Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Birthday Bash!


Happy 4th Birthday to Flourishes!  A company I love very much :)  

Welcome to day 3 of Flourishes Birthday Blog Hop Celebration! Just in case you missed it,  Flourishes  is now officially 4 YEARS OLD  and we are busy lighting the candles on our cake with three days full of creative inspiration and chances to win a bounty of blog candy! 

This worked well to be on the Birthday theme, because on Wednesday my Brother turned 40...a milestone for him and we celebrated with a party at a steak house here called The Keg.  YUM.   I wanted to make a special and masculine card for him.  


So I pulled out some beautiful Flourishes sets, A Guiding Light and Antique Map and created this nautical and manly card.  I stamped the lighthouse scene on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock and then went to town coloring it with Copics (list of colors at the bottom).  I also used the Antique Map stamp on Sahara Sand background layer using Pumice Stone Ranger ink - it works well for more of an aged look because the ink stays wet longer and you can sponge it more.  I also overstamped the compass from this set onto the main image.  Adding the sentiment from the Tag Lines set onto a 3/4 inch circle.  


The designer paper is Yacht Club from Websters, and I added some pretty fancy brads from Basic Grey - Manilla.   as well as some beautiful ribbons, Red Yacht and a beautiful blue creme stripe.  

Now...do you want to help us celebrate?  
HOW CAN YOU WIN? THERE ARE  SO MANY WAYS!
  • Leave a comment on this post on the FLLC Blog
  • Leave a comment on the designers' posts that are on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s hops!
  • Play in our Flourishes Birthday Celebration Card Challenge!
  • Play in our Flourishes Favorite Card Challenge! 
HOW TO PLAY IN OUR FLOURISHES BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CHALLENGE!
  • Simply make a birthday card using Flourishes stamps!
  • Entries need to be in by Thursday, September 1st by 5 PM EST
  • You must link your creation on this post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges, while we love challenge chasers, we want to give those that follow the rules a chance at a prize valued at more than $60.
  • If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCBDAY2
  • We’ll announce the winners next Friday, September 2nd on the FLLC Blog!
Speaking of candy, what do you win if you comment or play today? Take a peek!!! We’ll be giving 7 of these prize packs away! That’s right, SEVEN! 


Here's who is playing today in the Birthday Celebration!

Christine (you are here)
Julie (also has extra blog candy!)
Barbara
Danielle
Cindy

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Tag Lines, A Guiding Light, Antique Map;  Ink;  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Pumice Stone;  Paper:  Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Flourishes Classic White, Webster's Yacht Club DP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Mega Deckled Rectangles, Circle Punch, Sewing Machine, Sponge, Ribbons, Basic Grey Brads, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (Flourishes Delphinium Collection, Warm Neutrals Collection, Fields Collection, R27, R29, Y00, Flesh Tones 1 Collection, E50, E53, B70

85 comments:

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a really beautiful card, love the colors that you used. Thanks for sharing.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fabulous and great card christine, your brother will love it.
very beautiful made.

greetings karin

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Lovely card! I'm originally from Maine and this card reminds me of the Portland Headlight.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

What a beautiful masculine card!! I have a hard time making those. I'm sure your brother will be thrilled with his.

Lori said...

that is a beautiful card. Those colors are great.

Ujjwal said...

The light house scene is so beautifully colored! love your card!

Yogi said...

so pretty. Love those sets. Interesting the angle cut of the ribbon under the design. Nice touch.

Naomi said...

Wonderful card! Love the LO, the nautical feel, and your amazing colouring! I've had my eye on this set for a while now...maybe it'll be on my next Flourishes order!

Marthamh2 said...

I really like your card. Thanks for the great idea for a masculine card.

ecpiercy said...

Love the nautical birthday card! Beautiful!

Karen W said...

Beautiful scene, your coloring is fabulous and it just pops. Great idea and thanks for sharing this. Your brother should love this card.

madeleineb said...

Great card for a guy, Christine

pmm said...

Awesome 'Guy Card'! Love your coloring on it too.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Now I can almost hear the wather hitting the shore... very will done..

Cheryl said...

Just gorgeous! Love everything about it--the layout, the paper, the ribbons and embellies, the stamps, and especially your fab coloring! Superb!

Anonymous said...

Wow does that blue pop!!!! It's gorgeous! Fabulous man card. Congrats to your brother too. FTS, I'll be casing this one!!
Beth Greco

Jayne said...

So pretty and serene. I love your card.

Marilynn said...

Love Flourishes, love your lighthouse card. Good job.

Theresa said...

Fabulous masculine card...love the design...great background. Anad great colors. Thanks for your lovely comment.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - great masculine card!!! Your coloring is wonderful!!

Lin said...

I LOOOOOVE this card - it reminds me so much of a little lighthouse in Maine that we have visited in Port Clyde, so charming with that walkway out to it - so beautiful! Thanks, you've made my morning with a lovely memory!

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous Christine. Reminds me so much of the East Coast where hopefully the hurricane does not wipe out any lighthouses. Happy birthday to your brother.. Love the name of the restaurant. Perfect for a steakhouse. Have fun.

Heide said...

Just beautiful, your colors are so vibrant.

Debbie D. said...

Beautiful card, beautiful colors, beautiful image.

Ellie said...

Love the way you've created this card!
Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

Amanda said...

Oh what a nice birthday card for a gentleman! You certainly made a wonderful card with that stamps set!! I really love how you stamped the compass/map part in the very corner :)

Dee said...

Beautiful card Christine. This stamp reminds me of the end of summer.Great card.

Cheryl Winget said...

Beautiful card - I can almost smell the fresh ocean air!

Rosemary said...

absolutely fantastic masculine card!!

petra,s cards said...

whowwwww this is realey fantastic stunning colouring its almost a painting!!!
xx petra

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful scene -- and the gorgeous ribbons are a great addition!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous masculne card, Christine! I love the vibrant coloring of the scene!

Davi said...

Such a beautiful nautical card!! I love the colors and the serene scene!

Kelly Massman said...

Love the colors on this beautiful card!

marian said...

As the summer comes to a close, this is so pretty and will evoke many memories for those who like the ocean. Beautiful card.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is stunning, Christine! I LOVE the coloring, and love the way you used the ribbons as layers! Beautiful!

Allison Cope said...

My goodness Christine! The beauty of your masculine birthday card is amazing! I just adore the scene and your colouring is incredible!

Ida said...

Beautiful card. I love the peaceful scene you've created here.

Sandy M said...

Great masculine card!

Janet said...

What a lovely card--takes me back to my beach holiday earlier this year. So beautiful.

Kathy said...

I knew you would come up with something gorgeous, but you still amaze me. This is so beautiful! I love your coloring and I love the background with the sahara sand stamped! Blessings!

Kathy

Marisa said...

Great card! Love how you used the striped ribbon. We are off to the beach today so this card is perfect for us :)

zehra said...

Wow, wow, this is awesome, so gorgeous and lovely image, loved the background. TFS

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE this card of yours, Christine! I live on Cape Cod and this is a typical scene found here. The colors and the DP you chose are spot on! A wonderful creation, well done! TFS!!

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully done! Just makes you dream of being there on vacation!

Cammie said...

Stuch a stunning peaceful image. Lovely design. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tanya said...

Christine, this is gorgeous! Fabulous colors and I love the ribbon. Your brother will love it I'm sure!

Benzi said...

Oh, this is just outstanding..colored to perfection. What a great scene and super, masculine creation.

lisa808 said...

I love lighthouses and beach scenes. Your card is fabulous! Great paper and ribbon accompany the beautiful image.

Leslie Miller said...

This is a stunning card, Christine! There's no other way to describe it. It just knocked my socks off at first sight. Gorgeous design and colors!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a gorgeous and vibrant scene...tfs

Judy said...

What a great masculine card! Beautifully colored beach scene!

Crystal said...

WOW what a stunning creation Christine!!!! WOW I have just been browsing through your blog to see what you have been up too, GORGEOUSNESS as always!! sorry I have been MIA summer has kept me so busy!!! Hope you are enjoying yours!

szbacn1 said...

Nice!!! A card that could be sent to a guy... Thanks for sharing!

dpkennedy said...

I love the compass overstamped on the main image and your coloring is soft and beautiful! Great masculine card!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful Masculine card. Your coloring is gorgeous!!!

Charlotte said...

Love anything nautical, and your card is wonderful. Great masculine card.

Sue D said...

Fabulous nautical masculine card!

Katie said...

Love your serene and nautical card! Great combination of blues and ribbon. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

mary said...

Wonderful manly card, always looking for these...really nice!
Thanks for sharing..

Bernie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and your coloring is Amazing!!!
Blessings Bernie

runzalot81 said...

Love the card!

Ravengirl said...

What a fabulous card! I love the Antique Map background. It's so perfect for masculine cards!

ChristineZ said...

What a beautiful scene you created. Reminds me of visits to parts of the East coast when I was a child. This is a great masculine birthday card.

Teri said...

VERY pretty! This is a great card for male or female!

Yvonne said...

V ery nice card! The colrs flow together so well.

KimCreate said...

Your beach card is gorgeous! Beautiful embellies
Kim

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific masculine card, love the papers and the way you did the sentiment is cool! great coloring!

Jo said...

Lovely!!

Theresa said...

Christine this is gorgeous! Love the scene. Fabulously done.

Heather said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This card is gorgeous! I love your lighthouse scene and the coloring is amazing!

Kim160 said...

Beautiful card and so colourful. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Your card is wonderful. The water looks very inviting, hope the east coast looks this good tomorrow.

Jodi said...

What a great masculine card! Those are always so hard to come up with. The map dsp is perfect for the lighthouse. Love your beautiful coloring!

Barbara said...

Awesome design, Christine! That scene is so peaceful looking. Gorgeous card.

Jan Garber said...

Terrific coloring! Happy 4th!

Grace said...

OMGoodness Christine this is STUNNING!!!! Your image is colored to perfection and I just visited the light house I believe this image was inspired by! Soooo gorgeous! I know your brother loved this!!!! It's amazing! Happy Birthday to him and to Flourishes!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colors.Mary L Schreiber

Barbara said...

Love the colors, Christine. Thanks!

Janet L. said...

Love your card with all the manly colors and details.

Olga V. said...

Oh, I absolutely LOOOOOOVE your card - great masculine card, great colours and the choice of image! Thank you for sharing!

Di said...

Love the Beacon of Light card...and Happy 4th Birthday!

Shari B. said...

What a great card. What beautiful colors and I love your ribbon choices.

Candy said...

Your coloring is outstanding! Beautiful!

Sherry said...

gorgeous card!!! I love how you extended the water!