Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Season of Celebrations


I can't really believe Christmas is coming when we've had such a beautiful warm Autumn season.  But I know very quickly that cold weather will come sweeping in and it will feel much more like Christmas is coming.  This sweet set illustrated by Lauren Pope is wonderful for all those sweet celebrations - Christmas, winter - or however your imagination desires!


Decorating the Christmas Tree is still one of the highlights for our kids each year and this stamp really captures that celebration.  I've stamped this beautiful silhouette in a deep hunter green, and then to capture some of the tones I was looking for, I came back with a deep teal marker over top - especially in the tree.  Then to add the sparkle: I inked just the tree with VersaMark ink and then embossed it with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.  It takes on the perfect blue/green tones with tons of sparkle. 


The gorgeous paper is from My Mind's Eye called Breeze.  It's GORGEOUS.  I've added lots of detailing with my Spellbinders dies and my Grand Calibur, Using the Fleur De Lis Rectangles and Classic Rectangles behind the main silhouette embossing and sponging for some texture, the sentiment on Ribbon Banners Shapeabilities, and the beautiful bottom detailing with my Edgeabilities Classic Bracket.  I have really enjoyed these Edgeabilities dies.  


I also inked the sentiment first in a deep teal and then just inked the edges of the sentiment in deep green to get that two-toned effect.  

You can also see the pretty ribbons....velvet and the lovely iridescent cream ribbon I love so much.  

Join these wonderful girls for some more beautiful samples of this great set!

 -    Each day we have A 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!  Deadline is tomorrow (Friday)
·      TODAY 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!
·        TOMORROW 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.

42 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh Christine, I have to tell you, my jaw just dropped when I saw your card! I am in stunned awe, it's just so Beautiful! I love your neat idea to get the tree to sparkle :)

lizlincoln said...

What a grand Christmas tree with the kids decorating it in garland. This is such a beautiful card.

petra,s cards said...

ooohhhooo cristine its fantastic the way you did this it looks like a beautiful painting!!!!
xx petra

Anonymous said...

The Christmas tree looks so real! Beautiful! Greetings from Anne-Elise

tina said...

So pretty. Your tree just glistens with light!

Tina

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine another gorgeous card.
I love how you embosd the tree.

greetings karin

Irene said...

Stunning colors to set off a lovely stamp...puts me in the mood to start my holiday cards!

Pam said...

This is the most beautiful card! The colors & layers are over the top! I am so in love love with this..it takes my breath away.

ecpiercy said...

Christine, what a stunning card! Love this stamp and what you've done with it.

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Stunning tree. The sparkle is so amazing! Loving that DP too!
Beth Greco

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love the shimmer to your card. Great job.

Theresa said...

A beautiful card....very creative to do as a painting...amazing work.

ladybugg61 said...

Ooooh ... that green colour is just stunning, and perfect for that tree scenery! Simply gorgeous card.

Tina Gilliland said...

Simply FABULOUS!!! I SOOOO want this set!!

Tracy said...

Absolutely stunning card. I love it!

Betty Benton said...

this card is one unspeakable beauty -- I have no words.........

Barbara said...

This is simply STUNNING, Christine. Jaw-dropping gorgeous, my friend!

Michele Boyer said...

This is beautiful, Christine. I love how the trim on the tree pulls together with your bling on the side. Gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Great out of the box tree and what a heart warming scene this is :)

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely stunning, christine! I love the rich teals and all the amazing details!

Janet said...

It's a teal day! Love that color. Like the die in the background and how you inked it.

Debbie D. said...

Oh my goodness, your card is absolutely breathtaking.

Tami Mayberry said...

That tree is GORGEOUS!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card! Great stamp set.

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, love the sparkle on the tree and great banner

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!!! Love the colors!!!

Angel said...

wow, look at that sparkle! gorgeous!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

That tree is *awesome*. What a great idea to emboss it with sparkly powder! It looks all lit up and decorated...

Tanya said...

Oh my word, this is amazing! I love these images!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE how you cut out the image to mount on your die cut panels, and these colors are beautiful, Christine!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Gorgeous, Christine! I love the beautiful teal and sparkle!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, how pretty and sparkly! This is absolutely lovely, Christine. :)

Naomi said...

Wow, Christine, another STUNNER! Again, I really LOVE this green and cream colour combo...it's so classy and that silhouette image and all of the embellishments are just DIVINE!

Rebecca Johnson said...

I never would have thought to put some teal in my tree. Cool idea and it paid off. Simply beautiful.
Peace, Becky Johnson

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is my favorite! I just love the color you choose, the ribbons, layers all of it just wow.... My favorite of the set. ;0)

Linda Carson said...

WOW! What a beauty! Fabulous colors and that ep is perfect!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, love the two-toned greens in the tree and the sentiment! Amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

All of your cards for this release are just wonderful, Christine! This set is darling. Love your colors on these last three cards.

Moira said...

What a gorgeous creation!

Renee VanEpps said...

Ooooh la la! Love the monochromatic colors and the shimmer on the tree! Spectacular card :)

Cheryl said...

Wow, that was a lot of work, but it sure paid off. Another gorgeous card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Great colors and sparkle! SO stunning!