Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC47!!!

Howdy friends!!!

How are your Christmas preparations coming along??? I managed to mail out a few cards, got all my wrapping done...now I'm focusing on what I should cook for Christmas Eve??? Any good ideas???

If you haven't gone mad yet with all your preparations...how about joining us for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - FTTC47 ??? Cindy is our host and she is challenging us to create *Artist Trading Cards*!!!

These cute sized trading cards measure *3 1/2" x 2 1/2"* and are perfect for quick last minute cards. You can make a bunch ahead of time..... and all you need to do is add them to a card base. Get creative with these trading cards and join us in the fun! Here is a link from SCS to give you a little more insight into ATC. We would love to see what you create!?!

Here is my ATC......


















Here is the complete card with the ATC.....





















I used the super cute Love Nest and I Love Roses Set. Both Stamp Sets are perfect for Valentine!!!

The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers - Dahlia, Fuschia and Holly Collection.

I actually inked the birdies twice and cut out the second one. After coloring I added some Stampin' Dimensionals and raised them up.

I finshed the card off with some Ribbon, Red Scap Floss and the awesome MS Heart Punch.

Make sure to stop by Betty, Cindy and Maki's blog to see their take on the challenge!!!

Thank you for stopping by today!!!


~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: Love Nest, I love Roses (Flourishes)
Ink:
Memento Black, Copic Markers -
Dahlia, Fuschia and Holly Collection
Cardstock:
White
Accessories:
Ribbon, Red Scarp Floss, Silver Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, MS Heart Punch, Scor-Pal

Technique: Dry Embossing
ATC Size: 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"

27 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Adorable! That red gingham ribbon is so striking on the white CS and those little birds are TOO sweet! Merry CHristmas to you, my friend!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a sweet card Silke!! I love the image and the red gingham ribbon. The white is striking with the touch of red.

Merry Christmas to you and your family Silke!!

Blessings and big hugs,
Chris

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Well, isn't this just the most adorable thing?!! Love your little love birds, the heart border punch and that picture perfect gingham bow! Great job!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Sooooooooo pretty! Love Love LOVE that heart border punch!!

chercroppin said...

Good morning Silke : )

This is really lovely! I am loving that red-gingham ribbon and that heart border, very pretty....and your lil love-birds are so sweet : )

I also wanted to thank you for the gorgeous Christmas card you sent me....I have shown it to EVERYONE and they all think it's amazing!

We have a tradition for Christmas Eve. I never thought Sloppy-Joe's would be good for Eve dinner, but my Mom suggested it years ago when I had many guests over for a bonfire. Well, it went so well, that now we do it every year. We have fam and friends over for Sloppy-Joe's then the bonfire!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!! xoxo ~Cheryl

Dawn Easton said...

VERY sweet, Silke! So crisp with all that white! I love that border punch, but can't get mine to work with SU! cardstock :( I think it's too thick. Any tips?

Cindy Haffner said...

ADORABLE Silke, love your ATC casrd. Happy Holidays, hugs Cindy xxoo

StampOwl said...

sweet Silke

Betty Wright said...

You completed your card, too! GMTA, Silke! That has happened to us a lot lately...hee hee! LOVE your adorably cute birdie ATC and your finished ATC card look! I think I may need that heart border punch now! LOL!!!

NancyK said...

This is so darling!

Makiko Jones said...

What a darling ATC! Fabulous details! Love the sweet card, too - I so want the heart border punch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh My Silke! This is such a super cute card! Those little love birds are so precious :) Your heart punched border is fabulous!

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just soooo adorable, Silke!! Love the pop of red with the white...stunning!!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed new year!

Theresa said...

Silke - absolutely adorable wonderful ATC and then combined to a card. You are truly amazing.

I think I'm gonna make Jambayla for Christmas Eve - yum!!

Have a wonderful holiday.

Robin McK said...

Stunning job on this! Love that edge punch and your bow is perfection!

Lynda said...

Both cards are beautiful Silke! I love the ribbon and of course your colors are gorgeous!

Danni said...

I love making ATC's but haven't done any this year..fun!! And so neat to see it on a card...a gorgeous card at that!
Such a sweet image!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love ATC's and trade them with Technique Junkies. It is refreshing to see red but not Holiday.....Fun Valentines ATC and beautiful card!!!
God Bless!

Grace said...

Just adorable Silke!!! What a cute image and I love that ribbon! I wish you and yours a merry Christmas and a very happy new year!!! Hugs!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my gosh girl, an ATC never looked so good!!! This is just adorable with those little lovebirds! Great ribbon & bow and I just love the fonts on the sentiment!
Merry Christmas my friend, and do have a healthy, happy, & properous 2010!!

vdutchr said...

TY!! I was wondering how to put my ATC to use. NOW I see - mount it on a card! (I have never made an ATC before) Thanks so much for the idea! Love your card naturally! Merry Christmas!!

Marisa said...

Not sure if my kids shut this down before my comment got posted so I'm posting again LOL! Great ATC. Love how you incorporated it on the card. The MS border punch is perfect and the scoring on the red panel adds some texture nicely. Gingham ribbon is the perfect finishing touch :D

As for Christmas Eve meal, we celebrate on Christmas Eve so nothing short and sweet from me LOL! However, we do have perogies and garlic sausage on the 23rd quite often and that is a wonderful easy meal -- just a bit on the fattening side but oh so good :D

Have a blessed Christmas!!

~Lori Roop (loree2000 SCS) said...

This is absolutely darling Silke! I love the ribbon!!

Merry Christmas!!

Primary Work at Home said...

Wow nice piece! Merry Christmas!

Cook22 said...

Only just catching up on the links to the FTTC ATCs now - how absolutely adorable this is.

Christi said...

OMG this is the sweetest!!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh dear!!! My "to CASE" list is growing and growing ... and I haven't even left your blog yet!!! Always inspired, Silke ... love these! xxx