This month the challenge is to create a winter/holiday creation. Link up your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creations at the Flourishes Blog. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB17. You have until December 31th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!


For my card I pulled out the Christmas Post card stamp set. I stamped it in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Classic Oval Nestabilities die. The image was colored with Copic Markers ( Horse E50, E51   House: E21, E23   Trees: G20, G21   Bushes: YG61, YG63   Reds: R20, R21, R22) and the edges were sponged first with Antique Linen, then with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

The image was layered on a piece of Kraft cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Beaded Oval Nestabilities die  that had been sponged with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The snow in the image was highlighted with Diamond Stickles and Red Baby Bling was added in between each beaded oval piece.

Two pieces of May Arts Crochet Lace were stitched to a 2 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Baby Steps Simple Stories Patterned Paper after the edges of the paper were sponged with Vintage Photo Ink. The edges of a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of the same paper pack were sponged with Vintage Photo ink before they were stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been sponged with Antique Linen ink.

Ivory Organdy Ribbon was tied around the smaller layers before they were adhered to the bigger layers. The ribbon bow was topped with a button, tied on with iridescent curling Ribbon.  The main image was adhered over the layers with dimensionals and everything was adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half and sponged with Vintage Photo.

A sentiment from the Vintage Postcard stamp set was stamped in Rich Cocoa Ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut and embossed with the smallest Petite Oval Nestabilities die. The layer was sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink. It was adhered to the lower left of the image. Three small red bling Rhinestones on the bottom left corner finish off the card.

Check out what the rest of the design team has created!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to participate in the challenge. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

24 Responses to “Bring Back Beautiful – The Beauty of Winter”

  1. Beate, this is GORGEOUS! I love that image. Such a peaceful scene! TFS~

  2. THIS is a true beauty! Oh my goodness, Beate, I just love your layers, and sewing, and ribbon, and buttons, and pearls, and….. It’s always so much fun coming here to see what masterpiece you’ve created for us! Have a great day! Hugs…!

  3. Gorgeous Beate! I love the way you were able to create the soft vintage look with Copics! Amazing card!

  4. This is SO gorgeous Beate! LOVE this wintery scene and the bling between each scallop!

  5. You know, I’ve almost always colored this in a cool palette, but it looks so great done warm like this! Gorgeous Beate! I love how cozy this feels!

  6. Such a beautiful traditional look to your Christmas card, Beate. Just perfect!:)

  7. Oh my goodness, Beate! This card is like a Currier and Ives masterpiece. You really did bring back beautiful!

  8. beautiful! thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my BBB november submission.

  9. So pretty Beate, my hubby bought me the Janome sew mini for Christmas & it’s getting delivered today.I’m super excited to use it, but he said not til Christmas morning. Bummer huh! I wanted to use it on some cards now because I just love how you always stictch your cards. It reaaly adds the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing. xo

  10. Such a beautiful scene!!! Very vintage looking I just love the stitching and the touch of bling!! Lovely!

  11. Such a gorgeous scene Beate!! Love the coloring and the neutrals you used along with your details and layout!! It has a vintage flair. The stitching is the perfect touch.

  12. such a beautiful scene and love the vintage colors. beautiful work, Beate!

  13. Just lovely my friend !! Of course I love that button ribbon (I call it). Your coloring is perfect, as always and shading makes this just a special creation!!

  14. Such a beautiful winter scene!! I love the vintage feel of the card. Gorgeous card, Beate!!

  15. You certainly HAVE brought back beautiful, Beate … so classic and created with your amazing attention to detail.

  16. This is stunning! Definitely beautiful 🙂

  17. Super duper Gorgeous, Beate! I love how you used a Spellbinder die to eliminate the frame around the image, I may have to try that sometime! I love, love it all 🙂

  18. wowwwwwwww Beate is so beautiful, i love !

  19. This is such a beautiful card. I have a sewing machine but it’s too hard to dig out to use. Then I’d have to figure out how to use it! Maybe someday.

  20. Beautiful, as usual, Beate…and how clever to use the Spellbinder die to modify the frame. Great work! Happy holidays.

  21. Another gorgeous card. I love your colorations of the stamps.

  22. Oh Beate it is just Gorgeous, such pretty coloring of the image, love the gems between the beads on the frame, neat design and stitching and that curling ribbon is a nice touch!

  23. Stunning Beate. I love this winter scene and how you stamped the main image only. I need to try that. It is so big to color. The bling is perfect. Thanks so much for helping out and coming back to BBB. We just get to work together even more. 😉

  24. Gorgeous card, Beate! I love the vintage scene and all the wonderful details you added!

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