Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Quick & Easy Card for Christmas!

Hello all and happy Friday! Today the Flourishes Senior Design Team is pulling out some of our sets that are on the overstock or retiring list and giving them a new spin! We always love when we can do that, because it makes you fall in love with those sets all over again! 

So, what did I choose for my creation today? A set that makes creating for the holidays super duper easy!



This card honestly couldn't be easier! I started with a Classic White card stock base, added a mat from the Santa's List paper pack (in fact, all the paper is from that pack!) Add a strip of polka dot and then mat it onto a little glittered paper. I had a scrap of this but there are actually red glittered border strips in the Santa's List Border Strips pack that would work BEAUTIFULLY! Here's where the stamping comes into play -- I stamped the Holly Background on to Flourishes Classic White using the Bamboo Leaves Ink Pad. After I was done inking and stamping, I went over all of the berries with a R29 Red Copic Marker from the Poppy Copic Collection. After the marker ink dried, I took a white gel pen and accented all the holly berries. Add a little paper piercing, mat it on some green decorative paper (also from the same paper pack) and almost done! The sentiment is from the Countrytime Christmas stamp set. I stamped it onto some Classic White Card Stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then cut it out using the Petite Labels One die from Spellbinders. While the die was still on, I sponged on some Bamboo Leaves ink to add a splash of soft color. Punch some holes on both sides of the die cut, thread some red seam binding ribbon through, add a bow and ta da.... done! 

Here's a close up so you can see those fun holly berries! I have to say that you could actually get two cards by stamping the holly berries on a scrap piece of paper -- making creating this card even easier and super fast!
And that, my friends, is it!! I know you'll want to take a trip on over to the see what the rest of the Design Team has up their creative sleeves today:
Please be sure to give some extra love for our lovely Designer Maki Jones…Maki is taking a break from the design team and we’ll miss her very much while she’s gone!  She’s such a talented lady who has treated us to some amazing and creative designs these last few years on the Timeless Tuesday Team and the Senior Design Team.  The entire team is sending big hugs out to this super sweet lady! 

~Julie


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