Clean and Simple and a sneak peek!

November 9, 2009 at 10:13 am 16 comments

I’m always on the lookout for holiday images that can be used to create clean and simple cards and this latest offering from  Flourishes hits the mark.  This card was created for the clean and simple challenge at SCS – the challenge was to use white plus one other color.  The beautiful image is from Flourishes Christmas Bouquet set, to be released on Friday,  is designed by the talented Marcella Hawley.  The set contains the image shown here in two sizes – I’ve used the smaller of the two.  The detail on the bouquet is wonderful and looks lovely stamped in a single color, or you can really go all out and color in the image.

 CAS xmas bouquet

To keep with the clean and simple challenge I stamped the image in Memento Cocoa ink – it gives it  a nice vintage look.  The sentiment is from Flourishes Holiday Greetings set.  You can’t tell from the photo but I edged the white panel, the sentiment and the  chocolate scalloped edge with a stardust gel pen to add a little sparkle.    A Martha Stewart punch was used for the scalloped edge with white pearls added for accents.  The embossed white panel was created using a new cuttlebug folder which has swirls and snowflakes on it  Everything was mounted on a chocolate card.  Here is a close up look at how I added the sparkle with the stardust gel pen.  I apologize for the poor photo quality – we’re expecting Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ida to hit here later tonight and there just is no good light today!!

CAS xmas bouquet close up

This card came together so quickly I think I will do several versions  using different color schemes!  The size of this image is perfect for making holiday tags as well.

 Thanks for stopping by!!!

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Natalie  |  November 9, 2009 at 11:57 am

    this is gorgeous!!!

  • 2. Michelle  |  November 9, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    This is gorgeous!

  • 3. Dori  |  November 9, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Holy Moly! This is Beautiful! I love the white embossing. I never think about doing that! I must remember….I must remember! TFS

  • 4. Abi  |  November 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    love this it’s gorgeous!

  • 5. Stacy SCS Twinshappy  |  November 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Very classy and elegant Nancy. I love the half textured background. Beautifully done.

  • 6. Carol Southern  |  November 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    This is a stunner. Quick to make as no colouring and so smart looking.
    Love that new embossing folder as well.

  • 7. Susan (peebsmama)  |  November 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    What beautiful embossing on the background. Very nice monochromatic card.

  • 8. Lynn Hayes  |  November 9, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    This is beautiful! Wonderful job.

  • 9. Beth Greco  |  November 10, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Hope everyone is safe during the storm. You’ve done an amazing job here on this card! Love the embossing!! Can you show us the folder? TFS
    Beth Greco

  • 10. mishaloots  |  November 10, 2009 at 7:55 am

    absolutely gorgeous and striking use of white with a contrasting color

  • 11. Cindy Haffner  |  November 10, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Oh this is GORGEOUS!!

  • 12. Susan Goetter  |  November 10, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I “need” that gorgeous embossing folder!! Where can I get one? Please?!!

    This card is simply gorgeous!!!

  • 13. Leslie Miller  |  November 12, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Nancy, this is truly gorgeous! I like this image just as much without coloring as I do colored. Beautiful card! Love that CB embossing. I’ve been unble to find new CB folders. I was going to stock up on some new ones, went shopping, and found nothing! Do tell your source!

  • 14. Carolenc  |  November 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    S T U N N I N G !!!

  • 15. RaeT  |  November 18, 2009 at 7:44 pm


  • 16. Valerie Stutsman  |  September 4, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Hi Nancy,
    What Cuttlebug embossing folder did you use
    on CAS40 Christmas Bouquet that was posted
    on November 9, 2009? This is the one with
    Flourishes Christmas Bouquet and Flourishes
    Holiday Greetings and is simply beautiful! I have
    gone through the list of folders on Cuttlebug’s
    website and can’t find it. Thanks much.
    Keep posting your lovely cards for all to see!

    Valerie Stutsman


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