Nov 052008

Isn’t this a great sketch?!  It is the layout for Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge today.


I just had to play along.  I pulled out a couple of Flourishes October releases and made this card.


I photographed this at night and I don’t have a light box.  So admittedly it is quite dark.  The reindeer is from Flourishes “Sleigh Ride” set and the sentiment is from their “Holiday Greetings” set.  I love the “Glittering Christmas” designer paper also from Flourishes.  Using my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders oval die cut I embossed the largest oval on the white card stock.  It isn’t showing very well in the picture.  I had to choose between the embossing or the sparkle as the lighting wasn’t right to show both at once.  I chose the sparkle!  lol  The red organdy ribbon is May Arts.


Stamps: Flourishes ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘Holiday Greetings’

Papers: SU! Basic Black and Brushed Gold; PTI White; Flourishes ‘Glittering Christmas’ DP

Inks: VersaMark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, May Arts Organdy Ribbon, Brads, Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval Die Cut, Cuttlebug, SU! Corner Ticket Punch, Paper Piercer and Template, McGill’s ‘Holly’ and ‘Pine’ Punches

34 Responses to “Flourished Sketch”

  1. Stunningly elegant card! I’m in such awe of your work. What is a light box and what does it do? My photos are always dark too and I despise using flash. I adore your card. How do I get on your Christmas mailing list?

  2. Umm… GORGEOUS! Oh Susan the gold embossing is fantastic and I love that holly punch. Gorgeous!!!!

  3. Your card is simply beautiful. I don’t find a problem with the lighting I think the card just outshines any light problems. Gorgeous work as usual. Had a great time with DD Julie so it’s time to get back to my everyday life. Have a good week Susan. Pat

  4. Oh yeah, great sketch, but I love what YOU did with it. Wowzers, that’s a gorgeous card!!

  5. What a beautiful card! I do so admire your fabulous work! I think the punched holly and pine are the perfect embellishments here.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! It looks so elegant. You did a beautiful job with that sketch, Susan!

  7. I think its gorgeous! I jsut love all the details you put into your work! It really adds so much!

  8. Beautiful! Just lovely!

  9. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love that gold! Very beautiful embellishments!

  10. This is so beautiful. What a gorgeous Christmas card!!

  11. WOW! This card is spectacular.

  12. Just love the elegance of this card!!! The punched holly and leaves are great. Wonderful job!

  13. This is beautiful. Love the embossing.

  14. Susan, this is absolutely gorgeous! Stunning details.

  15. Susan, this over the top gorgeous. I can see a case coming on…LOL!


  16. Oh my goodness! So, so, so beautiful! I absolutely think this is one of my favorite cards that I’ve seen this year for the holiday season! (I know…the season is still young, but this is breathtaking!!!). Thanks so much for sharing! Obviously I need some more punches — I didn’t know they had those shapes. I try to stay out of the craft stores because of what all the great bloggers enable me to want to get! Jeannie

  17. Wow Susan, this is absolutely STUNNING!!! Gorgeous card!

  18. Oh Susan, this is so beautiful! I’ve got to get those punches! The pine punch looks a lot like Martha Stewart’s leaf punch. Just love this gorgeous design!

  19. WOW Susan … this is gorgeous!! Your embossing is perfect and the rich red color …ugh! Just gorgeous!!

  20. Oh how elegant!!!! Your embossing is perfect!

  21. Susan, Beautifu, and elegant looking. Check your blog daily.

  22. Gorgeous Susan! Love the gold paired with that sparkly paper! So classy!

  23. Absolutely gorgeous… wow… I’m speechless!

  24. Susan, this is beautiful! I love that set, and I really like the reindeer embossed in gold. You did a wonderful job.

  25. Thud! This is just jaw-dropping gorgeous!

  26. Elegant and beautiful, Susan! Love the embossed ovals inside the rectangle, and the gold image is beautiful!

  27. This is gorgeous, Susan!! I love your embossed deer, and holly accents! That paper is beautiful as well!!

  28. what an elegant card! i love the embossing, and the punches are perfect 🙂

  29. What a beauty, superb.

  30. Susan, this is really so classy…even though it’s a night photo…you can really see the rich shimmer, it’s a beauty!

  31. I’ve always loved this deer image and I love what you’ve done with it here! The gold embossing really shows the graceful lines and elegant design in a most flattering way. The holly and fern punches are the perfect compliment to this elegant and stunning card! love it!!

  32. That’s a real beautiful rich car!! Great job!

  33. Your Flourishes Christmas cards just take my breath away, Susan! I swear you get better and better every day. This is so elegantly gorgeous and it has a warm, traditional look that I love. One would hesitate to put this card away when the season has passed.

  34. Another amazingly gorgeous creation!! Where did you get the punches???

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