Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Merry Mistletoe



It's day two of Flourishes October Releases and it's another pretty day on the horizon!  I said yesterday that it would be so pretty you'd want to kiss me - and now you can see why, it's Mistletoe!

I created this pretty card with that circle theme of the berries of mistletoe, with some crisp cool greens. 



Coloring is done with some very light blues and greens (BG0000, BG11, BG70) (G0000, G40, G21, G12).  There is a pretty bough stamp in the set as well - and I curved it to match the circular shape.  I cut all the shapes with my Grand Calibur, using the Grand Circles, and Grand Scalloped Circles Dies.  It makes larger circular cards so easy!  And I love that the scallops make it easy for the card to stand too rather than roll around.  



  
I've added some luxurious white silk ribbon and metallic velvet ribbon (I love these metallic ribbons - so shimmery!) as well as some white pearls and a little sentiment flag.  You can see above touches of glitter in the coloring with my Sakura Gelly Roller pen.  


Now here are the important details for the week ahead:  



  •   Each day we’ll have the Mystery Blogger, if you comment on each of the DT posts you increase your chance of finding the Mystery Blogger, and you could be chosen as the winner!  Winner will be announced like usual – on the Saturday Winner’s Circle post on the Flourishes Blog and you will win the set of the day.
·         Don't forget to play in the Heavy Metal Challenge this week!  You could win the entire New Release!  
·      Today and Thursday please stop back at the Flourishes Blog at Noon Central time. Each day a Noon-Time Challenge will be given.  And if you play you can WIN!
·        Friday we will release the 1,2,3, Create Kit – and it's UBER gorgeous :)  Just sayin'! 
·         Do you know you're already in love with the sets?  You can already order the New Release Bundle – and receive 10% off all four sets!  This discount will only be available for one week following the release!

Now for some KISSABLE inspiration drop on over to:
Drop back at Noon Central Today....I'll have more to show you in the Noon-Time Challenge!

43 comments:

lizlincoln said...

I love the way you curved the border to frame this gorgeous circle card.

Amanda said...

I love your beautiful, beautiful card!! You have the most beautiful design and I love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful christine also your card under.
beautiful images and coloring.
fabulous bow.

greetings karin

Truth said...

Frosty, cool, and elegant. I love it!

Sue C

Ruth S said...

Love this! Your scalloped circle shape and stamped border are perfect to show off the image
Rx

Betty Benton said...

Very pretty! Love the subtle colors and that bow -- fabulous!

Moira said...

great colors and that bow is perfect!

Misti said...

Ohhhh, this is gorgeous!!!!

Debbie D. said...

LOve this circle card. The colors are gorgeous.What a great image!!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine. I reallly like the way you used the border stamp around the edges of your circle. Great stamping.

Karen W said...

Very soft and pretty. Would love these sets!!

Theresa said...

Great card...love the shape and design.

Yogi said...

pretty card. pretty sprig stamp

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! I like the colours you chose! Greetings, Anne-Elise

Marisa said...

Great round card and use of the half pearls on the sides.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! I love the circle design and the soft blues and greens you used!

Dee said...

Beautiful card Christine!!

Dee said...

Beautiful card Christine!!

Conniecrafter said...

so very pretty, just love the softenss of the coloring, pretty pearl accenting too!

Tami Mayberry said...

Very pretty! I always like circle cards and the box is a perfect accent. TFS!

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine your card is fabulous!!! and verry elegant i love it!!
xx petra

Tanya said...

Your card is gorgeous Christine! What a stunning image.

Angel said...

fabulous colors! what a classy set!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is beautiful and again the soft colors is awesome. Only if you had a matching treat box to go with this... ;0) hee hee

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO pretty, Christine! I love your gorgeous coloring, and the circle card design is stunning. Especially that big, beautiful bow!

Ravengirl said...

This is a wonderful round card! I love how you shaped the stamp to fit the curve of the circle.

Synthia said...

Great choice of colors. I like the different green tones.

Peggysuez said...

Very nice projects, great use of layers.

Lin said...

LOVE what you and the DT are creating with this gorgeous set! It's going on my Christmas list!

Naomi said...

Wow, Christine, another STUNNER! LOVE the classy colour combo and it's just all around FABULOUS! This new stamp set is TO DIE FOR!

Linda Carson said...

Just beautiful Christine! I've yet to branch out and do a circle card. Thanks for the inspiration!

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful! I love the circle shape, and your mistletoe looks real!

beadz said...

These are both so elegant!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo love the beauty of a circle card!!! And of course the pearls!!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! Love the round shape !!

Bonnie said...

Like the coloring on the card. Great design.

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, this was challenging and fun.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is gorgeous Christine! I love circle cards and you've done an amazing job with this one. Love it!
Beth Greco

Rosemary said...

wow... absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Barbara said...

Oh, this is just so SWEET, Christine!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I love how you kept your image simply coloured - it really makes the mistletoe stand out - and the shape of your card is great!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful coloring, Christine and lovely shades of green!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so PRETTY! Great colors!