Tuesday, January 10, 2012

From the Heart

Welcome to the January Sneak Peeks at Flourishes :)  It's such a lovely and lovey month, and I'm so excited to show you the sets this week!  This classic set -- called From the Heart -- penned by Becky Fleck offers an antique flavor for Valentine's Day! An ornate heart stands as a focal point and is a perfect companion to Spellbinders Classic Heart Nestabilities die (S4-136) and Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Heart Nestabilities Dies (S4-137). A curled banner is the perfect accent -- allowing a few of the sentiments to be stamped inside!


I love the gorgeous wood-cut styled images in this set, very romantic :).    So, I went with a romantic styled card.  I pulled out some older Webster's Pages, and then stamped my larger heart on vellum cardstock.  The nice thing about stamping on vellum is that you can use regular water-based ink and still emboss the image.  Which I did with clear embossing powder for both the card and for the little heart tin.  


Isn't this tin precious?  We got it from one of our leaders' weddings as a little thank you, and I've saved it ever since, knowing I'd use it on a project.  This was the perfect one.  I adhered the vellum heart to the bottom of the tin with glue dots and then surrounded the tin with pretty laces, and added pretty faceted hearts to the top, in the shape of a heart underneath the pretty scrolly label.  I stamped the label on designer paper and added a little copic coloring to the shadows to give it more realism.  


Here's a bit of a closeup on the card, the shiny vellum heart, the rhinestones (colored over with copics), and then laces.  


Isn't this a wonderful set?  You'll see more fabulous goodies at the rest of the Design Team.  Don't forget to comment on each of them, you might find the Mystery Blogger of the Day and be chosen to win this set!  


Christine Okken (you are here)



Jan Marie Caruso


Don't forget to come back at noon Central time today for the Noon Time Challenge, another chance to play and win this week!  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!

You can also play in the Pre-Release Challenge listed here on the FLLC Blog, deadline is Friday and you could win the whole set of January Releases!

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 HEREYou’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!



42 comments:

Lablady2007 said...

Just a big WOW.. breath taking and beautiful.. ty for sharing.

CYNTHIA BEYNON said...

YOUR CARD WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND ELEGAND CARD OF ALL THE CARD I
VIEWED. CAN'T BELIEVE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WAS. WISH I COULD MAKE CARDS LIKE THAT

CYNTHIA BEYNON

Diane said...

Wonderfully beautiful projects, (or should I say Pieces of Art)..a great way to reuse the heart box, too!!

petra,s cards said...

wauwww cristine this is soooo romantic love those soft colours i just love your card!!!
xxpetra

Karen W said...

Gorgeous creations, I love this set!!

Theresa said...

What absolutly beautiful projects. So very elegant and so romantic!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Just STUNNING!~

Carolyn L. said...

Wow, love those colors. Very chic card indeed!

Olga V. said...

Great card! Thank you for the tip on using embossing powders with water-based inks on vellum! It never occurred to me to even try that... Looks awesome! Thx for sharing!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the heart on the vellum and the heart shaped rhinestones :)

Rosemary said...

holey moley!! that is one gorgeous card!! love the little box, too!

Carla S. said...

Your card and heart tin are stunning, Christine! Gorgeous papers and embellishments!

Julie Koerber said...

This is about as feminine and elegant as it gets! I just love the unique spin you put on this set Ms. Christine! :-)

Marisa said...

Beautifully vintage card and a darling heart tin.

Becky said...

wow and wow..your card is gorgeous.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my just Beautiful, such lovely colors and the lace and ribbons are a wonderful touch!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is darling. Very feminine and flirty feeling with your colors and design. Beautiful job.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow!!!

Cheryl Winget said...

I especially love that little tin. How pretty!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a romantic card christine, just beautiful.

greetings karin

Sue D said...

Very pretty card and love how you decorated the tin.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Such a lovely, romantic card with beautiful colors. Nice work.
Peace, Becky Johnson

dpkennedy said...

Very vintage and elegant! Love the ribbons! Gorgeous card!

Tanya said...

Oh wow, love it! so sweet, and so girlie!

Linda Carson said...

Love the soft elegance and pearly details of this beauty! It's a double WOWZER!!

Anonymous said...

The card is really pretty with all the fun details. But, I love the little heart tine. Fantastic job on that with the lace and all! I have some Altoid heart tins that just might need some attention soon! Love the projects.

Chris R. from Iowa

Yogi said...

beautiful. so romantic.

Colleen said...

Christine,
I'm just amazed. I'm very new to Flourishes and only been stamping for about 3 years, I just have to say you gals are just amazing. I'm on my 4th stop and have seen this set used 4 totally different ways, one just as amazing as the last.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous project! Great choice of patterned paper and that bow is stunning!

Emily Keaton said...

WOW! Look at all the gorgeous detail here. What a beauty, Christine!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very pretty!!

Candy said...

Amazing! I love all the glitz!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! That ribbon banner is amazing!!! Everytime I look at it, it looks 3-D. Must have it!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Pure vintage-y goodness! This made me sigh....SO gorgeous!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What an awesome card thanks for sharing with us.

Leslie Miller said...

Some of my favorite colors! This is so gorgeous, Christine! What a beautiful card and darling little box!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! Soooo beautifully romantic! Love all your elegant details, and that yummy peach color!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Well, the card alone is just gorgeous but then the little heart box puts this all over-the-top beautiful! Lovely work, Christine!

Barbara said...

Just beautiful! I love the heart stamped on the clear card stock! And the little tin is perfection!

Trisha said...

Fabulous. And, oh so beautiful. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Ina said...

Oh wowo I came over from SCS and this card is so amazing. Beautifully made and such soft and gorgeous colours.

Naomi said...

Oh this card and gift box are just FAR too BEAUTIFUL for words! LOVE what you did with this gorgeous set!

Hugs,
Naomi