied some dimensionals and stacked my flower.

I used the basicgray lemonade solid sheet to create some leaves. I stamped onto the green dp with some spring moss ink. I layered my tole flower onto the pinking nestabilities. This shape mirrored some of the snowflake points from the cb ef that I used on the poinsettia sections.

For my layout I used another solid as well as a tiny polka dotted dp of the basicgray lemonade. I layered some satin and sheer ribbon, created my bow, and added some coiled gold cording. ( I twist the gold cording around a piercing tool I have then slide off to create the coils). I finished with some traditional pearls and some gold pearls for my poinsettia center. I took a close up picture of the poinsettia from the side. Goodness, this is one thick card. I really love how it turned out, though.

Here is a closeup shot of my poinsettia with the paper tole technique.

Be sure to check out the other Friends of Flourishes Blog Team Designers to see what they created for you this week.

Stamps: Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood, Paper: Vintage cream, kraft, basicgray lemonade, Ink: sahara sand, Accessories: nestabilities, EK Success border punch, satin ribbon, sheer ribbon, gold cording, swiss dot embossing folder(cream circle behind poinsettia), cream and gold pearls, SU dimensionals, shimmerz, kaleidescope ep


A Friend Like You!

I saw the color challenge at SCS and just had to play. Welcome back, Emily!!! This card is for today's SCS color challenge (SC234)! We are to use the new SU in colors. Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay. Lately, I have been using quite a bit of kraft. It is the new black for me. So, my neutrals are kraft and vintage cream.

I am using one of

ODBD new released today called Friendship. You really need to hop over and check out these beauties. I love the flourished element with the dragonfly. The scriptures and sentiments are wonderful, too, of course.

I am always in wonder with color challenges. To me, the ratio of colors is what makes a color challenge so unique. Today, since all three of the colors are very bold, I tried to use an equal portion of all these colors, but mixed them with two neutrals. So, instead of using a whole of of the colors, I toned them down quite a bit with my ratio with the neutrals. I love how it turned out.

I am enjoying texturz plates, too. I thought this one by SU looked great with the flourishes! I finally got some good lighting and retook both pictures. I did add cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder to this card because I felt like it needed something more.

Please check out the other ODBD bread basket cards to see what they created using these new sets.

Grace Chris Sandee Lorelie Silke Dawn Connie Judy Deborah Angie

Tune in this Thursday for an ODBD blog hop with candy and a challenge!!! You will NOT want to miss it!!! It will be pocketfuls of FUN!!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!

ODBD Friendship
SU melon mambo, crushed curry, bermuda bay, PTI vintage cream and kraft
PTI raspberry fizz
SU texturz plate, MS butterfly punches, raspberry fizz grosgrain ribbon, silver pearls, foam squares


  1. Wow! It's amazing what you've done with this poinsettia Betty! Great creativity with the FTT Challenge!!

  2. Beautiful card, Betty! I love your colors!

  3. WOW! This is stunning and just comes to life on the card. You do beautiful work, Betty!

  4. Gorgeous! You did such a great job with this challenge. I hope to have time this week to work on this challenge as well. Thank you for your comment. I was so happy to see that I made it on time.

  5. Your gold poinsettia looks so festive! Love the gold! That border is wonderful with this. Great job on getting that poinsettia to stand out! Wonderful card!

  6. Wow Betty, you've been a busy girl! Those layers on the first one...did that take forever cutting those out? Just lovely! And the second card...I LOVE the colors you used...so pretty!

  7. Wow Bettty!! Love your poinsettia!! So creative and elegant!! Your use of today's color challenge using the new release are magnificent!! Gorgeous creations as always! Hugs,

  8. I have to say WOW too!!! That poinsettia is incredible! What a BEAUTIFUL card!!! I love the colors you used on the second one too!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Betty!!!! LOVE all the layering on the poinsettia!!!

  10. wow! Another feast for the eyes! the layers are amazing!! gorgeous all around :)

  11. WOW!!! Betty, that top Flourishes card just pops and it GORGEOUS!! I love that!! Your second creations is so pretty and full of fun colors!! TFS!! HUGS

  12. Betty - both cards are just fabulous!!! Love how you used the Boxwood Set...it's coming to me soon :)!!! Awesome take on the CC love how you used it with the new ODBD Set!!! Hugs ~S~

  13. What you've done with that poinsettia is nothing short of magnificent! WOW!!! The embossing and layering is over-the-top! Both cards are super, but I cannot take my eyes off that gorgeous flower!!!!

  14. Holy Smoley Betty!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! I am loving what you did with that Poinsettia!!! OMGosh it's over the top! You did a fantastic job with the CC too! Love the ODBd set and you pulled those colors off to perfection!

  15. WOWWWWWW, that layered poinsettia is AWESOME!

  16. Both cards are drop dead GORGEOUS, Betty!!!! My jaw dropped to the key board when I saw your poinsettia card on SCS....WOWZER, girl!!!!! The color challenge card is beautiful, too, with the awesome images and details...FABULOUS work, gf!!!!

  17. Beautiful cards, I especially love the poinsettia
    one. That would have to be sent to someone very special as it looks like you spent good time on it. I'm special aren't I ? Lovely. Pat

  18. Hey Betty...gosh, truthfully, these cards are just simply STUNNING..u r amazing!

  19. That poinsettia is absolutely stunning, Betty! Great job on the challenge.

  20. OMGoodness! Your poinsettia card is absolutely STUNNING! Love all of the exquisite details and the fact that you created it in cream. I love poinsettias, especially yours :)

  21. Nice post - poinsettia pictures ..Keep Posting

    poinsettia pictures


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