Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friends of Flourishes and Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Saturday! This week is an Anything Goes theme.  It's a no host challenge as well.  Keep your eyes open for some amazing projects and likely a mix of old and new images.  I decided to work with a previously released image and love how it turned out.
I sought out the Dad You Rock digital image and worked up a masculine card. These are never easy for me. I embellished very little.  I have a few staples in the corner of my card, really only to hold on my sentiment that I printed on vellum.  It softens the colors on my geode a bit. I distressed the edges of the vellum for interest and called it done.

Now it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what type of embossing they have done: Davi,GloriaKrenShirleyToni and Vickie.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Details - Stamps: Dad You Rock (digital); Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, vellum; Ink; Smoky Slate; Accessories: watercolor pencils, aqua brush, white gel pen, stampin' sponge, MM distressing tool, stapler, Linen & Canvas impression plate.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Perfect...

Hello crafty friends!  As you set out on your Memorial Day weekend adventures, I thought I would bring you another view of a Flourishes lc set called A Mother's Hug. You may have already seen the gorgeous image of the embracing mother and child.  Here you have all the flourishes from the set working together to create a background.
First, I added color to my background paper with distress inks.  I sponged and spritzed and blended until I was content.  Then I began to emboss those flourishes until my background paper was covered.  Some luxurious Flourishes silk ribbon in blue tops my background.  My mats for both the background and the sentiment circle are Flourishes New Leaves card stock.  A doily and some paper flowers complete my look.  

Thanks for having a peek!  Have a wonderful weekend.

Details - Stamps: A Mother's Hug (Flourishes, lc); Paper: Very Vanilla, New Leaves collection (Flourishes, lc.); Ink: Versamark, Scattered Straw, Broken China, Crushed Olive; Accessories: Wide Blue silk ribbon (Flourishes, lc), gold embossing powder, heat tool, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, sponge dauber, crystal effects, paper flowers, doily, paper snips, Scor-Tape.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

National Wine Day & Ways To Use It

Happy Thursday!  Did you know that it is National Wine Day?  The folks on Splitcoaststampers are offering up a challenge to celebrate.  Lisa is asking crafters to use wine, grapes or vineyards on their project.  You can play along here.  

My card features an old set called Watercolor Garden.  It's one of those sets that is just so great that you can't ever part with it.  Let this card be exhibit A!  I don't know where else that I might have found grapes in my stash...but this worked!  I made a clean and simple card...because I love them.  I found the perfect Verve sentiment to go along with it!

Don't forget!  On the Scor-Pal blog, we have a feature called Pinspired.  My teammate, Lois, did her take and tutorial on the gorgeous Double Zig Zag card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Details - Stamps: Watercolor Garden, Bloom & Grow (Verve); Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Tuxedo Black; Accessories: corner chomper, thin black taffeta, glue dot, sponge dauber, Sakura clear star gel pen.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Everything On Earth

Hello crafty friends!  It's Wednesday and we are halfway to the weekend.  Whew, this time of year is always crazy for me.  I thought I would just take a little time and share a card I made this past weekend.  I had a blast putting this one together with my fun new dies and paper.
This card features a sentiment from the Flourishes digital set called Heartfelt Words.  The sentiment clearly calls for the use of the globe die.  The fact that I got to sponge it all was just a bonus!  I think this would be a perfect anniversary or anytime "love" card.  It's fun to give and flattering to receive!

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Heartfelt Words (Flourishes, lc);  Paper: Whisper White, Black Licorice, Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Real Red, DCWV dp; Ink: Pacific Point, River Rock, Riding Hood Red; Accessories: Sissix Heart Framelits, Sissix The Journey die, linen thread, Scor-tape, Stampin' dimensionals.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Clean and Simple and Luscious

I played along with the current CAS challenge to make a card that represents a memory.  Since I just hosted a birthday party for my daughter, I am recalling my own birthday parties.  I mostly had family parties when I was a child.  I had my first friend party when I was about 9 years old and my mother made me a fabulous cake.  I still remember the frosting to this day.
It had a gorgeous swirled frosting of about 4 or 5 different pastels.  Those pastels are represented in the plaid paper of my card.  The cake on my card represents the cake that she made.  I can't actually remember what flavor it was.  The frosting was the strongest part of that memory!

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!

Details - Stamps: Luscious Layers digital (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa, DCWV Sweet matstack; Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Curved Borders, Copic Markers, Sakura clear star gel pen, Recollections rhinestones, square punch, stampin' dimensionals, Scor-tape.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Friends of Flourishes and Embossing

Hello and Happy Saturday! My teammate, Vickie, chose the theme of this week's Friends of Flourishes challenge. This week, we are all using embossing on our cards. Be on the lookout for some new Flourishes images that you are really going to love!
Oh boy!  Look at this amazing cake on a beautiful pedestal!  Yesterday was my daughter's birthday and I can't say that my cupcakes looked anything like this.  However, the 11-year old girls that I was entertaining had zero complaints.  After cupcakes, they ran straight back outside to play until dark!  I re-sized this image and printed it out on vellum.  Next, I flipped it over and colored it on the back of the vellum.  Finally, I chose a card design to showcase that amazing cake.
Lauren Pope illustrated this darling set called Luscious Layers!  It's currently available as a digital set in the Flourishes store. I adore it and can't wait to do some more work with it! Now it's time to visit the Friends of Flourishes and see what type of embossing they have done: Davi,GloriaKrenShirleyToni and Vickie.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Details - Stamps: Luscious Layers (Flourishes, lc); Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Vellum; Ink: Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Yo Yo Yellow, Melon Mambo and Real Red; Accessories: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, glue dots, pearls, Argyle embossing folder.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Using Hardware or Metal Accents

This Thursday brings the Ways To Use It challenge.  Sabrina is hostessing and has chosen a hardware or metal accent theme.  I resurrected some Basic Gray Urban Prairie brads from deep within my stash for this card. I matched them up to some poppy colored ink and some fun washi tape.

I recently acquired this fun Verve Stamps set.  I used a couple of sentiments and three images from it.  It's going to be a great and versatile set. I also tried some flat photography.  I like it but don't love my background.  I'll have to work on that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Details - Stamps: Take Note (Verve); Paper: Whisper White; Ink: Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade; Accessories: Basic Gray Urban Prairie brads, washi tape, Linen & Canvas impression plate, stampin' dimensionals, paper snips.