Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day two with Flourishes




Botanical Bookplates 1

What can I say?  It’s another stunning botanical from Marcella Hawley!   Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 has images that also pair up with Flourishes new Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate Template Die.  It’s a beautiful combination!

Bookplate Die Packaging Front

For my card today I began by stamping the large violet image on kraft paper with VersaFine Onyx Black.  Then I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with oms.  

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I also stamped and colored the smaller violet image the same way and cut it out with the bookplate die.  I trimmed the decorative edge from the image after I cut it out, then used the die on green cardstock and layered the image on top.   I used Chocolate Lime Candi dots on the photo corner and an adhesive pearl strip for embellishments.    I inked around the image panel and the sentiment panel with white chalk ink before matting also.  Did you notice my perfect stitching?  I mean seriously, I have never, ever, stitched that perfect before!  I am very proud, lol! 

Would you like to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…
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DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE MARCH RELEASE?  Have you checked out our Pinter-inspiration Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges this week! To do that, all you need to do is check in -- on the Flourishes blog Wednesday and Thursday at noon! These fast-paced challenges are designed to spark creativity and give you another chance to win some wonderful goodies! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Can’t wait until all of our sets are revealed Friday morning? Well, you can pre-order them now if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs! Just click HERE. You’ll also see that we are offering our special New Release Bundle again – 10% off if you purchase all three stamp sets in one bundle!
Now to see lots more sneak peeks and really get you drooling you need to check out all the designers samples below!  

Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle
Beate Johns

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37 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So beautiful

stampqueen said...

Very pretty - love kraft cardstock!!

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous. I love Kraft and what you did here looks so pretty. Great job Danielle.

Beate said...

I always LOVE coloring on Kraft cardstock, but forget it every single time I get ready to color. It looks beautiful! Great card, Danielle.
Hugs and smiles

Karen said...

Lovely, serene, and elegant!

petra,s cards said...

wauw what a fabulous inspiration!!! love the way you have used that lovely image in combo whit that tag and image!!!
xx petra

Ita said...

I just love this new die and your card is fantastic I am looking fordward to folling your blog
Ita from Ireland

Lin said...

I didn't realize there are TWO sizes of the flowers until now! And I love the 2 flowers that were chosen - no better representations for spring than these! Love your card!

Kary said...

Such a beautiful card!! I love, LOVE your colouring and your card looks amazing!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Ooh...look at that perfect stitching!!! You, go, gf! Love the soft, springy colors of this...and the coloring on kraft is GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Beautiful card! love the colors.

Betty Benton said...

You are definitely on a roll -- love the pairing of the images, the candi and pearls, and of course, the perfect stitiching!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and great stitching. I like how you used both sizes of the image.

LeAnne said...

Oh my....this is beautiful! And that "string of pearls"....so elegant!

Wanda Cullen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! Love that you paired both images together and LOVE this new set!

Karen W said...

Very pretty!! This flower is gorgeous!

Carole said...

Beautiful card Danielle, I really like how the die shows off the image.

maryc1254 said...

The combination of the different sized violets is great. I love the stitching and the pearls.

Brenda said...

Love how you used the flowers twice and the die is really nice!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous stitching and pearl border!

Kathi said...

What a lovely card! Love the softness of the colors and the way you used both the small and large flowers. Your coloring is awesome and so is your stitching!

Mrs. Hill said...

The stitching is perfect! I love the touch it gives as a frame and the pearl strip is wonderful too. Beautiful coloring... It's just lovely!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,



Such an ELEGANT Card! Thanks for the chance to win this set.


Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

Ravengirl said...

Wow, love the beautiful glow around your flowers!

Pattie said...

Wow - so beautiful and the pearls are the perfect touch!

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! Wonderful coloring and terrific stitching! The pearls are beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

WOW Danielle! This is a stunner!

Debbie Dunham said...

Very pretty card!

Rosemary said...

wow... that is one beautiful card!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Totally clever and beautiful job. I like how you used the large image and the bookplate. Awesome!

Carol Dee said...

Sweet violets. So many colors in nature. A really pretty set that would be enjoyable to color. :) Hugs....

flourishes said...

Your creations today were "over the Moon" beautiful. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Thanks Danielle.
Jan Marie
Flourishes

ChristineCreations said...

Oh this is gorgeous Danielle!I love the white glow around the images!

Naomi said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colours, that gorgeous background image, and pearls are ALWAYS a good choice!

Naomi
xoxo

Barbara said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft white from the pencils and that you used both images! Yes, I noticed your perfect stitching :)

Amanda said...

What a beautiful card, Danielle! You make your cards look so effortless and graceful! I love the colors and coloring you chose to do, it makes everything look so pretty :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Danielle and fantastic coloring!