Friday, April 23, 2010

Flourishes Friday Focus

Today Stacy is getting us geared up to get a head start on Christmas cards!  You can see her post here! I don’t have any Christmas sets from Flourishes yet, but I did have these lovely images that fit the theme.

For this first card I used the amaryllis image from the set A Year   in Flowers 3.  I stamped the image it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Flourishes white card stock and colored it with Copics.  After cutting the image and mat out with Spellbinders Nestabilites I layered it on patterned paper from the Wassail line from Basic Grey.  I used some white silk ribbon which I colored with a Copic marker and a brad to make a bow.  I also added just a touch of Lemon Flower Soft in the center of the large flower.


This second card uses a wreath image from the Seasonal Wreath Stamp Set.  It’s colored with Copics on Flourishes white card stock. I used non-traditional colors and used another piece of paper from Wassail by Basic Grey.  I stamped the bow on a separate piece of paper and cut it out and popped it up on the bottom of the wreath.  I used the Blossom Nesties to cut the mat behind the image and I edged every panel with a gold Krylon pen.  I also used a piece of luxurious silk ribbon from Flourishes behind the image.  It’s a small card only measuring 4 1/4 inches square.


The design team all have samples to show this week so make sure you head on over to check them out!  









LeAnne said...

Holy guacamole, these are incredible. If I made cards like these for Christmas, I would never want to send them out....I'd just frame them and look at them all day. GORGEOUS!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant cards.

Anonymous said...

These are so gorgeous and classic! Love the paper too. Well done!!

Dawn B. said...

Wow girl... These are so pretty. I love the sets you chose. They are perfect for this challenge.. Great coloring...Super job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are beautiful! I love your flower and the soft elegant color. The dp is fabulous with it. And your wreath is so soft and awesome gold fringe. these are just wonderful and beautiful!

Yogi said...

very pretty love the colors on both of them

Tammy Hershberger said...

Bee-yoo-tiful cards, girl!!! LOVE the wreath!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, both of them! Ditto what LeAnne said :)

ChristineCreations said...

AMAZING girl! Love the colors on your amaryllis!

And your wreath knocked my socks off. Beautifully colored and I love the colors you paired together on it!

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, these are some of the prettiest cards ever with these stamps! Love your beautiful, soft coloring. Very Christmasy!

Carol Dee said...


Julie Koerber said...

I gasped when I saw your amarylis card Miss Danielle -- that is a true wowzer of a card and the colors you picked for your second card --- so completely elegant! Fabulous twosome you have here girlie! TGIF! (We know you love the weekends!!!)

Joan said...

Danielle, these are stunning!!!!! I love the flowers in the top card and the way they compliment the lines in the paper. I love the "fancy playfulness" in the second card. That wreath is awesome.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Two equally stunning cards Danielle! As always, your coloring is impeccable!! I'm in awe!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...both of these are absolutely gorgeous, Danielle!! Impeccable coloring, beautiful papers, wonderful layouts...everything is so lovely!!

maiahs_momma said...

Very Elegant :)!

Inky Hugs,