Thursday, May 9, 2013

Simply Charming

It's our last day of May Releases at Flourishes! We know you've enjoyed all the Sneak Peeks this week of these fabulous new sets! And we've enjoying showing them to you! All our May Release are now LIVE HERE! Now how about showing you one more? A very popular trend in jewelry right now are charm-bracelets, and today we've made it possible in stylish paper-crafting form. Here's...

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Use this set when nothing but a "Simply Charming" card will do! With more than a dozen mix-and-match sentiments and six charms that you can mask and add to the "Tiffany's" style charm bracelet, this set is one of a kind! The options are endless and the uses are downright fun! Let's see what kind of "charming" cards you can whip up with this one! Plus, with a Sihouette Cut File there's no problem combining the bracelet links and charms. All of our Silhouette Files are available now HERE.


I love the combination of this beautiful antique key and heart lock in the set.  I thought they'd look beautiful done up in a brass colouring and so that's how this card began.  I stamped the charms on Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured up the keys in neutral Copics to give it that brassy colour.  I love how rich it looks.  On the herringbone embossed layer I stamped and distressed with lots of inks, Memento Rich Cocoa, Espresso Truffle, Ranger Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Pumice Stone...aging and inking sentiments and images as I went.  


And just to match the brass theme I added some beautiful Graphic 45 Metal Button Staples to accent the sentiment.  Isn't the shape behind the charms awesome?  It's Spellbinders Marvelous Squares cut on Flourishes Color Made Easy Rich Browns cardstock, and finished with some Rich Brown Seam Binding.  I love how a rich masculine card can come together.  Totally different from designing a more feminine design.  I hope you enjoyed it!  It was fun to make.  

 Now, come and be inspired by the Design Team's creativity with this set on their blogs,

 And today is your last chance to find the...

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Hidden amoung the Design Team is one person who's today's Mystery Blogger, comment on her blog and you could win today's set! How easy and wonderful is that?!
Don't forget about the other ways you can win this week, you still have time to play in our Colorful Creations Challenge - the deadline for entries is tonight at 5 PM Eastern. This week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge is another way to win. Click HERE to find out more. And all our winner's will be announced tomorrow on the Flourishes Blog in our Winner's Circle. Be sure to tune in to see if your name is chosen! Thanks for joining us in a fun and creative week Flourishes Fans!

24 comments:

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card!

stampqueen said...

Great card for the guys!!!

Theresa said...

Great masculine card...love all the textures and layers of browns...beautiful design.

TLady said...

Here's something FUNNY Christine; I WONDERED WHAT this set was all about with the name.... so, I checked around on the site...I THOUGHT this might be what this looks like! :) CHARMS FOR A CHARM BRACELET!!!! :) THIS IS CUTE!!!!!!!! :) LOTS OF POSSIBILITIES!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Becky said...

This is fabulous! I love the key and heart..

lisa808 said...

Fab card. Love the charms.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the vintage feel this has and how it could work great for a male or female card!

Kay said...

Classic!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Marisa said...

Ooooh, loving the clean lines and the lock and key is fabulous! Great card :)

Heather said...

Awesome card!! And I love your charms, they look just like metal charms--I wasn't sure they were from the set at first. Great job!

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card Christine, beautiful made, love it.

greetings karin

Allison Cope Israels said...

Freakin' gorgeous Christine! Love the patterned paper you made using the key and love word! Awesome - love the use of the die cut for your charm platform! Love every bit of it!

lizlincoln said...

I love this new set and you showcased it wonderfully. You have achieved a great metallic look on both charms.

Belinda said...

So pretty!!

Sabrina said...

Your card is so elegant! Love the charm!!

Sue D said...

Love the antique elegance of your card.

Kris B said...

Fantastic masculine card! Love how you colored the lock and key, they look awesome! TFS God bless!

guilinger2 said...

Love it! This can be used for anyone.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Very fun stamp set!

Cheryl O said...

Great metallic look on your card to show off this stamp set! How lovely......

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card with those images Christine! I love the rustic colors and layout!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very lovely. Your colour choices are perfect!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Christine! I love the neutral tones and metal looking heart and key. :)