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We’re delighted to bring you another Friday round of creations with the Senior Design Team at Flourishes! Today we’re getting in the cozy Christmas mood and showing off to you all that’s beautiful about the holidays at Flourishes.  You’ll see some of our beautiful newer offerings for the season and some of our equally lovely past sets too. Time to be inspired for one of our favorite times to create cards for others!

For today's Christmas inspiration, I wanted to keep it clean and simple so I stuck with the colours black and white and added a pop of green to "'fest it up"!

I began with a Classic White Cardstock card base and stamping layers using the "Trimmed With Love" stamp set and my favourite black ink, "Tuxedo Black" by Memento.  I used a variety of the stamps included in this stunning stamp set: the wreath of mistletoe, the word "Peace" and the large decorated Christmas tree.  I matted all of my simple layers using Flourishes' Classic Black Cardstock.

For my trim, I created a band and bow from the lush "Iced Lime" Seam Binding Ribbon. And if you look really closely, I used some Stickles and some Glossy Accents on all of the decorations and the ribbon in my tree.  This card has so much shine to it in real life.  To add the hue of green to my tree's back ground, I used some Ranger "Bundled Sage" Distress Ink and a my ink blending tool.

For the design of my card today, I used the latest sketch from The Paper Players:
http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.ca/2013/10/paper-players-169-sketch-from-anne-marie.html
I flipped the sketch on it's side and tilted the central rectangle and band a bit.  Had to make it my own ya know!

I also using this week's challenge #48 "Use Bows" from the Christmas Card Challenges.

Thanks for stopping by today. Now go on and check out the rest of the Design Team's cozy Christmas creations today!
Start humming those Christmas tunes...  Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~

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Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Trimmed With Love)
cardstock:  Flourishes (Classic White & Black)
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
ink:   Memento, Ranger
ribbon: Flourishes
star pin:  Maya Road 
bling:  Queen & Co.
tools:  scallop punch & corner rounder by Fiskars, branch punch by M. Stewart 
other:   Stickles, Glossy Accents.

13 comments:

  1. Very effective in the black, white and touch of green.

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  2. Very striking card...love that tree and your touches of green! Thanks for playing with the sketch this week!

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  3. Unique Christmas colour combo! Looks great! Love the stamp set. TYFS and joinng in all the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #48 this week with the 'bow' challenge.

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  4. Great take on the sketch. Love the colors and the fact that you created that lovely circular sentiment hanging from the ribbon. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  5. Your card is so pretty, love the sketch you've used. Great use of the Bundled Sage Distress ink, it's a great color!

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  6. Very cool, like the tree not colored. Great sketch too!

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  7. How creative and clever...as always Ally!! Love the black and white with the splash of green!! Gorgeous!

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  8. i love your blog and tthe the cards you make i like say ty for all who take there time to show how make cards may you all have lots great fun crafting in nov

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  9. Love your CAS creation. The green really makes it pop. :)

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  10. Awesome CAS card Ally! The splash of color is perfect!

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  11. I love the black and white against the green background. That tree stamp is awesome. Wonderful card!

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  12. Beautiful! I LOVE that you colored the background instead of the image, and your stamped bg is fab! Another winner!

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  13. Gorgeous combination of sets in this design Ally. You are so skilled at this! Love the b & w and tones of green. So clean and festive.

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Hugs,
Ally.