Monday, September 10, 2012

Poinsettia and Pine


Welcome to Day Two of our September Releases at Flourishes!  Oh, I just love the smell of pine.  That is one Christmas smell I could have around me all the time.  I even have some kitchen - lotion/soap called Winter Forest in pine fragrance from Williams-Sonoma in the US that I use year round.  

Today's set pairs the beauty of pine with the the Christmas elegance of poinsettias.  A gorgeous duo in these stamps illustrated by Marcella Hawley.  Amanda has challenged us to be inspired by something on Pinterest for our creation today.  Here's my card and then I'll show you the Pinterest photo I pinned.



I love looking at Pinterest.  I've found so many fun ideas there - but I do limit my time on it!  

For the card, I stamped the Bible Verse and some of the smaller elements from the set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto designer paper, giving it this beautiful framed effect.  Then I stamped a second holly/berry/pine combination onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, coloured it up with Copic Markers popping it up on the design.  I also added some lined framing around the verse and between the holly and berries with a Copic Multi-liner, with black rhinestones at the corners.  


Isn't the script on the verse gorgeous?  The last touches to make it shine are the gorgeous ribbons, Satin Pleat Edging and some beautiful crushed velvet.  I love the simple elegance to the design.

Here are the Copic Collections I used for the design:





Now we hope you continue on with the Design Team and their wonderful Poinsettia and Pine Creations.

Play along with the Timeless Tuesday Team and the Senior Design Team in the Pinterest Challenge and you could win the entire new release this month.

You can also be eligible to win the entire September Release of FIVE Christmas sets by participating in the Any Which Way Sketch Challenge.  Deadline is this Friday September 14th.  

Later this week on Wednesday and Thursday you also have a chance to win with the Noon-Time Challenges - check out the Flourishes Blog at Noon Central Time for an opportunity to win the sets of the day as well!

And don't forget that these New Release Sets will also have custom made .svg and Silhouette Cut Files made specifically for them and also available Friday!  Check out the FLLC Senior Team and Timeless Tuesday Team...

31 comments:

tina said...

This came out wonderfully.


Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

kathy s said...

Christine this card is divine- love it it has such a vintagy feel

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card love the ribbon on the side Christine.

greetings karin

Karen W said...

Gorgeous creation, I can't wait to get these new sets, I"m so excited they are coming out early!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your colouring on the pine needles. The little black outline and rhinestones really make it pop.
Beth Greco

Colleen said...

Christine,
Beautiful sentiment, and love all those scrumptious ribbons you added.

Evette K. said...

Do believe I smell those greens gf. Beautiful card....great use of at amazing stamp!!!! evette

Allison Cope Israels said...

Truly gorgeous Christine! I Love your coluring and all those ribbons are so plush and beautiful! Beautiful card!

TLady said...

This IS an ELEGANT design!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS CARD Christine!!!!!!!!!!! :) ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR CARD!!!!!!!!!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, pretty coloring of the images and line framing with the pretty gems. Love your pleating and the velvet ribbon that tops it off nicely!

Misti said...

Christine, this turned out so fabulous!!!

Marisa said...

Beautifully done! Love tghe ribbon down the side and framing of the sentiment.

TLady said...

SUPER BLOG HOP AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING DESIGNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) THANKS Christine!!!!!!!!! :)

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love all the elements and colors. TFS

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty! The beautiful ribbon edging makes it so elegant.
Mary H.

Linda Carson said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous....looks like a "must" have set!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is gorgeous. The frame is wonderful and one I plan to case. hee hee Your corner pines are gorgeous! I really do like this!

Joan V said...

This card is so gorgeous. The script is so elegant, too. So much pretty detail in your card. Looks like that must be a great set to have. Thanks for sharing.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the phrase and the corner images are a perfect fit!!!

Heather Jensen said...

I absolutely LOVE this Christine. I have looked at it several times in the group. I love the sprigs on the corners and that velvet ribbon makes it look so elegant. :)

Hugs~

Liz Williams said...

I am always so excited to see what Flourishes new sets are! This is a great one and Christmas is such an exciting time to be stamping. I love your beautiful card.

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!~

Tracy said...

This is a beautiful card!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow Christine, this is so beautiful! The detail and design are amazing! I love your take on the inspiration too.

Silke Ledlow said...

So beautiful and elegant! Great inspiration! ~S~

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. I agree this script is gorgeous. I love the corner holly berry and pine images and the line you've added (wow how did you do that so well?). Beautiful ribbon treatment.

Theresa said...

Beautiful card and great stamp set with holly and pine.

Connie MacFarlane said...

This card is so pretty Christine! Love the verse, your colour choices and the velvet ribbon and pleated ribbon add the perfect touch.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Simply gorgeous! Great job!

Ravengirl said...

How gorgeous! Love that you framed that sentiment with the pen lines and used the image to accent each corner!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Christine!