Howdy Flourishes Fans! I apologize for having such a late but post but I promise, I had a good reason!
If you look to the right of the tree, at the sliding glass window, you'll see SNOW... YES... that's a snow drift at my back door! It grew even higher than this photo! Here in Southern Alberta we got hit with a massive blizzard and I lost my internet connection for close to 24 hours.
Here's a peak at my neighbours yard. The drift in front of the house is the SAME height at the garage roof. All of this snow has fallen in only 24 hours!
Here's the back of our house. The drift is almost as high as our back door!
Enough of the white stuff... on to our challenge!
This month, for each week of December, we have a new Guest Designer joining the Friends of Flourishes Team. This week our lovely hostess is Kerin Sylvestor! Welcome Kerin! Here is her challenge...
For my card today, I first die cut the beautiful Taylor-Made Classic Keyhole Die and an oval die using Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock. Before I removed my paper from the dies, I took the super cute "sweater pattern" stamp from the "Snow Day" and stamped it all over the shape using green ink. I also added a little Distress ink to age the lines. Then I cut the same die using some Classic Kraft Cardstock and I stamped the "Season's Greetings" from the "Winter Berries" stamp collection and I embossed it in white. Then I took the distressed damask stamp from the "So Distressed" stamp set and some Versamark ink and stamped right over top of the greeting for some cool faux texture!
Winter Berries" stamp set and added them with a cute little double bow using "Festive Fushia" seam binding ribbon. I of course added all kinds of machine stitching using some simple cream coloured thread to different layers of my card.
Be sure to visit the rest of the DT’s blogs, as well as our Guest Designer this week and leave them all a little blog love...
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Katie Sims
- Kerin Sylvestor, this week's guest designer
~ Ally ~
Sponsored by: Flourishes LLC
stamps: Flourishes (Winter Berries, Snow Days, So Distressed)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory, Bazzill
patterned papers: Simple Stories
die cut shapes: Flourishes, Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Ranger