Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC88)! Silke Ledlow is our challenge host this week. Silke is challenging us to ink and edge distressing. Ink and distress the edges of your cards to add dimension and texture. We would love to see what you create!

These colors are for SCS CC292:  Pirouette Red Pizzazz!  I am using the sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 88(SSSC88)!  Great sketch, Karen!  We are distressing the edges! I am also giving you a bit of a sneak peek at a new set called Christmas Classics!  This set will be released this week.  Just wait till you see the samples by the SDT!   I chose to make my card a bit vintage/shabby chic with the distressing.  I am using one sheet of the new BasicGrey Jovial dp.  I stitched around the edge.  To keep it light and add a bit of whimsy, I chose to make one zig zag border with the framing.  I used Memento tuxedo black ink and stamped my image of Christmas stockings onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  I colored with Flourishes Copic Color Collections. I sponged and distressed the edges and layered with Spellbinders Lacey Squares!

Now, for the fun stuff like my bow.  I had a moment.  Actually, it started when I went on a little spending binge in the Flourishes store.  Happy!  Happy!  It looks like I really wanted to use ALL of my new goodies.  LOL!  I chose a few.    First of all, I started with this wonderful May Arts White/Red Iridescent ribbon.  Can I scream yummy loud enough for you?  I do not think so.  This is one of many luscious ribbons that Flourishes sells by the yard.  GET as much of it as you can.  It is a must have!  There are different colors in the store, too!  GASP!   I dyed mine to make it more ivory and shabby chic-ish. I just mixed some ranger ink refill into a bottle with some water and sprayed on the ribbon and waded it up. I used my heat gun to dry.  I kept wadding and scrunching as it dried to give me more of a messy look(technical term).  Next, I layered May Arts Curling Sparkly Ribbon over my dyed ribbon.  Again!  Another must have for the holidays.  It comes in silver, too!  To this I added some bowdabra wire and my sentiment tag.  The sentiment is one of several that come in this new set.  I have to mention something else that is fairly new in the store.  It is these awesome Metal Nailhead Stickers.  The one I am using is the Light Gold nailhead stickers!  I wish I had purchaed more of these.  I guess if you all hop over there and buy then all up, Flourishes will just have to buy some more, huh?  Must haves I tell ya!

Be sure to check out the blog team designers to see what they created with the ink &  edge distressing.

This card is for a few more challenges.  Mostly Christmas, but it does work!
Pile It On:  Things in Threes (Three stockings, three types of ribbon/cording, and three dominant colors!
Allsorts:  Song Inspired..."It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas...."
If the Shoe Fits:  Distressing!
Stamp Vacation:  Very Vintage Challenge!
Stamp Something Challenge:  Something Punchy!
Hannah and Friends:  Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks:  Distressing!
My Cheri Crafts:  In Stitches!
Simple Doodles Challenge:  Winter Warmers (Christmas Stockings)!
Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Seasons Changing!
Alphabet Challenge:  X is for Christmas!
Anything Goes Week 19:  Early Christmas1
Stamp Vacation:  Fire and Ice (Stocking hung by the chimney with snow outside)!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

Flourishes Christmas Classics
Flourishes Classic Ivory, BasicGrey Jovial, pink pirouette, real red
Ranger distressing inks, PTI vintage duo, Memento tuxedo black, pure poppy
MS snowflake punch, flower border punch, ribbon, gold wire, oval punch, CAD, sponges, spellbinders, lacey squares, copics, ranger distressing tools, foam tape, glue dots, wire ribbon


  1. OH My Word Betty this is stunning!! Love the new image and your coloring is always so awesome and let us not forget that ribbon and bow--AWESOME--

  2. Beautiful card, Betty. ♥

    Thanks for joining us at Hanna & Friends this week. ^_^


  3. Wow... That card is stunning.. Love the Bow... Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Sundaes !

  4. Love the image and your background papers. That bow is fab! Thank you for joining the Stamping Vacation Challenge.

  5. Eeek!! What a fabulous holiday card, Betty!! The bow is amazing as always...love how you added the extra embellishments on it!
    I love the new set you used too!

  6. Betty, this is truly beautiful. Love the background, then your pop of color. Your bow is beautiful...Your inspiration is great..

  7. Betty this is adorable and beautiful all in one! Your ribbon bow with the stockings is fabulous! Beautiful creation.

  8. Totally adorable, Betty! Love that sweet image and that magnificent bow!

  9. Lovely Betty! I really like the colors of the stockings and that awesome bow!!

  10. Wonderful, your coloring is amazing and that bow, very nicely done. I love it!

    Thanks for playing!

    Leanne DT 4 Crafty Chicks.

  11. There is some serious gorgeousness going on here!!! WOW, Betty! I LOVE your ribbon treatment, and your overall layout and design is just fabulous! Awesome, woman!!!

  12. Your card is rockin'! It is stunning with the bow, images (coloring is awesome), the distressing and well all of the other little details too! Thanks for sharing this amazing card with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  13. What a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at my Sheri Crafts!

  14. Beautiful card! I love that big bow! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week!

  15. This is gorgeous, Betty!! I love your bow treatment with that whimsical focal image!!

  16. this is just beautiful! whoever would have thought to make lime green and hot pink stockings??? they look amazing! Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!!!

  17. How pretty! Love that bow too!

  18. Absolutely Stunning Christmas card..Love the hot pink stocking and your big beautiful bow!! So much elegance to your card..

  19. Another beatuiful creation Betty. I am blown away every time I come over. :)

  20. I love this, it's over the top gorgeous. I love your bow also, you should do a tutorial on this.

  21. Oh wow, just stunning Betty, I just love it all. I'm going to have to pop over to the shop and see if they'll ship to Englad, such gorgeousness. (Is that a real word??)
    Now you know where I live you'll have to look me up if you come across the pond. I'll be in New York for new year though, can't wait.
    B xxx

  22. Love your brighter version of these colors and your luscious ribbon with embellishments! Your bows are your signature! :-)

  23. this is simply gor-juss betty-love the ribbon-you did scream yoummy loud enough for me-off to the store to check it out!!

  24. Gosh this is sooo pretty! I love your ribbon and the wonderful colors!!

  25. Betty...the bow is the BOMB...I so need a bow lesson...LOL!!! Beautiful designed X-mas card GF!!! Love the non-tradional colors and the distressing!!! Hugs ~S~

  26. This is gorgeous Betty!! I so love your colors and the ribbon!! The bow is gorgeous!! Stunning Christmas card!!

  27. Gorgeous card Betty! Love the vibrant stockings & that beautifully tied bow!

  28. Love the muted tones with the popping colours in your stockings, another beauty, well done Betty!

  29. Love the vintage feel and the soft colors...stunning

  30. WOWZA! This is one STUNNING card! Love all the goodies you used and I guess I will venture "back over" to the Flourishes store. Just ordered from them a couple of weeks ago!

  31. Fabulous card love the ribbon and bow, and great choice of song...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  32. Your cards are always so amazingly detailed and beautiful, Betty! I absolutely love this. That layered bow is simply fabulous. It's all fabulous.

  33. Oh my shabby goodness, Betty ... this is JAW DROPPING STUNNING! I think it's my all time favorite to date of your scrumptious designs :) I absolutely {heart} everything about it -- especially that bow! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us at PIO! this week :)

  34. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE every single detail!!!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO!
    Have a GREAT Day!

  35. So very beautiful, Betty! Amazing details!

  36. Great coloring and punching, but your ribbons always knock my "socks" off......pun intended!

  37. I hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to tell you how gorgeous your projects are and that we'd love to have you enter some of them in the challenges at Papercraft Star. It's also not too late to sign up to win a $25.00 gift certificate by following us! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

  38. gorgeous card, love the bow its great

    thankyou for joining in with my musically inspired challenge this week @ Allsorts

    Amanda xx

  39. Absolutely awesome, Betty! But then, your work always is! :)

  40. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the big bow and the colors.
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
    hugs Nana

  41. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our Change of Seasons challenge!

  42. Totally gorgeous Betty! Wowza!!!

  43. What a beautiful card! The dp is so beautiful and the ribbon is gorgeous. your bow is perfect.
    Thank you for playing with us at Simple Doodles, and we hope to see you on our next challenge.

  44. Lovely card! Thank you for entering the Simple Doodles challenge - hope you can join us again next time!


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