Monday, November 23, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #43 (FTTC#43)

Happy Tuesday everyone!! It's the end of the month, and that means it's time for another guest host on the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #43 challenge and I've had the tremendous honor of being asked to do the hosting duties this week!! With the holidays rapidly approaching, I thought a great theme for this week's challenge would be to make a Christmas and/or Thank-you card. You can choose to make one or the other........or both! This will be a great way to build up your supply of those beautiful cards you'll be mailing out for the holidays!

I wasn't sure how the Basic Grey Indian Summer designer paper would look on a Christmas card, but I was pleasantly surprised and liked the result! I started off with a Burgundy Corduroy card stock base and decided to use the spruce image from the Forest of Trees set. I chose a piece of rose-colored dsp from the BG pack, and stamped the Basketweave image on it using Razzleberry ink. Directly on top of the basketweave, I stamped the tree image with Versamark and embossed it with winter wonderland embossing powder. I decided it still needed a little more, so I dabbed on a little glue and added some sparkly tinsel glitter. I cut the ovals of White, Burgundy and BG dsp with the Nestabilities petite/scalloped ovals. The background dsp is another piece from the BG Indian Summer pack. I wrapped a piece of Burgundy Bobbin ribbon around the card and made a small bow for the bottom. I decided to put the sentiment inside and just let the tree take the spotlight on the front of this card.

To see what the rest of the design team has created for you with this challenge, please click the links below and check them out!

And now it's your turn! I hope you've found some inspiration here and we're all waiting to see what you create with this challenge!
Thanks for stopping by today. I wish you all a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
Carol

12 comments:

Stamping with Murphy said...

Such a stunning card! The beautiful tree actually looks likes it's popping right off the card, great dimension! Love the colors you used!
Congrats on the hosting honor, you so deserve it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Carole your card is GORGEOUS!! That is one of my favorite Flourish set, and I use it over and over again.

Betty Wright said...

Stunning card with gorgeous detailing, Carol! Beautifully done! Thanks so much for hosting with us this week!

NancyK said...

What a gorgeous card - that tree looks so sparkly and the BG paper goes so well!

Francie G. said...

This is beautiful! Love the embossed tree and fabulous background!

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful card and congratulations on hosting another fine TT challenge. Love them and will get busy to get in on it. Pat

Makiko Jones said...

Carol, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the white tree and the weaved image behind the tree!!
Thanks you for hosting such a wonderful challenge.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on hosting for Flourishes! Your card is just magnificent!!!

JD said...

This is so lovely...I haven't had much time for surfing blogs these days, and I miss having time to look at your lovely cards...Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Hazel said...

This is gorgeous - I love the way you've used the Indian summer BG paper - I think it's sometimes good to use 'non-Christmas' papers x

torico said...

Hi Carol! Thank you for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. I've appreciated it.:)
Your white tree is so gorgeous. I just love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

WOWZER - Carol!!! Your FTTC card is FABULOUS!!!! I really love the basketweave with the striking white tree!!! Not to forget the sparkles - just perfect!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Big hugs ~S~