Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #233

Hello there everyone and welcome back for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge!  Our hostess this week is the incredibly talented Broni and she has challenged us to use Autumn colors (FTTC233)!  This is one of my favorite times of year...when the air starts getting a little crisp and cool, there is the scent of burning leaves, AND...college football season!!!  Woohoo!  I know, I know...but I just can't help myself!  I love watching college football, and I wish I could say that I only like to watch my beloved Georgia Bulldogs, but that wouldn't be true....just about any college football game will get my attention.  There is nothing better than watching football all day on Saturday!  Well, unless it's making a card, right?  And speaking of that...let's get to this week's challenge!  You can read all of the details here.

I have always loved the Autumn Blossoms stamp set and the A Season of Thanks set so I thought I would combine the two.  I stamped my image on Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copics.  Then I die cut it with a Spellbinders Large Oval nestie and sponged some Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink around it while it was still in the die.  My sentiment was also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Next, I die cut a Spellbinders Large Deckled Oval from more cream card stock and inked it with Memento Nautical Blue ink.  I cut out a larger oval from some blue patterned paper out of the Traditions by Samantha Walker Carta Bella 6x6 pad using a Fiskars oval template.  My card base is die cut using Spellbinders' Floral Oval nestie set with more cream card stock.  I'll bet you know what I did next, don't you?  Yep...pulled out my trusty Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen and colored in my floral frame and a border around my colored image. I have had a few of you ask about how I edge my images with the gold leafing pen.  It is really very simple...the pen has a wide tip on it and I just hold it to my die cut and free hand a border around it.  Trust me, it really is simple because the pen tip is kind of spongey, after a few passes with the pen, you start to wear a little groove in it...and that is the sweet spot..lol!  Just keep going back to that little groove and you get a perfect edge every time....I promise!  :)   All that was left was to assemble my layers.  I fought the urge to try to use some pearls or something else on here and stepped away from the card.  

I am always amazed at the detail on Flourishes' stamps and this one is no exception!  Just look at those tiny leaves and that darling pumpkin!

Well, that is about all for this post, but don't stop here.  I am sure my team mates have plenty of beauties for you to see, so go check them out....and don't forget to leave a little love while you are there!  Next, go work on your own Autumn Colors creations and link up to our challenge for a chance to win a prize.  Remember, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you have 'em, use 'em!  It increases your chances to win!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Until next Tuesday....and have a great week!  :)


Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock, Carta Bella Traditions by Samantha Walker 6x6 pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Large Oval, Large Deckeled Oval, and Floral Oval nestabilities

And these Copic Color Combinations...



Plus Y26 and Y28

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #232

Hi there!   Can you believe it is already Tuesday, AGAIN?!  Wow, that week went by way too fast!  So here I am...back with another Timeless Tuesday post.  Our hostess this week is a Guest Designer, Angel Rivera.  Angel has challenged us to use stamps to create our background paper (FTTC232).  What a fun technique!  You can read all of the details for this week's challenge here.


For my card, I decided to emboss my Flourishes Classic White card stock background paper before I stamped on it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I used the Bee My Honey stamp set for the sentiment and the little bee.  I have been itching to get this stamp set inky and I thought the little bee would be cute inside the little embossed detail.  This card came together really quickly with a few simple layers. 

Aren't those bees the cutest things?!  I only used a couple of Copic markers to color them.  The embossing folder is Spellbinders M-Bossibilities' Garden Lattice.  This is a full size embossing folder that will emboss a whole sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper, so you could emboss a whole sheet and then cut off what you need and have more for your next project!  The sentiment strip is made layering black and then a punched yellow scallop behind my white card stock.  Some basic machine stitching makes a nice edge.  I then punched two holes and threaded my ribbon through for a bow, added a little bling and assembled my layers together for my card.  

I have been so used to spending more time coloring on my cards lately, that I kind of felt like I was forgetting something on this one!  Lol!  I hope you found a bit of  inspiration to get your creative juices going and join us for this fun challenge!  But don't stop here!  Check out all of my team mates creations too...and make sure to leave them a little blog love while you are there.  We have a new Guest Designer this month too...Marie Ross.  She will be with us all month...so glad to have you with us Marie!  Hope you all have a great day and I can't wait to see what you come up with! 


Paper:  Flourishes Classic White card stock, Yellow paper, Black paper
Stamps:  Bee My Honey
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders' M-Bossabilities Garden Lattice
Punch:  Stampin' Up! 
Other:  gems, ribbon
Copic markers used:  Y21, Y23, E41