Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shabby Winter Whites with Flourishes

Good Day all!
It seems that the season is really upon us and I am wrapping and mailing some gifts that have to reach Canada...just a few more days left in this window I think...better get a move on!
I did make this card yesterday for a couple of challenges, the Flourishes FLLCDEC10 "Winter Whites" and I used the Card Positioning Systems sketch 196.
I started by stamping the Flourishes Cyclamen flower(from this set) in Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Copic markers and added just a touch of clear Spica sparkle to the flower bases.  I then cut out using Tim Holtz Tonic scissors and a Fiskars finger craft knife.  I placed foam dimensionals behind the cut out image and adhered to a MS doily that I sponged with vanilla craft ink.

The card base was created with a Quickutz embossing folder.  I placed 2 quarter panels in the folder and ran through the CB.  I used a Spellbinder Label 1 die to cut the opening in the 2 panels.  It was a little tricky lining up the card base front with the 2 already cut panels and I should have cut all 3 at the same time...I'll remember that the next time :)

Once the panels were cut and lined up, I took a length of this ribbon that I purchased from my local yarn shop and I adhered it sandwich style with tape runner.
The rest is quite simple, just adding the MS dove with pearls at the flower center and the dove's eye, some spongeing on the dove, the MS fern punched foliage atop another length of the same pretty ivory trim and these paper flowers and tiny crocheted ivory flower that I had the pleasure of receiving in a swap earlier this year.
This is the inside of the card.  The beautiful Merry Christmas is also a Flourishes stamp from this set "Christmas Wreath"
The tag was made using a MS punch and the JOY! sentiment is a Flourishes from the new Paperwhites set, such a beautiful and versatile set!

The last photo is a close-up of the foliage.

                  Thanks for visiting and I hope you are having a great season so far!


  1. WOW, Chriss...what a beautiful creation!!! The ribbon framed opening on the front looks sooo pretty and the flowers on the inside are fabulous!!!! Hope you are staying warm...we have had to cover plants the last few nights.

  2. WOW! Beautiful creation! Love the ribbon through the window and the row of flowers! Gorgeous colouring...beautiful card!

  3. Such beautiful embellishments on this Chriss...love that ribbon surrounding the open frame!

  4. Beautiful framing and wonderful soft feel to this creation. Great job.

  5. This is stunning ... A gift in itself ...

  6. Gosh, I just mailed two Christmas cards to Canada this week. I hope they make it! Unbelievable how close we are to Christmas already. What a gorgeous card. No detail left unattended. Totally fabulous!


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