Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Botanical Bookplates Volume 2


Welcome back to Flourishes New Release Sneak Peeks for April!  I loved writing Volume 1 on last month's Botanical Bookplate set because I knew it would give you a hint as to what's to come for this month!  We have another beautiful addition to this special exclusive Flourishes die and stamp set using some beautiful flowers, Lily of the Valley and Pansies.

This card showcases the Lily of the Valley stamps that are in this Botanical Bookplates Volume 2 set and I love how they pair with Kraft Cardstock and prismacolor pencils.  It gives them a softness and translucency that's really lovely.  I've stamped both of the lily images, the smaller die image is trimmed out with our Flourishes Bookplate Spellbinder's Die, then framed with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two in white.  Then I've used the larger image in the background on the Kraft cardstock, coloring those up as well and then adding texture with an embossing folder Flamingos and Hedgehodges.  



I've accented with some pretty green crochet lace and these Chipboard Candi dots go perfectly with the Kraft cardstock.  It has a lovely romantic feel to it :)

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52 comments:

stampqueen said...

Oh how pretty - love all the textures and layers!!!

Amanda said...

Christine, this is so soft and delicately colored! I really love how you created your card!! Truly Gorgeous :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning christine this is gorgeous.

greetings karin

ArtisticInkspirations said...

Wow...wow..did you stamp the background too!! So exquisite!! Have to get this set!!

Wendy Thompson said...

Wonderful card Christine thanks so much for sharing with us.

~ Jo ~ said...

This card is so pretty, love the ribbon!

Kary said...

Christine, your card looks Amazing!! I love the stamped lilies,they are so beautiful,& I love your colouring on kraft. Such a wonderful job!!

jonim52 said...

Stunnig card.

garnett said...

Great spring card.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous! Love the look of pencil on kraft! Beautiful design w/ep folder and lace!

Anonymous said...

The textures are fabulous. Very pretty creation!

Beth Greco

Beate said...

What a gorgeous card, Christine! I LOVE that you stamped and colored on Kraft, love the texture you added and LOVE that you layered/framed the main image with that Fancy Tag die.
Beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Monica said...

So striking! I love how chose Kraft and did stamping along te side. Genius!

My name is Erika. said...

Your card is gorgeous, but then these bookplate stamps are too.

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Pretty card!

Karen W said...

Very pretty and pretty colors

Jary said...

Lily Of the Valley is one of my favorite flowers! So glad to see it is one of the new stamps!

Theresa said...

Lovely colors and design. Another great botanical set. Love the lily of the Valley and your coloring.

Marisa said...

Love how you used the kraft and coloured the flowers on it! Lovely card - that frame just pops!

J.Beare said...

HOw pretty! I love the stamping/coloring on Kraft..what a soft , pretty look..I think I will try this with some of my botanical stamps..

veronica said...

love the soft colors. very pretty.

Julie Koerber said...

So very soft and pretty Ms. Christine! I love the craft with the white accents -- just beautiful my friend!

Rosemary said...

oh... absolutely gorgeous!! love the lily of the valley on the kraft cardstock...

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

WOW!!! I love the whole color scheme of this card! Lily of the Valley is my Flower (born in May). Your card is so soft and romantic looking!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Christine! Love the white Lilies on the Kraft cs and the white ornate really makes the book plate pop!

Carla S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! I love the flowers colored on Kraft! So soft and beautiful!

Martha said...

Your card showcases the lily of the valley so well in the two sizes and stamping it on craft is brilliant. So clever! I will have to try that myself! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and talent.

Martha

petra,s cards said...

whowwww cristine this is stunning! thanks for this stunning inspiration!
xx petra

Cheryl Winget said...

I just love Lilies of the Valley and your card showcases them beautifully!

elizabeth said...

This is so beautiful and elegant. Great job!

Lin said...

SO gorgeous - LOVE this set!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful

Kathi said...

What a soft, pretty card! I love how you stamped the Lily of the Valley on kraft cardstock, it is definitely a romantic look!

Lynne said...

Very pretty. This stamp is lovely

Tammy Hershberger said...

OK, you pushed my buttons... I'm gonna' have to have that Fancy Tags die now! Beautiful card, Christine... the white flowers on the kraft is lovely!

JoanneO said...

Loved your layering and the textures used. Great card and coloring!

Yvonne said...

Love all the layers and great coloring!

Pattie J. said...

stunning Lilies of the Valley. such a sweet flower for spring.can just smell them.......hugs

Mrs. Hill said...

The soft look on kraft IS wonderful! The white fancy frame around the bookplate draws the eye, along with the green ribbon. Just lovely!

rlovew said...

Beautiful card! I love the texture.

Peggysuez said...

What a lovely choice of cardstock using the kraft with the white lily of the valley, looks fab!

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty Christine! I love the white flowers on the kraft paper!

Ravengirl said...

It does have quite a romantic feel to it! Great card!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I have to agree Christine this kraft and the flowers are awesome together. This is just beautiful.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the coloring on kraft.

Sewflake said...

Stunning Christine, love the image and coloring on this paper and embossed to boot. Wonderful work as always lady!!

Anonymous said...

love the subtle colors on the Kraft!

Alyssa S said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You're inspiring me to stamp on kraft and bring out those color pencils again!

Barbara said...

Another gorgeous creation on Kraft! Just perfection!

Heather said...

So soft and pretty! I can't wait for our lily of the valley to be out in full bloom. These stamps capture their beauty perfectly.

Carol Dee said...

Lily of the Valley are my FAV. LOVE this stunning creation,