Welcome back for the final Flourishes October sneak peek! Another fabulous set from artist Marcella Halsey. This month is chocked-full of Christmas goodness so I'm one happy camper, how about you?
The last set we have to show you is Christmas Candles. I love candles, although I have this fear of fire so I don't burn them--I have candle warmers in pretty much every room, though, especially at Christmas. This votive image is so festive, don't you think?
This card is a two-in-one. It's a card and a gift--of an ornament. I stamped the votive image on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with these Copic collections: Poppy, Evergreen, and Fields. Then I cut it out with my Grand Calibur and a Labels Ten Nestabilities die and sponged the edges. Then I popped it up on two sizes of Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die cuts. For the bottom layer. I cut the patterned paper and then trimmed around the embossed line with scissors so the red layer ended up as a mat. I punched a hole near the top and added a seam binding loop for hanging, secured with a button and some baker's twine. The sentiment was stamped on a 2011 Heirloom Ornament die cut, embellished with red pearls, and popped up on foam.
And here's the inside, with a sentiment from the set, plus I added an ornament from Holiday Sparkles.
Be sure to check out the inspiration provided by the rest of the Flourishes Senior Design Team and...one of us is today's
Commenting on the designer's blogs will get you the chance to win today's set. Just sayin'...;-)
- Barbara Anders (<-- you are here!)
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Danielle Kennedy
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Stacy Morgan
- Tammy Hershberger
- Sharon Doolittle
- Jan Marie Caruso
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 October at 10% off the total price until October 21st, 2011. Get all the details HERE.
- Don't forget the Heavy Metal Challenge is still in progress until 5 PM tonight, October 14th, 2011. You still have time!
- A new kit is also being released today--Sunshine. Get all the deets at the Flourishes Blog.
- All winners will be announced on Saturday, October 15th, at Noon CST on the Flourishes Blog.
Flourishes is decking the halls to get ready for the Christmas season and we’ve stocked the shelves with a brand new 2011 Flourishes Christmas Catalog. This 20 page full color catalog offers a look at not only every Flourishes Christmas set that is available, but a handful of tutorials showcasing projects that are perfect for the Christmas gift giving season. It even offers a sneak peek at some of our Christmas sets for November! At just $6, this catalog is a must have!
OK, I think that's all from me! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Christmas Candles (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Cherry Cobbler (SU!); Season's Greetings 6 x 6 (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Labels Ten Nestabilities, 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, 2011 Heirloom Ornaments (Spellbinders); seam binding, button, baker's twine, Copic markers, flat back pearls
What a great gift this makes. It looks like a lot of work but you can be sure it will be appreciated.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful two-in-one! Great work! Greetings from Finland! Anne-EliseReplyDelete
All the new stamp sets are gorgeous, and your card today is so pretty!ReplyDelete
good morning barbara your card is just stunning love that pretty ornament so elegant used whit these candles!!!!!ReplyDelete
What a stunning card that comes with its own gift -- clever idea! I also love how you have finished out the inside of the card with the lovely scripture and ornament.ReplyDelete
Great card and ornament tag - love 2-in-1 creations!ReplyDelete
Barbara, beautiful ornament and card! Love your creativity!ReplyDelete
Great card!! How clever to make the ornament removable. Love that idea. You votive is really festive. Nicely coloured!ReplyDelete
This card/ornament is so Beautiful!! It looks so BIG...! how big is your card if you don't mind me asking... and then the inside too... Love it!ReplyDelete
Oh wow - I am definatly a candle addict!!! Love your ornament - will have to do that one!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful Card and Ornament.Great projects as always. Love this stamp set for Christmas.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card,love that ornament and how you've used it here :)ReplyDelete
OMG!!! This is so beautiful!! A gift outside a card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents!!!ReplyDelete
Oh wow, how fabulous! Your card is gorgeous and to also have the ornament, loving it!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely gorgeous, Barbara! I love the papers and the beautifully crafted ornament! Wonderfyul coloring!ReplyDelete
the ornament and card are gorgeous! what a wonderful gift to give someone!ReplyDelete
OMG! Love the juxtaposition of the ornament shapes with the candles (and your sentiment)! Fantastic idea.ReplyDelete
This is just beautiful! I love all the layers.ReplyDelete
Barbara....this is stunning. What a gorgeous (and creative) use of the ornament die! I love it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful inside and out!
This is so pretty Barbara.. You may have just talked me into that die. I love the way you used them with this set. Great job.ReplyDelete
Wow, that ornament diecut frame is AMAZING, Barbara!! I am bowled over by your creativity. :)ReplyDelete
What a great card and gift combo! Very festive and pretty. Love the papers and ornament dies.ReplyDelete
WOW! Stunning,creative and down right gorgeous!ReplyDelete
LOVE this stamp set! Your card and ornament combo is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
How pretty. What a great idea to combine the card and ornament into one.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is really beautiful! I love the candle image on the ornament!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card as always--I love the idea of two-in-one.ReplyDelete
This is such a festive card...and I love the two in one, such a keepsake ornament for a loved one! Thank you for inspiring us!ReplyDelete
Love these die cuts for this image! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Your card is lovely! Love the Christmas Candles set... beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely STUNNING and so BRILLIANT...LOVE that the recipient has an ornament to keep! This new set is a new favourite of mine!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty! Love the traditional look of the candles.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful card.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, I love the ornament shape. Turned out FABO!ReplyDelete
Such a beautiful design! I LOVE that the ornament can be removed from the card front! Gorgeous colors and coloring too, GF!ReplyDelete