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WCMD-A Challenge

On this World Cardmaking Day, Flourishes is joining Splitcoast Stampers by giving folks “Hope they can Cling to”! Whether the stamps you use cling to acrylic or wood, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for SCS’s “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All this month, SCS is partnering with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for a month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. The campaign kicks off  TODAY!  To honor this heartfelt drive, Flourishes is offering up one heck of a challenge!

Here’s the Challenge: Since women come in all shapes and sizes — tall and skinny, round and shapely, even a little boxy, let us honor that! So, we will ditch the A-2 sized cards (4-1/4″ by 5-1/2″) and get creative. Anything goes! If you do that AND use ribbon, you’ll get two entries! If you use a non-standard shape card, use ribbon, and use the color pink, you’ll have three chances to win! Show us what you can create! When uploading to SCS, please use the keyword: FLLCWCMD10. You have until October 31st to enter and have a shot at winning a goody bag which includes Flourishes “Fight Like a Girl” stamp set supporting breast cancer survivors!

My card is 6 x 6, a non standard size; I used ribbon and the color pink….so I can fit the challenge…YEAH!

I had fun using designer paper to set the feeling of the card.  Of course the set is from Flourishes, Think Pink, Fight Like A Girl.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge of the card and tiny Kaiser pearls to set off the image.

The image was stamped in Black Memento ink and Colored with Copics, using the Sweet Pea and Dusty Rose collections. The ribbon is a pretty tiny pink silk also from the store. 

I hope you will take the challenge and also enjoy the 10% off when you are shopping at Flourishes.  Use the code: WCMD10 today.  Thanks for stopping in today.

Ciao,

Jan Marie

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This week Flourishes,llc is very proud to sponsor the Card Positioning Blog.  Tami Mayberry and her crew of designers do a wonderful job of designing stunning cards.  I know personally as I have received two cards this week using the sets that are featured. I hope that you will visit her site and take us up on the sketch challenge.  The Fantasy Floral Garden Set by Flourishes is very different and very adaptable to a multitude of card sketches and themes. 

This is the card I created today for the blog.  I used one of my  favorite color combinations…I haven’t used it much on cards, but the classic combo of Grey Suede and Camel Flannel with a dash of white is so striking. So today I gleamed from this using SU Creamy Carmel, Basic Grey, and Whisper White.  The images were all stamped in Basic  Grey and colored in with my Copic markers (and one Panatone).fantasy-floral-garden-cps-dec-07-color-scheme.jpg

The Copic Metallic markers give this cards that extra glitz. The ribbon is May Arts Scalloped edge black satin that we carry in the Flourishes store. 

 I think this card is just a delightful way to create a timeless look that is perfect for today!

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