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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flourishes x 3....

Hi Ya!  This week is release week at Flourishes and that means sneak peaks of the beautiful new sets (and Flourishes ALWAYS releases the most beautiful sets!!) and fun challenges.  Today I have three cards made for three different Flourishes challenges.  First up is my card for their Shades of Sunset challenge



For this card I got out my Ferns & Fiddles set and used the emboss/resist technique.  I stamped the fern image on cream cardstock using VersaMark watermark ink, applied black embossing powder and heat set.  Three distress inks (Scattered Straw, Aged Mahogany and Dusty Concord) were applied, the piece was matted with kraft cardstock and adhered to a dark purple card base.  The sentiment from the set was stamped on cream cardstock using black ink and then inked with Scattered Straw.




The second card is for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge to get fruity.  For this card I used the set Peaches & Cherries.  I cut the scalloped edge using a PTI die and then stamped the small peaches and cherries images from the set in each scallop.  The images were colored with Copic markers (R24, R27, Y35, Y38, YG63 and YG67).  The sentiment was stamped on a small die cut tag and attached to the ribbon using a small pin.  A pretty simple card, but I really love how it turned out.




The third card is for their scavenger hunt challenge.  You had to hop to eight different blogs and pick up each element that you need to have on your card.  The elements are the colors pink, green and white, patterned paper, bling, ribbon and something square.   This time I used a Flourishes set Humming Along.  I colored the image with the following Copic markers:  RV23, RV21, RV25, YG00 & YG03 and then die cut it using a Spellbinders rectangle die.  The patterned papers are from LilyBee Design and Cosmo Cricket.  I die cut the gingham paper using the largest die in the Spellbinders Rectangle Fleur De Lis die set.  The sentiment was diecut using a small square Spellbinders die.   Finished the card off with the green bling and a green silk bow.

Whew!! That was a long post!  Thanks for taking a peek....

22 comments:

Christine said...

Great cards Rosemary! Beautiful colours and stamps you've used!
Christine

Faith A said...

Oh! my gosh Rosemary, these are such beautiful cards so different but each has it's own beauty, love them.

Lin said...

These are all lovely, Rosemary, but my favorite is the first one....you have really captured a beautiful sunset with it! Well done and good luck!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are wonderful! Great stampin day it looks like. Great work. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Hunt Challenge.

Olga said...

I love all of them, you never fail to knock my socks off with your talent!

Jenny said...

Wonderful cards Rosemary, I love the sunset and silhouettes.
What a great use of a safety pin on your second card, love seeing everyday stationary used in crafting :)
Jenny x

Sue said...

Hey there my friend.
Thought you would like my Man card!!!!!! Ha
Anyway back to yours- all three are so different yet hold their own in such a unique way, the first, very earthy using the black fern creates Drama.
The second, is what you do best. Clean and fresh not simple Rosie, I think it is the wrong terminology as these cards are not Simple in the true sense of the word. It is gorgeous.
The third, so soft and feminine using the yellow/green against the romantic pink is non invasive and gives a calming effect. Lovely.
Smiles:)

Brenda said...

Awesome cards Rosemary! These sound like really great challenges!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my goodness! What a stunning trio of cards Rosemary! The Sunset is amazing...especially with the purple on top and the sentiment popped up, I love how pretty the fruit are in the scallops and the polkadots peeking out, and the die in the framing of the trumpet flowers look so good in gingham with that pretty bow! Awesome job with all the challenges!

Barb said...

Rosie, each card is more beautiful than the last! My goodness, if one of these doesn't win, I'll be calling for a protest! I love all three but that third one, with my fave combo, pink and green, is GORGEOUS!

sheila said...

wow Rosemary.....all three cards are absolute winners! I think my favorite is the second though...you always rock the white space!

joy said...

Such beautiful cards - I love the sunset one best! Good luck!

Cindy Haffner said...

All so BEAUTIFUL!!~

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, fabulous! Oh, my! They're all to die for! I just love how you used the small fruit images. That is so cute! Each card is a winner! Good luck with the challenges!

velta said...

Rosemary ~ You have outdone yourself girlfriend!!! All three cards are just stunning! Your ideas bring inspiration to me...Thanks for sharing such beauties!!!

Theresa said...

Love your cards for these challenges. Good luck! But I am hoping to win a prize too.

Elise said...

HOLY MOLY! These are GORGEOUS, Rose! It's like a technique and talent festival - and I'm in the front row! Each and every one of these cards is exquisite in use of COLOR {!} and, of course, your breath taking color work - BEAUTIFUL, simply LUSCIOUS, even! YOU just made my day, EXTRA sweet! xoxo!

Michelle said...

WOW! You were pretty busy! These cards are so beautiful! The scavanger hunt challenge sounds like fun!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, these are all fabulous! Thanks for joining us for all the challenges!

Silke Ledlow said...

Rosemary, all of the cards are super gorgeous! You know I love your clean style and you definitely are rockin' the Flourishes Stamps :) !!! Thanks for playing along with us...hugs ~S~

Theresa said...

WOW what beautiful cards!! These are just amazing.

Betty Wright said...

Rosemary, a trio of beauties! Stunning cards! I really LOVE all three, but the layout to the fruity one really caught my eye,too! Sweet card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes Getting Fruity Challenge!