Friday, January 2, 2009

Many Thanks

Something NEW!!!! Festive Flourishes Friday REVEAL!!!!!! All of us FOF were to post our something NEW card today for last weeks FFFC4 challenge!!!!!
So, today I am supposed to show a card that uses something NEW. Well, I ended up changing my mind once I got involved with my card, so what I initially thought was going to be my NEW item was not. Good news...I have more than ONE NEW!!! After doing so many Christmas cards, I was ready for something springy. I love springtime when everything comes alive!!!! So, I chose to use my Flourishes, LLC Birds and Vine set. I stamped the image in black staz on then colored with permanent markers. I was going to use my NEW copics for all the coloring, it was just NOT working for me. I feel so much more comfortable with permanent markers for tiny spaces. I have some exciting news to share about copics alittle later. I did use the copic C1 cool gray for some shadowing...woo hooo!!!!! I sponges some tempting turquoise on the background making certain I left alittle white showing in places. I added more depth by sponging some ballet blue on the sides and bottom of the image. I love the springy feel. I cuttlebugged the pink background and turned the image on the side to get horizontal stripse. I used my scallop border punch for some added detail. I stamped my sentiment and sponged it in pretty in pink with a touch of turquoise while it was still in the die. I then used my bone folder to get the embossed image.(I read a thread at SCS where someone does the embossing with the nesties this way. I thought I saved the thread, but I did not. If you know, please tell me. TIA!!!) I did not have any black dew drops so I adhered three clear ones to glue dots and colored with black permanent marker. Ta da....instant black dew drops. I used some NEW prima flowers. i received some money for Christmas and went to Micheal's with coupons and bought two silver containers of paper primas. Love these colors. The tin was so full I could NOT get them all back!!!! So, I am doing some serious prima layering. I used a white polka dot brad for the center and finished with some black gingham and birdy. What do you think?

Make sure you check out the Flourishes Newsletter to see who won the stamp set from all the FFF challenges. How fun!!!!! I am so thrilled so many of you played with us. It was so fun to see what everyone created. Also visit the Friends of Flourishes blogs to get the complete Flourishes Friday NEW scoop Becca Feeken, Christine Okken, Cindy Haffner, Dee Jackson,

"Do you have Copic markers but aren't quite sure how to really use them? If you've been wanting to go through Copic Certification here's your formal invite! Flourishes LLC is sponsoring it's own day long Copic Certification class in sunny Pensacola, Florida on Monday, February 23rd. Space is limited so if you are interested,click on,and email the instructor, Marianne Walker, to officially sign up. The cost ofthe class is $120 and does include some goodies for you to take home with you! After the class, the ladies of Flourishes will be hosting an event so that you can mix and mingle with fellow stampers! Hope to see you there!"

Flourishes, LLC Birds and Vine and Many Sentiments
The Paper Company's, pink and green, basic black, gp white

black staz on, permanent markers, copic for shadow
Nestabilities ovals, black gingham ribbon, prima paper flowers, foam tape, dimensionals, clear dew drops, sponges


  1. Ooooh, I'm the first to tell you how gorgeous this is here... Love the elegant colors. And I just love how you have that little bird perched on the sentiment!!
    hugs, Jami

  2. This is gorgeous, I have that set and can't wait to play now. Beautifully done and so elegant.

  3. I luv this, so very pretty...nicely done! *~*

  4. beautiful card love everything about it

  5. This is beautiful!! I love the colors. Happy New Year!!

  6. Over the top gorgeous!!! Love this card - the colors are so eyecatching!!!

  7. Wow, wow, wow, I love the colors on your stunning card Betty! I love that set and you've taken it stellar!

  8. Betty this is so springy and fresh. I love the colors, your flower is awesome. So so springy, and I have snow outside. lol

  9. This is so beautiful, Betty!! I love the softly shaded blue around the flowers, it really makes them stand out. Gorgeous!!

    Happy New Year to you!!

  10. I am SO ready for spring too Betty. And this really is a beautiful taste of spring!

  11. Betty this is gorgeous. I love how you used this set.

  12. Oh my goodness!! This is incredible, Betty! The colors, the awesome image, the layout, the sentiment grouping - everything!! Amazing!

  13. Betty, this is gorgeous! Love the blue background and your "altered" dew drops are perfect! The layered flowers finish it it!

  14. Oh, I just ADORE this card! The colors are fabulous and the background you created is AMAZING, Betty!!!

  15. Betty...this is sooo gorgeous!!! What beautiful colors and I just love your new Flourishes stamps!! Boy, wouldn't I just love to attend the copic class...are you going?? I used a 6x6 Urban Prairie pad on my card...I think the 12x12 is bigger. Have a great weekend, gf!!

  16. This is stunning. I love these fab colors, does make it feel like spring.

  17. I just left a comment and it disappeared, beautiful card!
    ARe you going to the Copic class? If plane tickets are too much, you can always drive to my house, Jacksonville, FL (stay then night if its late), and then I can drive us to Jan's house. How fun would that be!!


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