Friday, April 29, 2011

Retirement Sale Romance

Have you heard about Flourishes Retirement Sale Bash going on?  There are several sets that are retiring from the FLLC Lineup and they are drastically discounted.  Thursday started the last discount that will be given at 65% off.  So there are some fantastic buys!  And some beautiful sets too.....today I'm going to showcase a lovely set that was designed with Autumn in mind - but has so much more potential to it then just Autumn, today I've given it some vintage romance...


This beautiful set is called Autumn Flourishes, and get this...it's selling for $5.59, AMAZING!  As you can see I've stamped it in VersaMark ink and then embossed it in clear embossing powder on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  Then to match my gorgeous Pink Paisley paper Butterfly Garden, I sponged the embossed image with soft pink and peach ink.  It resists the embossing and leaves you with a beautiful design.  I've also overstamped the designer paper with stamps from the set as well, tying it all together.  I added the sentiment from the new Mother's Day sentiment set Motherly Love.  


Above you can get a much better look at the embossing and how it shines.  


As you can tell, the Spellbinders really help give it that vintage feel, I've used Fleur De Lis Rectangles and Fancy Tags Three for this design in my Grand Calibur.  Then I added some sewing, pretty lace, a satin bow, and some gorgeous pearls.  

Here's another card from the archives that I made with this set, and I made it into a Christmas wreath using vellum and silver embossing...


So...go scope through some of these beautiful sale sets and see their potential!    When they're gone they won't ever return :)  

Thanks for stopping by today friends!  Have a wonderful weekend!

10 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine these are gorgeous, love your embossing and those pearls wowwwwwwwww.


greetings karin

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

CHristine these are both so very elegant and beautiful. I love the feminine touch you added to both of these. Beautiful work.

Amanda said...

Christine, these are breath taking and Gorgeous!! I love your white embossing on your beautiful pink card!! And your blue wreath card is fantastic!! I love them both!! :)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous cards, Christine!!

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS, Christine! You definitely don't look at those cards and think of Autumn. Way to think outside the box!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Some lovely cards. That blue one just rock with how you did the ribbon. TFS

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

GORGEOUSNESS, Christine! Absolute gorgeousness!

Leslie Miller said...

Amazing cards with this set, Christine! I've always loved Autumn Flourishes for everything other than Fall. The images are so pretty. These are both so delicate and beautifully designed. I don't remember seeing the Christmas card before. It's gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Beuatiful cards, love the softness of the first and the wreath on your second card is gorgeous, I hadn't seen that one before

Denise Marzec said...

These are breathtaking! Such gorgeous embellishing! I especially love that pearly flourish on the first one and your pink sponging!