Friday, November 11, 2011

The First Noel - Flourishes Sneak Peek!




Here we are at the last day of Flourishes' November sneak peeks! What a wonderful assortment of Christmas sets that are now available for purchase HERE. Today we're showing you a new set by Lauren Pope--The First Noel--another of her amazing silhouette sets, this one depicting the Nativity.


I decided I wanted to stamp this image on some kind of softly patterned paper but, even though I have a TON of Christmas papers, I couldn't find any that suited me. So, I made my own, using an older set, Christmas Music (the music is 'Angels We Have Heard On High' so it's perfect for this new image!). I stamped that first with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, stamped off once, then stamped the Nativity image over top that with the same ink. I really love how the music softens the image. Then I distressed it up a bit and put my card together. The sentiment was stamped on a flag cut with my Grand Calibur and my Nested Lacey Pennant Dies, and I tied on a bow from gold-edged ribbon. Finally, I added some tiny gems, colored with a Copic marker, to the little stars.

Be sure to check out the inspiration provided by the rest of the Flourishes Senior Design Team. Remember, one of us is today's


Commenting on the designer's blogs will get you the chance to win today's set. Just sayin'...;-)
Here's a few things you'll want to know about this release:
  • Take advantage of a special limited time only deal and grab up all four of our New Release Sets for November at 10% off the total price. Get all the details HERE.
  • All winners will be announced on Saturday, November 12th, at Noon CST on the Flourishes Blog

OK, I think that's all from me! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

~Supplies~
Stamps: The First Noel, Christmas Music (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory card stock (Flourishes); Baja Breeze (SU!); Signature Christmas 6 x 6 (MME)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Nested Lacey Pennant Dies (Spellbinders); gems, Copic marker, distressing tool, ribbon



39 comments:

  1. This is beautiful and looks like a quick and easy card!

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  2. Bar I love how you developed this card. It is beautiful.
    Jan Marie
    1Flourish

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  3. Beautiful card love the "first noel" set, great color.

    Luanne
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful card - the music background is a perfect match!!

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  5. wauwwwww fabulous colours you have used whit these lovely image!!!
    xx petra

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  6. Your card is so brilliant! I love it! This set is really a must have! Greetings from Anne-Elise

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  7. Barb this is stunning! Your music background paper worked out perfectly! Love the overall design!

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  8. I love the softness of your card. Great thinking making your own background paper. It turned out beautifully.

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous, Barbara. These colors are perfect!

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  10. Oh this is totally gorgeous! And I love your stamped music background, how perfect!

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  11. Beautiful vintage look, fits with the image so nicely.

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  12. Love this card in the browns and soft, soft blue! Gorgeous ribbon you used for the bow too!

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  13. Beautiful card love how you made you own background paper . Thanks for sharing this tip
    Marilyn

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  14. Such a beautiful set and I really like your soft touch in using it.

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  15. This is gorgeous, Barbara! I love the soft muted tones and the background paper you created!

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  16. I like how you made the backgound music paper.

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  17. Bar, I love the earthy feel of this card. I cracked up because I had stamped this image with the Christmas music in the back thinking I was so clever and then saw a sneak of your card and said... well, great minds! This is a beauty with the natural colors and I love the little extras too!!!

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  18. Beautiful card, love the stamp set, love the colors. Mary L Schreiber

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  19. A lovely layout for this stamp. Like how you used the music for the background...can almost hear the Angels singing.

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  20. Your card is beautiful. I especially like the colors.

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  21. Very pretty! I love the do it youself designer paper!

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  22. that is just beautiful and feels like something that I might be able to create...er...recreate. Would never come up with it personally but I just love it and look forward to trying to case it!

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  23. That rich brown is so gorgeous on the patterned paper! Stunning effect Bar!

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  24. lovely card... the image is so beautiful!

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  25. Beautiful card - love the design! XX

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  26. Love how you created your own background. Great details and design. Just Beautiful!!!

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  27. Barb, this is such a beautiful card and I love how you made your own background! This is simply just so pretty!

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  28. Beautiful card and I love this set!

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  29. Beautiful Barb! Love the colours you used!

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  30. Elegant card! That is a beautiful image!
    DeniseB

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  31. Very pretty! I love the music note background!

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  32. Barbara, beautiful card! Love how you put everything together!

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  33. I am truly in awe--love how you used the new stamp! I have to have it, even if I don't win!

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  34. I love this set depicting the TRUE meaning of Christmas!

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Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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