Thursday, October 31, 2013

Candlelit

 
November 1st already, wow!  As the wind is whistling out my window  - the year seems to be blowing past me as well!  Today, we’re delighted to bring you another Friday round of creations with the Senior Design Team at Flourishes!  We’re getting in the cozy Christmas mood and showing off to you all that’s beautiful about the holidays at Flourishes, you’ll see some of our beautiful newer offerings for the season and some of our equally lovely past sets too.  Time to be inspired for one of our favorite times to create cards for others! 


I put out a number of sets on my desk that I want to be sure to play with to create Christmas cards this year.  This set, Christmas Candles was on the top of my list.  It has a real elegance and yet simplicity and it’s really easy to colour which I love.  I pulled out my paper pack from Echo Park - Reflections, which isn’t even a Christmas pack, but the colours are patterns are gorgeous.  I thought this almost-minty green would be lovely for the greenery and the candle.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Flourishes Classic Ivory and trimmed it with our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Die.  Then I coloured it up with Copics giving it a lightly glow around the candle and hurricane lamp.  


Then it is simple accents, some faceted gems, taffeta ribbon, iridescent string and some delicate crochet lace.  


+YG41, YG45

Stop on by and see the rest of our cozy Christmas today!

14 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty! Love the diecut image offset off the page!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Absolutely beautiful! I really love that soft mint green color. Beautiful stamp & die too.....great design!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very elegant and beautiful card Christine.

gr karin

Marilynn said...

Nice job on this, Christine. Like the layout and your use of color.

TLady said...

This IS such a NICE SET Christine!!!!!!!! AND your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!:) SOOOO LOVELY!!!!:) (Getting in the mood for Christmas here too!!!!!) :)

Conniecrafter said...

your paper goes so well with your image, great accent and lovely design!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Pretty, great stitching and I like the monochramtic feel.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Christine! This is gorgeous!! Love the greens and your beautiful shading under the candle. You work magic with those Copics!

Heather Jensen said...

Stunning! I love the lace trim and sweet little bow. The stitching is fabulous as well. :)

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the color and the lace trim. I love this candle stamp set also. It is on my wish list.

Silke Ledlow said...

So, so pretty Christine! I don't think I have ever inked this image up, but I must soon :) !!!

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine!! I love all the patterns and the lush green palette. stunning holiday inspiration indeed.

Jean Bullock said...

How beautiful! Great card design.

Cheryl said...

Christine, this is SO pretty! Your coloring always amazes me. I would never have thought about adding the detail inside the candle flame! Beautiful dp and ribbon, too, and letting the die cut fall off the side of the card is such an interesting feature. I love your beautiful cards!