Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Blossoms


We've come full circle and now we have the next seasonal offering in our gorgeous Blossom Collection to show off to you today with Spring Blossoms!  Marcella did a beautiful job pulling together these spring flowers into beautiful bouquets, corner elements and sprays with daffodils, lenten roses, magnolias, snow drops and berries.  The set can stand alone, or pair beautifully with the other elements in our amazing Blossom Collection.  


Isn't that bouquet amazing?  I went with a really soft palette for this design with peachy-pink daffodils, and cream magnolias, with the little touch of greenery and a soft creamy-green lenten rose.  I stamped the image onto Flourishes Classic White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then to get the embossed effect I used Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die and rather than cut it out, I just embossed the die into the paper (using an Embossing Pad) in the sandwich.  Then, after I coloured the image wtih Copics I aged the outside layers with Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress ink to give it more of a old world feel.  


To get the crown effect over the top of the die, I just ran the top edge of the paper through just that much of the Decorative Labels Twenty-Two die.  Because I wanted the pretty striped paper (MME - Market) to show through I stamped the sentiment onto Vellum Cardstock cut with our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows Die and sponged it lightly.  The ribbon is my very favourite ever ribbon from Flourishes - Woven Iridescent Ivory ribbon, I added a wee row of lace and some Candi that I colured with my copics to match.  Dreamy feeling to me, I really love it!










Now you can join in on the fun and find today's Mystery Blogger somewhere amoung the Design Team.  Comment on her blog and you have a chance to win today's set! 





  • Amanda Havon
  • Christine Okken (you are here)
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Julie Koerber
  • Maki Jones
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Stacy Morgan


  • Want another chance to win the whole April Release?  Be sure to join in on our Flourishes Summer Lovin' Challenge and create something with a summer theme.  See you back here tomorrow for Day Two!

    51 comments:

    Rosy Newlun said...

    Another breathtaking piece of art work! Love your vellum tag too!

    guilinger2 said...

    The colors are so pretty and delicate!

    Linda Carson said...

    Oh how beautiful!! Absolutely beautiful!

    monny2 said...

    Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful colour choices.

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    gorgeous card in these pastel colours Christine.

    greetings karin

    Sabrina said...

    Very beautiful card! I love the colors you chose!

    Diane said...

    Gorgeous..another so very soft and pretty card!!

    Janett said...

    So beautiful. Your card is so soft and elegant.

    Debbie Nelson said...

    Thank you for sharing your sweet card...love it!

    Lynda said...

    Love the soft, delicate coloring on these beautiful flowers.

    Allison Cope Israels said...

    Good golly... freakin' gorgeous Christine! Love all the soft peachy-pink tones of your bouquet and your die cut detail just bring it all together! Stunning!!!

    Lynne said...

    Lovely card, beautiful flowers, excellent copic coloring. A winner with another beautiful Flourishes stamp set.7117

    stampqueen said...

    Beautiful cjhoice of colors!!! Love the soft sweet look!!

    Iris said...

    So soft and pretty. Iris

    Julie Koerber said...

    Stunning doesn't even begin to cover it girlie -- WOW! I love, love, love the soft look in your coloring and all that depth you have. I didn't realize the flowers were magnolias until I saw this card! oops! ;-)

    Becky said...

    wow, this is beautiful! Gorgeous soft colors.

    KimCreate said...

    Absolutely beautiful card!

    TLady said...

    OH MY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!! Your card gives me a "DREAMY FEEL" TOO!!!!!!!!!!!! You did an EXCELLENT JOB in coloring it!!!!!!!! AND matching up the PERFECT PAPERS & DIES!!!!!!!!!! :) (gasp!) :)

    Marisa said...

    Love the soft colours and how you have framed the focal image. Gorgeous card.

    Connie MacFarlane said...

    Absolutely stunning Christine! Love the soft antique feel of your card and love the way you coloured this fabulous new floral set.

    Kary said...

    This is SO Pretty, Christine!! Your colour choices are just amazing, really LOVE your card!!

    Mrs. GraceWorks said...

    Wow, this is amazing! I love the beautiful way you used the dies and your coloring is amazing!

    Cheryl W said...

    How lovely! The soft colors you chose are perfect and your coloring is beautiful.

    Anonymous said...

    Gorgeous, love the soft colors. Love your blog your cards are always so beautiful. Thanks, Mary L Schreiber

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    So delicate and beautiful Christine! I do like the way you have such soft coloring yet bold with color at the same time. Beautiful!

    Makiko Jones said...

    This is so gorgeous Christine!! I love the soft colors and how you colored the bouquet.

    Mary-Anne V said...

    So pretty...love the soft pinks.

    jonim52 said...

    Magnificent coloring, gorgeous card, love the image,

    Sue D said...

    Very pretty--love how the soft coloring and the framing.

    Ravengirl said...

    Christine, thanks for naming the flowers in the bouquet. I know some flowers, but don't know others. Your creation is lovely!

    Mary Ann said...

    Beautiful card!!!Love your coloring!

    Bobi Miller said...

    Christine, you are the best! This is gorgeous, as always... the best coloring; so soft and pretty. I love your style and never tire of looking at your work! Takes my breath away. :-)

    Pauline said...

    Christine this is Stunning! Love everything from the soft palette, layout and your finishing touches!

    Helen said...

    So soft and pretty - love the framing!

    Karen W said...

    So soft and delicate, this is beautiful!! I love these bouquets and they work for so many different cards.

    Emily Keaton said...

    The pastels you used to color this gorgeous bouquet are stunning! Love this new stamp set. :)

    dpkennedy said...

    I love the soft colors you chose Christine! This is just stunning!

    Kris B said...

    Stunning! Love the soft colors! Amazing coloring! TFS God bless!!

    Theresa said...

    Beautiful design...love how you used the dies! Great colors and coloring.

    PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

    What a beautiful card!! I just bought some of that candi myself, can't wait to play with it.

    Lin said...

    This set was made for ME! Beautiful sample today!

    Amanda said...

    Oh what a delight to the eyes!! Christine, this is simply amazing and pure perfection! The colors and your coloring are Gorgeous! I pinned it to Pintrest :)

    Shanna Shands said...

    Fabulous just down right gorgeous!

    Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

    Beautiful...I love the soft colors.

    Silke Ledlow said...

    Simply gorgeous! Hugs ~S~

    Leslie Miller said...

    Beautiful flowers. Lovely, delicate colors you chose, Christine.

    Belinda said...

    Another beautiful card. The soft peaches and pinks are just stunning!

    Sue said...

    A beautiful card.

    Katie Sims said...

    I just love your coloring on this beautiful image! This is one stamp set that I have to get soon! :)

    Heather Jensen said...

    My absolute favorite card of yours! Your flowers are stunning and this is my favorite color combo too. :)

    Conniecrafter said...

    Oh my just Gorgeous, such lovely and soft coloring!!