Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Christmas Amaryllis FLLCNOEL1

Good morning everyone! It's a beautiful day here in Austin and not too hot yet this morning to get out into the garden, still lots to clean up and trim! I decided to get a challenge card done first thing this morning for the Flourishes Christmas challenge that you can find here. I don't have any Flourishes Christmas stamps (but I will be ordering one this week)but I do have the Year In Flowers, so here is my Christmas Amaryllis.
I used 3 different shades of red Copic markers to colour and shade in the flowers and I modeled the colour after one of amaryllis bulbs that are blooming in my garden right now. The patterned paper is from GCDStudios and the lighter green that I used for the card front is the reverse side of it. I used a PTI "tin Types" impression plate on it. The darker green card stock is a textured Bazzil. The sentiment is SU from the set "Best Yet".
I used a MS border punch at the bottom of the square panel and a corner punch on the top right detail. I also added some red rhinestones that I first coloured with a dark red Copic to make the red a little richer.
I will make a few more of these exact cards later this afternoon and feel good that my Christmas card stash is at least started!
Here is a close-up of the flowers detail.

Have a great day, and thanks for looking!


  1. Chriss, This is so pretty! You need to make lots!!

  2. This is beautiful. I like the fancy edge you used with the brads. Your corner treatment is perfect. Great job with the sketch!

  3. Wowzers.... this is just beautiful! I love everything you did with this sketch -- the results are so colorful and elegant!


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