Timeless Tuesday ~ It's a Wash! & Some News


Howdy fellow stamp lovers!!! It's time for another fun and fabulous challenge for Timeless Tuesday Challenge!


This week our lovely hostess, Deborah, is challenging us to...
Thanks Deb for a fabulous challenge this week.... you see, I am a washi hoarder!  Yup... I admit it! But for some reason I hardly ever use it so this week's challenge was a great push to use all the fun washi tapes I have stashed away.  Okay... so I truthfully only used one but that's a start right?  LOL!

For some reason, I had Christmas on my mind for this week's card... so I went with it!
So I began with a simple die cut circle for my step-card and then I stamped the leaves and berries image from the glorious "Winter Berries" stamp set using "Rich Cocoa" Memento ink on to Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock.

I coloured in my image using Copic Markers:
E30, E31, E33, R43, R46, R56, 
YG21, TG93, YG95, YG97 and YR000.

With my circle still in the die, I added some Ranger Distress Inks, "Antique Linen" and "Tea Dye", to the edges to make the ivory frame stand out a little more.  Then I added some pretty lace to the back and also an inked die cut piece with some pearls.

For my greeting, it also came from the "Winter Berries" stamp set. I used "Rich Cocoa" Memento ink on to Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock and then fussy cut it for my card front.

Now... where is my washi tape you ask?  Actually... it's the red and white stripes on the bottom of the front panel and it's also in my back panel too.  It's a cool thin washi tape made by Tim Holtz!
 
For the finishing touch, I used my Sakura "Glaze" pen and added some shine to my berries and sentiment...

Thanks for stopping by today! 

I do have a bit of sad news though... I have made the decision to step down from Flourishes at the end of the month.  I've had an amazing time creating with some truly out standing ladies at Flourishes over the years.  And Jan Marie and Mike have been so good to me but I know it's time to move on to new things... exciting things!  I'll be sharing my "exciting things" news on the 15th here on my blog.   So stay tuned!

And some happy news.... this is officially my 1400th blog post and I wanna reward one of my readers! I have a variety of brand new Flourishes stamp sets in my possession that you can't buy at the moment and YOU could be the proud new owners of them!!!  HOW you ask?  Just simply leave a comment below... it's as simple as that!  I will randomly choose a winner and post them on next week's Timeless Tuesday post! Good luck!

Come and join along with us this week for our washi tape inspired challenge!  Be sure to visit the rest of the DT’s blogs and leave them a little blog love too….
Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Winter Berries)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, Flourishes "Evergreen" Collection
patterned papers: Fancy Pants Designs (Merry Little Christmas)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink:  Memento, Ranger Distress, Copic Markers
lace, pearls:  unknown
glaze pen:  Sakura 
washi tape:  Tim Holtz
other: thread.

28 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 1400th post! No wonder your cards are always so gorgeous...you've got talent AND lots of practice! ;) Ally, this card is beautiful! I love that lace trim around the image and your coloring is perfect. It almost looks real! You know we're going to miss you at Flourishes. You have been the BEST DT Coordinator for us, and your creations always inspire me. But, no worries...I'll be peeking in on you regularly! Can't wait to hear your exciting news, too! ~Hugs, Cheryl

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  2. You must be like me... so many Christmas cards to make that it is never too soon to start. Love the card and how you used the tape on it. I certainly hope we can still purchase the Flourish stamps again there are so many beautiful ones that I did not buy during the Gambler's sale because I did not understand the possible consequences. i hope to see your cards on this web cite for a long time to come.

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  3. Wow, 1400 posts! You are very dedicated. You're card is beautiful. I just love the colour red, and this washi tape is perfect. I will miss your beautiful inspirations, but best wishes in your new endeavour. Barb

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  4. Amazing that you have 1400 posts that you shared. I am sad that you will be leaving, but happy to be watching for your new announcement. Best wishes to you. Love your card this week and always.

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  5. Congratulations on your 1400th blog post!! I just started and haven't hit 100 yet! I've just been looking around your blog and am feeling very inspired by both your cards and your blog! Looking forward to hear your exciting news!

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  6. This is a really lovely card, with lots of my favorite things: neutrals, lace, those stripes, and that lovely berry sprig. You worked the washi in seamlessly! Congratulations on your 1400 posts, what an achievement! 14 is my favorite number, so I'm crossing my fingers that you'll pick my name!

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  7. Wow, what a pretty card and Wow on 1400 posts! Good luck in your future crafty pursuits. Kim :)

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  8. Beautiful card! Congrats on 1,400 posts! I look forward to your news on the 15th.

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  9. Love your card! So beautiful! Congratulations on 1,400 posts. I look forward to the news on the 15th!

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  10. Gorgeous card, Ally! I can't believe we are in the middle of the 3rd month already, never too soon to start thinking of Christmas. Can't wait to hear your news on the 15th!

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  11. Beautiful card. Love the washi and ribbon!

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  12. 1400 blog posts?!!!!!!!! You are my hero!!!! That is such an amazing accomplishment. Love your beautiful Christmas card. I didn't even realize you had used washi tape at first. There's so much goodness going on in your card.

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  13. Oh, Ally, what a gorgeous card, and I LOVE how you've used this beautiful set (which I now have...woohoo!). And I've always loved your style and wish you a big congratulations on your 1,400th post!! You have an amazing talent and such a sweet spirit, and I'm sorry you are leaving the Flourishes team, but I know whatever you do next will be wonderful. And I will continue to enjoy following you and being inspired by you, sweet friend! Warm hugs!!

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  14. OH ALLY!!!! I ALLLLLWAYS ENJOY your cards & YOU!!!! It will NOT BE THE SAME without you!!!!!!!!!!:( Your talents are AMAZING!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 1,400 post!!! WOW!!!!!!!!! (I WONDER IF I'll ever get there? LOL) YOUR CARD is GORGEOUS!!! I have collected a FEW rolls of Washi Tape too & HAVEN'T USED THEM, YET!!! LOL LOOOOOVE the Step-Card fold! AND just EVERYTHING you've done with this! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  15. Do you know how much pleasure your cards bring to me? It's always happy times when your in a Hop. love everything Ally!

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  16. Oh WOW!!! 1400 posts? Now that's a lot of cards and crafting. I love your work, and will miss you at Flourishes, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you are up to next. Thanks for all your inspiration over those 1400 posts, and good luck to you!!!

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  17. My goodness, I can't image 1400 posts....that's fantastic! We will miss you at Flourishes, but I'm following your blog to keep up with your beautiful creations! Good luck!

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  18. Oh Allison, I am so sad that you're leaving, but got very happy when I saw that you have more to tell us on the 15th. Just so that we may continue to enjoy and learn from your creative genius! Thank you for the chance to win some Flourishes stamps - I can't afford much anymore and it's so hard to see those beautiful stamps and not be able to buy them!

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  19. Forgot to congratulate you on your 1,400 post! Amazing!

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  20. Gosh, Allison, I was going to comment on how beautiful your Christmas card was even before you mentioned a prize. I will miss you. Congrats on your 1400 posts. I will be looking for your announcement on the 15th.

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  21. Hi Ally - can you describe a little more about how you did your camper card? How did you achieve the night sky with the stars? It looks great but I don't understand how you achieved the look!!
    Thanks!
    Nancy at nkirk@aol.com

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  22. Ally, Congrats on your 1400th post!! Just love your work!!

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  23. So pretty! Love how you got the washi tape in there. Congrats on the 1400 post. I think that is amazing (I don't even have a blog!). LOVE Your Style!!

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  24. Congratulations on your 1400th blog post, that's some dedication! Love dipping into you blog for inspiration. Very pretty card today x Crafty hugs

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  25. Beautiful Christmas card Ally! I love all the details you added to this - the lace, the card layout, and of course how you got that washi into it!! Congratulations on your 1400th post!!

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  26. Another beautiful card! Looking forward to hearing the good news on the 15th, although I'll miss you here at Flourishes.

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  27. Wonderful card packed full of details! Beautiful job Ally!

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  28. What a gorgeous card, Ally! Love all the pretty details! Congratulations on your 1400th post!! Hugs

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.