Sunday, December 8, 2013

MC Dec/13 - Tim's Flower - Love is What's In The Room

I was inspired by Tim's December tag - surprisingly enough I had Wendi Vechi's "Clearly For Art" moldable plastic which I think I bought last year and never used... (it's a little on the expensive side, so new I had to do something special with it...) I didn't have Tim's Frosted Film (which I have now ordered...) so instead sanded the plastic to give it the frosted look, it also made it better for applying the alcohol inks.
I side folded my 5"w x 7"h white card. Stamped the background (Cornish Heritage Farms "Music Sheet") using Distress "Pumice Stone". Sponged Distress "Vintage Photo" & "Gathered Twigs" around the edges.

eCut the frame which was inspired by Spellbinder's "Metal Tags" die set which I recently saw on a friend's blog (Leslie Miller). Sponged "Picked Raspberry" all over the frame and clear embossed, then went over it again with the pad heavily and touched it with some brown and clear embossed again. Gave it a nice distressed look. Adhered it to card.

Stamped the quote (one of the newest Xmas stamps from Quietfire Design) on the frame's drop out piece using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Hit the edges with the brown sponge and adhered into the frame.

As I said above, sanded the clear plastic and die cut with Tim's Tattered Flowers die. Dropped A couple colors of red alcohol ink and pounced with my felt. Edged each petal with a Krylon Gold Leafing pen. Warmed up the plastic with the heat gun and then immediately shaped the petal. Pierced a hole in the center of each floret and assembled them together and onto the card with a large pink brad.

eCut the berry twigs/foliage, adding linear designs for the leaf veins, using Viva red Pearl pen for the berries, allowing that to dry and then putting a tiny dab of Ranger's white Enamel Accents. The other twig, I embossed with Distress "Walnut Stain" embossing powder to give it a rough texture. Adhered them under the red flower.

I hate having brad legs show on anything, so covered it up with a smaller version of the frame minus the picots. Stamped the sentiment (also from Quietfire Design) with the black.

Clickon any image to enlarge. Enjoy

And it fits for these challenges:
Tims tags 2013 - Dec
Holly Jolly Christmas  Anything goes
Scrap Creations  Xmas
Sister Act Card Challenge  #36 Xmas
Stampin 4 the Weekend  use some red
Corrosive Challenges  #189 anything goes
Fashionable Stamping  #62 in the holiday spirit
Pan Pastels UK  #49 anything goes (Cardstock/Paper)
Quirky Crafts  #25 Xmas + something special (as I said above, have hoarded this plastic since last year...)


Cazzy said...

Wow Yogi, that is stunning! Thanks for sharing your treasure with us!

Cazzy - on behalf of the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

Doris Molina Mora said...

Yogi, your card is just amazing!! Quirky DT

Inkyfingers said...

This is beautiful Yogi. You have put a lot of love and effort into it, and it shows. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.
Carol x

pmstamper said...

Such a terrific card. Thanks for sharing. I also love your idea to only use the scraps and papers that you already have.

Leslie Miller said...

You use so many different and interesting mediums. The poinsettia and twig/leaf arrangement are beautiful!

Barbara Cook said...

The christmas elements you used in this card is simply amazing. The Christmas messages are also heartfelt and so touching, so true. Thanks for the inspiration. Merry Christmas!

Helene E said...

Just popping by to admire your project and thank you for entering our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend!

Terry said...

Gorgeous Christmas card and I so love your Tim's poinsettia! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Laurart said...

Totally gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Love from Laura xxx

Anne said...

Brilliant design for our Blog Hop at Holly Jolly. Thanks for joining in and good luck! Hugs x

Regan said...

Lovely card and wonderful sentiment! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!