Monday, December 5, 2011

The Beauty of Winter

Hello Everyone!!  This month the challenge is to create a winter/holiday creation. Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creations on the Flourishes Blog to enter. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB17. You have until December 31th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!

I've made a Christmas card using Flourishes' Christmas Classics set for this month's challenge.  I've made it a Wintery Shaker card (even though here in Australia it's always scorching hot at Christmas time) to get everyone into the festive spirit!  I've used a base of Riding Hood Red and layered with white (pierced) and some Bo Bunny DP.  The side panel is the reverse side of the DP and matted with Chocolate Chip punched with MS Woodland Branch punch.  Over this I've added some ruffled cream ribbon and then a piece of red gingham ribbon.  I've stamped the cardinal in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic Markers (R32, R25, R37, R39, Y23, BG0000, E21, E25, E27).  
The shaker is made of Riding Hood Red cut with two of the Labels 16 dies and then glued a piece of acetate to the back. I then sprinkled some Polar White Flowersoft onto the back and adhered the coloured cardinal panel to the frame using X-press It High Tack Foam Tape.  I've stamped the sentiment from the same set, cut with Small Circle Nestabilities and matted with more red cut with Lacey Circle Nestabilities.  To finish I've added a double gingham bow, topped with a button and silver twine and a few more buttons to the top corner.

Stamps - Christmas Classics (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card,  Riding Hood Red, White, Bo Bunny DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Labels 16, Small Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, May Arts Cream Faux Suede Ruffled Ribbon, Red Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy, Buttons, X-press It High Tack Foam Tape, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack.


Don't miss the beautiful creations made by the Bring Back Beautiful team this month!!!
That's all from me today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

13 comments:

Marisa said...

Gorgeous papers and I love the red frame you used for your shaker. The cardinal is stunning.

Beate said...

Kathy, I love your shaker card. Of course your coloring absolutely rocks!
Hugs and smiles

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

How perfect! Love the snow in your shaker and the red is so festive and beautiful! Gorgeous card all round!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Kathy! WOW! This is SO totally stunning! LOVE this beauty!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous and rich! I love the touches of snow Kathy!

Grace said...

Kathy this is sooo gorgeous! LOVE the shaker card and this fabby image! Just perfect for bringing back the beautiful!!!

Jessie said...

What a wonderful card Kathy!

Gab said...

Gorgeous card

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Kathy!!! I just love your cardinal with the shaker!! Beautiful!!
hugs,
Chris

Amanda said...

I love your card, Kathy!! It has such a great pop of real red color!! I love the snow you added in the window, I really ought to try that sometime, it looks so cute! I've always loved that stamp image you used :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous shaker card, Kathy! I love the DP and the rich coloring of the image!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Cool job with the shaker card it came up a treat!

Francie G. said...

Gorgeous, Kathy!

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