Flip It Sketch Challenge!

Welcome to the kick-off of our December releases! Today two of the Flourishes Design Teams are ushering in a challenge and YOU could walk away winning all of our new sets for December! Here’s how to get in on the fun. All you need to do is play in the…..Flip it Sketch Challenge

Dec-Sketch1   Dec-Sketch2   

Next week we’ll be bringing you our December edition of new Flourishes Stamps, that we know you’ll love! Because we know you want a chance to win these great sets, We have two fantastic angled sketches for you to play with. All you need to do is pick one of them and create! Play in the challenge and you could win our whole December Release!  

Well, if you know me at all, sketches are my FAVOURITE!!  So this month's pre-release challenge is right up my alley!

I chose to use sketch A for my card and a LOT of fabulous retiring holiday themed stamps!  Here is my card...

I started creating my card by using a scrap of "Spring Breeze" cardstock from the Pistachio Paper collection.  It just happen to have a circle already cut into it!  It was like fate!! 

I took some Memento "Olive Grove" ink and the small paperwhites floral stamp from the retiring "Paperwhites" stamp set and stamped it all over my cardstock.  I used my paper piercer and added some pierce marks along two of my edges as well. (Sorry for the poor colour & quality of this photo!  It's so much prettier in person!)

Then I took some "Patch" cardstock, again from the  Pistachio Paper collection and stamped the "star of wonder..." sentiment from the retiring "The First Noel" stamp collection using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink.  I added some Distress Ink to my edges.  On this panel for my final card front, I added some pretty "Iced Lime" Seam Binding Ribbon that I pleated using some Scor-Tape.

I built the base panel of my card using Classic Ivory Cardstock, along with my A2 card base.  For the greeting inside my circular window, I used a sentiment from the retiring "Paperwhites" stamp set.  And for the music aspect, I used the retiring "Christmas Music" background stamp all stamped using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink.

To add one final flourish to the front of my card, I added some Gold Metallic String below my poinsettia and evergreen boughs.

I added a touch of green shading using Copic markers and some Ranger Distress Ink.

I hope you have a blast with either one of our fabulous sketches.  Good luck!  Here's how to play along...

  • Simply create a card or project inspired by either of the sketches shown above.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday December 13 at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice!
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit HERE to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges from other sites or locations. Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running. Because this challenge means winning new Flourishes sets we want to see your beautiful creations made specifically for this challenge.
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCDEC13A or FLLCDEC13B
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday December 14th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We’ll see you here on Wednesday December 11th when our beautiful December Sneak Peeks start! Have fun creating! And now for some wonderful Sketchy Inspiration, our Design Teams have some great angles to show off to you:
Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you'll join us for our challenge this week!  Don't forget to stop by my GIVEAWAY!!!  Click here for details.

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Christmas Music, The First Noel, Paperwhites, retired - Poinsettia & Boxwood, retired - All That Glitters)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic Ivory, Pistachio Collection
ink: Memento, Copic, Ranger Distress Inks
metallic string: Flourishes
tools:  paper piercer
gems:  Recollections
ribbon:  Flourishes.


Marlena M. said...

I LOVE this sentiment~it's one of my favorites! Such a beautiful card Ally~

Unknown said...

Great sketches, I may have to do both, so hard to choose which way to use it! Love your card, so many little details that make up the beauty if it all! Hope you're all shoveled out! ;)

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is absolutely stunning Allison! I love the asymmetry of these two sketches. Love the colours and the way you used all of those stamp sets. Gorgeous!

TLady said...

JUST GORGEOUS ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! Your card is VERY ELEGANT!!!!!!!! AND you do a WONDERFUL JOB at using ALOT of the retiring sets!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) WISH I could buy them ALL!!!!!!!!!! :) FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Marsha Reed said...

Lovely card! The papers and colors you used are very pretty.

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty, I like the ruffled ribbon you added to the edge. Wonderful job.

Linda Carson said...

Lovely and creative take on the sketch! Very inspirational w/details of ribbon, pearls and piercing!

Karen W said...

This is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Girl, you are Amazing! How in the world do you keep topping yourself? This card is stunning! That layer with the pleated ribbon is so pretty, and it makes the whole card look very dimensional--like it's just three items tossed in a drawer--casual, but obviously very well thought out! ;) I love it!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the colors and great layering!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Goodness, Ally, that is just beautiful! You have such fabulous attention to detail. Absolutely gorgeous!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning use of pattern and color! Love it Ally!

D- said...

Oh ally your card is gorgeous. LOVE the pretty green colors. You inspire me. TFS.
Crafty hugs,

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning...stunning...stunning!! This card is amazing!! Love the greens with the music background. For some reason it makes me think of Christmas in Ireland. Now that would be a place to celebrate!! :) You never cease to amaze!!

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Ally - the ribbon edging is such a lovely touch and I’m always happy to see a green Christmas card! My fav colour!

Silke Ledlow said...

Ally, you totally rocked the sketch design! Love it! ~S~

Heather Rogers said...

This is stunning! Fabulous job with the horizontal sketch. :)

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