All posts filed under: Flourishes

Blue Bird

I made this card for the Featured Stamper challenge on SCS last night.   Jo (reddyisco) has many beautiful cards to take inspiration from!  I found one that I wanted  to case, but used a different stamp and colored it with copics.  The background embossing is done in the cuttlebug with the Floral screen folder.  I added a green edge punched panel in place of her ribbon and a button instead of a bow.  I’m so happy with how it turned out!  I really like this little Flourishes bird and branch together from the Home Tweet Home set. Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Deena

Grand babies are Grand!

I made this for a friend (The Nutty Cardmaker) who has recently become a Grandma!  Her step daughter had a baby girl! I stamped the bear and sentiment from a Flourishes set called Baby Love.  I had never used the sentiment and the bear was only inked once before, so I thought it time to show them some love! To make the flower, I stamped the center of a 3/4″ punched circle with a flower from an SU! set (pensee positives).  I covered the back of the circle with sticky tape.  Then, I made the flower by loosely looping and sticking ribbon onto the back of the circle to form a five petal flower.   You could alternatively add a button to the flower center, like I did on another one of these cards. Challenges: WT316 on SCS Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #111 (use a previously unused stamp from a purchased set…never used the sentiment) Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day! Deena

Spring Tags

This little bird and sentiment are Flourishes stamps, stamped in vintage photo ink on soft blue card stock.  The edges are sponged as well for a vintage inspired look.  They are strung with paper cord in a dark chocolate. The Easter tags below are stamped  with Stampin’ Up! stamps on vanilla cardstock with rich cocoa ink and sponged around the edges with Ranger Distress broken china ink. The sun is out but it’s still quite cold here in Montreal…I’m so looking forward to warmer Spring days! Thanks so much for stopping by!  You know I enjoy your company! 😉 Deena

Come in From the Cold

Crafty Creations Challenges is heating things up this week!  Jaime has set the challenge asking us to turn up the heat with embossing, hot beverages, or hot destinations! I like to warm up with a cup of coffee, my preferred cup of comfort! I stamped and heat embossed the cup directly onto a Basic Grey dp using versamark to stamp it and a versamark pen to fill in the inside cup area,  too.  Once it was completely embossed, I cut it out. The Kraft card stock is embossed with d’vine swirls cuttlebug embossing folder.  The steam swirl and sentiment mat are cut with the Cricut Expression. (Accent Essentials and Home Decor)  The base card is chocolate chip card stock. Stamps: Flourishes Coffee with Friends It has been seriously cold this last few days here in Montreal; a brutal – 25 celcius yesterday!!  Today it seemed almost tolerable at -17 celcius!  I sincerely hope you are experiencing warmer temperatures and I will just keep dreaming about Jamaica where I will be soaking up the sun soon… …

Believe In Yourself

I love this sentiment from Flourishes! I think it is the simple things that awaken in us a desire to push our limits, expand our potential.  Perhaps because we realize that those “simple things” are in fact so much more; indeed, they awe and inspire us, and we realize that our appreciation of their gifts, must mean that we too, as simple beings, are capable of such gifts.  Believe in yourself !! I’ve made my card today for The Play Date Cafe color challenge.  I stamped the background using Flourishes Cherry Blossoms  by repeating the arrangement of stamps that I placed on an arylic block.  This made it quick to stamp out the entire sheet of Kraft card stock.  I cut it down to 5 1/2″ square for the the 5 3/4″ square card base.  I used some cream colored lace and an old earring back from my stash of vintage jewelery findings for the embellishments. I sponged the layers and distressed the edges as well.  I love these colors so I really enjoyed making …

Sweet Friend

Let me share a few of my favourite things… CAS CARDS– clean and simple designs! RIBBON–  Ribbon can add style to any card! Bows can be formal, prim and proper, whimsical, tied up tight, or free and flowing; there is a ribbon for every design. STAMPS– I enjoy many styles of stamps, but one of my absolute favourites and go to styles is FLOURISHES!  Easy to color and shade because of their tremendous attention to detail and lines…always beautiful and original…I love ’em!! TEXTURED CARDSTOCK– Texture adds richness and depth to your designs, so when I’m making a card with limited elements I like to let the card stock shine! If I want super texture, I emboss! (Swiss dots is still my favourite cuttlebug folder) COPICS–  Once I decided to give these a try, I could not go back to anything else.  Other markers are not the same, if you enjoy coloring…indulge…they’re worth it!! UNEXPECTED and INEXPENSIVE elements- On the card below I added a cut dollar store  paper doily as an accent.  I saved …

Baby Cards

Two new baby girls in the family this summer, and here are the cards that I made for them, both in a z fold pattern. I’m a Great Aunt 4 times over now! Stamps: Flourishes Baby Love set Paper: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie,  old olive cs, white cs ink: Memento rich Cocoa Accesories: Copic markers, Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge (letters), cricut expression, scallop edge punch, oval punches Papers: Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie dp, white cardstock Accessories: Cricut expression, A Child’s Year cartridge I’m entering the top card into this week’s Flourishes “celebration” Timeless Tuesday challenge.  A new baby is a wonderful reason to celebrate, I think! Thanks for stopping by! See you all tomorrow with a new Crafty Creations challenge card! Deena

Grown With Love

Rustic beauty is the theme Flourishes has brought us with this month’s BBB02 (Bring Back Beautiful challenge).   I think this has a rustic Country charm feel to it, with the distressed seed packet and crochet flowers.   I stamped the seed packet and sentiments on kraft cardstock, then I did a little distressing around the edges and inked it with baja breeze and bermuda bay.   The papers are Crate papers (Samantha collection) that I’ve had for some time…when I like a certain dp, I always buy it in multiples! Thanks for stopping by today!  You know I enjoy your company! 😉 Deena

Nice Ride

My husband recently bought himself  a 2005  papaya orange  Audi  TT coupe quatro.  He’d been longing for a sports car for a while and  after struggling for some time with his practical self, gave in to the pleasure of owning a second car built for speed and performance, instead of child car seat capacity and luggage space.  Although he did ask my opinion, I have never been interested in cars, nor do I know a thing about them, but I knew it meant a lot to him, so I left it to him to decide what to do.  He originally wanted it in yellow, but found this great papaya orange instead!  At first I really didn’t like the idea of the yellow or any other bright color, but now I have to admit that I think the orange is a really cool look for this car! This week’s Crafty Creations Challenge was set by Claire (hopejacare) to the theme of  TRANSPORTATION.  So, I thought I’d make a card to congratulate Des on the purchase of …

Dream Big

A quick post to show you this card that I made for the SCS color challenge (red, espresso and blush pink) and Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful challenge to use our favourite coloring medium.  I’ve used copics (my fave) to color and shade this carousel horse from the “Enjoy the Ride” Floursishes stamp set. Paper: Basic Grey Infuse, espresso cs, red cs, white cs Accessories: Copics E003, E31, E33, E11, R20, R29, oval punch, scallop oval punch, Cricut, Accent Essentials cartridge Stamps: Flourishes Enjoy the Ride Ink: Memento rich Cocoa Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Deena