Thursday, April 22, 2010

All That Glitters

Today's Flourishes Friday is Christmas in April :)   We're unveiling a brand new set of challenges at Flourishes that are designed to take the rush out of some of your Christmas preparation.  The DT has a dose of Christmas inspiration today but check back May 1st as we unveil this challenge in our SCS Forum and Stacy Morgan will be your Hostess with the Mostess. Those who participate in our monthly Christmas Challenges will have a shot at winning a Christmas Stamp set of their choice!

Though it's hard to imagine Christmas right now - because we've been having such warm weather....I went back to a tried and true Flourishes set that I have always loved.  All That Glitters, and I love it because of the vintage style ornaments. 



Last year I *had* to have some Christmas paper from SU, and then can you believe it?  I didn't even crack it open!  I was feeling a little guilty about that, so I used this paper today - and look how perfectly the theme matches to the ornaments on the card.  Score!  Totally a traditional Christmas color scheme, but you always know it works then! 
 
The Flourishes vintage ornaments are colored with the Holly and Fuschia Copic Collections from the store.  After coloring I added some Champagne Mist shimmer paint overtop to give them that really sparkly touch.  Then for the vintage feel I added hemp tied it bows for hanging.  Don't you love the ribbons?  one is red velvet, and the other is new braided trim from the store.  I think the combination works nicely. 
 

The sentiment is from our Holiday Greetings Set and it pairs perfectly. 

So head on over to visit the DT girls to see their Christmas Creations,

Cindy Lawrence, Julie Koerber, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Danielle Kennedy, Stacy Morgan and Dawn Burnworth isn't Christmas today but she does have something Flourishes to show you!

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes All that Glitters, Holiday Greetings;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green;  Paper:  Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Flourishes Classic Ivory, SU Merry Moments DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Scalloped Rectangles Nestabilities, Embossing Folder Scallop Edge Punch, Hemp, Copic Markers, Glue Dots, Buttons Velvet Ribbon, Braided Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Shimmer paint.

13 comments:

Marisa said...

This is fabulous, Christine :D Love the colours and the ornaments with the twine bows are great.

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love your colors.. They are really rich and pretty. Great job. I can't wait to get some Christmas stamps to play along.

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, so pretty! I love the rustic twine and sweet buttons, oh and the sparkle! Gorgeous card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh this is beautiful Christine! I especially like your ornaments and the twine tops. The sparkle is a great touch, oh so very beautiful.

Yogi said...

very nice

KarinsArtScrap said...

hai christine you have made a beautiful christmas card

karin

Traci M said...

Beautiful and gives me a nice cozy feeling inside, Christine! Those colors are so classy and your ribbons just top it off!!

Shari said...

Really pretty. I love the twine ties on the ornaments!

Julie Koerber said...

Just beautiful Christine! Love the shimmer and love how your background paper matches perfectly!

Leslie Miller said...

This is such a pretty card, Christine! Love the rich traditional colors and the sparkly shimmer on the ornaments. It was a bit of a wait, but you sure put those papers to good use!

Susan (rainy) said...

Wowzers! Look at all that texture and layers and fabulousness!! Gorgeous card, Christine!!

Grace said...

Oh Christine this is just gorgeous!!! I love this set... so classic and gorgoeus!!! Love the layout and papers! Yummy!

Rose Ann said...

So gorgeous, Christine!! I love your coloring, all of your wonderful detail, and sparkle!!