Oct 312008

Since I first saw the pine bough image from Flourishes “All That Glitters” stamp set, the idea for this card has been in my head.  And I have to admit I love the serene and peaceful feel of this scene.

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I stamped the bough image several times, starting at the bottom and moving up, to form the large half tree in the foreground.  The tree in the background is from Flourishes “Forest of Trees” stamp set.  Using the emboss resist technique, both trees are stamped with a blend of Creamy Caramel and VersaMark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  SU!’s Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip inks are then sponged onto the card stock.  The left panel is Flourishes “Glittering Christmas” designer paper. The sentiment is from Flourishes “Holiday Greetings” stamp set and stamped in Chocolate Chip.  There is a chocolate Kaiser flatback pearl placed on the sentiment.  The ribbon is May Arts.

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Flourishes “All That Glitters”

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blog120closeup.jpgIt’s Halloween and each year there have been fewer and fewer trick-or-treaters at my door.  I miss seeing all the little ones… *sigh*  Last year I bought full size candy bars in the hopes that the word would get around that the walk up our driveway was worth it.  But I only got seven total.  Well ever the optimist, I’m still hoping I get tons of spooks and goblins tonight!  lol  Have a safe and happy one!

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Stamps: Flourishes “All That Glitters”, “Forest of Trees”, “Holiday Greetings”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip; Flourishes “Glittering Christmas” DP

Inks: SU! Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark

Accessories: Ribbon, Pearl, Clear Embossing Powder, 1-1/4″ Punch, 1-3/8″ Punch

34 Responses to “Flourished Forest”

  1. Susan, this card is lovely, I never would have thought to sponge a Christmas tree in browns but it works beautifully. Now I just need to find some time to try it.

  2. It’s amazing how you captured that serene feeling after new fallen snow, when all is quiet and at peace! Another stunning beauty indeed!
    Happy Halloween!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Susan! Wow! Hope you get a bunch of new trick or treaters tonight!

  4. Susan! This card is absolutely beautiful! Love the technique you used here! Very soft colors!
    Hope you will have lots of trick or treaters today! Happy Halloween!

  5. I just bought that paper! Love your card- it is so pretty.
    Check out the card I made last week- same colors!
    http://thisisbliss838.blogspot.com/2008/10/twilight-tuesday-inspiration-challenge_9093.html
    Kindly,
    ~Eve

  6. WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! 🙂

  7. Susan, this card is absolutely stunning!!! I am definitely going to CASE the technique with some SU sets I own. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  8. Hey! If you’re going to give out big candy bars then I’ll be there, in costume! Now that “Dr. Horrible” is taken care of you can get back to making cards!

  9. You know I think this is gorgeous! The rich colors and your elegance are fantastic Susan!

  10. This is a Masterpiece it should be framed, Its so amazing looking … Outstanding just Outstanding!!!!

  11. This is stunning!

  12. Gorgeous. Your creativity is amazing! Absolutely stunning design!

  13. It’s drop-dead gorgeous! So elegant and rich looking. I’m gonna have to keep coming back to look at this one! Such talent!

  14. oh this is sooo beautiful!!! I just love it!
    We’d come trick or treat if we were closer! We made our kids WALK this year! LOL!

  15. What a beautiful card! I love the images from Forest of Trees, and you did a fabulous job with the colors and embossing on this card.

  16. Gorgeous!

  17. Beautiful, simply beautiful. I don’t have any Flourishes stamps, but I think you have pushed me over the edge!
    LeAnne

  18. This card is just stunning. My computer is slow, so I read the description, while it loads, and try to imagine what it looks like! Was this a surprise! This card is awesome!!!

  19. Susan, this card is gorgeous! Thanks for all the information on how you created this masterpiece.

  20. A beautiful card Susan, love the rich chocolate colors!

  21. Absolutely STUNNING!!!

  22. This is absolutely fabulous! You have talent! TFS!

  23. WOW that is just stunning, what a wonderful creation, love every detail!

  24. This is so creative!! Wonderful card!! I absolutely LOVE it!!

  25. This card is literally breathtaking, Susan! I’m awestruck by its beauty and serenity. Wonderful!

  26. This is so beautiful! The look you achieved is amazing, but the thought and creativity that went into it is over the top! Love the split panels with the sparkly paper on the left, and the soft hazy look of dawn on the right. This is amazing!

  27. Such pretty stamping and colors, like how you did the tag too!

  28. WOW…so elegant and stunning!!! I LOVE this, Susan!!

  29. What a beautiful card! You’ve outdone yourself.

  30. GET OUT!!! This is just gorgeous!!!

  31. Stunning!!! It looks so much like a real snow scene — complete with the snow clouds rolling in (or out?). The glittery pine sprigs are a beautiful contrast to your snowy stamped scene. The colors are so majestic looking (would work well for a ‘guy card,’ although it’s too detailed and beautiful…cuz guys just don’t really care -lol!). Just gorgeous, Susan (do you ever get tired of hearing that?). 😉 tfs

  32. I love this card because it is simple, elegant and serene…..just like you said….I would love to try making it, but not sure I understand your directions…..the “blending of versamark and creamy carmel” can you give me a little more direction please. I always enjoy looking at your work in the splitcoast gallery…..Thanks so much

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