Monday, November 28, 2016

Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts Cyber Monday Blog Hop


Thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine Crafts on this fabulous Cyber Monday for our first blog hop together, we are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer's unique style. Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly from two of the designer’s blogs.

For my card today, I turned to Flourishes set called Winter Blooms.  The Christmas cactus really called out to me.  My mother and sister are in constant competition to get their cactus to bloom first.  Our school librarian has her Christmas cactus at the check out desk and it has been blooming for a month and a half, at least.  Bev Cole illustrated this gorgeous set which has the image I used, as well as Paperwhites and Poinsettias.  

Flourishes is only half of the story here. Of course, the other half of today's story is about Imagine Crafts!   I needed to back up my image with something and my Versamark stamp pad was the perfect choice.  I wanted to keep with the pinkish-red color of the blooms.  To do this, I embossed my card stock and then used a small brayer to apply my Versamark ink.  This gave my raised embossing a darker tone than the rest of the card stock.  I love the tone on tone look. I think it compliments my image very nicely.  

If you have just stumbled upon my blog today, you will want to head back to the beginning of the hop.  You won't want to miss a single step!  You have until early Wednesday morning to finish commenting.  Winners will be drawn after that.  

Toni Storie - (You are here)
Jennifer Vanderbeek -
Gloria Hayoung Lee -
Martha Lucia Gomez -

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Details - Stamps: Winter Blooms (Flourishes); Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, MM Wedding dp; Ink: Versamark: Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Spellbinders Nautical Frame and Accents, Watercolor pencils, petals-a-plenty embossing folder, baby brayer, white organdy ribbon, Scor-tape, stampin' dimensionals, Linen & Canvas impression plate (PTI), corner chomper. 


simply monica said...

Love the colors in this card! Thanks for hopping with the Imagine team

Renee said...

really lovely!

Wendy Bellino said...

My Christmas cactus is blooming at my office! We have all been waiting and watching for it to bloom. One of my co-workers says it's like waiting for a baby to be born! I really like the tone on tone effect you created with versamark ink. I'll have to try that!

kReN said...

I kept my Christmas cactus alive for so long, but I am missing it now after seeing your card. So beautiful!

Davi said...

I love that Christmas Cactus image and your coloring is perfect! The embossing looks really pretty with it too :)

Steph Ackerman said...

Beautiful colors!

Mary Holshouser said...

The coloring is wonderful.
Love the matching band.
The embossing matches the
flowers so well.
thanks for sharing.

Terre said...

Beautiful card, love the stamp set you used and the colors

Jean Bullock said...

Love the colors and the embossed strip behind the beautifully colored plant. Well done.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so pretty. I love how you have colored your blooms so beautiful. Great job.

Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty with great colors. Thank you for sharing.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful card; love the colors you used.

Nadine Carlier said...

Wow! So pretty!