Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tradition with a Twist, FTTC74

Happy Saturday morning everyone! Do you have a busy rush-around weekend or a quiet relaxing weekend planned, or are you like me and don't have any plans just yet?

Maki Jones is the challenge host this week for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  Maki is getting us all in gear with a theme challenge. We are celebrating Christmas in July! And to add to the celebration, Flourishes Christmas stamps are currently on sale!
I use several glass pine cone ornaments on my Christmas tree, so I went with this traditional Christmas image but in a non traditional color.

I started with a card base in ripe avocado and stamped the sentiment from in Versamark and heat set with clear embossing powder. To the base I added some Raspberry Fizz stamped with a diamond shape in Versamark. The pinecone was stamped on cream with London Fog ink and colored with these Copics: RV10,RV14,RV19, C1,C5. After I cut out the pinecone, I added Glossy Accents and glitter for dimension and sparkle. I punch the center of the ornament hanger with punch. I used a Martha Stewart branch punch to cut several pieces for the branch. I cut a small piece of one to put through the ornament hanger. I attached the branch and ornament to  a cream deckled rectangle stamped with an elegant script in London Fog ink and aged with Antique Linen ink and then mounted on Smokey Shadow cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and have a good day,

Stamps: All that Glitters, Christmas Wreath (Flourishes); A Little Argyle(PTI); Notary(Prima)
Ink:: Versamark; Antique Linen(Ranger); London Fog(Memento)
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Raspberry Fizz, Smokey Shadow, Vintage Cream(PTI)
Other: Glossy Accents; branch punch, glitter(Martha Stewart), deckled rectangle die(Spellbinders),Clear Filligree Embossing Powder


  1. Cammie, that ornament is GORGEOUS! The whole card is GORGEOUS!!!

  2. Wow, Cammie! This is stunning!

  3. Love this Cammie. The deckle die paired with the argyle is perfect.

  4. Beautiufl Christmas card!!! Love the non-traditional colors you used and all the sparkle!!!

    Thank you fro playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. What a gorgeous card--love the colors you chose, the argyle and the all the sparkle!

  6. Nice job! Love the non-traditional colors.

  7. Pretty! When I first saw the ornament, I immediately thought of the vintage glass ones that are so popular. You did a great job on this card. It's a busy weekend and week ahead for me. My garage sale is finally happening in exactly one week. So much to finish! Have a good weekend and I hope it has cooled down a bit for you too.

  8. I love how you interpreted the challenge Cammie! Your ornament looks beautifully vintage and special - I clicked on it to enlarge it and really could see the sparkle! Gorgeous!

  9. Oooh I like the colour scheme for a Christmas card! Totally works!
    Oh and the sparkles are sooooo pretty - I can only dream how much this baby sparkles IRL!

  10. Beautiful card Cammie! Love the colors on this one! Busy weekend with company here. Actually made it to the beach two days in a row! Love it!

  11. Pretty! I like the colors, the text in the background, very nice!

  12. This is such a wonderful X-mas card, Cammie! Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.


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