Friday, April 01, 2011

Flourishes Friday - Noel Challenge #12


THE CHALLENGE IS - A Sketch!

HERE'S HOW TO PLAY: Use this sketch for your creation. Please use Flourishes stamps and when you wrap it up with a bow, just link up to the Christmas Spirit Challenge 12 thread in the Flourishes Contests and Challenges Thread subforum here and you'll be in the running to win! What do you win? Well, 10 lucky winners will be handed one of the Alleluia Angel stamp sets!! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCNOEL12. You have until April 30st at 5 PM EST to submit your cards. Flourishes will announce the winner when we issue next month's challenge!

As you can see, I went A2 size with my card because it just fit the image I wanted to use better than a square card would. I LOVE this classy, CLASSY Rejoice image SO much! And I love it embossed so that's what I did.


I stamped the image on some patterned paper (it really is patterned paper, just very subtly patterned) with Encore gold pigment ink then heat embossed with Fine Detail Gold embossing powder. Since I couldn't really use another sentiment, I substituted that element with flat backed pearls and moved them over to the other side. I wanted the embossed image to take center stage so I used some gold cord for my bow instead of heavier ribbon. My focal image was cut/embossed with my fabulous Grand Calibur machine and my Classic Oval Nestabilities dies and the layer under it with a Labels Seventeen die. Such a sweet sketch--I'm sure I'll be using it again and again!

Need a little more inspiration? The Flourishes Design Team decided to join in on the fun, so hop on over and see...
Thanks SO much for stopping by today!

~Supplies~
Stamps: Rejoice (Flourishes)
Paper: Metallic gold (SU!); Dear Santa 6 x 6 pad (Kaiser Kraft)
Ink: Encore Gold
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur machine, Classic Oval and Labels Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); gold cold, gold flat backed pearls (craft store); Fine Detail Gold embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool

MFT April Teaser, Day One




If you've seen the Freeze Frames this week at the MFT blog, you know you're in for a treat as we show you teasers for the next five days. Today we're showing you Flapper Doodles - Hold Me Tight, Typewriter Alphabet, and Own Your Story (packaged with Four-Point Frame Die-namics die). I'm showing you Own Your Story and Typewriter Alphabet, but first, a few little things you need to know:
  • The May Guest Designer Contest begins today and ends on Monday, April 4th at 10 PM EST. The winner will be announced at the release party. Get the deets here.
  • Teasers begin today and will be daily through Tuesday, April 5th. Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with for today's teasers. Every day there will be a prize hidden on two of the Creative Team's blog posts. Leaving a comment on every designer's blog post will give you the best chance of winning every day :) Check the MFT blog daily for the winners.
  • The April Hop and Shop will begin at 10:00pm April 5th, with the hop also starting at the MFT Blog.
Soooo, here's my card for today. This card is also for the Guest Designer Challenge, which is Shabby Chic. Totally fun and totally right up my alley :) Love me some Shabby Chic.


I used three stamps from Own Your Story on the sentiment focal image: the notebook lines, the sentiment itself, and the pale blue flourish. Then, see the little heart with I{heart}U on it? I did that using the new Typewriter Alphabet set. There are two sizes of letters, upper and lower case for both. I used the smaller size for the heart and did the {brackets} freehand and pinned it to the focal image with a Tim Holtz Memo Pin. Just THINK of the possibilities with this set! 'Course, I did some extreme distressing both with a tool and ink, and sanded the scalloped border. Speaking of which - yep, another new die!! Simply Scallops Medium Die-namics die!! OMGosh! A perfect size scallop!! Love. And also speaking of new dies, the flower--Pretty Posies is a new 5 petal flower die in three sizes! More love. Finally, some lace, some tea dyed seam binding and it was done! Other MFT products I used are Fossil, Whip Cream, Sno Cone, and Gumdrop Green cardstock.

Here's the inside with another fabulous sentiment from Own Your Story. This set has so many encouraging and uplifting sentiments--you'll be reaching for it often, as will I.


What do you think of our new Die-namics graphics. Are they pure MFT, or what!?





That's it for today's teaser--thanks SO much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with another peek at April's fabulous release.

~Supplies~
Stamps: Own Your Story, Typewriter Alphabet (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Whip Cream, Sno Cone, Gumdrop Green (MFT); Botanical 6 x 6 pad (Prima)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU!); Weathered Wood, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Simply Scallops Medium, Pretty Posies, Hearts A Plenty Die-namics dies (MFT); lace (craft store); Memo Pin, distressing tool (Tim Holtz); button, twine (PTI); seam binding

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