Monday, June 29, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC22)!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC22)!!! Have we got a lovely challenge for you this week!!!! It is the last Tuesday of the month, so it is time for another Guest Challenge Designer!!!! Today we welcome Linda Lucas(Lovely Linda) all the way from Australia! Welcome, Linda!!! Linda is challenging us to use our chalk!!! Now, there are so many techniques that you can do using chalk. Whether you want to color, sponge distress, create popping pastels, chalkboard technique, or choose another, the point is to dust off that chalk container and Chalk It!!! We would love to see what you create!

I am using the Flourishes Sweet Peas and Sweet Violets stamp sets. I am using some Basicgray sultry dp. I think this is one of my new favorite color combos. I am using the Flourishes classic white cardstock. I colored my sweet peas using the Flourishes Copic Color Collections in Hollyhock and Spring Greens. I used chalk to enhance the stripes on the background section that I stamped in versamark. I finished with ribbon, a tag, and sentiment from the Sweet Violets set.

This card is also for the OCC weekly challenge. This week is a sketch and it is fabulous!!!

Fiskars Border Punch TIP: I used the Fiskars effervescent border punch which I tucked in to give it more of the apron lace Fiskars styling which I love but do not own. However, I really love the way it looks so I thought I would share how you can get two looks for one purchase!!!

Be sure to check out the otherFriends of Flourishes Blog team designers
to see what they created for you this week.

Flourishes Sweet Peas and Sweet Violets, CHF fine lines backgrounder
SU melon mambo, Basicgray sultry dp, PTI spring moss, Flourishes classic white cardstock
PTI hibiscus burst, black noir, Flourishes copic collections
nestabilities, silver pearl domes, white hemp, foam tape, dimensionals, glue dots, raspberry fizz ribbon, fiskars effervescent border punch, stamping pastels

Friday, June 26, 2009

Amazing Grace!!! More ODBD Sneak Peeks!

This card is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge(LSC226)!!! Thanks so much, Wendy!!!
I do not know what motivated me Chinese food some steamed dumplings and vegetable lo mein(wish it came in multigrain), or the a la carte stamping menu!!! I loved choosing from the groups.

For this card we had to keep it masculine.Here is what I chose.
Menu #1 – Images (just pick one item from each menu!)
3. Neutral Images
Menu #2 – Color Schemes
3. Neutrals
Menu #3 – Embellishments (this is where it can get tricky!)
1. Ribbon & Brads OR Eyelets (tie masculine KNOTS instead of girly BOWS)

I am showing you another sneak peek of two more sets that will be released by ODBD on July 1st. The Amazing Grace Hymn is a single image and is fantastic because it can act as a background or focal image. I am also showcasing the Grow in Grace set.

To keep my card masculine which was part of today's LSC theme, I stamped a few of the dogwood images as part of the background and I did not color them. I also used one of the sentiments. Grace as an acronym is awesome!!! It truly says it all.

I used some ranger antique linen ink to sponge around the edges of the cream cardstock. I finished my card with a few altered dew drops instead of brads. I added gold metallic markers to give them an aged feel. I also used the embossing heat tool to heat my organdy ribbon to make the look alittle more manly.

Please check out this blog post to see my other ODBD sneak peek.

ODBD Amazing Grace Hymn and Grow in Grace
Soft Suede and Ranger antique linen ink
PAPERSU soft suede and PTI vintage cream
Nestabilities, organdy ribbon, dew drops, gold metallic marker, foam tape, sponges, glue dots, foam dots, tag corner punch, cb ef(flattened)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Raspberry Suite and FLAT embossing!!!

This card if for two challenges!!! First, it is for SCS Ways to Use it Challenge(WT224)!!! The challenge is to go Bold and Bright without staying within in particular color grouping. Well, if you have seen any of my cards so far this week they have been very bold and vibrant. You may even needed shades to view!!! LOL!!!

So, for this challenge I decided to go with the bold and bright colors of Dawn's Raspberry Suite Challenge #10. We were to use berry sorbet, melon berry, dark chocolate, and vintage cream. For this card I card I chose to use Papertrey's Mixed Messages and Bird Watching Additions sets. I just love the assorted patterned birds that come in this set. I also used some PTI bitty dot dp. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the ribbon. I love these little sentiments. I have the Megas on my wish list!!! I added a berry sorbet button with some hemp. I topped it with the little gold pearl domes that I used for the birdies eyes in a smaller size. I love my cute little birdie card!!! LOL!!

After I had my card almost complete, I decided that I wanted to use some subtle texture. Something to play off of the bitty dots and the bird patterns. I looked through my cuttlebug embossing folder stash and came up with another folder that I had not used in awhile. I have several embossing folders that I just had to have, but they never get much use. It occured to me the reason I do not use these folders near enough is that the embossed pattern is alittle too intense for me. To each his own, right?

I did a card a few months ago where I used my crimper. I dislike the harsh crimping look, so after I crimped, I took the piece of cardstock and put them between my Big Shot clear plates and flattened it. I LOVED the flat subtled texture look. So, when I was making the texture decision with this card, I decided to flatten the cuttlebug embossed cardstock the same way. I LOVE it!!! The texture is subtle and it is sort of flat, but the shape is still there. How cool!!! It is like I have NEW stuff. I thought I would share with you. Here are a few I ran through cuttlebug embossing folders for you to see, then flattened. The picture on the right side is the flat embossed look. It is alittle harder to see with a photo, but it is drastically different to me in IRL. You can click on the photos for a larger picture.

Please let me know if this has been helpful to you in any way. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


PTI Mixed Messages, Bird Watching Additions
PTI dark chocolate, SU cameo coral
PTI vintage cream, melon berry, berry sortbet, dark chocolate, bitty dot dp, (ripe avocado for flat embossing pictures)
PTI berry sorbet buttons, cuttlebug ef, crimper, berry sorber double stitched ribbon, hemp, pearl domes, foam tape, pop dots, glue dots, nestabilities petite circles

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

ODBD Sneak Peeks!!!!

This card is for today's sketch challenge(SC234)! Thanks, Roxie for a great sketch!!!
I did modify the sketch a little just to accomodate my usual square card preference.
I am showing you a sneak peek at a few sets to be released at ODBD on July 1st!!! It is called Mother Teresa. The Lotus image that comes in this set is the National flower of India where Mother Teresa served. This set comes with wonderful quotes by Mother Theresa. On the inside of my card I am using one of the quotes.
I am also using another set called Let Us Begin. It has more Mother Teresa quotes along with two corner detailing images. Love these!!! They add just the perfect finishing touch.

I am using SU NEW In Colors today. I am using Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. I combined these with Kiwi Kiss(soooo going to miss this green). I love the three together. I sponged each panel with a closely matched ink...I do not have the inks for these. I used PTI hibiscus burst for the melon mambo, Adirondack Lettuce for the Kiwi Kiss, and Adirondack Pool for the Bermuda Bay. I colored my image using copics markers.

I used a cuttlebug embossing folder that I am not sure I have ever used more than once. I decided it was time to dust it off in order to create some different texture on the background bermuda panel. I finished my card with some silver pearl domes that Silke(sparklegirl) sent me. She is the best!!! Thanks, girl!!!

ODBD Mother Teresa
PTI hibiscus burst, Adirondack pool and lettuce, Paletter Noir
SU Melon Mambo,Bermuda Bay and Kiwi Kiss, GP white, PTI true black
Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, silver pearl domes, copics, foam tape, sponges

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC21)!!!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC21).

This week Silke Ledlow is hosting. Silke is challenging us to a sketch she has designed. As far as sketches go, there is not much explanation necessary. You can turn it and enlarge the sections to fit your card size. However, in the end, it should still look like the sketch. Good Luck!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you create with it!!!

I am using the Nasturtiums stamp set. This set comes with so many fabulous images. I love that there is almost always one large and one smaller image that is pretty much the same stamp. Having both looks is fabulous. I used the large image to create a background. I have played around with my images and realized the larger image nests perfectly stamp one way and upside down the other. I stamped a whole sheet of cardstock and colored. I cut out a 5 X 5 section for my background.

I am using the newly released Flourishes Copic Color Collections. I just cannot begin to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am to have these color groupings. I only owned 20 copic markers prior to purchasing these groups primarily because it was impossible to know which colors worked together and blended. My initial purchase of 20 did not blend well. These color groupings are perfect together. Everything works and blends beautifully.

I colored my background and focal images with the Tiger Lily, Dusty Rose, Poppy, and Spring Greens collections. I used the Cool Neutral collection to create shadow. I edged around all of the images with the C1 marker to create shadow to give my background some depth and dimension. I call this the Shadowed Background Technique. Amazing how one marker can create so much depth. I stamped one of the smaller images along with the sentiment to create my framed focal piece.

I framed my card following the sketch using petite oval nesties. I ran the top green leaf cardstock through the swiss dot cb ef to add textured. I sponged it with wild wasabi to give it some definition. I finished my card with some ribbon and gold pearl domes.

Be sure to check out the other
Friends of Flourishes Blog team designers
to see what they created for you this week.

Flourishes Nasturtiums
Palette Noir
Pure Black, New Leaf, gp white
Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folders, gold pearl domes, sponges, foam tape, dimensionals, copics, ribbon

Monday, June 22, 2009

Love Nest!

This card is for today's Clean and Simple(CAS20) challenge. Thanks, Jen!!! I created a small tent design card with a dangling bird cage. I kept the card look pretty simple. And, once I had the design figured out, it turned out to be pretty simple.

I am using Flourishes Love Nest set. I stamped by bird cage and colored with the newly released Flourishes Copic Color Collections.
I used the Water, Flesh Tones, and Warm Neutrals color collections. I paper pieced one of the little birds that come in this set with some urban prairie
basic gray dp.

I scored one of the inside back panels to create some texture. I adhered my hanging birdcage and finished my card with some organdy ribbon and loop ribbon. I added a gold pearl dome to the sentiment. The picture to the right shows the card closed which measures 4.25 X 3.75.

NOTE: I am NOT pregnant!!! LOL!!! Just one of many sentiments in this set!!!

Flourishes Love Nest
Scarlet jewel and vintage cream
Palette noir, scarlet jewel
Oval and circle nesties, ribbon, score pal, dimensionals, gold cording, glue dots, copics

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ask, Seek, Knock!

This is for today's Ways to Use it Challenge(WT223). Thanks, Julia for a fun challenge. We were to use text on our card. I LOVE some text especially when it is distressed, torn, curled, or sponged in some way. A vintage feel if you will.
I am using ODBD newly released set Ask, Seek, Knock. This set has a wonderful old world looking door. Since the basic function of a door is to open and to close, I just had to make at least one card with the door swinging open.
I am using Stampin Ups new IN Colors 09/10 for this card. I love the rich razzleberry. I sponged the text background (SU retired love by definition) using soft suede ink. I love how the soft suede gives a burnt edge sort of feel to the vintage cream cardstock. I am still on the fence about whether or not I like the crushed curry. I sponged the curry with some ranger antique linen ink to tone down the hue a bit. This color is perfect for that.
I distressed the edges of the text layer with the ranger distressing tool. I sponged the rich razzleberry cardstock with ODBD bordeaux ink pad. It is a very close match to the rich razzleberry. Love that. I colored my door using copic markers.
Here is what is behind the door!!! It is a fabulous scripture that is included in this set. I stamped it using ODBD bordeaux ink pad. Love this font and how the key words are enlarged and in all caps.
I challenge myself to make a 4.5 square card which is a lot smaller than my normal cards. I love how this is vintage, yet the layout and design is pretty simple....not a lot of stuff so to speak which is the norm for vintage. I finished with some jumbo brads.

ODBD Ask, Seek, Knock, SU LOVE by definition(retired)
Ink, palette Noir, ranger antique linen, SU soft suede, ODBD bordeaux ink pad
SU rich razzleberry, crushed curry, PTI vintage cream
AccessoriesMM jumbo brads, copics, sponges, ranger distressing tool, foam tape, CAD

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC20)! I am hosting this week's challenge. I am challenging you to get inspired from Kim Poloson's posters. Search through the many posters to find an inspiration piece. As with all inspiration pieces, there may be one or two things in the photo that inspires you whether it is an element, layout, or color scheme, or you may want to recreate the whole look. There are so many wonderful ones to choose from you will probably want to play several times. Make sure you include a link in your write up as to which one you chose and why. We would love to see what you create!!!

I stumbled upon Kim Poloson's art last year. I remember just looking through the pages of her art and thinking these would make some of the prettiest cards. I also thought that many of the images looked fabulous with Flourishes stamps. Now, this was before I started designing for Flourishes. Now, over a year later, I just knew I had to use it for one of my challenges for Timeless Tuesday. I truly hope that you enjoy persuing the many posters as much as I and garner much inspiration along the way.

For my inspiration pick, I chose Blooming Paris II . I am using the newly released Waterlilies set. I just love this flower. I stamped several and sat down with my NEW...soon to be released...Flourishes Copic Color Collections and started coloring. I colored and cut out my water lily flower using the Spring Greens, Fields, and Hollyhock color collections. I actually used some of the petals on the flowers to create some leaves. I just colored those in green, cut them out, and placed them under the lily. I did edge all the cut work detailing with The Warm Neutrals collection using the 100 marker..which is technically black.

For the large pink portion of the card, I used a soft distressed piece of solid basicgray paper. I am using the black line Jenni Bowlin paper for my center text background section. I stamped one of the sentiments in this set several times to give the look of the inspiration piece. I finished my card with an ivory organdy ribbon bow and the wonderful gold pearl domes. I really love how it turned out.

Be sure to check out the other

Friends of Flourishes Blog team designers

to see what they created for you this week.

Cindy Haffner
Connie McCotter
Dee Jackson
Kimberly Crawford
Silke Ledlow

STAMPS Flourishes Waterlilies, SU En Francaise

INK Palette Noir, PTI dark chocolate, Ranger antique linen, Palette Pink Toile

PAPER PTI vintage cream, smokey shadow, SU pink pirouette, Jenni Bowling, basicgray

ACCESSORIES Copics, sponges, glue dots, foam tape, dimensionals, gold pearls, ivory organdy ribbon

Friday, June 12, 2009

Great love!

This card is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge(LSC224)! Thanks, Judy for hosting!!! For the challenge we were to use only colors of water (ANY shades of blues, grays and greens) and sand (ANY neutrals).

Other required elements: (use ALL)
1)ribbon, hemp/twine, OR fibers

I decided to use colors of teal from the
Prism by Prismatics cardstock. I love these wonderful colors and subtle textures. I am using a newly released stamp set from ODBD called Quiet Waters and Sing to the Lord sets. I colored my image with copic markers. I cut out the deer and baby and colored them with a blender pen and ranger inks. I used dimensionals to pop them up a bit. I added a Martha Stewart punch along with a spellbinders pierciblities for the piercing requirement for my card. I used the ornare piercing mat and piercer tool to make the piercing part super easy. This piercing tool slides through the tiny holes like butter. A must have if you do any piercing.

I finished my card with some making memories sparkle brads in the corner and a little white bow to fulfill the remaining required elements.

This card also is for Sharon Johnson's (ssnotime91) challenge to use half circles in our layout. I let my focal image be my half circle.

ODBD Quiet Waters and Sing to the Lord
Prism by Prismatics Iced teal, frosted teal, and intense teal, gp white, SU Sshara Sand
INKPalette noir, SU taken with teal, ranger antique linen and tea dyed
Nestabilities, piercibilities, MS border punch, piercing mat, sponges, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!!

It is time for FLourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC19)! This week Cindy Haffner is our host. She is challenging us to use designer papers. Now, I realize that designer papers are about as necessary to card making as spellbinders die cuts, but there is a lot that you can do with designer papers. You can stamp on them, use border punches, color them, paper piece, die cut shapes, cut out images to use as a focal point, or just to enhance the look of your card. Whichever option you choose to do, we would love to see what you create.

I am using Coffee with Friends set. I love paper piecing the cups. I decided to go all out out with four columns of paper pieced coordinated coffee cups. I love the finished look. It is bold and dramatic. I used some much loved designer paper and chose different patterns to stamp my cups on and cut out individually. I finished my card with a sentiment from the Timeless Quotes set. I want to add that the little silver pearl domes came in a care package to me from Silke(Sparklegirl)!!! She is the best!!! Thanks, girl!!!

Be sure to check out the other Friends of Flourishes Blog team
designers to see what they created for you this week.

Cindy Haffner

Connie McCotter

Dee Jackson

Kimberly Crawford

Silke Ledlow

Flourishes Coffee with Friends and Timeless Quotes
Palette Noir
PTI pure black, SU Bella Rose dp, kiwi kiss, pink pirouette, and riding hood red, gp white
Nestabilities, Cuttlebug ef, permanent black marker, foam dots, foam tape, silver pearl domes

Sunday, June 7, 2009

When you pray....

This card is for today's Feature Stamper Challenge(FS122)! Congratulations, Kisa!!! You gallery is gorgerous!!! I chose this card to case.

I changed stamp choice. I changed embellishments. I kept the layout, but did modifiy to fit my normal 5.5 square size card format. I used basicgray dp but another pattern, I chose a piece of dp that mimiced the look of the sewing detail that Kisa used. I added gold pearl domes.

I am using ODBD newly released Ask Seek, Knock set. I used copic markers to color my door. I only have 20 of these markers at the moment and that includes a blender and a cool gray. I can hardly wait to get more. I sponged the basicgray ambrosia dp background panel with vintage photo Ranger ink to tone down the color hue a bit and add some richness.


ODBD Ask, Seek, Knock


SU kiwi kiss, basicgray ambrosia, gp white


Palette Noir, Ranger inks vintage photo, adirondack lettuce


gold pearl domes, sponges, foam tape, copics

Friday, June 5, 2009


This card is for today's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge . We are to make a one layer card. Thanks so much, Jeanne for a great challenge.
I decided to go with kraft and color with copics. I have seen this done quite a bit lately. When I think one layer, I automatically think...clean and simple(CAS). As I have said before, CAS cards are the bikini of cards. There is nowhere to!!!
This card is also for the Devine Design Monthly Bible Verse Challenge(BVC09). I am using ODBD Sing to the Lord set. I love this bird on the branch with the flowers. The scriptures that come in this set are so wonderful and uplifting, too!!!
After getting all the images stamped and colored. I wanted to add a bow. I decided on this wide gingham ribbon. I punched two slot punch in the top right side, threaded my ribbon and added a jumbo hibiscus punch button sent to me by Silke(sparklegirl). Thanks, girl!!! You rock!!! I am loving all the buttons!!! I added a few assorted color buttons in the bottom left corner for balance. I just love this big bow!!!!

ODBD Sing to the Lord
PTI kraftINKPalette Noir
Assorted buttons, PTI hibiscus burst buttons, gingham ribbon(Micheal's), copics, white hemp cording, white gel pen, SU slot punch

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Believe In You and a Background text style tip!

I am finally getting this week's SCS sketch challenge(SC231)done. Thanks, Dawn for filling in for Roxie!!! Great sketch!!! I guess you could say I slightly modified the sketch to accomodate my 5.5 square card size.

I am using PTI Background Text Style for the script background. I stamped one of the solid flower images from the Life set in the scripted panels. I sponged each of the panels with some antique linen ink. My sentiment came from the PTI Mailbox Greetings set. I added gold cording, gold pearl domes, and little butterflies with gold pearl domes to finish the card. I scored the background spring moss cardstock and sponged it to add some dimension and texture. I love how it turned out.

BACKGROUND TIP: (Two tips in One)! I love background stamps and I am always searching for something that appeals to me. Well, I love script banner alone designed by Jami Bova should speak loud and clear about how much I love script text. So, when this text style background was introduced from PTI, I had to have it.

After playing around with the images, it became obvious to me that I was going to have to come up with something for my aging vision. These images appealed to me because they are so small. However, when looking at a clear stamp it is difficult when it is so small to know if you are stamping it with the writing reading from left to right. Naturally, a solution to my upsidedown stamping which I did numerous times was in order. I decided to line the top of the back of the image with a permanent black marker so I would always know which side was the top. After I did this, I realized that the black solid line shows through the clear image and the clear block giving me a point to line up my next image so I can make numerous stampings and they are all spaced correctly giving me a smooth flowing text. So, one tip gave me two solutions!!! Two tips in one!!! Since all of the images are probably cut differently, you will probably need to figure out with your own set what point of reference with the line works for you for each stamp in the set. Just thought I would share.

STAMPS PTI Background Text Style, Life, Mailbox Greetings CARDSTOCK PTI pure poppy, dark chocolate, vintage cream, spring moss cardstock INKS PTI pure poppy, ranger antique linen and tea dyed inks ACCESSORIES gold cording, foam dots, glue dots, gold pearl domes, score pal, MS butterflies punch, SU oval punches, sponges

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Shadowed Background Pillow Talk with my PTI stamps!!!

I have a weakness for background images. I cannot help myself really. I was in Target yesterday and they had this cool pillow. I knew right away it would work with one of the background images that comes in the background retro set from PTI.

Here is the link to the pillow. Target Pillow

I am using some PTI plum pudding cardstock. I sponged PTI plum pudding ink onto the cardstock to give it a richer look to match the pillow color. I stamped the Fresh Snow craft ink repeatedly with the background image.

Next, I stamped the vertical lines in the set onto another piece of cardstock because I love this look and it is one of my go to layouts. I also stamped one of the images of the LIFE set from PTI three times for my focal image. I outlined the flowers with the copic C1.

I rubbed the ink pad (dtp technique) across the cardstock before I punched out the butterflies then I added some tiny pearl detailing. I also sponged the plum pudding onto the saddle-stitched PTI ribbon to sort of make the white threads blend alittle more and coordinate with the look I wanted to achieve. I finished with some pearls in the corner. I love how my pillow to card turned out.

BACKGROUND and COPIC HINT: I am forever playing around with backgrounds. If you do not own any copics, you really should consider C1 as a first purchase. I have been using this color to add shading to my created backgrounds lately to create some depth and dimension. It really gives stamped backgrounds some umph so they look more like dp instead of just stamped images. I outline the inside right corner of the shapes in the background and the space between the bars of vertical lines. It is subtle, but the depth is definitely obvious and even mor so in real life. Here is a card I did with the shadowed background technique a few weeks ago. It is a little more obvious here.

Thanks for stopping by and as always I would love to know what you think!

STAMPS PTI Background:Retro and Life sets CARDSTOCK PTI Smokey Shadow and Plum pudding, gp white INKS PTI plum pudding and fresh snow inks ACCESSORIES PTI saddle-stitched plum pudding ribbon, Nestabilities, MS butterflies punch, pearl domes, C1 copic

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC18)! This week Kimberly Crawford is hosting the challenge. She is challenging us to use frames. Now, frames can be something as simple as adding a matt to the main image to "frame" it out, or adding some marker detailing around the main image to create a doodle frame or faux layered frame. In addition to these, you can create your own frames with spellbinder diecut shapes using different materials. There are also ready made frames that you may have to add to your card. Whichever type of frame you choose, we would love to see what you create!!!

This card is also for Sunday's Feature Stamper Challenge(FS121)! Congratulations, Roxie!!! I love your creations and it was hard to choose one to case. I chose this card. I changed the colors, the images, and altered the layout slightly to accomodate my larger image. I kept the embellishments the same, the black card base, and the trio of flowers and theme the same.

I am using the Nasturtiums stamp set. I LOVE this set. I used the largest image for my card. I stamped my image with Palette Noir ink and colored it with copics. I just love this flower set. There are so many wonderful images in the set. You really get a lot of wow for the money. For the "frame it" challenge, I added a repeated loopy die cut around my rectangle frame to create a light feeling frame. I love how it turned out.

I am also hosting the Color Challenge at SCS(CC221)! It is Kiss and Ride Tango! All in honor of the 2008/09 In Colors which will retire in a few weeks.

For this card, I am using the Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper, Thinking of You,and, Timeless Quotes stamp sets. For part of the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday "Frame It" Challenge, I used the frame image from the Thinking of You set to frame my quote. I stamped the Vintage Wallpaper background in riding hood red. I added a punch border, gold pearls, and some prima and hero arts flowers to finish the card.

STAMPS Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper, Thinking of You, Timeless Quotes

INK SU Riding Hood Red, Adirondack Lettuce

CARDSTOCK PTI Vintage Cream, SU riding hood red, kiwi kiss, tangerine tango

ACCESSORIES Nestabilities, foam tape, foam dots, gold pearl domes, copics, prima and hero arts flowers, Fiskars border punch

Be sure to check out the other Friends of Flourishes Blog team
designers to see what they created for you this week.

STAMPS Flourishes Nasturtium set
INK Palette Noir
CARDSTOCK GP White, PTI pure black, lemon tart, pure poppy
ACCESSORIES Sizzix die cut, cuttlebug ef, foam tape, gold pearl domes, copics

Monday, June 1, 2009

Release Day and Blog Hop!

It is release day at Our Daily Bread Designs!!! We are release two new sets called Quiet Waters and Ask, Seek, Knock. I am using the image and one of the scriptures from the Quiet Water's set.

I am using some Prism by Prismatics cardstock in Twilight Dark for the base. I am also using some lemon tart and ripe avocado colored cardstock. I love the subtle texture that is on one side of the prism cardstock. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder for the ripe avocado layer. I sponged over it with some ripe avocado ink. I colored my image with a combination of copic markers and Ranger inks . I cut out the deer and baby and added pop dots to the back to pop the animals up for added dimension. I added an EK Success border punch. I finished my card with some gold pearl domes.

Make sure you check out some of the other Our Daily Bread Designers to see what they have created using these sets. We are also welcoming two new guest designers for June and July. Grace (scrappigramma2) and Kathy(Wattle). Also, all of the ODBD designer's post specific blog links can be found to the right in the margin.



ODBD Quiet Waters
Palette Noir, Ranger Inks, ripe avocado, copics
Prism by Prismatics, PTI ripe avocado, lemon tart
EK Success border punch, foam tape, sponges, gold domes, aquapainter, nestabilities, cuttlebug ef,foam dots

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