Thursday, June 14, 2012

An Invitation to Happily Ever After :)


A doubly-lovely post for you today!  We're wrapping up our June Releases with a great set for those lovely occasions of love, marriage, showers....all kinds of events you might want to celebrate....and I'll also show you a new Invite PDF Download now available from Flourishes for $2.  It's blank for you to fill in and embellish for all the special times you want to include others in....baby shower, book club invite, birthday party, wedding shower....anything your heart desires!

First, Happily Ever After...

I had a really fun time doing something very different with the Blossoms Collection sets put together with Happily Ever After.  Remember the movie "The Princess Bride"?  Remember the chaplain preaching "wuv...twue wuv"....


The letters are from the Letters in Blossom set....and then I added the "True Love" sentiment from the Happily Ever After on the main image, coloring up the letters in black and adding color with Copics.  Then on the background layer, I took a cue from Ally Cope and stamped the Summer Blossoms images on white Flourishes Cardstock and then colored all the background in black.  I love how it turned out.  


This is how it looked before assembling.  As you can see I left a little bit in the center uncolored because I knew the main image would cover it.  Isn't that dramatic looking?  It does take time, but boy is it worth it!


I used this month's SFYTT from Jen Del Muro.  And embossed the Spellbinder's hearts as well as the black horizontal flag too - with Art Nouveau - Fireflies folder.  

Now for the PDF Invitation...


How about a little Garden Party at my place? :)  

I've combined this lovely invitation with the Sunflower set I love so much.  I've stamped and colored the image seperately (with Prismacolors) and then popped it up on the design combining it with the


I've edged the invitation out with Classic Scallop Edgeabilities.  

So, now you've seen all the goodies available this month at Flourishes!  I know you want it all!  

Here's a link to all the sets where you can see them in all their beauty .... Remember, the New Release Bundle is only available at a discount for one week!

And you can still enter in the Noon Time Challenges as well as the 10 Minute Challenge to win these gorgeous sets.  Deadline is 5 pm Friday!  Join us for the announcement of the Winner's Circle Saturday at Noon on the Flourishes Blog!

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..


One of these awesome ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! With that bit of eye candy, you’ll surely want to see the design team’s cards and creations in full color when you take a trip over to their blogs! 

41 comments:

Karen T said...

such wonderful ideas, I love how you used the floral monogram stamps - very very pretty!

Kary said...

Wow,this is SO Awesome Christine! Your card background looks like patterned paper - Fantastic!! The card and invitation both are Gorgeous. Love them!!

jonim52 said...

Lovely cards.

Anonymous said...

Wow your "Love" card is bright, bold and passionate... just like love is, I suppose. Gorgeous!

I like the "sunflower" invite too. What a great idea for a pdf invite!

Gorgeous work as usual! Love the inspiration.
Beth Greco

Anne-Elise said...

Incredible that you made the background yourself ! Just amazing! Love these new stamp sets!

michemilie said...

I love the bright colors you chose and this invitation makes me feel warm and fuzzy! These stamps really ARE great!

Cheryl said...

Wow! Your custom designer paper is unbelievable! Fabulous "Love" card (Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies!!!) and those embossed hearts are perfect with it. The invitation is so cute! How is it I STILL haven't gotten that sunflower stamp? Every time I see it I love it.

Carol Dee said...

Pretty cards, love the sunflower.

Sue said...

Awesome cards and a wonderful idea

Teri said...

Oooooh! I definitely LOVE the love card! Such vibrand colors. Adorable!

Theresa said...

I was wowed by that background paper! Love all your projects!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Christine, your card is absolutely stunning. I love what you did with the background paper. I thought of doing something like this too when I followed Ally's instructions and created a background paper with kraft. Now that I see how it looks, I will definitely have to try it soon. Your sunflower invite is very pretty too. What a great release this month!

Becky said...

Your card is gorgeous, everything blends so beautifully together.
And your Invite is stunning.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a great idea for a background! Beautiful card and invitation!!

Wanda Cullen said...

What amazing projects!! Love that incredible floral BG and the sunflower invitation is sooo gorgeous!

Emily Keaton said...

I love a good sentiment set, and these are just AWESOME!! Your work is just beautiful. :)

Beate said...

Your colored background looks AMAZING! LOVE that card as well as the invitation!
Hugs and smiles

Marisa said...

That black BG is stunning. Gorgeous card and darling invitation too. Have a great weekend.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Both are just gorgeous, Christine! That background paper is INCREDIBLE!!! I will have to try that sometime. :-)

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the dramatic color combo. Beautiful garden invite.

Cheryl Faxon said...

Beautiful....and finally - a monogram I would use over and over... Lovely cards. Thanks for your work !

snailzpace said...

wow! the card is very dramatic looking and beautiful and i love the colours and sunflower on the invitation.
linda

Amanda said...

What a beautiful card!! At first I didn't realize that you had stamped and created the background yourself. I love how it looks!
And I love your Garden party invitation! It is beautiful!!

~ Amanda :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,

This Card blew me away!!!! What a detailed and different way to make such a lovely card! Thanks for the inspiration.


Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com

KarinsArtScrap said...

two stunning cards christine.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Very cute!!

christi said...

i love the "love card" how cool is the background paper and the floral font.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Awesome Christine! Love how you used my tutorial as a jumping point... gorgeous patterned paper! Beautiful work as always!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous so very pretty. Mary L Schreiber

Liz Williams said...

You've coordinated some great design papers with these images. These invitations are gorgeous.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the background piece!!!

Susan said...

Great reference to The Princess Bride on your first card. Your garden party invitation is lovely!

Ravengirl said...

Wow!!! Fabulous background on your card! Ever since I saw Ally Cope do that, I have not been able to get it out of my head!

Greta said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous wedding card! Never would have thought to color in the bg like that & it's just wonderful!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely, the coloring of your love stamp and the die and paper work so perfectly together, and love the invite, I do like my sunflowers and your coloring is terrific!

Lynne Phelps said...

The black, red and white is so dramatic, but anything you do with that sunflower set will always be my fave! I must get that Prima pad, it's the perfect backdrop!

E.T. said...

hahaha guess what?! Our family is "NEAT" too! Gorgeous card!

Denise Marzec said...

I would have NEVER thought to color a background black....OMG, I really need to try that sometime....AMAZING looking card, Christine! Love your invitation, too, with that new creative kit....I think I NEED that one. Love the blues and yellows.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are wonderful Christine. I do like that background, very dramatic indeed with the black.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! The floral background is amazing! Gorgeous work, Christine!

Amy Sheffer said...

Stunning, Christine! You amaze me!