Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Gift for You


We have something beautiful today for you at Flourishes.   This set was designed not only to coordinate with some of Flourishes best-selling Christmas stamp sets but with more than a handful of Spellbinders Template Dies! A Gift For You - drawn by the ever-so-talented Marcella Hawley - offers 8 different tag styles and 8 different mini sentiments to fit inside! To make sure your tags come out with a regal style and design, this set coordinates with Spellbinders Labels 14, Labels 15, Labels 16, as well as some of the new circular and square shaped designs like Lacey, Eyelet and Beaded Circles and Lacey or Eyelet Squares! It is a gorgeous Christmas set and I think you will LOVE it. 


My best friend is on the Women's Ministry Committee this year and this weekend is the first Ladies Event.  She asked me if I'd be able to make something to donate for a door prize.  So, I went to work with this new set creating a Christmas box and 4 cards and envelopes.  


Isn't this stamp lovely?  It pairs with the beautiful All That Glitters Set , that I have always absolutely LOVED, as well as Poinsettia and Boxwood.  So it makes it very versatile.  I've used the Labels Fourteen to cut out the shapes.  The A2 Box Tutorial is from SCS HERE.    Coloring is done with Copic Markers Azure and Evergreen Collections, with a little bit of accenting with a glitter pen and then some gorgeous Scalloped Crushed Velvet Ribbon and Zva Pearls.  The Holly stamp is one of our Background stamps.  

Now for the inside.  I created 4 cards and envelopes for this box, combining both the All That Glitters Set and this beautiful A Gift for You set. 



I really wanted to mimic the look of the Label on the box with the style of cards I did, one with the ornaments and swag and another with the boughs and bird ornament.  So above are both varieties.  


Here you can see the shimmer and the ribbon accents I've added to really *spruce :)* up the design.


The design is simple, with a few pretty details, like the embossing and beautiful ribbon and some piercing.   To make the spruce trees more realistic I stamped the boughs in two types of green, Always Artichoke and also Bamboo Leaves from Memento.  Just a small detail like that really adds to the realism.

And just a detail shot of the clear glitter pen that adds to the bird.  The sentiment is from the A Gift for You set as well.

Now...for some important details.  

Want to enter to win this set?  See the Flourishes Blog 

TONIGHT (Thursday) is the fantastic Release Party at our Flourishes SCS Forum.  8 PM Mountain Time, be there for set reveals, great chatter, prizes and fun!

You can Pre-Order these beautiful new release sets already HERE!

And some awesome news...we Flourishes have teamed up with some Spellbinders Designers to showcase this beautiful set today!  I promise, you won't be disappointed!!



·  Christine Okken (me) 
·  AJ Otto


Have fun hopping!

40 comments:

Joan Ervin said...

WOWIE!!!! Sooo much beauty and elegance all in one place...absolutely gorgeous work here, Christine!!!! Such rich and classy colors and I LOOOOVE your coloring!!!!!

Karla said...

Wow, what a project! This is beyond gorgeous Christine! These colors are amazing!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning project! WOW! So elegant & beautiful! Love the color combo!

Renée said...

so stunning, Christine! Love the silver embossing and the colour combo :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my goodness, Christine! What a beautiful set. The ribbons and embellishments, the colors... everything is a total WOW!!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a gorgeous set! Very pretty and special!

Karen W said...

YOur set is just gorgeous. I can't wait to order these.

Dawn B. said...

Wow what a door prize this will be... I LOVE the blues.. This is an amazing set Christine..

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wish I would be there to win that beautiful door prize :-) It's so pretty!
Beth Greco

Crystal said...

Christine wow this is amazing, LOVE the colors of your set!!! Stunning work girl!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh WOWZERS Christine, I'm following this hop and each blog has done an outstanding job with these stamps . . . .go gorgeous! Love the colors you chose, absolutely stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

What an awesome idea for a set! I love how you paired it with that older ornament set. Gorgeous blues--nicely done :)

Margie H said...

Striking is the first word that comes to mind! Being a fan of blue, I just love this project! TFS!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simply breath taking Christine! The blue is gorgeous and what a great gift! Love it!

Heather Jensen said...

Christine, this is stunning in teals. Love how it looks like vintage ornaments. They are my favorite. I have a few sets of vintage ornaments and I love getting them out each year. :)

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful, Christine! You've used my favorite -- the bird ornament from All That Glitters!!

Joan V said...

Oh, Christine, these are beautiful. I love the colors and the images just pop. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Koerber said...

Could this be more beautiful and elegant? No way! Beautiful job Christine! You always pull in the most beautiful elements to create one fabulous card or creation!!!

Yogi said...

beautiful. What a great gift donation. I'm sure everyone will love it.

Deborah Young said...

"Spruce" up ..... tee hee! Love it! What a stunning project, Christine!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous! Love those blues! Beautiful set and I love how the box and card coordinate using the two sets!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My Christine, these are just beautiful and so elegant. I love the colors you chose and your coloring is awesome. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Shari said...

Oh my goodness! I hardly even know what to say.....I'm totally blown away by all of your creations! So rich and beautiful. I love it all!

Marisa said...

Just love that new nestie shape and you have used it to perfection on your cards. Love the colour combo too. Great work :)

Jan Garber said...

One of your committee ladies will be thrilled! It's beautiful.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine this is really gorgeous.
and taht color blue is wow.
very beautiful cards and box.

greetings karin

Leslie Miller said...

Stunning, Christine! So gorgeous in the blue and green. Fabulous stamps, cards, box... ALL of it! Love the flourishes on the box. Oh, my! I'm beside myself!

scrappingnana said...

Ohhh, these are gorgeous. Love the colors and what you have doen with the images. Thanks so much for sharing.

Beate said...

Wow! This is soooo pretty! Gorgeous coloring and beautiful card and box.

I already preordered all the sets. I am a sucker for FLLC stamps and need them all.
Hugs and smiles

Amanda said...

Oh so pretty! I love your creations and coloring!! Amazing!

bethping said...

Love the blue! Great job!

Judy Hayes said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow! I love it all!

Linda Carson said...

As President of the Fan Club I highly approve of this awesome door prize! G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S artwork Christine! Love the blues!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

OHHHHHHHH, love love LOVE the bright turquoise!

Billie A said...

OMG what a beauty love the dies and the colors you used are awesome so stunning that green is just great with the blue makes it pop. Love you work.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the ornaments in blue - I just got my set in the mail today!!!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

This is just stunning! I absolutely love the brilliant blue color you used throughout! Wow!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Beautiful ensemble and totally gorgeous in the hues of blues! Stunning work, coloring, and design, Christine!

Makiko Jones said...

Wowza!!! What a gorgeous blue Christmas project, girl!! So elegant and rich!!

luxurycardstore.com said...

Absolutely beautiful. What brand is the pretty blue cardstock?