May 27 2008

10 Minute Tuesday Returns

Published by at 12 30 am under Christmas Cards

Hi everyone — I made it for 10 Minute Tuesday today — sorry about the lapse last week!!! And I am multi-tasking today as my card not only works for 10 Minute Tuesday, but also for the Christmas Card Challenge I am running in the Flourishes forum. Check it out — all are welcome to play!!! Here’s my card:

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I used what I consider one of the easiest Christmas sets ever to use — Flourished Christmas. It features this gorgeous, flourishy tree as well as a reindeer with antlers everyone loves!!! He is my kind of deer!!! I love this tree as it is so simple to use — stamp it, and be done if you like. It also looks great embossed, and on today’s card I merely stamped it in brown ink and accented it just a bit with the Quickie Glue Pen and SU Dazzling Diamonds. I have also decorated it in the past with Dew Drops!

My Merry Christmas sentiment is in the same set, as is my inside verse, which reads: May your Christmas flourish with peace and good will. My Merry Christmas is stamped on Very Vanilla and then cut and embossed using one of the new Nestabilities tag dies by Spellbinders. This one is a slider for ribbons — how fun!!!! My velvet ribbon is run through it and attached back to itself with brads — quick and easy and I love the rich and elegant look it lends!!!

My tree and sentiment panelsare outlined with a Sharpie Metallic Gold pen. The tree is then framed with a scrap I found of gold mirrored cardstock. The background paper is from Scarlet’s Letter by Basic Grey. LOVE this pack. Although it is not one of the newest packs out by BG, it is new to me and I just love the rich colors it has. I LOVE browns and just haven’t used them as much lately as I used to, so I am really enjoying the brown tones and other dark neutralsin this paper pack. The sheer ribbon is run through 2 holes punched with my eyelet setter and hammer and as I’ve said before, I really like the delicate feel of this sheer ribbon — superior to any I’ve used before — it is by May Arts.

  • Stamps: Flourished Christmas by Flourishes
  • Paper: SU Very Vanilla, unknown Mirrored Gold, Scarlet’s Letter by Basic Grey
  • Ink: SU Basic Brown
  • Accessories: Velvet and Sheer Ribbon, Gold Brads, Nestability Tags by Spellbinders, Gold Metallic Sharpie, Quickie Glue Pen, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Eyelet Setter, Hammer, Piercer, Mat Pack

Editing to Add: Let me address the issue of 10 Minutes — LOL!!! Do I design and make these cards in only 10 Minutes — NO!!! I am slow at design; however, once the design is there to follow, do I feel this is a really quick card to reproduce — Yes, absolutely!!! The paper cuts are all easy, the stamping is minimal. And, OK, perhaps on this card using the Nestability die and then putting the brads in the velvet (really easy and quick), may push this a bit beyond the 10 minutes to reproduce, but I love the look and feel it’s worth the extra couple minutes. But if 10 minutes is important, then change the sentiment slider with ribbon/brads to a simple oval punched sentiment — it would still look great and save a couple minutes!!!

Thank you so much for stopping in — I truly appreciate it. Tomorrow I plan to start a new regular (I hope) feature for Wednesday’s called — May I Suggest…. Hope you can stop by to check it out!!! Have a wonderful week everyone!!!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “10 Minute Tuesday Returns”

  1. Latisha says:

    Wow so pretty! I love the sheer ribbon that you used. May I suggest, sounds interesting >”<

  2. Janine says:

    Love your cards Sharon and this one is just beautiful.

  3. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very pretty card! I love the browns..different but still very elegant for a Christmas card! See you tomorrow for your “May I Suggest.”

  4. Lois (clownmom) says:

    I like the way you did the ribbon tag at the bottom. That’s pretty cool. Your teaser for tomorrow has me intrigued.

  5. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    What a beautiful card – so rich and elegant! Love the ribbons!!

  6. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, this is beautiful! I love the gold mirror cardstock. It really sets off the card. Great job!! I can’t wait to hear about your Wednesday May
    I suggest!

    Joan

  7. Shelly says:

    This is one elegant 10 minute card, but I think elegant is your middle name!

  8. 2stampis2b says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the rich colors.

  9. June Houck says:

    Elegant! Beautiful! And this only took you ten minutes?! Gorgeous!

  10. nancy littrell says:

    Even a half hour card would be quick….at least for me! Love your simply gorgeous and elegant card. TFS

  11. Danielle says:

    This is gorgeous! I love how elegant it is! What a great and easy Christmas card to make! Can’t wait to see your new challenge tomorrow! Beautiful card!!

  12. barb schram says:

    This is awesome! I love that sheer ribbon too! It is the best!!! I am intriqued about tomorrows new feature! Can’t wait.

  13. Heather Fullerton says:

    Wow, Wow, Wow! I love this Christmas card. I know I will be casing this for special cards this Christmas. It is just beautiful. Lovely Lovely.
    Retired Heather

  14. leslierich says:

    Gasp! This is an incredibly beautiful and elegant card with probably my favorite Christmas set ever! I love all the brown with the gold. Stunning and festive but in a warm, Christmasy way. Stand up and take a bow, Sharon! This is incredible!

  15. Carolen says:

    The slider tag with velvet ribbon and brads is rich and
    beautiful! Love both ribbon treatments. Wonderful card!

  16. Karen Wallace says:

    Wow, I have this set and this will definitely be one of my Christmas cards this year, this is so elegant and gorgeous!!!
    Thanks so much for this idea
    Karen W

  17. Pinky says:

    Sharon, I love the new nestie tags, very classy indeed. This is a gorgeous 10-minute card!

    Pinky

  18. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) says:

    This is by far my favourite Christmas set EVER!!! I just love it and you have done a wonderful job showcasing it!! I know that you have many more in your gallery (and my favourites) using this set!! Beautifully done!

  19. Wowza! This is just such a beauty! I really love this addition to your blog. Your 10 minute cards are always so beautiful. I would never look at them and thin 10 minute! I love how elegant and beautiful they always are! Your amazing! TFS 🙂

  20. Rose Ann says:

    This is so beautiful and elegant….I just LOVE it!! That gold paper and beautiful ribbon choices, really make this extra special!!

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