Friday, January 16, 2009

Christmas COTW #3, Flourishes Home Challenge

Two cards in this post. Where did this week go?!? Just didn't seem like there were enough days. : ) Okay, here's my week 3 Christmas card. Decided to go with this image from Flourished Christmas, and to use non-traditional colors this time. Embossed the tree and sentiment with silver EP. Cut both out with regular and scalloped Nestabilities. Inked edges. Background DP is from DCWV; it has a sheen to it that was picked up by the flash. Attached the sentiment stack over the ribbon along the bottom, tied the ribbon in a bow.

Stamps: Flourished Christmas by Flourishes.
Paper: DCWV, The Paper Studio.
Ink: Versarmark, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Nestabilities, silver EP, ribbon.

I also wanted to do the Flourishes home challenge, to make a card using something in our home as inspiration. Here is my inspiration, a little shelf I have in my bedroom. Actually used the same flourished tree as above, turned upside down. I used the largest Curved Rectangle Nestabilities to cut the card base on the fold, inked the edges all the way around . Base DP is from Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste. Used Versamark to stamp the tree from the Flourishes set upside down, embossed it with silver and copper EP mixed together. Then used a flourish from Crafty Secrets calender set to stamp/emboss the shelf with black EP. The "ball" was cut out with a Nestabilities from a scrolled heart stamp. I stamped and colored the vase and rose, then stamped, cut and cut out the smaller flowers and attached those over the rose stem, added Stickles to them. The sentiment was stamped onto the same CS as the base, cut out with the smallest Labels 1, inked the edges, put it on foam tape. Then used a slot stamp to make it into a slider. Ran the ribbon through it, through some slits I did on each side of the rose and wrapped the ends around the edge. Inked around the lower border and halfway up. Will also use this card for Sharon's SSNOTIME68 challenge.
Stamps: Flourished Christmas, Stampin Up! Fresh Cuts, scrolled heart (unknown), Prima, See D's Romance, Crafty Secrets Calendar.
Paper: The Paper Studio, Cosmo Cricket Fleuriste.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Gold and copper EP, Nestabilities


6 wacky women said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Nancy.
Such beautiful layouts and details.

Karen x

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my goodness, what creativity you have displayed here -- I LOVE your upside down tree -- too cool!!!! What a fabulous job!!! I love it!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

You are AMAZING!!!! First of all, I love all the beautiful silver in your Christmas card!! Talk about a striking creation...WOW!!! Then, your next card just blew me away!!!! How clever you are to turn the tree upside down to make a shelf...and it looks exactly like the shelf in your room!! You are a GENIUS!!! I wish I could "see" those kinds of things!!! Another lovely creation...I love the flowers too:o) All I can say definitely ROCKED that challenge!!!


Curt in Carmel said...

Super job on the challenge cards kiddo! I love how clever you were to turn the tree upside down to mimic your shelf! Great example of thinking outside of the box! Great cards! Best, Curt

Mina said...

beautiful...they are all so stylish xxx

Shirley said...

I love both of these and think they ar just so elegant! The embossing on the first one is just lovely and on the second one is just perfect for the other images and DP! You have a great eye for color and space!

Anonymous said...

What a unique use of the Christmas tree! LOve it Christmas 24/7

Sandy W