Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sweets of the Season


How about something delicious today?  The kids and I were talking about things we look forward to at Christmas and one of the things they mentioned are special *treats* we only make at Christmas time, sugar cookies, shortbread, gingerbread houses, rosettes, chocolate rum balls....all those fabulous Christmas sweets, doesn't it just make your mouth water????

Today's New Release Sneak Peek from Flourishes celebrates all those sweet things about Christmas, illustrated by the fabulous Marcella Hawley. 


For this first card I wanted it to look like a plate of gingerbread that little children might leave for Santa.  I stamped this adorable pair of ginger-people on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock and colored with Prismacolor Pencils blending with OMS, then I popped them up on a Beaded Ovals Nestability shape that had been cut out on Basic Grey's new Kraft 6 x 6 pack of paper, with lots of sponging from Ranger's Tea Stain ink.  


You can see I've added some pearl accents to Gingerlady's pearl necklace and the sentiment.  


And here's the pretty detailing along the bottom.  I used some gorgeous new ribbon, Velvet and Crochet ribbon, as well as some pretty gingham tied through the Nestability template. 

Now how about something sparkly???


I just love how pretty ribbon candy looks.  It's so pretty and fragile looking with all it's loops.  I went for some super sparkle on this card. 

Coloring is done with Copic Markers and I've added microbeads to the green gumdrops and lots of sparkle to the ribbon candy and wrapped candies with my glitter pen.   Hopefully you can see it a bit better on the picture below.   


The Nestie template is the Eyelet Circles and I've added some gorgeous Zva rhinestones cutting the flourish in half and using it on the top and the bottom.  The little touch of ribbon is some pretty edged Iridescent Taffeta tied in a little bow.  

Well, you'll want to hop on over to the other Flourishes DT girls to see their mouthwatering Christmas Sweets today too...  And don't forget you can enter to win this set today at the Flourishes Blog!  And get sketchy with the Pre-Release Challenge to enter to win all of our New Releases!


22 comments:

stampqueen said...

Pretty cards - love the gingerbread men!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards christine
love the colors and that new nestabillitie

greetings karin

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Love those gingerbred images! I love using Distress Inks on everything! Well Done!

petra,s cards said...

wau these are soooo beautiful yummie!!!
xx petra

Emily Keaton said...

I love these cute treats!! Especially the "sugared" candies :)

Lisa H. said...

two beautiful cards. love all the details.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Oh how sweet, love the gingerbread lady and man . . . .yummy! Also like the ribbon candy, I haven't seen it in years, sure love eating it . . . LOL! Fabulous holiday cards!

Allison Cope said...

Super cute cards Christine! Great new stamp set!

Julie Koerber said...

Both are delish... and no calories!!! That's my kind of fun! Love these Christine!

dpkennedy said...

These are both gorgeous! Love those cookies..they look good enought to eat! The ribbon candy card is so sparkly and pretty! I always loved to look at it (my grandma always had ribbon candy for the holidays!) but never could eat it!

creativearts said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I've been following your blog for a long time and the cards just get better and better! I have fallen for this set of stamps and am off to follow the bloggers!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Delicious! Your little gingerbread people are adorable and I love the white base of your candy card! Awesome cards!

Shari said...

Both are so beautiful!! I love the gingerbread guys. I also love the sparkles on the ribbon candy. Really cute stamp set!

Tanya said...

Eek! Adorable!

Sharon Basel said...

Oh Christine - these are lovely cards! You truly made the gingerbread card look like the real thing on that new Nestie - I'm craving gingerbread cookies now! And the microbeads to the gumdrops is so very clever! Looks like I'll be buying my Christmas present early when these new stamp sets are released!
Hugs,
Sharon

Leslie Miller said...

Before I read your description of the first card I was thinking it looks like a plate of cookies. So cute! Love the warmth. And your second is such a sweet candy confection. What a fun set and two adorable cards!

Dawn B. said...

These are beautiful Christine..You are making me hungry talking about rum balls...I have not made those in ages.. Your micro beads on the candy make it look real.. Great gingerbreads..The background makes your images pop off the card...

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine these are so cute! I just love the gingerbread men! Awesome creations.

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW Christine! Both of your cards are so festive! Love your creative style!

Heather Jensen said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the cute gingerbread people...and your sparkly treats are amazing. :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh, that first card DOES look like a plate of cookies. I'm with Leslie...it's so WARM feeling. The second card with all the sugary, sparkly goodness is so FUN!!...and it made me hungry, lol!

Makiko Jones said...

Soooo cute and wonderful, Christine!! Gingerbread people are so adorable!