Friday, November 18, 2011

Flourishes Friday Free For All

WHERE is the time going??? It's Friday again so that means it's Flourishes Friday Free For All, where we bring you more of the latest release. 

I have two cards for you today, one using The First Noel  and one using Sentimental Christmas. For my first card, I stamped the image from The First Noel on Classic Ivory card stock with burgundy ink and then matted it up with patterned paper. Then I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with one of my Spellbinders' Grommet Tags dies and my Grand Calibur machine and simply tied it on with some twine. Finally, I added some gem stones to the stars. Simple but powerful, I think, and another mail-friendly card added to my stash :)

Next up is a more whimsical card.

I used the Santa from Santa, I Believe, colored up the holly on his hat with these Copic Collections...

...and added the sentiment from the set. Some patterned paper, some stitching, THIS ribbon, and THESE pearls complete the design. Here's the inside with another sentiment from the set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the Flourishes Senior Design Team has for you today:
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~Supplies, Card One~
Stamps: The First Noel (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Lost & Found Christmas (MME)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Accessories: Grand Calibur, Grommet Tags (Spellbinders); twine, gem stones)

~Supplies, Card Two~
Stamps: Sentimental Christmas, Santa, I Believe (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Riding Hood Red (SU!); Deck the Halls 6 x 6 (Melissa Frances)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger) pearls, ribbon, sewing machine


  1. Both cards are awesome. Nice work. Pat

  2. The first one is so striking and beautiful, and the Grommet Tag die is perfect for the sentiment! And your Santa card is absolutely fantastic! VERY classic Christmas!

  3. Both so classy looking. I love how the fancy die on the sentiment on the Noel card gives it that understated elegance. And such fun and whimsy on the Santa card!

  4. I just love your style. You have a great eye for paper. These are both fabulous.

  5. I love your cards, Barb! You always make every image Shine! Your Copic coloring on the Santa is simply Wonderful! And I love your first card, it's so bold and tasteful :)

  6. Barbara, I LOVE the Santa card!! So vintage, I guess I'll have to get this stamp now!

  7. Both of these cards are lovely! Two images that make really easy fun and elegant cards :)

  8. I live in Australia and I'm trying to find your stamp fell in love with it but never seen it Santa I Believe I know its an old stamp but I would love to buy one who made it? and have you any ideas where to look for one kind regards if any one can help please contact me Thank You For Your Time and Help

  9. I know the Santa Stamp is old but fell in love with it and I would like to try and buy one can you or anyone help me please
    I know its called Santa I Believe but don't know who made or makes it or where to buy one Your work is very lovely thank you for your time and help sincerely Sue


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