Friday, November 1, 2013

Getting In The Spirit!

Hi all and Happy Friday! Today the Flourishes design team is helping to get you in the holiday spirit!

Christmas will be here before we even know it and if you are anything like me, you like to make a card here and there to make that mad dash to get cards in the mail a wee bit easier! On to my creation!

Ok, I'll be the first to admit that this card doesn't really look But hey, we all need to step out of our creative comfort zones every now and then, right? The layout is different than what I normally do and I have to tell you that when I first started this card, I was definitely influenced by THIS creation from Tosha Leyendekker. I love how she used a portion of the decorative paper as a kind of sentiment on her card and I wanted to try to do the same thing! 

I started with the Silhouette cut file for the Winter Berries stamp set. After I was done, I stamped the image using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. I grabbed my Copic markers and went to town coloring it all up! (See supply list below for a list of colors!) Add some seam binding ribbon, a splash of gold cording and then, some fun and funky glittered red borders! Oh yeah, I also added some white gel pen to the berries to give them a little bit of a highlight. 

Not too much other than layered decorative paper. And that, my friends is it! Hope you make time to see what the other Flourishes designers whipped up with a holiday flair!

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber  - you are here!
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

Hope you had a Happy Halloween and are looking forward to cherishing all November has to offer! I love this time of year-- when the temperature dips and I spend more time catering to my creative side. Hope you do to!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


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Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. Awesome idea having the stem popped out!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

My mouth is hanging open as I comment right now. (not pretty either.) I'm honored beyond comprehension that you were inspired by one of my cards. You, my friend, have just given me a huge compliment with your beautiful creation!! LOVE what you did with the Winter Berries image!! And that music background is fabulous!! LOVE the sparkle on the trim too! Wow...still in shock.

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! So beautiful!!!!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! I love the text printed papers and sweet little red bow. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Love it...the image is awesome cut out! Beautiful card Julie!

Allison Cope said...

Ooooo... good golly that's incredibly stunning Julie! Love all the panels!

Jean Bullock said...

If this isn't your comfort zone, you sure fooled me. Great job on this.

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Julie, this card is gorgeous,love the papers, the gorgeous red bow, and the fabulous,winter berries,colored beautiful, yes gorgeous like all your Christmas cards are, looooove your little yellow banana she is too cute, thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week..

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous, Julie! I love that music dp, and your coloring, as always, is beautiful. I will have to say, though, that when I first saw this card, I had an immediate craving for sweets...the Merry Christmas dp text reminds me of a big Hershey chocolate bar, and I have a serious weakness for chocolate! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Wowee! The bow on the winter berries is just gorgeous and I love how you used the paper too!

Leslie Miller said...

You are so good, Julie! This has warmth and sparkle all at once. Love the gold cord on the red ribbon and that pretty, sparkly border. Comfort zone, schmomfort zone... this looks perfectly natural on you!