Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #251

Hi there and welcome back for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge!  I hope you have had a great week....are you ready for Christmas?  Have all of your shopping done?  Me either...lol!  Every year I say I am going to start earlier and I actually did do some of my shopping this summer but I still find myself with plenty to do and not much time left to get it done!  Well, rather than think about that right now, why don't we find out about the challenge this week?  It's a goodie.....use Vellum on your project!  You can thank our wonderfully talented Guest Hostess Greta Hess for this great theme and read all of the details here.

For my card this week, I decided to show off one of the beautiful sentiments from the Holiday Topiaries set.  I love the mix of fonts on these sentiments!  I stamped my sentiment on Vellum with Versamark ink and then added silver embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I made a little wood grain frame by using a wood grain embossing plate then die cutting it out.  

Speaking of die cuts, the card frame and base is Spellbinders' Labels  Twenty Five and Flourishes Classic White card stock.  My blue print paper is from a My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad.  I contemplated what to add to my card to finish it off and decided to break in a new Spellbinders' die set....the Layered Poinsettia!  I cut it out with more Flourishes Classic White card stock and edged the petals in my Krylon Silver Leafing pen.  I added a pretty gem brad for the center and a couple of leaves cut out of brushed silver paper.  As a last touch, I sponged a bit of white ink on the vellum.  This is a little different from my "normal" colors for a Christmas card but I really like the way this turned out.....that sentiment stamped like a dream and has such beautiful detail...

Well, that is all for my little card this week, but I hope you will go see what the rest of my team mates have created for your inspiration.....I know you will love what they have done for you!  Make sure you leave them a little blog love and then play along with us by creating your own Vellum project!  Don't forget to link up to the challenge for a chance to win a prize! So come on and play with us!  I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year full of time with loved ones AND plenty of crafty time too!  :)  Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll be seeing you soon!  

Paper:  Flourishes Classic White card stock, silver paper, My Mind's Eye "Moments" 6x6 pad, Vellum
Ink:  Versamark, Palette White, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five, Layered Poinsettia
Other:  Antique Gemstone brad from The Paper Studio, Krylon Silver Leafing pen, Silver embossing powder, Wood Grain embossing plate


  1. This is just breathtaking! Vellum never looked so good--love it!

  2. So frosty and beautiful! I absolutely LOVE this card, Katie! The white poinsettia, edged in silver, looks like delicate porcelain, and the woodgrain frame is just fabulous! Sponging white ink on the vellum was a wonderful detail. I'm going to have to try that! (Of course, I end up having to try something from every single card you make!) Merry Christmas, Girlfriend!

  3. Beautiful! Love the pretty shape paired with that gorgeous poinsettia. I'm behind on my shopping to so don't feel bad. :-) Hugs!

  4. (slapping mouth shut!) Okay... this is just absolutely AMAZINGLY stunning! There you go with your metallic pens again! I love the rich blue and white with the touches of silver Katie. It just is so wintry and festive. Another stunner my friend!

  5. SOOOO ELEGANT KATIE!!!!!!!!! :) I TOO am a fan of those Metallic pens!! There's just NOTHING BETTER to add ELEGANCE to a project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) PERFECTLY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!:)
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  6. Love how you embossed the sentiment on the vellum window! And that poinsettia is out of this word GORGEOUS! Well done! Merry Merry!

  7. What an eye catcher Katie! Love the elegant look.. great job on the challenge!

  8. If I am not using red and green on a Christmas card then blue and silver are my go to colors. Love the sentiment embossed on the vellum just a lovely look inside that stunning frame you created. The flower is the perfect embellishment. Your usual stunning work sister. Merry Merry to you.