Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Flourishes-Style Card

Aside from Stampin' Up!, my favorite stamp company is Flourishes LLC.  The stamps are gorgeous, the design team is fabulous, and the whole company image has such panache, if you ask me.


The card I made today looks like a Flourishes' card to me, but it was made with my new hostess set from SU called Because I Care.  I did follow a Flourishes sketch challenge for this, and I have also been inspired by other challenges:

I used my limited Copic marker selection to create a pink hydrangea, then used some iridescent glitter on it 'cause it just needed something extra.  I ran the pink striped designer paper piece through the Big Shot with the Finial Press embossing folder, used Flower Fusion Sizzlit to create some flowers, and scrunched up my ribbon - first time I've done ribbon that way, and my attempt looks a bit haphazard.  Think I'll do better next time.  :)

I am quite pleased with the card; hope you like it too!

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:  Because I Care
Paper:  Nana's Kids by DCWV for all dp's; Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Punches:  Modern Label
Other:  Flower Fusion Sizzlit, oval and scalloped oval nesties by Spellbinders, Copic markers, glitter, pink seam binding ribbon from Martha Stewart, brads by SU, dimensionals, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder

13 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome beauty, Colleen!! Stunning papers and coloring! The punched flowers and fabulous ribbon are divine!!

My sincere thanks to you for sharing this gorgeous card in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty in the soft colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Carol said...

Coleen, I was so tickled to see that this card matches you blog heading. This is so gorgeous. I love it!

Audrey Pettit said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love your embossed paper and your coloring job on that gorgeous stamp is just amazing. This is just perfect for our challenge this week in the Tea Room. Thanks so much for playing along.

Lisa said...

Oh your hydrangea is just beautiful and your coloring is so pretty even though your copic colors are limited. Thanks so much for playing with us in the Tea Room!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the insp. piece and your hydrangea is gorgeous!!! Fabulous card.

PapierGirl said...

My absolute favorite flower...too bad mine in my yard never look so good! Beautiful coloring job and the detail is outstanding! Thanks so much for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Colleen, this card is absolutely dreamy! And how you managed to squeeze in all of those challenges and still make a cohesive, elegant card is unbelievable! That's a super talented crafter for ya!

Debbie said...

Such a soft and pretty card! I {heart} that SU stamp set -- hydrangias are my favorite flower!! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Joanne Travis said...

So pretty, feminine and romantic. Such a beautiful creation!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely lovely, Colleen!! Such lovely colors, coloring, and layout. I love it!!

Elaine said...

Beautiful!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a beautiful card!!! Your hydrangeas are beautifully coloured and the whole card has a wonderful shabby chic feel to it!! Thanks so much for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!

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