Thursday, October 28, 2010

Anything Goes But Buttons and Bows

The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge this week was to design a card (with Flourishes stamps if you have them) but to use NO buttons or bows.  Sounds easy, right?  I thought to myself, sure, I can do this...until I tried it! LOL!  I kept wanting to add a little ribbon bow on both these cards!





For this first card I stamped the beautiful poinsettia and leaves from the Poinsettia and Boxwood Collection.  I colored the poinsettia and leaves with Copics .  The snowflake background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I pop-dotted the embossed layer, added a few randomly placed bling on the snowflakes, and then pop-dotted the poinsettia on top.  The sentiment is also a Flourishes stamp from the Christmas Music Collection. To add a little extra sparkle, I added a thin line with a gold leafing pen around the outside edges of the card.


For the second card, I used the Wreath Collection.  I colored the wreath with Copics and then cut it out.  I stamped "joy" in the center of the wreath with a stamp from PTI.  I added a little stickles on the wreath on the red berries and I added white 3D paint for the little sprigs of white. Once again I used the embossing folder from Cuttlebug for the background.  Background is on pop dots as is the wreath.  On this card, I also added sparkle by adding a thin line with a gold leafing pen around the outside edges of the card.

Note:  I found that the wreath look more finished when I used the Copics brush to go around the outside edges so that the white card stock doesn't show.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I appreciate your comments....Until next time...

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8 comments:

jimlynn said...

OMGoodness.....Both of these are just fantastic. Lovely cards.
Lynn

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Both your cards are very beautiful. I love the embossing design on them.

Cheryl Nelson said...

These are absolutely Gorgeous Susan!

Elisabeth said...

Wonderful cards. Love what you did with the copics. Just perfect

Jane said...

these cards are gorgeous Susan!!! wow!!!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! These are so gorgeous! Beautiful creations and your coloring and cut work detailing are just stunning! Lovely work with the no buttons and bows challenge! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC!

TrishG said...

Wow, are these ever gorgeous! I really love the first one with just the red and white. The embossing is so elegant!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE those beautiful images against the white embossed paper; holiday PERFECTION!

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