Friday, January 2, 2009

Festive Flourishes Friday-Make Mine '09

The New Year always brings black & white colors to mind. So, I wanted to make a simple, yet elegant card to celebrate the ringing in of the new year!
I started by embossing a square into the card base with my Nestabilities. I then cut out a square from another sheet of cardstock and embossed it with my numbers folder. Thought that was appropriate too. :)
I love the stamps in the Holiday Greetings set. Not only does it have beautiful sentiments for Christmas cards, but it also includes the new year and the years 2008-2012! Great idea!

I wanted to add a touch of glimmer to the card. I grabbed my metal wire trim. I knew it would be fun to curl it and didn't realize that when I did, it would look like celebratory streamers! Yay! :)
Make sure and upload your card with the label, FFFC4 and link it back to the Flourishes Blog. You still have a chance to win a set of stamps! :) thanks for stopping by!

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the class is $120 and does include some goodies for you to take home with you!
After the class, the ladies of Flourishes will be hosting an event so that
you can mix and mingle with fellow stampers! Hope to see you there!"

Supplies:
Stamps-Flourishes (Holiday Greetings)
Cardstock-PTI
Ink-Tuxedo Black
Ribbon, Trim-May Arts
Tag, Embossing Folder-Cuttlebug
Square dies-Nestabilities

22 comments:

Norine said...

love this card the simple design plus the black & white look great
Hugs
Norine

Alicia said...

What a cute card. I love how you embossed the square and used it as your main image. Too cute.

Dee Jackson said...

I love this card! The number folder looks so cool!! Happy New Year!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Kim, what an awesome card. I love the background embossing as well as the embossed frame. The black and white polka dot ribbon makes it pop!!
--Becca

silkeledlow said...

Happy New Year Kim!!! I love this card - very clever and awesome design!!! Plus it's one of my fav color combo's too!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Tracey said...

Love this card Kim! The black & white combo is gorgeous!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautiful, Kim!!!! I love the embossed framed with the layered cb detailing. I need to remember to do that. Love the way you use the ribbon labels and the tag. Great looking card!!!!

LeAnne said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love this word set, too and I have a couple friends to whom I neglected to send Christmas cards, so New Year's cards would be perfect! Love that little tag (I have that die!!)
LeAnne

ChristineCreations said...

Kimberly this is SO cute I love the embossed numbers! And I always think black and white has such a classy element!

jules p said...

This is an awesome card. My jaw dropped at it, when I scrolled down to it. Great job!!

maria fiscella said...

Happy New Year to you, too! This is a stunning card, Kim. Love the clean lines and the festive wires! All my best for 2009. M

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cool, Kim! Wow, I seriously can't stop looking at it. Love the simple and elegant black and white, love the polka dot ribbon, and that tag with the gold curls totally ROCKS!

Julie Masse said...

What a beautifully elegant card! Hope you had a great New Year Kim! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my goodness!! I LOVE this white on white New Years card!! LOVE the embossed numbers and the touch of black with the ribbon!! Girl you are so creative and clever. Will you share? Please? I know where you can get good cheesecake. I was going to give it to Laurie, but she blew it...it's yours if you share your creative secrets.......*grin*

apigonfire said...

This is awesome! I love how you did the embossing! I looked at it and immediately thought - now how did she do that?!? Very cool!
~Kendra

DeeDee said...

WOW Kim, this is so pretty...I love it that it is simple but GORGEOUS!!! WOW!!! HUGS!!!

Becky said...

This is a GREAT design Kim! Sorry I have been a bit incognito, but I am in the middle of rehearsals. Happy New Year...hope your Christmas was GREAT!

Tammy Hershberger said...

CUTE! I love how you curled the gold wire!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Kimberly, you just blow me away time and again! WOW! I love the countdown feeling of this card, the white on white and your wire streamers! Amazing and so creative...love this!

Pamela said...

This is awesome! I love it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a fabulous use of that Cuttlebug folder! I LOVe it! Happy New Year!

Deanna said...

Stunning!