Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC45 incl. CC248 & SSHP10!!!

Happy Tuesday friend!!!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - FTTC45 !!! This week Cindy is our challenge host and she is challenging us to create *Gate Fold Cards*- wahoooo - love it!!!

Here are a couple of links to help you get started from SCS Gate Fold 1 and Gate Fold 2. Gate Fold cards are great year round, but something about opening a card from two sides this time of year gives a more regal, gift-like presentation and you already know how much I love them :)!!!

We can't wait to see what your creations!!!

Okay - I let you in on a little secret....silly old me......I didn't read the challenge post right the other day. I read *Fold Cards* and not *GATE Fold Cards*...so I assumed I could do any kind of fold card.....until I realized that it was suppose to be a *GATE* card - yikes!!! So I have two cards to share with you :) !!!

First I'm showing you my *Gate Fold Card*......


















I know, I know I used the Winter Bouquet again.....I just can't help myself it called my inky little fingers and I think it's soooooo gorgeous!!! But I must say in my own defense....... I tried really hard not to use it....and as you can see down below I used a different Set on my what supposed to be my first card !!!!

The colors I uses on both cards are River Rock, Purely Pomegranate and White. The images were inked in Memento Black and colored with various Copic Markers (listed down below in the Supply List). At last I bedazzle both cards with lost of Glitter.and Gold Pearls.

I also decorated the inside of my cards...make sure to click on the smaller photos!!!

Here is my *Joy Fold Card*....

















I used the gorgeous Christmas Wreath Set.

I followed Beate's tutorial over on SCS. My card size is a bit bigger...I cut it to 5 1/2" by 8 ". Using the longer side I scored it at 5 1/2". The Purely Pomegranate CS in the center is 4" x 4". The White CS with image is 3 3/4'' x 3 3/4".

For the extra White CS border and the image CS I used the new Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Combo......love them!!!

Please make sure to stop by Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's blog to check out all their fabulous creations!!!

Have a wonderful day...and I can't wait to see your cards!!!

ETA: I also entered my cards for the following challenges - CC248 & SSHP10 (Thank you Vicki for stirring me in the right direction :) !!! )

~Supply List~ 1st card

Stamp Set: Winter Bouquet (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Marker - Holly, Fields, Poppy and Sunflower Collection plus E000, RV19
Cardstock: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, White
Design Paper: Holiday Harmony (SU retired)
Accessories: Gold Pearls, MS Punch, PP Satin Ribbon, Glitter
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


~Supply List~ 2nd card

Stamp Set: Christmas Wreath (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - Holly, Fields, Sunflower and Sweet Pea Collection plus E000
Cardstock: River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, White
Design Paper: Holdiay Harmony (SU retired)
Accessoires: Gold Pearls, MS Punch, PP Satin Ribbon, Glitter
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

22 comments:

acreativeneed said...

Both cards (and both folds) are gorgeous, Silke!! Your coloring is fabulous, love the rich colors!!
Smiles,Deena

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Silke - these are both gorgeous cards - your colours are always spectacular!! Love the ines and that new MS Punch - makes an elegant card! Thanks for sharing SIlke - I am off to check out Flourishes...God bless you Silke! {{{hugs}}}

NinaB said...

I love both of these, my friend. I hope you're keeping warm. My in-laws in north Atlanta got some snow this week. Hugs...

Our Little Inspirations said...

Both folded cards are SO SO pretty in these rich colors! I love the muted text B/G and all those gold beads on #1. Actually, I really like those same accents on #2 card as well! Nice job Silke!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Both cards are totally GORGEOUS, girlie! I just got this set from Michelle and I totally need to ink it up. Know what else I love?...that MS corner punch! Oh my is that ever pretty!

Cindy Haffner said...

Silke your cards are GORGEOUS. I always get myself into trouble not reading challenges right, glad I'm not the only one.

Betty Wright said...

These are both so gorgeous, Silke! Wondeful designs, coloring, and detailing! Fabulous and beautiful!!!

chercroppin said...

Good morning Silke! They're both wonderful! LOL about your *gate* fold-card...I've done that before too!

I am in love with both of those images, and as always, you've done a beautiful coloring job : )

And that ribbon is so gorgeous! : )

Pinky Roth said...

Silke, I love both of your cards! They are gorgeous!

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful and elegant!! Your coloring is wonderful as always!! What a gorgeous set of cards! I just got Winter Bouquet. Can't wait to ink!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Both are fabulous!!!! Your style is pure class!!!

Julie said...

Seriously, Silke...these are both absolutely STUNNING! I'm always in AWE of your talent, girl! Keep them coming! :)

Marisa said...

Nice to know someone else has certain stamps they are addicted to using LOL :D Great cards. Love how you used the punch in the corners of and then the gold half pearls around the sentiment in the first card and there is that lovely punch again in the second one. That strip of white border is fabulous. Great colouring on both and the insides are lovely as well. You can misread challenges any time if we get to see two cards a day LOL!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh my goodness!! Silke, your creations are always so inspiring!! The coloring is stunning and the images are so elegant! Both of these would be perfect to enter in the Saturday Spotlight challenge this week!! You need to take a look!! HUGS

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So beautiful Silke!! LOVE how you framed your images!!

Connie M. said...

WOWZERS, Silke! These are both soooo AMAZING!! I just love the border on the first with all the gold pearls...and love the punched corners on the second!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Oh so GORGEOUS! Like that hasn't already been said! LOL These are very pretty and I love the wreath - just beautiful!

Crystal said...

WOW Silke both of these are GORGEOUS!!!!!! WOWZA!!!!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Saturday Spotlight!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Two absolute gorgeous fold cards!!! Thank you for always inspiring us!!! ~ML~

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Ooooooh --- both of these are gorgeous!!! You do such stunning work with the Flourishes stamps!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi sweetie!! Congrats on winning a Top 3 spotlight on Saturday Spotlight this week!! Please be sure to stop by and collect your top 3 blinkie to display on your blog!! ;) HUGS