Friday, March 13, 2009

Sentimental Sneak Peeks Day Three!

Are you like me in that you're always looking for that sentiment that's JUST RIGHT for a special card? A saying that conveys your heart behind a creation, or the situation someone is in, or the connection you have with them?

Today's samples are full of really wonderful sentiments from this brand new Flourishes set that will be released tonight.

I have two cards to show you using yesterday's Ornamental Elements and this beautiful sentiment set, and the other with just the sentiment set (oh and a few sweet peas :) - but both with beautiful papers. Have a look-see!

Embossed Faith

I received some new Memory Box papers from Flourishes, and they have such interesting patterns in them, some almost futuristic, but a number of the papers with one of my favourite colors - a beautiful lime green with dramatic BLACK. So here I paired those papers with some pretty Prism cardstock, and black embossing of the Ornamental Elements. The sentiment is only a part of the original stamp...that I embossed, trimmed out and popped up. The icing on the cake is the gorgeous Flourishes black satin ribbon. Oh it ties so nicely.

Doesn't the embossing look so rich on this shot?

Simple Things

This second card went in a much softer direction... I love this sentiment and how it naturally highlights certain words. So I stamped these capitalized LIFE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE again on Bordering Blue and Pink Pirouette with Pallette ink (grey) and popped them up. The sentiments are on a nestie layer,. I added the stamped sweet peas along the borders of the sentiment which really looks nice I think. These gorgeous papers are a mix of SU Bella Rose, and Bella Birds, and some beautiful Flourishes velvet and dotted organdy ribbon.

I decided to accent the card with pretty rhinestones on the ribbon slider and on the card. Do you notice the very diagonal feel to the design? Some of that comes naturally because of the sentiment...but then I emphasized it even more with the accent elements. It also naturally draws your eye to the different parts of the card as well.

Today all the other Design Team Girls will be showing a fabulous new line of paper in the Flourishes Store...none other than Jenni Bowlin! I'd love to show you them too....but mine didn't arrive on time :( sniff sniff....but be sure to check out the other girls to catch some wonderful sneak peeks! Join us tonight for the Release's a whole lot of fun! Games, chatter, give aways, prizes, more pictures of cards from the Design Team and all the sets are revealed!

Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Julie Koerber
Nancy Kirk
Jan Marie Caruso


Embossed Faith: Stamps: Timeless Quotes, Ornamental Elements; Ink: VersaMark, Basic Black; Paper: Prism Papers, Memory Box Glitterati, Basic Black; Accessories: Circle Punches, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Rhinestones, Flourishes Black Satin Ribbon, Flourishes Apple Green Organdy, Black Embossing Powder, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals

Simple Things: Stamps: Timeless Quotes, Sweet Pea; Ink: Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, Palette Grey; Paper: Bordering Blue, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Rose DSP, Bella Birds DSP, Accessories: Flourishes Velvet Ribbon, Flourishes Dotted Organdy Ribbon, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, SU Ribbon Slider, Rectangle Nestabilities, Big Shot.


Norine said...

these are both so pretty love the second one so soft and really like how you did the saying really pops

Julie Koerber said...

Beautiful Christine --- on both counts! If I had to pick a favorite -- I wouldn't be able to! They are both so unique and pretty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both are wonderful Christine. The first one with the greens is fabulous and I just love the jewels. Wonderful cards.

Latisha said...

Christine, both are beauties...but holy moly girl I love the one using the Jenni Bowlin papers, it has a soft vintage feel to it, so ultra feminine

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Christine...these are both gorgeous! Love the way you used Ornamental Elements and the cool way you popped the sentiment in the second!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, I just love both of your cards! Very different in feel, but both gorgeous. You have a fabulous flair for design!

Rose Ann said...

Both are so pretty, Christine!! I love the greens and embossed black swirls...and the pretty colors and the way you popped the sentiment on the second!! Fabulous!!

Linda Bandow said...

Christine that second card is just lovely....I would love to try that and if I do I will definitely give YOU all the CREDIT.

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are fabulous Christine, I saw a sneak peak on the Flourishes Newsletter and I knew that green card was one of yours! It's gorgeous!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both are so gorgeous Christine! I love the bold colors and swirls on the first, and the soft sweetness of the second. And of course, you always have such a wonderful flare for embellishing!! Fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

Both are so lovely!

Anonymous said...

You're an incredible artist! Love your cards.