Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sentimental Favorites

Today's stamp set Sentimental Favorites, is a perfect addition to the Flourishes Collection.  It's ALL sentiments, in beautiful creative fonts that will cover a lot of the ocassions you need to celebrate and commemerate.  I really loved pairing it today with another of my Flourishes favourites - Cherry Blossoms.  I think the elegance and simplicity of this set pairs very well for a Sympathy card.  One you hope not to have to make, but when you do - you really want it to mean something special.  


Coloring is done with Copic Markers using the Color Made Easy Line Candy Pink of markers, and the pink cardstock for the sentiment.  I also used some Kaiser Sugar Nelly for the background layer and though it's hard to tell from the photo I inked the edges with some Spun Sugar Ranger Distress Ink to get it to the same tones as the coloring.  The main card shape is a new Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals One Die, it's pretty spectacular.  I just die cut it, leaving a fold in my paper on the left side to be able to form a card base, and I love how it turned out.  


I've incorporated some gorgeous Pink Scalloped Lace from the store, some Saville Row Candi for the Grommet Tags and the sentiment, a pearl for the butterfly die cut, and a satin bow.  Grey and pink always pair so beautifully together. Here is another look at the Color Made Easy Candy Pink Line that I used.  


Here's a look at the whole set so you can see how great all the sentiments are:


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38 comments:

HappyCrafter said...

Oh how pretty! I love shaped cards, and those flowers are lovely.

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card..Beautiful deign and love the sentiment.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow a gorgeous sympathy card Christine.

greetings karin

Diane said...

Gorgeous mix of colors...gorgeous card!!

Francie (Montreal) said...

Oooh! what a pretty card. Gorgeous colours and colouring.

Sewflake said...

What a fabulous week of gorgeously colored designs. Cherry Blossoms is one of my favorites too, but then it is hard to pick just one favorite from Flourishes!

Anonymous said...

Oh that's beautiful! Love the pink and gray together. Very elegant. Flourishes sentiments are always so classy and this is no exception! Love your card.
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

Oh that's beautiful! Love the pink and gray together. Very elegant. Flourishes sentiments are always so classy and this is no exception! Love your card.
Beth Greco

Anonymous said...

Oh that's beautiful! Love the pink and gray together. Very elegant. Flourishes sentiments are always so classy and this is no exception! Love your card.
Beth Greco

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is gorgeous Christine! Love the colours and layers. What a great new stamp set!

Theresa said...

Love the design and shape of your card. Great stamp set!

Betty Benton said...

That image is so pretty!! My question is -- how could you stand to cover up that beautiful piece of lace?????

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a lovely card! This is such a wonderful set for all occasions!!

TLady said...

This IS a GORGEOUS CARD!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE the different shaped card! AND I LOOOOOOOOOVE all the Sentiments! I LOVE the ones with the SWIRLS! :)GORGEOUS!!!!!!! :)

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful sympathy card. Great set. A must have.

Marisa said...

Such a beautiful image and fabulously coloured. The pinked circles are perfect with it and love the oval shape.

Allison Cope Israels said...

What a stunning pink beauty Christine! Lovin' this stamp set too!

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful! Loving this sentiment set!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful and elegant!!! Love the die shape and the bit of pink lace!!! Your coloring is fantastic too!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful coloring and love the shape of this card!

Heather said...

Beautiful!! I love your coloring and all the gorgeous dies you used. This set looks awesome.

guilinger2 said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love all the different fonts used in sentiment set!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine! Love the die-cut ovals and lacy details!

Belinda said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful. Flourises has the best flower stamps around.

Sue D said...

Beautiful sympathy card--I like the shape.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the shape and colors. Love the fonts and sentiments in this set.

Kim said...

Gorgeous card. I love the black against pink. Absolutely beautiful.

Ravengirl said...

This is lovely! I think the sympathy sentiment compliments the cherry blossoms nicely!

Anonymous said...

Awwww...the pink and brown combo is gorgeous and your flowers are perfectly colored. What a great stamp set....really pretty fonts and so versatile.

Jan D.
Florida

TLady said...

Christine!
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for coming over to visit & leaving such a NICE COMMENT for me! I couldn't have done ANY of the Flourishes cards with out having won your stamps! (I haven't forgotten that! AND I have something in the works for YOU! In Appreciation!) :) THANK YOU for ALL of YOUR INSPIRATION!!!!!! :)You NEVER DISAPPOINT!!!!!!!! :)

Babs Y. said...

I'd love to be the recipient of this card. Gray and pink are absollutely gorgeous together.

Lynn said...

Pink and gray - such a classy color combination. Beautiful.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome oval shaped frame and your flowers look wonderful. This is so pretty!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely combination of colors...great card Christine!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

lindagrady said...

Beautiful card and lovely floral image. This sentiment set has great fonts to use in our cardmaking.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely combo of pink and black, beautiful coloring and framing!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my...what a beauty! Love the soft pink with charcoal gray. :)

Hugs~