I was sad when Flourishes closed as they were one of my favorite companies. My collection hasn't been used much since then, but now Flourishes is back! The store is open with brand new sets & a lot of the old ones marked way down. I was inspired to use one of my favorite sets (retired at the time I won it) for my Rudolph Days GD card.
I began by embossing the gorgeous wreath in my new Stampendous powder called PEARLuster Moonstone on ivory cardstock. It is absolutely stunning in person! I have 3 Spectrum Noir colored Sparkle pens & finally opened the red & the green.
My first card is made from my practice image where I colored more of the leaves--decided it was good enough to make into a card. The ribbon is colored with gold WOS & the pine cones are done with a brown Faber-Castell big brush pen. I covered the ornaments in gold Stickles & sponged & splattered with Distress Ink gathered twigs before mounting the panel with rounded corners to a kraft card. I'm entering ATSM, CropStop & PB and More.
My second card is one layer with fewer colored leaves, no splatters & very light sponging with Distress Ink antique linen.
I had the One Layer Simplicity challenge in mind thinking this is a very classic image & sentiment--hopefully making my card qualify as old-fashioned or vintage. I'm also entering SSS Work it Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday. Hope I've inspired you to check out the new Flourishes & to enter Rudolph Days which runs from the 25th to the end of the month. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.