Monday, November 7, 2011

Blessed Ornament


Today I get to play along with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge Team and bring you a sneak peek of a really cute sentiment set new from Flourishes this month, called Sentimental Christmas.  Our Challenge This week is to create a card with this technique called Double Embossing .  Beate's sample card in the original tutorial is stunning I have to say, and I'm sure the TT Team will show you some stunning examples today too.  But mine didn't double emboss quite like I wanted.  I tried 5 different times!  I must be doing something wrong!  BUT, I'll show you the card anyway, it's still pretty, just not quite the technique.   


I used a number of pretty Spellbinders dies to create this pretty "ornament" card:  Heirloom Ornament 2011 Die to frame the design as well as the little poinsettia ornament on top in the ribbon, and then Classic Petal Edgeabilities to create the bottom fancy edges.  I stamped the sentiment into the center of the ornament shape (that I was trying to double emboss), and then added the poinsettia from the Poinsettia and Boxwood set , stamped in Ranger Spun Sugar ink, sponging the inside of the shape.  

Be sure to stop by the Flourishes Blog and see what the Timeless Tuesday Friends of Flourishes girls have up their creative sleeves! 
Mona Pendelton
Danielle Kennedy
Jan Marie Caruso

I'll be back tomorrow with MORE fabulous Sneak Peeks from Flourishes that will knock your socks off :)

26 comments:

ecpiercy said...

Christine, though your card may not be what you were hoping for, it's beautiful nonetheless! Love the colors you've used, too.

Karen W said...

Very pretty, love the colors.

Beate said...

Simply beautiful! So soft and pretty!
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such an elegant card Christine! Love the soft look!

Marisa said...

Looooove pink and grey/silver together. Great Christmas card.

Amanda said...

Christine, I know your card didn't turn out like you had envisioned, but I really like it :) It has so many embossed and tiered layers that are so delicious looking! I think your so creative and I love your cards! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY!!~

Tanya said...

this is beautiful! I love the colors, gorgeous on the white!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful card thanks for sharing with us.

Miriam said...

This turned out lovely! I love pink and grey for Christmas.

Naomi said...

Oh, WOW, this is STUNNING, Christine! Love those untraditional colours, so BEAUTIFUL!

Heather Jensen said...

I think it looks beautiful! I had the same problem. I decided to Faux double emboss. So I guess I cheated a little. :)
Hugs~

Makiko Jones said...

Gorgeous pink Christmas card Christine!! I love the ornament die!

Diane said...

Beautiful ornament card...and I love it the way it is...it turned out beautifully!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! I love the ornament and all the beautiful details!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO very gorgeous Christine!! LOVE this new set!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very pretty, Christine! Love the non-traditional colors!

Angie Price said...

what a lovely card. love it

Ravengirl said...

I think your card turned out beautiful, even if the technique didn't work out.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! I am glad I am not the only one who had trouble with this one!!! I must have done 5 or 6 just to get one with a blank space - and then couldn't repeat the result so who knows how I got one with a blank space to start with!!! LOL

Cindy Lou said...

Wow! What a soft beautiful card, the colors are so gorgeous together.

Anne said...

Simply Stunnin.. simple yet so sophisticated.. love non-traditional color scheme. thanks for sharing..

Yogi said...

beautiful ornament card. love the soft colors

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, your card is beautiful! Love the colors! All of your release cards are beautiful too! Awesome sneak peeks :) !!! Hugs ~Silke~

Leslie Turner said...

Your card is gorgeous, Christine! I love the pink and I love that bow!!

Theresa said...

This is a lovely card ..great design. The challenge is a bit tough but your embossing really looks grest.