Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #248

Hi there and welcome back for another Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge!  This week the hostess is our amazingly talented Guest Designer Connie MacFarlane!  She has challenged us to Score it, Pierce it, and Color it!.  You can read all of the details here.

For my card, I started with a card base using Spellbinders' Marvelous Squares die set.  I stamped my image using the Naturally Merry stamp set and my sentiment is from the Trimmed with Love set.  I colored the holly leaves and berries with Copics and sponged some Ranger Peeled Paint Distress Ink behind it for a little shading.  My pierced element comes from the dies I used ( I know, I feel like a cheated a little since it was done for me, but hey, pierced is pierced, right?)  My scored element is the red square on the card base...I actually scored the edge multiple times and then sponged on a little white Palette ink to show the detail.  Unfortunately, when I added my die cut square and image to it, you can't see it very well....but I promise, it really is scored!  :)  I have a little shadow on the bottom of this photo that makes it look like I distressed the card, but I did not...it is my photography skills...so just play like that is not there, k?

Ok, time for a true confession here....the plan was to keep this pretty clean and flat for mailing, but as seems to be a growing trend lately, I smeared a tiny bit of red ink on my image piece.....grrrrr.  I don't know why, but it seems whenever I have red ink on my table I am going to end up getting it on something!  Soooo, to cover up that little oops, I added a tiny ribbon bow in that corner.  I actually like it there, so I guess you could call it a happy accident...lol!  Here is a little close up so you can see the detail of this beautiful holly image (and not see the red ink smudge)

And her is another to show off those score lines....I promise, they are really there....just not sure you can see them in the photos...

I would've added some Krylon leafing in either gold or silver, but Alas....both of my pens are missing right now!  I know....it's a very BIG deal...lol!  Honestly, I am not surprised considering the state of my craft room right now.  I am working out of boxes and trying to remember where everything is has proved to be a challenge.  I am sure they will turn up eventually.  Anyways, that is all for my card today.....but you really need to check out what my teammates have created....I am sure that there is plenty of beautiful work for you to feast your eyes on and get inspired to create your own Scored, Pierced, and Colored creation!  Leave them a little blog love and then come play along with us....remember, you can win a prize!  I hope all of my US friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week and I'll be seeing you all next week for another Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo BlackRanger Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Red ink, White Palette ink
Dies:  Spellbinders' Marveous Squares set and Classic Squares Large set
Other:  White ribbon, Atyou Spica Clear Glitter pen, Martha Stewart Score Board
and these Copic Colors:
And G12, G14, G16, G17, G19, G28, R22, R59, YG21


  1. My Gosh, Katie! This is so beautiful--even without your trusty leafing pens! I love the way you layer your die cuts, and your coloring is no less than spectacular! Just look at the detail on those teeny berries! Nice save with the bow over the smudge. ;)

  2. Your card is beautiful! I love all the wonderful elements you added. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,

  3. hahaha I cold write a book about tips and tricks for covering up splotches! I think the bow totally balances out your entire card, which is beautiful! Oh what's few extra cents in postage among friends? Beautiful coloring, love the holly and berries and your die! TFS!!!

  4. Gorgeous Katie! I love the simplicity of the hollies popping up against the white and subtle red. I really need to invest in more of these gorgeous dies. I have one set... Sometimes, the Cameo isn't for everything! :)

  5. Oh Katie this is beautiful! I love the way the holly leaves and berries peek out of the corner of the die cut. They are balanced beautifully by the sentiment and your pretty emergency bow. Love it!

  6. Your cards belong in a boutique somewhere. They are always so beautifully designed. Words just aren't adequate. :-) Hugs!

  7. GORGEOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  8. Your whole card is fab!!!! I love your use of SB dies as your card shape, the layers and sponging inside of!!! I wish I could remember to make shaped cards :/ And I totally understand the missing pen things. I live in that insanity of scrappy-ness!!!

  9. This is absolutely beautiful as always. I love your decorative frame and pretty holly leaves. :)

  10. So pretty & festive. Love the corner detailing. Hugs Bev x

  11. This is wonderful Katie! I love all the cool die cut layers and your colouring is divine! Lovin' all the dots of piercing too! Fabulous creation this week!

  12. A Krylon crisis! Your card is beautiful! The bow is perfect... definitely a happy accident, of course I can never resist a bow!!!