Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC40)! This week Kimberly Crawford is our challenge host! Kimberly is challenging us to a limited supplies challenge! Our challenge is to combine a colored image, texture or textures, and any shades of neutrals we want. You can pack on the layers and textures just make sure you include an image to color and use only neutral cardstock. Just so you know you can us any combination of whites, creams, blacks, browns, and grays! So make your cards pop with texture and a beautifully colored image! We cannot wait to see what you create!

I created a pendant tag for my card. I also stayed with the neutrals for the cardstock colors, but chose to give pop with my color image and accessories! I am using Drummer Boy and Christmas Music stamp sets! I am using Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock. I literally use this cardstock all the time regardless if I am coloring something or not. It has a wonderful weight and hand to it! Just takes inks beautifully and embossing magnificently! I colored my images with Flourishes Copic Color Collection.

I laughed a bit while making this card because when the Spellbinder pendant dies(lattice pendant) came out I really thought that those were something I did not have to have. Well, I kept saying.... "Cindy made me do it"! Hee Hee!!! Cindy Haffner, one of my blog team friends, just makes the most beautiful cards and sports the details like no bodies business. So, when she started using some of the pendant die cuts I went...oh, dear!!!
Nuff said!!! I was hooked! So, here is my first attempt using one since my package just arrived today! I do have a suggestion when working with these intricate die cuts, though. While using a piercing tool does help a bit, I found that using my embossing buddy helped a lot. Now, it may make your cardstock chalky, but you can always go over that with like ink.

Please check out the other blog team designer's cards to see what they created with the limited challenge for you this week.

Cindy Haffner

Dee Jackson

Kim Crawford

Flourishes Drummer Boy and Christmas Music sets
Smokey Shadow and Flourishes classic ivory
Momento tuxedo black, ranger antique linen, vintage photo, pure poppy
Spellbinders circles, pendant die cuts, mini bowdabra, MS corner punch, ranger distressing tool, sponges, copics, gold pearls, red sheer ribbon, gold cording, gold bowdabra wire, sizzix Christmas texture plate


  1. OMG - Betty - I love how you used the Set!!! The colors really pop with the black BG!!! Gorgeous card my friend!!! Hope you are feeling better this morning???? Big hugs ~S~

  2. Betty ~ This is just stunning!!! I laughed when I read about the pendant thingy with Cindy!!!

  3. Betty Breathtaking. I love that you purchased your die cuts cause of me. Your cards are the best.

  4. Oh Hope you are feeling better, bummmer to be sick.

  5. Ohhhh, Betty...this is STUNNING!!!! Sooo elegant with the gorgeous coloring, silver pearls, punched corners, and the pendant tag is over the top!!!! Thanks for the tip about the embossing buddy...gotta give that a try!!!

  6. Betty, you are knocking me out with your designs lately...I am shaking my head..lovely... :)

  7. Super lovely card and I can see some of that "Cindy" look in the die for the pendant tag.
    Love your below post also..elegant. Pat

  8. Beautifully done as always! I love the angled panels and all the tiny pearls. Beautiful tag too, and I've been reading that if you use a piece of waxed paper between these pendant dies and the paper, it will release without a hitch! I can't verify, since I don't own any of these but from what I've been reading, this works! Hope you feel better soon :)

  9. Oh, Betty! That nutcracker image is so regal. Love what you did here, and you are speaking my heart song about those pendants!!! Nope. Don't NEED them like I need air, and then I peeked and boy am I in trouble now!!

  10. I LOVE nutcrackers and your row of drummers is just wonderful with all the extra embellishments!!
    I love your tag also...I keep saying that I don't need the pendants....I don't need the pendants!! But you gals are making it harder and harder to say that!! LOL

  11. Betty, OMGosh, this is just amazing!!! Love the coloring...and those pearls are the right touch. The ribbon is always so yummy looking.. and one thing is for sure, you've got me convinced that I NEED to have those pendant dies ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  12. My goodness Betty!! So gorgeous!! I really love that nutcracker image!! Beautiful coloring too!! HUGS

  13. Oh my goodness, Betty!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love how you stamped the drummers and colored them. Beautiful detail as always!

  14. Love the half pearls on the boots of the nutcrackers! Wonderful card and shame on Cindy for enabling you LOL!

  15. Both are simply fabulous Betty!! Love the blinged boots on the nutcrackers!! And your lace pendant is gorgeous!

  16. Oh Betty, it's just gorgeous...I know I say that a lot in my comments on your posts, but they always amaze me! Beautiful choice of colors, and as always...love your ribbons!

    p.s....not sure if you saw my last comment, but I have an award for you on my blog:


  17. Betty, what a beautiful card. I love the details you add on the nutcrackers' boots.

  18. Oh this is gorgeous Betty!! I love the silver beads on the boots and your fabulous coloring!!

  19. Gorgeous card, Betty!! LOVE the nutcrackers all lined up like that!!!!!!!

  20. Oh Betty! This is so beautiful!! What a creative way to used the toy soldiers. Fab coloring and layout!!

  21. uh yeah...this is STUNNING!!
    love it Betty!!

  22. Fabulous layout! I love the idea of a row of drummers :)


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