Friday, November 30, 2012

Paperwhites and PageMaps

Today a number of us on the Flourishes Design Teams are partnering with Becky Fleck to bring you her December round of CardMap Sketches on her blog Page Maps!  Be sure you check out all the sketches on her blog and what the team has done with them!

I have a pretty sketch to show you...


It's a little pocket of paperwhites :)  Perfect for the season.  This set called Paperwhites is a lovely one from Flourishes.  I stamped the image on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black and then trimmed out the image with a bit of an edge around...then I stamped a second set of paper whites, cut one out and one leaf to create the feeling of a stem and used that for the front of the pocket.  Coloring is a breeze with the white paper whites, just add a little depth for shadow with Copics.  


This sketch gives you a lot of real-estate to work with at 5 x 7 inches.  The papers are Teresa Collins - Christmas Cottage and they are so rich.  I've created a pretty little pocket for my posies with one of our newest Flourishes Custom Dies - Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals.  These dies are just gorgeous with the piercing built into the design.  I cut an entire oval, then scored in half and trimmed half away, leaving a little pocket shape.  


Here you can see I added some embossing to the bottom 3/4 of the card on the card base and then the pretty detailing around the die, and the lace trim and pleated ribbon, and how I extended the horizontal strip of designer paper behind the panel, making it feel like a ribbon as well.  Below are the Copics Collections I used.  





Now, here are the lovely ladies showing off December CardMaps Sketches
Christine Okken (you are here)

We almost forgot to announce this yesterday...The Gambler's Sale at Flourishes is now down to 35% off!  Check out the sale pages HERE.
I'll have some photos for you tomorrow for my 365 Project and then be sure to come back next week.  I have some exciting news I've been sitting on for a while that I can't wait to reveal!  

11 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet. Love the image and the little touch of lace looks perfect!
Thanks for sharing! :)

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOVE those papers!!!!!!! I too like the lacey look of your card!!!!!! :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow very beautiful Christine.

greetings karin

Julie Koerber said...

How incredibly fun is this? I love how you used the new die Christine and your paperwhites are just beautiful!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So rich and elegant! Love the way you made the pocket out of the die...genius!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, neat sketch and I love the way you colored the flowers, to me that is very hard to do white flowers and you did such a lovely job!

Amanda said...

Christine, what a gorgeous card! I love the sketch and you really created a beautiful card with it!! The flowers look amazing and I love your flower placement :)

~ Amanda :)

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL I love all your WONDERFUL elements!!~

Tammy Hershberger said...

Love how you used the die to make the pocket! Pretty card, Christine!

Allison Cope Israels said...

This is gorgeous Christine! The colouring on your paperwhites is so simple and beautiful. Fabulous use of the sketch!

dpkennedy said...

Love how you left the flowers white! Gorgeous Christine!