Archive for October, 2007

TLC140 – Cracked Glass

angel-cracked-glass-challenge.jpgI don’t know about you, but whenever I do a cracked glass project, I always prefer the image just before I have to do the “cracking” – it just never looks as good to me once the cracks are there, but the challenge is cracked glass so here is mine.  I used the angel stamp from Flourishes Rejoice set because it had that old world feeling and thought it went well with this technique.  I embossed her with Sepia EB from BMuse.  I’ve had this powder forever and provides a nice old look, although you cannot tell from the photo.  I colored her using pearl ex – Super Copper for the dress, Sparkle gold for the wings and Interference Gold for the hair – which stayed white.  A little gold glitter glue was dabbed on the wings and along the edge of the red circle.  Once the cracking was complete, I rubbed creamy carmel into the cracks to provide the aged look.  The background paper is scrapbook paper from a pad of victorian style papers and was the perfect balance against the red.  “Joyeux Noel” is also from the Rejoice set.  I stamped and mounted the sentiment on circle cut with the Nestabilities die cuts.

October 31, 2007 at 12:23 pm Leave a comment

Color Challenge CC137

o-xmas-tree-nk-1.jpgThis is a card I made for last weeks SCS color challenge which called for a Basic Gray, Soft Sky and Pomegranate color scheme.  I would never had combined these colors, but they go together beautifully.  I took the Soft Sky panel and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.  I gently rubbed a versamark pad over thexmasupclose006.jpg embossed panel and used Stardust Embossing Powder (from Custer’s Last Stamp) to give it a little sparkle.  The close up photo shows how this embossing powder looks – you can see I also edged the oval panel as well with this powder.

Nestabilities oval dies were used to make the regular and scalloped ovals.  “Merry Christmas” is from the O Christmas Tree set from Flourishes.

October 29, 2007 at 12:56 pm 1 comment

Rejoice

nkirk-rejoice-nk-1.jpgI’ve had the Rejoice stamp set for a month and this is the first chance I’ve had to actually stamp the stamp!  This is such a beautiful image.   Just one stamp can make a lovely card.  This is an image that can make your holiday card making easy.

 

 

 

Materials:

  • Red, white and green card stock, gold paper

  • Gold pigment ink, gold embossing powder

  • Ribbon, rhinestone

  • Radiant Pearls

  • Cuttlebug embossing folder – tapestry

I stamped the image with gold ink then embossed in gold.  Although you can’t tell from the photo, the image is colored with Radiant Pearls (very pretty IRL!).  I finished it off with a small rhinestone in the center of the “O”.

The gold paper is embossed using the Cuttlebug tapestry embossing folder.

October 28, 2007 at 10:07 am 2 comments

FLOURISHED CHRISTMAS BACK IN STOCK!

Flourishes now has the popular Flourished Christmas set back in stock!!  Head on over to the store to order this  beautiful set today!

October 27, 2007 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Paula!!

I made this card just for Paula B. – one of the wonderful paulabd340.jpgdesigners for Flourishes.  Today is her birthday and I’d like to wish her a wonderfully special day!!  Enjoy your day, Paula!  I made the criss cross card tall instead of long, because it fit the image better.  I paired a blue bayou card with Basic Grey paper from the Blush collection.  All the stamps are from the Sweet Treats set from Flourishes.

 

 

October 23, 2007 at 9:07 am 2 comments

Strut Your Stuff Day!

Strut your stuff on SCS today – and paula-and-dd-sketch350.jpghave a chance to win a great prize!  Post your stamped item, using Flourishes stamps, on SCS – then send an e-mail to flourishesllc@cox.net with the link and your home address.  Everyone will receive a thank you and small gift from Flourishes, and someone will win a nice prize!!

This card was made using the Dirty Dozen sketch challenge for this month.  Are you a member of the DD Fan Club?  It is well worth the annual fee ($25) and you will get access to an incredible DD gallery each month.

This card uses SU’s pomegranate paper and ribbon, the new holiday papers, white shimmery paper.  I do not have pomegranate ink, so I found a close match in Le Plume’s Wine color.  The beautiful Peace stamp is from the Peace set at Flourishes.

October 17, 2007 at 7:44 am 1 comment

Strut Your Stuff on SCS

Don’t forget – tomorrow (Wednesday, October 17) is “strut your stuff” day on SCS.  Upload your artwork using Flourishes stamps (use the keyword “strut your stuff”), then send an e-mail to flourishesllc@cox.net with the link and your home address.  Flourishes will send a thank you and small gift to all who participate and will select one person for a nice prize!

October 16, 2007 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

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