Friday, July 29, 2011

Flourishes Christmas in July!

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Flourishes is having a fun Christmas in July sale and from now until July 31st all Flourishes’ Christmas stamps are on sale for 20% off.  No code necessary.  Flourishes will automatically discount the stamps for you! 
For my Christmas card I used Vintage Postcard and created a shaker card.  I used the instructions from the SCS tutorial here.  I began by stamping my image twice, first in black ink then a second time with embossing ink and embossed with gold.  I cut the center out of the gold embossed image and used the frame to adhere my acetate to.  I colored the other image with Copics and used that as the background.  I filled the center with Martha Stewart iridescent glitter flakes and some silver microbead mix from Judikins before adhering it with dimensional adhesive tape to the frame.
The background mat was made using the Spellbinders die Fleur De Lis rectangles.   I cut it out of a piece a patterned paper with stylized snowflakes on it from MME.  The sentiment was stamped on a banner die cut from the Ribbon Banner set which I then ran a gold leaf pen around the edge to tie it into the frame.    The card base is cardstock that looks like parchment which I’ve had in my stash for ages. 
Below you can see the acetate and see how the front is popped up from the back and the glitter inside.
Did you see Cindy’s gorgeous creation here? You can go to the Flourishes blog and get the links to all of this weeks Christmas creations.
Christine also has a Christmas creation to share so make sure you head on over and check it out!
Happy Friday!


Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - that is a SUPERB vintage style Christmas card.

I found your blog yesterday and have now added you to my list. Your cards are right up my street!

Hugs, Sandra

Mommy said...

This is such a stunningly beautiful card! I love it!!!!

Heather Jensen said...

OMGoodness Danielle! This is by far my favorite card made using this set. I love your window and light touches of color in the image. Brilliant! :)

Yogi said...

oh so vintage. Love the die underneath - just perfect.

Carol Dee said...

Wonderful shaker card. Cool snow!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

You are making me LONG for winter with this gorgeous card! What an AMAZING scene and I LOVE all the snow!!! GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!! Hope you are doing great and staying cool!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is STUNNING, Danielle! I was thinking of doing a Shaker Card class at the store sometimes soon, and might have to CASE your design!

Dawn B. said...

I have to agree with Heather.. Best card I have seen with this set. This is amazing..

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Leslie Miller said...

That is one amazing card, Danielle! The Ribbon Banner looks like it was made for it. Most beautiful ever!

ecpiercy said...

What a beautiful, classy card! Love the "snow" too. Just stunning.