Thursday, October 28, 2010

Birthday Mums for Mum

Today I turn another year older!  I'm looking forward to a Birthday lunch with a friend today, and I'm taking my youth girls tonight to Laser Tag as an event, I used to be a really good Laser Tagger, we'll see how I do tonight!  And Saturday is my Mom's Birthday so we'll all celebrate together this weekend as a family.

Today on our Flourishes Friday Stacy is doing a Focus on something she's really great at, creating windows or frames in her design....so I thought I'd give it a try on a card for my Mom's Birthday.  In Canada, probably much like in England we often do say Mum rather than Mom....or at least I do!  wink!


I began by stamping this pretty bouquet of Chrysanthemums from the A Year in Flowers 3 set onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, centering it and leaving enough room around the image so it could be attached to a frame above.  Coloring is done with Copics (Y35, Y38, YR12, YR14, YR24, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG93, YG95, YG99).

Then on another piece of Classic Ivory which was 3.75 inches by 4.75 inches, I took a smaller Beaded Ovals Nestability and centered it in this piece of cardstock,  cutting out the center in a oval shape, discarding the beaded oval.  The reverse of the beaded oval that you're left with just looks like a pretty scalloped oval.   Then I took a larger beaded oval nestie shape and used my embossing mats in my Big Shot and just embossed the larger shape into the cardstock around the cut-out, rather than cutting this larger shape out.  It leaves such a pretty impression.  

Then I popped up my outer window frame overtop of the colored Chrysanthemums, for a pretty window framing the image.    


I've also added some pretty embossing on the Artichoke layer and some gorgeous felt flowers and pretty leaves to accent the design.  I folded the shapes in half, and then ran them through my crimper to create the texture in the leaves.  Neat hey?  With the felt flowers it feels all warm and cozy to me.  

So, check out the Flourishes girls and see what fun things they've created today!


And how about this fun news!  It's also Rubber Stamp Chat Virtual Convention time! Flourishes has one of the"booths" and you are invited! Flourishes is offering 10% off everything in the store. All you need to do is use the special code CHATITUP at the time of checkout in the coupon code box. The sale will run through Monday, November 1st.


Did you check out Flourishes sale page? Select Spellbinders and ribbon is still on sale so take an additional 10% off with your CHATITUP code! Happy  Stamping & Shopping!


Recipe:  Stamps - Flourishes A Year in Flowers 3;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  SU! Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Beaded Ovals Nestabilities, Ivory Felt, MFT Rolled Flower Die Namics, Large Circle Punch, Crimper, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Pearls, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Edge Punch.  

17 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is gorgeous christine, I love that you have embossed that ovalshape.
I never knew how I must do that but now I read that you have must two embossingmats.
I learn everyday.
So I try this tomorrow, thank you.

greetings karin

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh my, this is just stunning. The felt glowers resemble our gardenias. Love the embossing, it's gorgeous! The chrysanthemums are beautifully colored!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Happy Birthday Christine! Your card is absolutely gorgeous!!. I love the embossing around the beautifully colored flowers. Just lovely.
Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love the beaded oval embossing and your mums are coloured beautifully!

Marisa said...

Love the felt flowers and the embossed frame around the actual frame. Lovely card :)

Marisa said...

I'm reading a Happy Birthday wish so I"m adding mine (((hugs)))

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Happy Birthday Christine! Laser tag will be a blast tonight so ENJOY!
This is wonderful. I especially like how you have the textured framing outside the framing itself! She will love this just wonderful!

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday, Christine!! This mum card for your mum is so beautiful. I love the flowers you made. Gorgeous!! Enjoy your weekend of celebrating :)

Yogi said...

very nice. Love the trim in the window area. The felt flower is beautiful and what a good idea with the crimper on the leaves.

Dee in N.H. said...

What a pretty card! Happy Birthday!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous flowers for your Mom/Mum. I like the window...it really shows off the stamped image. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous! And with such fabulous texture and dimension! Those leaves are a stroke of genius in the way you crimped them. Love that! Happy birthday to you!

Michele Boyer said...

Happy birthday, Christine!! (Pretend I'm holding a bunch of balloons for you!) I hope you've had a WONDERFUL day! :)

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Those mums are colored beautifully! I love those rolled flowers too!

Renée said...

beautiful, Christine! Love those felt flowers!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love the way you created your window. The embossing is so pretty. Those flowers are something I really like..Hope you had a great birthday.

Joan Ervin said...

Happy Birthday, Christine!!!! Hope your day was super special!!! I just love your mums, too...the window you created looks sooo pretty and I love your felt flowers!!!!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the embossed frame added to the cut out.
Hope you had a great Birthday - mine was the 22nd.