Friday, November 5, 2010

With a new batch of Flourishes stamps just about to be released, the Flourishes D.T. loves helping to give you a chance to win all of the new stamps with a fun and simple challenge! Are you ready? Why not give this a try…..


HOW TO PLAY: As the weather outside starts to turn to winter, let’s turn to the beautiful shades of cool blue – from deep and vibrant to soft and serene. We want to see these shades on your cards to enter our Warm Winter Wishes Challenge! Do it, and you’ll be in the running to win all three of our new releases for November. You have until Friday, November 12th at 5 PM EST to enter for your chance to win! Use Flourishes stamps if you have them but if you don’t, please play along anyway. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCNOV10. Keep in mind, in order to be eligible, you need to link your creation HERE. We can’t wait to see your cool shades of blue to send out some Warm Winter Wishes!

Ok... moving on to my card! You can see I took some creative liberties. I didn't have the same shades of blue -- but I made sure to have a light medium and dark in my creation!

I used the Dove and Holly stamp and stamped it on Flourishes Classic Ivory using Adirondack Aqua. I used a Tombow Blender Pen and then, picking up some color, I shaded areas of my stamped image. Add some glitter glue and... then the fun begins! I cut out my image using the Spellbinders Labels 17 die. Whie the die was still on, I did sponge some extra ink around the edges to create my sponged border. Mat it up onto some decorative paper (I did add some paper piercing and stitching) , add a silver embossed sentiment (from the Christmas Classics set) on a punched circle and a ribbon treatment with a decorative brad and... voila! Done!

Need a little inspiration? Be sure to pay all the fine ladies in the Flourishes DT a visit as they show off their hues of blues!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you make some time to join in on all the fun! TGIF and... I'll see you back here soon!

19 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Nothing else to say but...GORGEOUS!

Lynne said...

Simply stunning!
Lynne xxx

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful blues Julie.. I love this set in these colors. This is a great winter challenge..

Beate said...

Julie, that's gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my Julie....this is stunning, the shades you've chosen are beautiful together. Such an elegant card!

Emily Keaton said...

LOVE this gorgeous monochromatic Christmas card! This is so sumptuous :)

Leslie Miller said...

I love the softness of this. So calm and soothing. The doves are incredible. This is one of those images that simply doesn't require coloring to be amazing. Gorgeous card, Julie!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Julie, this is just beautiful. I love the soft blues and your ribbon gives your card a touch of elegance. Lovely work.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So so soft and pretty! Great framing for the doves, and so simple.

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh Julie -- -this is so beautiful! I just love it!

Heather Jensen said...

I LOVE how you used this Dove and Holly set. It turned out so pretty. :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What a beauty! Love the soft blues you chose and the ribbon treatment is fabulous!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful card and great simple use
for the dove stamp. Lovely! Mom

stampqueen said...

Beautiful and very elegant!!!

Bev J. said...

Love the pretty blues-lovely card.

Diane said...

OMG!!!! Stunning card Julie!

Amanda said...

Lovely, simply lovely!! You make cards like no one else, Julie!! :)

dpkennedy said...

Another beauty! Your ribbon and brad are elegant!

Jerri Jimenez said...

So beautiful Julie, absolutely love this one!