Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Flourishes!

There's a new Christmas challenge at Flourishes!
The challenge is to make your card round like a wreath!
Cute idea, eh?

My Flourishes "Medallion" stamp
worked perfectly for this challenge! 
I love the romantic, detailed look of the design.
Heat embossing it in black made it really POP off the blue!

The gold tulle bow is much softer and less bulky than it looks in the picture.

The little center glass piece is one that I found at Michael's in the Dollar Bin.  It had a magnet attached to the back, but that peeled off easily!
The real bonus was the matching rub-ons!
So, I decided to finish the inside of the card by stamping the music again
and adding the vintage phonograph rub-on.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Bazzill Shimmer Blue
Stamps: Flourishes "Medallion"; Hampton Art, "PS0576" (Cosmo Cricket)
Die Cut: Cricut, "Art Philosophy" cartridge
Rub-Ons;  Michael's, "Vintage Finds"
Adhesive: Helmar's 450

Having a great Monday, with the weather in the 70's and sun shining all day!
Gotta love these Arizona Fall days!

Welcome Santa!

I always hang one of my Christmas wreaths on my front door, along with several others in the windows. This year may pose a bit of a problem since we have so MANY front windows...may just stick to the downstairs windows! LOL!

But this sketch from the Skipping Stones Challenge this week inspired me.  As soon as I saw it, I immediately saw a window and house siding...hmmm...I'm more a home decorator than a card maker perhaps.

So, here's my take on that sketch.  Pretty much resembles my windows...I love hanging my extra ornaments from the top and a big red ribbon holds the wreath.  Multiply that by three windows plus the front door and it makes a nice holiday statement!

The adorable wreath is part of the Skipping Stones "Everyday Blessings" set, which I embossed in deep green and then colored in with Copics.
I used an older stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, ""Weathered Wood Backgrounder" for the house siding. I love the way the rubber is cut so deeply that the heat embossing brings out all of the detail!

Even though it's a simple card,
I think it's quickly become one of my favorites this year...