Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Non-traditional Christmas and CAS-ual Fridays

Hi there,

I promise this will be the last blue card I make for awhile. I'm sure you're all getting tired of them.

I wanted to try creating a Christmas card, using a non-traditional stamp, for this month's Hero Arts contest. I love the Fabulous Flourish and think it's a perfect stamp for so many occasions, so why not Christmas?!

I strated out using some distress stains again, and after inking the main panel with them, I stamped it with Old Letter writing. Then I stamped the flourish, using my pearl paint dabber, for a soft look.


I also used a traditional Christmas stamp for the panel behind my flourish. It's from Hero Arts too, and it's called the Holiday Background. The ribbon is one I received from Vanessa and I wanted to use the ribbon technique we learned from Shari Carroll at Scrapfest, so I can enter this into the CAS-ual Fridays challenge too, which is to use ribbon loops.

Thanks for the visit! :)

21 comments:

Brenda said...

I love these blues Barb! And that Flourish simply looks amazing agains the beautiful background you created! Wish I could have been there to see that ribbon technique by Sharri! I am so bad with ribbon, can't make a decent bow to save myself! Love your card Barb, don't stop the blues!

Donna Bowman said...

Love the colors you chose for this card Barb!! Loving how you used that pearl dabber again!! And those loops are very pretty - perfect for the challenge.

Lisa said...

This is so perfect for both of these challenges! Gorgeous blues! And I love the Friend card as well :)

Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

Marion said...

This is truly stunning Barb! I will never tire of your beautiful blue cards! Love it to pieces!

Dawn said...

It is extremely elegant Barb. Blues are so pretty to look at and you really know how to do them to their best. That Pearl paint dauber really makes the flourish glow.

Sue said...

How can anyone become tired of the Blue tones Barb. I may have said this before but the ocean has never disappeared and the sky has never fallen. Because of this association, blue is seen as reliable and it inspires confidence.
We are all soothed and feel calm when we view blue. So do not stop using one of your favourite colour palettes Barb, because this card is extremely pleasing to the eye, the flourish with your stains looks so engaging it is warm and even a little playful. A lovely card indeed.
Smiles:)

Simone said...

Love this card Barb! Those blues are so fun and wintery and I love how you used that pearl dabber! :)

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully done, my friend! LOVE the loops and colors!! Truly fantastic design for the non-traditional colors for Christmas card!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joy said...

I love your blue cards you can keep them coming...this is a total winner in my eyes, gorgeous work my friend..hugs

CinnamonSally said...

Very pretty card Barb, fabulous blue colour and love your loops!!

Tiffany said...

I think that fab flourish stamp is very fitting indeed as a holiday stamp, it's gorgeous pretty much in any color background, hah? Don't mind all the blue cards at all! Love this beauty, Barb!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the way you used this stamp Barb and the colors are gorgeous!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb I never tire of your blue cards! I love the richness of the tones and the different designs you create!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jacqueline said...

This looks beautiful! You caught the glimmer nicely!

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks of replaying at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the flourish with script and the blues are gorgeous!

Diana said...

super fun to see all the holiday happenings everywhere. Love that banner Barb!

sheila said...

this is GORGEOUS!

ivy said...

gorgeous!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Now look at you go with the blue here. Wow. Sooo love the monochromatic feel of this ocean of blue. This is so elegant and extremely love that stamp. Just amazing.