Tuesday, February 2, 2010

FTTC52F Maki's "Favorite Stamp Set" challenge

I am doing a sample for Maki's "favorite stamp set" challenge (FTTC52F)! Please check out the Flourishes Anniversary Celebration post to find out how to play along!
My favorite Flourishes stamp has to be this Forest of Trees image by Flourishes. I made an easel card using Soft Stone and Enchanted Evening card stock. I stamped the tree with Versamark and embossed it with Winter Wonderland ep, then layered it using the Nestabilities labels 4 and Top Note die cuts. I embossed the Top Note panel with the CB Snowflakes ef and added some matching ribbon to the Soft Stone panel and the top of the tree. I added a clear star gemstone to the center of the ribbon. The bottom of the card was stamped with snowflakes and the sentiment from a SU! set called Snow Swirled using enchanted evening ink and stamped off once for a softer look. The sentiment was also cut using the Nestabilities Labels 4 die cuts. I already have one card done for next Christmas :)
Thanks for a great challenge Maki and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

29 comments:

Makiko Jones said...

This is amazing, Carol!! What a stunning embossed image! Love the easel card, too!

Becky said...

Very beautiful

Anonymous said...

Love the easel card, embossing the tree and the color combination!
~Carolyn

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Holy GORGEOUS-NESS!! Love the striking blue and white, and I love all the foam-backed layers!

Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas card. I love everything about it. The tree is a great stamp and i live how you used the CB snowflakes behind it. The polka dots on the ribbon give a feeling of snow.

m&m'sgrandma

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! This is just beautiful--the colors together really make this card stand out! Or should I say "stand up!"

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous easel card. Love the colors and tree.

Heide said...

Beautiful!

ChristineCreations said...

Wow this is gorgeous with the deep blue background against the white tree. Looks great as an easel style too! Lovely layering!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is STUNNING!!!! Beautiful colour combo, love the easel card and your layering is just fantstic!!! Love your tree in white - fabulous Christmas Card!!!

Lois said...

The white embossed tree on the dark blue background is very stunning.

Dawn Frost said...

I just made my first ever easel card. I wished I had seen yours first, its incredible. I love how you framed the tree! Gorgeous!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Caril - this is so crisp and elegant, I love this embossed tree and am going to have to check out this set! Love the blue too and the Nestie!! This is perfect - well done with your Christmas card! LOL! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!! {{{hugs}}}

Susan (rainy) said...

Carol this is beautiful! The dark blue contrasted with the white is so elegant.. truly stunning. Love the unique design, too.

Ellen said...

Hello Carol,

This is an amazing card, I love the colors and the details and ofcours the wonderful stamp!!!!!

Hugs,
Ellenxxx

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, I love that tree also, have used it over and over.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the colors with the white embossing - very striking!!!!

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful card! I will have to try the easel card soon! That is a lovely set!

Smiles, Laurie said...

I like your easel card. Love the rich colours.

Trina said...

This is such a beautiful card. I love how the tree stands out when it is embossed. Also the colors you chose are so striking and your nesting of die cuts is a wonderful touch!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! What an awesome easel card...I still have to make one!!! Fabo take on the challenge GF!!!

Tracy said...

This is a really beautiful card.

Sonya said...

Love the colors and the nesties prop!

Cammie said...

Stunning card!

Sylvia said...

Very Nice, Thanks for Sharing

Traci M said...

What a gorgeous challenge card...I love this done in the blue, and the easel card design makes the tree even more majestic!

Cook22 said...

Wow - is that ever beautiful!! Really stunning in its simple elegance.

beadz said...

Lovely card! I have that set too :)
hugs,
Gini

Spicey Cat Chick said...

what a great easel card and GREAT choice of fav stamp set