Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anything Goes But Buttons and Bows - FTTC #90

It's time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC90)! It is the last Tuesday of the month so we have a guest challenge host. This month's guest is Linda Coughlin. Linda is challenging us to Anything Goes But Buttons and Bows There are so many wonderful embellishments to use for accents on our paper crafts, but all too often we fall back on our old favorites. This week, let's stretch ourselves and see how creative we can be in embellishing our cards. We want to see what you can do without using buttons or bows.

As you can imagine, this was HARD for me, LOL! What? No buttons and bows???? ACK!!! But, I soldiered on and this is what I came up with. Pretty simple, really. I stamped the cardinal image from Christmas Classics on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I cut it out/embossed it with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die, matting it with Riding Hood Red card stock. I embossed some white card stock about 2/3 of the way down with an embossing folder and stamped the sentiment in black, popped up the image and tied around some red and white baker's twine in a KNOT, not a bow :) All of that was matted with Kraft and then popped up on foam tape on the white base card.

Now, be sure to go see how my team mates and our guest designer, Linda, worked this challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Christmas Classics (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Riding Hood Red Kraft (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Holly Ribbons embossing folder (Provocraft); Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Pop Dots (craft store); foam tape (office supply); baker's twine


  1. Gorgeous card!! Beautiful simplicity!

    ....and I love the *sound* of that challenge. It's sing-songy, hehe!

  2. Beautiful CAS card Barbara! Love it! Hugs ~S~

  3. Beautiful Barb! I love the baker's twine.

  4. Love it! A Christmas Cardinal with the baker's twine is perfect.

  5. Barbara, This is so pretty! I love the simplicity. Fantastic white & red Christmas card!

  6. PERFECT! Simple & classy. Just like the gal that made it.

  7. Just beautiful, you CAN make a card without buttons or bows!

  8. With all that white, your card really packs a WOW! Love the way the embossed and plain white come together and the image is beautifully done! Great job on the challenge. Thank you, Barbara, for making me feel so welcome at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday this week!

  9. This is so gorgeous, Barbara! You coloring is wonderful. Elegant simplicity at its best!

  10. And I LOVE it, just as is! Very clean and classy!


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