Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rejoice!

Happy Thanksgiving Canadians!  


Today we're hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at our house, my Mom and Dad are coming and my Brother and Sister-in-Law and sweet Niece as well.  It will be a good day, with no shortage of food, much laughter with my little niece and family, and so much more to be thankful for.  We are very blessed, and God is so good to us!


So it's fitting that today Flourishes is Sneak Peeking a set we'll releasing later this week, it's actually a part of a retired set (Angelic) coming back as a single stamp.  It really encompasses my attitude about the upcoming Christmas Season.  And it's such a lovely stamp!




I love this stamp because it has such elegant, almost gothic writing, and these beautiful vining holly and ivy trails.  I love the look of cream on cream, but I rarely do it....so today I stamped on Flourishes European Watercolor Paper and also used that as my card base.  The letters and leaves are watercolored to give it a soft yet beautiful touch. 




Above you can see the gorgeous flourishy pearls that I used to accent the card.  Oh have you SEEN all the new Zva pearls in the store? AMAZING.  This particular set is deep blue and it's a huge set of pearls. I cut this flourish down actually to work on the card.  


And you can also see the gorgeous satin pleated ribbon I used too.  I've added some beautiful Curling Sparkling Gold ribbon overtop to give it a little touch of sparkle.  


On this other angle below you can see the Floral Accent pieces I added to the Nestie to give it that swirly feeling and some balance. 




Simple but elegant.  


Here is the set in all it's beauty






Head on over to these Fabulous Flourishes to see what they've created with the Rejoice set, and to the Flourishes Blog to enter to win this set today ....

Stamps:  Flourishes - Rejoice;  Ink:  Black Stazon;  Paper:  Flourishes European Watercolor paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 10 Nestabilities, Floral Accent Shapeabilites,  Martha Stewart Rings Border Punch,  Zva Pearls - Deep Blue, Satin Pleat Ribbon (Ivory), Curling Gold Ribbon, Scor Tape, 1/2 Pearls, SW Markers, Waterbrush 

28 comments:

Peachy Wessels said...

This is a very beautiful and unique card. You are very talented!

Karen W said...

This is outstanding!! I have that set and love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very elegant card christine.

greetings karin

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love how you used the blue on this card! Beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love your coloring and all the swirls!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Just lovely! Love your coloring and the pearl flourish.

Emily Keaton said...

Love it!! The colors you chose are so elegant :)

Jerri Jimenez said...

A gorgeous design Christine, I love this stamp!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is just GORGEOUS Christine! SO elegant!
Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friend! Have a great day with your family!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! I love the white on white and your watercoloring is wonderful.

Yogi said...

very pretty. Love it in the blues

Betty Benton said...

What a beauty of a card, Christine! It's just lovely! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy all your family!

Renée said...

gorgeous design, Christine!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Amanda said...

Absolutely Breathtaking!! I love, Love your coloring and the layout plus all of the Beautiful little details!! Just Perfection!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

I've never seen this stamp look more elegant and beautiful, Christine! So gorgeous in the blues and white with your fabulous watercoloring. The pearl flourish is a stroke of genius!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful! Love the texture of your cardstock. :)

dpkennedy said...

Oh, this is stunning! Love the white on white and the pearls and flourish, wow!

Francie G. said...

Beautiful elegance, Christine! Amazing details!

annesatx said...

This is incredibly beautiful! I love your watercoloring -- perfect for this image.

Dawn B. said...

Hey I saw this on SCS's facebook tonight.. Way to go Christine.. Your coloring is gorgeous. I love the swirls.. Super job....

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Thanksgiving Christine! We all have a lot to be thankful for. I hope you had a great day!!

Your card is stunning!! I so love the blue with the white and your addition of the flourished pearls and die cuts. Gorgeous and so elegant!
hugs,
Chris

Linda Carson said...

This blog hop just keeps getting better! What an amazing card Christine! So elegant! I've been eyeing the pleated ribbon. Now I think I must have some!

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day Christine!!! Hope you all had a wonderful time!!! Your card with the Rejoice Set is so beautiful and fitting for the upcoming holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

Chrissy D said...

Christine - this is absolutely AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS! WOW!

Oma said...

Very elegant - beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwwww, this is sooooo gorgeous (and that doesn't seem to be the right word...not enough umph!). I love your coloring and the blue against all that white. AWESOME work as always, Christine. Love your stuff!

Julie Koerber said...

Regal doesn't even begin to cover this one Christine... WOW! Just beautiful!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

OMG...this is beautiful! Love the look of your watercolouring and the pearl flourish is perfect!