Archive for November 10th, 2011

Final Sneak –First Noel

Hi Stampers,

  Today is the final day of the Flourishes Christmas Holiday Releases.  Today we have our signature silhouette artist Lauren Pope taking center stage.  Lauren has created a wonderful and easy to stamp image that is full of meaning and elegance. The First Noel is a standout set for stampers looking for the meaning of Christmas!

  This set has a wonderful detailed manger scene and the included sentiments are perfect for this set.

  In planning for my post today, I put myself in the stamper’s seat, I’m normally there any way.  We always need lots of cards for the holidays, we all want them to be beautiful and to speak to our art and creativity.  My life gets really busy and time is of the essence, so I created my card with all of these points in mind.  So here it is.

Here’s my thinking – dramatic, elegant, one sheet of card stock, ease of mailing.  I used the Center Step Card I found on Splitcoaststampers. I printed out the directions and viewed Frances’ tutorial.  This is really easy.  I followed her directions to the letter and had success on the first try.  Too bad is was on scratch paper–now for the real thing.  I used one piece of Navy card stock cut  5 1/2″ x 11″,  then I cut, scored, and folded as directed.  I dusted a second piece of Navy cardstock with my Perfect Printing Pouch to remove any static.  Working over a piece of scratch paper I “inked” up the image with VersaMark watermark stamp pad and stamped the image, then generously sprinkled Ranger’s Super Fine Detail  gold embossing powder and heat set  it.   I attached the card to the card face using thick glue dots.  On each side of the card I added some ribbon from our Boutique cuts Ruban Fantaisie Lurex-GOLD and then on the top of the gold ribbon I added a string of Kaiser Pearl Strip in white.  I used one larger Kaiser pearl on the star.

Here are some other views of the card, first a straight on shot

and now one from the side

I know this will be a go to layout for upcomping cards for the holidays.  I think it would be just as pretting using the navy on silver, or a light sky blue silver…my wheels are already turning.

PS…I did add a 1″wide x 4″ long strip wich I scored in the middle and added a score line and 1/2″ on each end and then attached to the inside of th card to make it more stable.  Here a side view….look at the strip attaching the front and back of card.


 I hope you have enjoyed looking in the Atelier today.  I certainly am glad you came.

Please visit our designers today

Be sure to look for the Secret Blogger

Visit the Flourishes Blog for all the details and lots of chances and challenges to win some of these great releases.  You may be lucky and win one or all of these beautiful sets.  Good luck!

Oh I almost forgot, tomorrow we are releasing a new 1,2,3 Create Kit December 25, there are limited quantities and some of the designers will highlight this kit as well.


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