Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rejoice and Alleluia - FTTC #88

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC88)! Silke Ledlow is our challenge host this week. Silke is challenging us to ink and edge distressing. Ink and distress the edges of your cards to add dimension and texture. We would love to see what you create!

OK, I might have gotten carried away, LOL! Silke said to distress and I distressed! Maybe I was de-stressing, LOL! But I gotta tell ya, I really do like this card! First of all, I stamped the sheet music stamp from Christmas Music on a piece of patterned paper from Memory Box's Mistletoe collection with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Then I stamped the angel from the retired Rejoice set--one of my very favorite Flourishes Christmas sets with Fired Brick Distress Ink. Happily, one of the images from the set is returning--the large single word Rejoice and it's available NOW!! There is a chance this angel will be making a comeback, too...maybe if enough folks want it, it will. I'm just sayin'... So then I used more patterned paper and distressed the dickens out of it--with a distressing tool and Antique Linen Distress Ink. Some machine stitching, some twill and twine, and a couple of buttons to accent the sentiment, also from the original set, complete the card. Yep, I really like this one.

ETA: Good news!! This angel, plus some more images and sentiments from the original set, will be making a comeback, too! I'm told it will be available SOON, so keep an eye on the blog for the announcement! Woohoo! Doin' the happy dance, here!

Now, be sure to go see how my team mates used the sketch!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Rejoice (retired) (Flourishes)
Paper: Kraft (SU!); Mistletoe 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box)
Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Fired Brick, and Antique Linen Distress Inks (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: twill; buttons/twine (PTI); sewing machine; distressing tool (Tim Holtz)


  1. Barbara, this is just stunning!! Your distressing and details are absolutely fabulous! Fantastic job as always!

  2. This is beautiful Barbara I would love it also. The colors and the angel are perfect with all the distressing! Fabulous card.

  3. Barbara this is gorgeous!! I love the sets you used. WOW!

  4. Very striking--the colors are awesome!

  5. Barbara, the colors, the stamping, the distressing are all so scrumptious! The angel is just gorgeous! Wonderful Christmas card!

  6. Barb...this is FABULOUS!!! Loved it the second I saw it!!! You totally rocked the distressing GF!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. This is so GORGEOUS Barbara! I love that beautiful angel and the distressing on this is awesome!


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