Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Flashback: French Filigree

Felicitations on this fine Friday!  And welcome to this week's Friday Flashback, featuring the background stamp French Filigree.  That's a lot of F's :)  But no failing grades today, just some cards!  So let's visit the archives for some French Filigree artwork.

Also features Falling Leaves & All Holidays
This was my little brother's birthday card one year.  You knew that I was only going to go without leaves for one day :)

Also features Fabulous Flowers
 This one was created when Fabulous Flowers was the featured Friday Flashback stamp set.

Also features Medallion & Occasional Quotes
And here's a birthday card for my hubs from a few years ago.

Also features Well Scripted & My Matryoshka
When we went to Russia, we looked long and hard at the matryoshka dolls and would have loved to buy them, but all the really pretty ones were SUPER expensive so we didn't do it.

Also features Sage Advice & Hearts a Flutter

And there's another former Friday Flashback card.  But now it's time for today's all-new creation:

Hubs' aunt and uncle are hosting us for a big Thanksgiving hooferah next week, so I thought it would be nice to make a card for them.  I used the color challenge from Create with Connie and Mary:

I admit, I was not at all sure about Tangelo Twist on my's just so BRIGHT.  But I think it works because there's so much Hello Honey on there.  I also used the sketch from Just Add Ink:

Easy peasy!  I cut a piece of Hello Honey cardstock to 3 3/8" by 5", stamped it, and then cut it into three strips that were 1 1/8" wide for my background pieces.  Then I pulled out some other wonderful retired stamp sets for the sentiment and leaves, and bing bang boom my card was done.  Which is good, because now I can tackle some other items on my to-do list :)

Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  French Filigree, Day of Gratitude, Curly Cute (all retired)
Ink:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist
Paper:  Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White
Accessories:  Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

I LIKE it -- and the Tangelo Twist is just enough on there. Cute leaf stamp! I also like the card you made for "Hubs". But really, Chris -- shouldn't you drop the "little" from the brother moniker? I mean, he's LOTS bigger than you are. If you must call him anything,it should be younger. Now that's a twist since you've stopped aging and he hasn't. He's now your OLDER brother. Ha! So confusing.

Great job on the cards, though. LOVED IT!

Christine Blain said...

Christy, I love the card you've created for our challenge at Just Add Ink this week. The colours look awesome together, and the card is perfect for the occasion. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink. :)

Patrice said...

The Tangelo Twist is a great 'pick me up' with the Hello Honey for sure and I love those little leaves. Enjoy your Thanksgiving celebrations and thanks for joining the sketch challenge fun at Just Add Ink this week.

Nikki Spencer said...

Such a lovely colour challenge choice. They are perfect Thanksgiving colours and teamed with our sketch challenge, your card is a perfect thank you for what sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving day celebration. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink Christy.

Margaret Raburn said...

How fun to see all your cards on Flashback Friday! Love the sketch and use of colors for your card, and those leaves from the gratitude set are a lovely touch! Thanks for joining us for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Deb said...

What a great layout! I love how you created interest by stamping the three panels! And those leaves are so pretty! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Beautiful fall card!! I love the broken up background. I also really enjoyed the flashback cards, what a fun idea! Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

I always loved the leaves in that set...looks great against the swirl background! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great bunch of cards. Love what you did with our color combo this week at Create with Connie & Mary!