Archive for September, 2011

Wacky World Card Making Day

In honor of World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1st, we’re kicking things
off one day early in a wild and wacky fashion!

Have we got a challenge for you!
It’s all about that inner kid and why we love card making in general – we get to
be creative! So, think like a kid and share your favorite animated character.
Find a picture of that character and then, be inspired by the colors for one
fun-filled color challenge!

This is cartoon character for Me….Bugs Bunny.

 And my card that Bugs inspired:


I used the set Wedded Bliss stamped in silver metallic ink.  Embossed a sheet of Classic White cardstock with Sizzix folder.  Trimmed is a soft light Pink sheer ruffled edge  ribbon overlayed with  a pretty ribbon called Fleurs Chiffon Leberty  to which I added pink pearls ( I colored them with Copic marker).  Around my stamped image I used my very lightest Red marker, R00, it looks light pink on the card, but did not photograph well. It gives the couple a slight aura of pink around them.

We’ll take entries through next Thursday, October
6th at 5PM EST. The winner of this challenge gets a fun-filled prize pack with 5
Flourishes stamp sets of our choice. Once you’re done with your creation, simply
link up on this post using our Inlinkz widget. If you upload to
Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCWCMD11.

Th-th-tha-that’s all folks!

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Flaw Revealed

On my post for Fridays I discovered in the photo something my eye had not seen.  No wanting to redo the photos I posted and asked you to identify the flaw.  Many of you were right on.  It was in fact a piece or the Sahara Sand cardstock, a remnant from the die cut.  Just a bit of static cling!

So all the names in the hat got a chance to win some Flourishes goodies and here is the winner: Beth Greco.

  Here in her own words: “White embossing on coloured cardstock always looks stunning and elegant. I think that the flaw is on the sentiment banner ~ it looks like a little piece of the lattice cut out got stuck on there. :-(

Now Beth send me your snail mail address to  flourishesllc@gccoxmail.com and we will get your goodies right out to you.
   Thanks to all you ladies for participating.
Have a great week.  See you at the Flourishes blog.

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Flourishes Friday Free For All

Hello Friends,

  It time for the Friday Free-For-  All at Flourishes.  Today I am using the newly released A Season of Thanks.   This card was both fun and a challenge.

  Here is card and you will see what I mean as a challenge.

I wanted to use the new Spellbinder die set, Lattice Rectangles.  I used the largest and second largest dies of the set and cut two of each, one in Sahara Sand and one in Flourishes Classic White.  The next was a piece of vellum that I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder (Swiss Dots).  Another piece of Sahara Sand, stamped my image for A Season of Thanks with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail powder.  I assembled the face of the card and attached the Kaiser pearls at each intersection.  The sentiment was cut using the Spellbinder , Ribbon Banners.

  Once the card face was made my dilemma was how to achieve the look of both the front and back matching without weaving a ribbon or making a solid card.  So here is what I came up with…Clear Cardstock!  I cut  the Clear Cardstock to the size I needed, attached it with Scor -Tape, placing both of the Sahara Sand to the front and back of the card.  Then the second white die cut was attached to the inside of the card to hide my mechanics.

Here is my side view of this card and while the photo is fuzzy you can see the card appears to stand on its own–I feel like saying “look Mom no hands!”  LOL

  Oh, I almost forgot.  There is a tiny flaw on the face of my card.  Can you see it?  If you think you found it, tell me what you think it is,  It your answer is correct I will put your name in the hat for a goodie bag of things from Flourishes.  I will announce the winner and what the flaw is on Sunday’s post.

The rest of the team also have wonderful cards for today’s post, so here is the list so you can visit them all.

Remember that the Release bundle ends soon, and you still have time to take advantage of the discount.  If you were a customer that had shipping charge shock, go back and revisit your order…the corrections to the faux pas has been corrected.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.   I just love that you came my way!



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September Day 2Release-Medallion Motiff

Becky Fleck is the illustrator of today’s Flourishes release.  This is an image that can go in so many directions as you will see from today’s creations by the FLLC Senior Design Team lineup.

Here is my take on the image.

This was truly the easiest card I have made in years.  I think I got a lot of bang out of this oldie but goldie technique–Pearl-Ex!

I stamped the image with Versamark and then dusted off my jar of Pearl Ex pigments – Interference Gold.  I have had this jar for many years.  The Pearl Ex was simply dry dusted onto the VersaMark image with an artist small flat brush.  I then brushed off the excess and then used a Swiffer sheet for any remaining.  I  trimmed the image and layered it with Gold Metallic Mirror paper ( worth the $$$) and Goldleaf  Cardstock.  The gold “lace” will soon be in the store.  This was just the touch it needed.  The layer was popped up with foam tape.  The small circle and sentiment came from the  A Gift For You  set.  They were stamped and dusted in the same manner as the image on the card.  I used a punch from SU which was a perfect fit.

You certainly will want to check out each of the designers below for their wonderful creations.

Ciao for now,

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September Rlease-Day 1

  It’s the second Wednesday of the month and it is time for Flourishes to  release the newest stamps.  This month is full of wonderful art from Marcella Hawley.

  If you are into femininity or know someone who loves vintage or shabby chic, this set Feminine Charms will grab hold of your heart strings.

This is my first card with the set.

This is tailor-made for a friend on mine and I added some ribbon details.   I took a class many years ago with ribbon artist, Candace Kling and recently I came across this box of examples I had made in class.  The ribbons are not perfect, but I’ll work on these methods. 

Here is a close up of the dress form that Marcella so delicately details.

Now it is time to send you along to the Flourishes Design Team to see their lovely creations.


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