Christmas Tree Flourishes 19

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, September 16, 2009 @ 10:31 PM | , , ,

Hi Ladies! I want to congratulate my cyberfriend Julie over at Julies's Open Window for her new position as a Design Team Member at The Color Dare Challenge site! I made this card to help support their new & upcoming site using Karen's Sweet Sketch Sunday #35, SSSC35. This week's challenge CD34, we were challenged to use SU Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom & Certainly Celery (or any other brand's similar colors). If ANY of you are interested in playing with some fun colors or sweet sketches, I recommend you visit both of these sites & get inspired to play! Stop by & see what their DT has created to get your creativity jump started. I'd love to know if any of you have started making your Christmas cards? Thanks for looking!
Be Sweet :)

I focused on the flourishes in the SU Christmas tree image & stamped some coordinating background paper with the PTI Fancy Flourishes set. The white embossed flourishes really stand out on the SU Certainly Celery cs.

I have just been in love with using the brayer technique! I inked up the brayer with SU Blush Blossom ink, rolled it right on the Cuttlebug Snowflake EF, ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot Express & voila!

For a lil' extra detail on the inside, I stamped & embossed some flourish images & adhered a Martha Stewart punched snowflake x 2 with a Making Memories crystal brad.

Ingredients Used: Stamps: SU Season Of Joy, PTI Fancy Flourishes Ink: VersaMark, SU Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Sprinkles: Spellbinders Scalloped Circle & Circle nesties, Martha Stewart snowflake punches x 2, Making Memories crystal brads, Offray ribbon, Filigree embossing powder, Cuttlebug Snowflake EF

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19 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kim said...

Simply elegant! Love that brayer inking over the embossing! Here's another one to file and case later! Your tree and flourishes are just darling!
blessings,
Kim xXx

Susan Mast said...

Very nice!

Shana said...

very very pretty

Lori said...

This is absolutely GORGEOUS. I love how you used the colors. Very VERY nice card. Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare!

Julie Ranae said...

YOU are a peach...well, a peach-flavored 'cupcake'!
What a lovely encouragement from you and I so appreciate it...now onto your card....

Just stunning! You really made these colors work!

Ashley said...

Great job with these colors! Love the tree and the flourishes! This card screams that special Cupcake touch!

RobinH said...

Wow! What a beautifully designed card. Another professional look with perfect lines and balance. Wow, Wow, Wow, you really know how to put it all together! I'm highly jealous!

Penny said...

Great use of these colors! This is such a beautiful and contemporary card. It is very elegant and casual at the same time. It's a tie between this card and your earlier pointsettia card as my fav Cup Cake Christmas card! TFS!

Jan Evans said...

Wow, this is really a uniquely beautiful Christmas card! Love tree, flourishes and colors! TFS!

Karen Giron said...

OMWord! This is gorgeous! I think I will have to CASE this for Christmas too! Just lovely!

Wanda. said...

Your card is just stunning! TFS

Mirna said...

Gorgeous card, Mona! Love those flourishs and how you put the colors together!

Donna said...

Simply gorgeous card! I like alot of Christmas cards but this one, I love! TFS

Laural said...

Love the Christmas tree. So refined and elegant looking design! It stands head and shoulders above most of the crappy stuff out there!

Carrie said...

What a beautiful card. Well done, Mona! That tree is just perfect. Hallmark needs to add this to their collection!

Sensible said...

Have you EVER made an ugly card? Wow! This is just stunning! It really appeals to me; I don't know what it is but I really think this is one of your best ever!

Aislin said...

I love what you did with the flourishes on this card. Elegant and very contemporary design! Just delicious to gaze upon!

Riley said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!! thanks for playing in the Color Dare!

Ginger said...

This is one perfectly designed and stunningly elegant card! I don't know what else I can say. You need to sell these by the thousands!


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