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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Flourishes!!!


Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their fourth birthday!!!  And, as a way to celebrate, I'm happy to say I was handpicked to help them have a bit of a party as a designer for their customer appreciation hop!  The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set.  Read on and I'll tell you how you can win some Flourishes goodies, too!!





It was hard for me to pick my favorite Flourishes set to use (because pretty much all of them are favorites!!), but I decided to use one of the very first Flourishes sets I purchased, Sweet Peas.  I wanted the Sweet Peas set from the moment I saw it and it continues to be a favorite of mine to this day.  The sentiment is from the Flourishes set Sweet Violets.  For my card I used some new Authentique papers from the 6x6 bundle "Uncommon".  I stamped the image and colored it with my Copics.  I then die cut the image using two Spellbinders dies (a plain circle and one of the Floral Doily dies).  The two dies were then layered as you see.  The card layout is courtesy of PageMaps and a challenge they currently have going on where you can win five Flourishes stamp sets, as well as five 6x6 Basic Grey paper pads.

So... want to know what you can win from Flourishes... well just take a look at this fantastic blog candy treat:



If you would like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today's hop and challenge.   Just a little hint... there are three ways to win!!!

If you arrived here by way of the super talented Benzi's blog, then you are on the right path.  If I'm your first stop, you will wnat to go back to the Flourishes blog to start this hop from the very beginning.  You will have until September 1st at 5 pm CST to enter!  Next up on the hop... Tera!

Thanks for stopping by... I hope that you take part in the challenge for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, soft stone; PP:  Authentique; Stamps:  Flourishes; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI True Black; Copic Markers (YG00, YG03, R81 & R83); Spellbinders dies; Zva Creative pearl flourish; Fiskars punch

61 comments:

stampqueen said...

Awesome card!!! Love how you layered the flowers with both a circle and the doilly layer!!!

Cheryl said...

Love the layered images and the shabby look. Great coloring.

Sue said...

Hello Rosie,
We heard on the news tonight that Washington had an earthquake, I take it you are OK?
Your card is glorious, I love how you have made your centre circle the focal point of the flourishes image, and your flourish of pearls, just finishes your card beautifully.
Take care my friend.
Smiles:)

Ujjwal said...

I love your card and the pearls are just taking my breath away!

Karen W said...

Fabulous job of layering and cutting the flower. Beautiful card!

Naomi said...

Simply STUNNING! This is so gorgeous...love that sketch and love what you did with that wonderful sweet peas image! I like the Sweet Peas set, too...Sweet Pea is my hubby's nickname for me...well, now it's been shorted to just Peas most of the time, lol..
Congrats to Flourishes on four fabulous years and many more to come!

Olga said...

WOW! Rosemary this is beyond gorgeous!!!!!

Theresa said...

Such a wonderul card...love your take on the sketch. Right on!! Great choice of colors and papers.
Love the pearl flourishes.

Anonymous said...

Love the spotlight on the flowers surrounded by lovely pearls! So pretty. TFS
Beth Greco

Heather Jensen said...

Oh so pretty! I love the way you cut the center out and popped it up. Very clever. All the bling dresses up your card beautifully. :)

Lin said...

Hi Rosemary! This card is SO beautiful - love all of Flourishes flowers, too, and sweet peas are a favorite because we can't grow them here - too humid and hot, I think. LOVE how you incorporated them into this sketch! Beautifully done!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Fabulous layering and love that you pop up a beautiful image

The Rubber Maid said...

Beautiful card and beautifully done. Pat

KimCreate said...

Such a pretty card! Happy Birthday Flourishes
Kim

Yogi said...

nice card. Worked well with that sketch. Nice color combo too.

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Your sweet peas are colored to perfection!

lizlincoln said...

This is a fabulous way to present this gorgeous stamp. The layered die cut is like a giant multi layered blossom itself. Well done.

Julie Koerber said...

What a beautifully interesting design Rosemary!!! I have never seen that done and I bet I'll be casing your concept! HA!! Thanks so much for joining us for the Flourishes Birthday Blog Hop! It's been such an incredible treat to see what some of our favorite friends do with some of our favorite sets! :-)

joy said...

Love, love, love. The swirls of pearls, the pp, the sweet peas. Beautiful card!

alisa logue said...

Happy birthday flourishes! Love the stamps and gorgeous card! -Alisa

Benzi said...

Rosemary, what a gorgeous creation...love how you have layered your Sweet Peas...so clever and beautiful. Love that flourish of pearls. I'm blushing from reading your write-up...thank you. :-)

Betty Benton said...

Love what you did with that sketch! Your card is beautiful with the sweet peas and pearls!

Brenda said...

Wow Rosemary! I really love those patterned papers , but I especially love how you die cut and layered the stamped image, which is coloured beautifully BTW!

ecpiercy said...

I do love these sweet peas! Beautiful card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!~

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderful shabby look! Adore those pearl accents!

Lauren said...

Beautiful!

Dee said...

Such a pretty card, I love this stamp set.

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautifully feminine

Davi said...

Beautiful Rosemary!! Love the dps you combined and how you stamped the center focal point!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the sketch and the papers you used.

Angelica said...

Rosemary, this card is stunning, gorgeous combination of patterned papers and stamped images.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

this is so cool how you used the SB dies. so very very pretty.

Jani said...

What a great technique you used on the focal point. Love that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Jani
Paper Compulsions

Kathy Bradley said...

Gosh, Flourishes has some amazing talent on their team - wow, blog and blog of beautiful cards! Your card is very, very pretty and wonderfully colored - and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Carson said...

Excellent choice of stamps!! What a clever & creative way to die cut them! Beautifully done!

Erika's Cupboard said...

LOVE this card. Love the layout and the color combination. Simply devine!!

Tiffany said...

Love the center floral! Oh my, so pretty! What a great sketch, I may have to try that sketch just for fun!

lisa808 said...

Very pretty card.

Donna Phelan said...

Great layering, this is just lovely!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful design too!

pam124 said...

What a beauty. Love your details and image.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Rosemary! I love the layout and soft colors! Beautiful coloring of the image!

Tanya said...

gorgeous! Love your use of the sketch and those fabulous pearls!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love how you popped this up it really changes the look of the card.. Love it!

StampingStace said...

I love the 4th Birthday card, fantastic colour combination and layout.
Stacey x

Christine said...

Beautiful card! I love the colours and the swirls!
Hug
Christine

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous card highlighting these awesome sweet peas!

zehra said...

Love the background layers, beautiful card

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous card. Love the cut out image, and all the pearls.

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!
Love your coloring! Blessings!

Kathy

Grace said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary! LOVE the sketch you used and love this image and what you did with it! Very clever! Love all the pearls! Elegance and beauty!!!

ChristineCreations said...

I love the layers to your stamped design Rosemary! This is beautiful...such great pearls for accent too!

gg nurse said...

You were a great choice--glad Flourishes had you do this! Wonderful card, as always! I surely "need" some Flourishes stamps, so will try to win some! Thanks for the inspiration!

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Rosemary! This is STUNNING!!!! Love the effect of the double layer of your focal point. Just beautiful!

Elise said...

RoseMARY! *clunk*

YOU have outdone yourself, yet, again! THIS is extraordinarily GORGEOUS! YOU really bejeweled this spectacular creation like a pro - *swon!* LOVE it!!!!!

Bernie said...

Stunning!
Blessings Bernie

Theresa said...

Wow this is stunning! I love how you stamped and cut out this image. This is beautiful. Love that paper.

Corinna said...

WAVING....I'm a fellow western Washingtonian! Oh my goodness, this IS stunning! I love the idea of layering the two colored images on top of one another!

Marie said...

Love the sweet peas and the layout. A very attractive card.

Michelle said...

tatally jaw dropping! I'm speechless! love the pearl flouish!