Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bella Blossoms Gift Set

Well, my other sister-in-law, the one that lives here...the one who's having a baby also asked for handmade cards for Christmas...I was really thrilled, because she's hard to buy for. So, I hope to make her 4 sets of 4 cards before Christmas Eve, this is the first set. I used today's color challenge over at Splitcoast as my color starter.....Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray and Not Quite Navy. Wonderful bold warm colors.




I made 4 cards with 2 different sentiments, a gift tag and an A2 box to hold them in (see Beate's Tutorial at SCS). Super easy!




Bella Blossom is stamped in Baja Breeze two times and once in Not Quite Navy (flower center). The pieces are cut out and then sponged with a sponge dauber in Not Quite Navy, then pieced together adn the front petals up on a dimensional.


I am Big Shot/Top Note obsessed :) It gives such a classy look to the shape of your card!


On the background I stamped the smaller flower in NQN and sponged the edges to really give it deep color. A little patterned paper....and ribbon...PRETTY!



The tag is just single layer stamped, but here I inked the blossom in Baja and Kiwi (leaves and stem), then directly to the stamp with a sponge dauber added Not Quite Navy, then huffed on it and stamped it down.



I really like the set!



Recipe: Stamps: Bella Blossoms, All Holidays Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Urban Garden DSP Accessories: Wide Baja Double stitched ribbon, Silver Brads, Big Shot, Top Note die, oval punch, dimensionals, piercer, White grosgrain ribbon, daubers, sponges, scallop edge punch.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, these cards are so gorgeous. Your sister-in-law will be very happy.

Debbie S

Joan Ervin said...

Soooo gorgeous, Christine!!!! I just love that flower stamp...don't know why I don't own it!!! How cool to make tags, too...AWESOME!!!

mochamama said...

Oh Christine, man-a-livin these are beautiful. You never cease to amaze me!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Oh my word, Christine!!! This set is spectacular! I love how you've used these colors, and the shading and piecing of the flowers are fantastic! I love how you used the top note layers to frame the flowers too! Just perfect!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are awesome, Christine! I should have this set!

Kimberly said...

WOWEE! She is one lucky lady!! Those are positively amazing!!!

Nancy Riley said...

STUNNING! Your sister-in-law is going to LOVE this! Drop-dead-gorgeous gift set! So very well done!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, your sister-in-law is going to be thrilled with this set Christine! These are gorgeous! I love that you popped a portion of the flower on dimensionals for added dimension, so beautiful!

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! What a nice SIL you are! She will love them.
LeAnne

Rose Ann said...

These are absolutely STUNNING, Christine!! I am totally loving the colors you've used, and these could not possibly be any prettier!!

Carolyn (snowmanqueen) said...

I love how you used this set, just gorgeous!!!

JulieA said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous! She's sure to love them. And what a beautiful way to put the color challenge together!

Rhonda Kelly said...

These are GORGEOUS! I love them, the colors are fabulous and you have made me want that stamp now! I didn't like that one at all, even could have used the word UGLY...I just didn't like it at all. You sure did change my mind about it, this is the prettiest sample using this stamp that I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Saw these yesterday -- this is one gorgeous set and you have one LUCKY SIL!!!

Pam SCS "craftea19" said...

Christine, I can honestly say this is the prettiest I have seen this stamp used. Just Beautiful!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

Stunning! These are jaw-droppingly gorgeous! I love, love, love this! yes...it's official...you can adopt me anytime! LOL!

Debbie Olson said...

I can see why you'd be "Top Note obsessed" when it looks so lovely on your work, Christine! You're making it shine!

Lastel said...

Beautiful , love this card !

2stampis2b said...

Wow, I really LOVE these colors! Gorgeous cards, she'll love them!

Anonymous said...

This card set you have created is amazing. I love the colours and the stamp set. I want you to know how much your work inspires me!!

Lionsmane (SCS)