Friday, November 11, 2011

Meet You At The Mistletoe

Okay, I have to admit, I am in love with A2 Twisted Easel cards.  HERE is my pictorial tutorial.   I also love Flourishes stamps and was looking for the Sunflower set when I found their Mistletoe sets.  The main site was out of the Sunflower and I found it and the others HERE.  It was a great buy and free shipping over $60.  She also has a great selection of dies for Cherry Lynn, Heartfelt Creations, Joy Crafts, Maryanne Creatables, and Nellie Snellen.  I have hunted all over for these in the states.  The service was extra fast.   She is in Las Vegas and I am in NC.  I had them in 3 days.  If you find what you want, tell her I sent you.


For my main image and sentiment, I used Flourishes Christmas Candles.  For the border trim and the bottom sentiment I used Flourishes Meet Me Under The Mistletoe.  All were done on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  All were stamped with StazOn Jet Black and painted with my Niji waterbrush and Twinkling H20's. I stamped the candle twice, cut them out, turned them over on my Pergamano embossing mat, embossed the bottom and candle with a stylus, and then layered the top over the bottom as shown.  I highlighted the berries on the lamp base with a Viva Decor Ice White Pearl pen.

After the sentiments were stamped they were put through and embossed with the Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Lacey Ovals dies.  The die was used as a stencil and a Round Stencil brush was used with Buttercup Twinkling H20's to do the edge around the sentiments.  In the photo it looks light orange when it is actually a pale shiny yellow!

The card front was done using Bazzill Dotted Swiss Irish Eyes DP as the base.  The Mistletoe border was stamped on Neenah Classic White Solar Crest and then put through the Cuttlebug using their  D'Vine Swirls embossing folder.  The candle and sentiment were mounted on top.  The bottom of the easel was done with the same cardstock and DP as shown.  The supports stops for the twist easel card front are Mark Richards Crystal Sticker 10mm pearls.

May Arts ribbon was wound and then threaded through the loops.  The bows were done with the Bow-Easy.   The stick pin is a corsage pin and Czech beads.  The tiny heart above the 'i' on Merry Christmas was done with Twinkling H2O's Garnet and Glossy Accents.  The lower left hand corner of an envelope was also stamped with the border mistletoe and painted.

This did not take long at all.  I love these sets and will be using them more.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!  Have a great weekend you all!!!

 Shirley
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36 comments:

jimlynn said...

Shirley, this is amazing and GORGEOUS! Love the twisted easel card you did - but oh, you've just made it SHINE with all the pretty images and die! LOVE IT!
Lynn

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, SUCH a wonderfully "homey" feel in your card. It feels like Christmas, just be greeting with your lovely card. I'm always amazed by the amount of product and the perfect attention to details you utilize. Thanks for sharing the card and your tutorial. How did you keep your ribbon twisted while threading it through the die cut?

Benzi said...

Wow! Shirley, this is beautiful and I hope everyone enlarges it as it is more beautiful close up. The pearl pen addition is wonderful. And, the ribbon is just lovely. What a winner of a card.

Lyn S said...

Stunning card Shirley! Gorgeous images and I love how you threaded the ribbon through the die-cut!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is beautiful, Shirley, and it's always good to hear word of mouth praise for a vendor. Good to know! ANd that *was* some really fast shipping.

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Shirley - what a beautiful card! I, too, love the A2 easel card! Beautifully done, my friend! Thanks for sharing...

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Shirley! Great job coloring that beautiful image and love how you wrapped the ribbon! So elegant!

Ellen said...

Over the top beautiful! Love the ribbon threaded around your oval and your gorgeous stampin' design! i haven't tried one of the yet, so I really appreciate the tutorial! Have a fabulous weekend!!

Olga said...

keep seeing you on other blogs so thought I would drop by, your blog is amazing!!!! Such gorgeous creations, then I found out you are in NC, I'm just 14 miles into VA off I77, checked out the store site you posted too, great items and prices, TFS!!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Your twisted easel card is so beautiful Shirley! I really love how you threaded your ribbon through and where you tied the bow. Such artistry. Hope you are well. Best, Curt

Cibele Glazer said...

These are my favorite too! Yours is GORGEOUS!!!

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Shirley! This is so Gorgeous! 8-) Love your Beautifully colored image and the fabulous ribbon woven through your SB lacy oval! Just Gorgeous! I actually just got that particular SB die, can't wait to try that out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Big Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, such a lovely design. :)

6 wacky women said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card, Shirley!!!
Love the twisted look of the easel card, your design and details are just beautiful!!

Karen x

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely card and tricky twisted but also very neat. Love this new set with the Christmas candles and it made up beautifully. Pat

Maria said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, Shirley! Love the embossed background and candle image! Sweet lovely border and ribbon, too! Have a great weekend, take care!!:-))

Donna Bowman said...

Wow, Shirley that's an amazing card. Love the twisted easel. You stamps are so pretty and I love how you threaded the ribbon through the lacy die cut!! So creative. And the stamps are great, I'm glad you finally found them!!

Dawn B. said...

I LOVE how you used that mistletoe stamp. It looks fantastic Shirley. This is one of my favorite cards I have seen with this set. GREAT JOB.

April said...

I love your twisted easel card and I need to do one. I love your border and how you wove the ribbon through the die cuts. Great job!

redwasher1 said...

Shirley, wow, is this lovely!!! I love everything about this gorgeous card !!!!.

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, that twisted easel is so eye catching as is the mistletoe! LOVE the embossing and those green bows! LOVELY LOVELY card!

Shirley Deatcher said...

Hi Shirley ! Another Gorgeous card ! Love it ! I really love the ribbon and how you threaded it, Thanks for sharing !

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Shirley, Another absolutely gorgeous card from you, The colours and images are wonderful but I love the sentiment too! Hope you're well? Still a bit soggy over here, it's getting colder now so all the heatings on, I've got permanantly rosy cheeks! Not very attractive LOL Gay xxx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my so Lovely, pretty stamping and framing, like the embossed background and pretty weaving of the ribbon!

Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, shirley and such a fabulous design!!!! The colors and stamps you used look sooo beautiful and I looove how you laced the ribbon through the loops of the nestie...FABULOUS!!!!

Art Stamps said...

Wow!!! Amazing post!!! I came to know the procedure of producing such a beautiful stamping very rapidly.Thanks you very much.I would like to learn more.

Kathy H said...

LOVELY!!!!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you used the Mistletoe... Such an enabler! I bought my first Flourishes set because of your inspiration!

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! Love that pretty green ribbon woven through the die cut, and the mistletoe diagonal stamps are so delicate and sweet. I've never heard of a twisted easel card. It looks complicated.

Deborah March said...

Jaw droppingly GAWJUS Ms Shirley!! WOW!!

Beth said...

Hey GF this is absolutely stunning but than you know I am in love with all of your work.

Yogi said...

this turned out really pretty. Isn't Flourishes candle set beautiful. Love the ribbon through the die loops.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Shirley! I love the way that you added the mistletoe in the background! Wonderfully done! :D

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love this one too! Beautiful!

Vicki

derry said...

Hey, just wanted to say that this was a very well written post and I enjoyed reading it. It's great to see someone sharing interesting information on the internet.

Ellen said...

A beautiful and festive christmas card Shirley! Love the mistletoe and the woven ribbon! Beautiful design!I am going to have to try a twisted easel, it looks very cool! Just stared making my christmas cards..3 down and only 247 to go~LOL

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