Friday, April 01, 2011

Flourishes Friday - Noel Challenge #12


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!

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


  1. Very elegant and gorgeous! LOVE the gold accents!

  2. Very pretty Barbara. Your embossing is great and I like how you brought each of the colors out of the dp.

  3. It is so elegant embossed Barbara...excellent colors to really show it off!

  4. Lovely Bar! The gold embossing is so elegant!

  5. Wow... what a classy creation Ms. Bar!

  6. Beautiful warm, rich color combo! Love those papers and the gold embossing with this stamp. Gorgeous card, Barbara!

  7. Very, very Pretty and Elegant, Barb!! I love your gold embossing!! A really pretty Christmas card with lovely colors :)

  8. Gorgeous embossing. Gives this set such a rich look. Great job.

  9. Simply beautiful and so elegant Barb! Love this Sketch! Hugs ~S~

  10. Love the use of purple on a Christmas card, Barbara, and you know heat embossing is my FAVE!!! Gorgeous! :)


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