Thursday, February 2, 2012

Flourishes February Pre-Release Challenge!


Welcome to February everyone!  Hard to believe that one month of 2012 has already been completed.

This month our Challenge is Black and White plus One!  And it's just as easy as it sounds - join us in creating a card using the colors black and white with only one extra color.  


I pulled out the set Fanciful Flourishes .  I think a damask style flourish looks gorgeous with black and white, and these hearts are perfect with a little pop of color.  I stamped the solid heart in Memento Lilac Posies, and then inked the damask heart onto cardstock vellum in VersaMark embossing with fine detail embossing powder.  You may not be able to see from this photo but I also added the damask flourish image to the black layer, embossing it black on black. 


In this photo you can see the black on black a little better.  I've used Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Dies to cut the shapes.  Embellished with some gorgeous ribbons from the store as well as some pretty pink rhinestones swirls.  

Join the girls today in this Black and White plus One Challenge, you could win the whole February release!   Upload your link to the Flourishes Blog by Friday at 5 PM to be eligible to win!  Can't wait to show you Sneak Peeks next week, you will love them!

Christine Okken (you are here)

19 comments:

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - I haven't used that set in a long time, will have to pull it out again, works so well for Valentines!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card, papers and design christine.

greetings karin

Karen W said...

Fabulous pop of color, I love pink!! Great take on the challenge and beautiful card

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I really like these colors together with this set. Great embellishments. Love it.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE the pop of pink and all the bling on this!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the colour combo! Love the pop of pink with the ribbon.

Broni said...

Wow, Christine! Your card is beautiful! And it's perfect for this week's Color Throwdown challenge!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous, Christine! LOVE all the bling!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Black, white and hot pink. I love that color combo! Gorgeous, elegant card!!

Leslie Miller said...

Love this hot and gorgeous card! You've given a lot of thought to the details -- the embossed black on black damask heart, for instance. It all came together beautifully.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very dramatic Christine! The hearts are wonderful and oh I like the splash of hot pink with the balck and white.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Love the bold pink and the vellum embossing!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely, pretty stamping on the vellum and love the ribbons too!

Amanda said...

These are such wonderful colors. I love all the details with the stamps you used, on your card, Christine :)

Sewflake said...

Very stylish in black and white, your pop of pink really makes this eye popping!!

dpkennedy said...

Just beautiful Christine! Very elegant with all of your lovely die cuts and trims!

Diane said...

Gorgeous....love all the layers of embellishements...pretty~pretty!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Christine! Love all the layers, bling, and pop of bright pink! Really fabulous creation!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so dramatic, with the pink and black and LOTS of bling!