Friday, November 6, 2009

Pre-release challenge

It's amost time to unwrap the latest batch of sets from Flourishes! And, to get ready, they are issuing you a challenge! Its called ... the Favorite Things challenge. How does it work? Be inspired in some way by the words of the decades old Christmas favorite from the Sound of Music! Be sure to tell us which line of the music inspired your card!

Here's just a bit of the lyrics....

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things



For my card, I took inspiration from the "brown paper bags tied up with strings"  The card base is a red card stock, then I layered it with kraft, which is the "brown paper bag".  Then I tied string around the kraft with red twine for the "tied up with string", part.  Since I plan on sending this card out for Christmas, I didn't want a lot of layers or bulk.  I do not like putting more than one stamp on a card, it just gets to be too expensive.  I added some Kaiser pearls, but if I were to mass produce this card, I wouldn't put those on, instead I would probably round the corners.  I hope you decide to play along, one lucky winner will win all five new releases!!


"warm wishes"


For more inspiration, take a peak at the designers blogs

11 comments:

ChristineCreations said...

Well Latisha...your card is so much prettier than a brown paper package tied up with string :) Love the warmth of the Kraft with the pop of red. Perfect Christmas mailer card!

ChristineCreations said...

Well Latisha...your card is so much prettier than a brown paper package tied up with string :) Love the warmth of the Kraft with the pop of red. Perfect Christmas mailer card!

JOAN said...

Simply beautiful. Long time since my last visit. As always all of your work has been extremely cute. You keep impressing and inspiring me girl! I'm going to play with the challenge, that is my favorite movie of all times and I just love that song ;)

Norine said...

simple yet so pretty love the string
Hugs
Norine

Jen said...

Wonderful card and challenge...hmmm the wheels are spinning!

Amy said...

Cute! Love the inspiration.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So simple and sweet, the song lyric is perfectly scene in this pretty card. Great job Latisha.

acreativeneed said...

So sweet! Love the warmth and simplicity of it!!
smiles,Deena

Julie Koerber said...

Love the simplicity of this one Latisha! Too cute!

Tiff said...

oooooh, I love your inspiration! Your card is PERFECT for it!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous idea for the challenge, Latisha! I love how you share cards with the idea of easy mailing in mind. I mean, let's make them usable whenever possible, right? You know, there's something about a brown paper package tied up with string... It's one of my favorite things, too!

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