Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sending Happy Thoughts...and Candy!


On Friday I showed off a colouring tutorial I had done with this lovely new Flip Promotion set, Sending Happy Thoughts from Flourishes, and now I've finished the card to show you :)  I think these hydrangea blooms are beautifully illustrated by Sam Pickard.   FLIP is such a great program at Flourishes for discounts all year long!  You'll definitely want to check it out.  

I've stamped on Flourishes Classic White, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black, and trimmed the pieces out.  Then I layered them and popped them up on our Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval, layering that onto some Color Made Easy Pistachio Cardstock cut with a Spellbinders Labels Twenty, where I had stamped another of the sentiments in the set in Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink.  That's a really great thing about polymer,  I wanted the sentiment to curve to match the die and it bends so easily, and sticks so well to my acrylic block.  


The sentiment is inked in Memento Danube Blue, this blue is quite vivid and I wanted it to match the purpley blues of the hydrangeas - so I lightly added some B60 overtop of the sentiment to get the right tone.  I've added some rhinestones, seam-binding and some lovely lace as well as a Spellbinders embossing folder in the background.  It's such a lovely set!  

Now how about some Candy???

I have 4 Flourishes sets from the last few months to give away to four winners!  How's that sound?






Anemones - sorry I know this graphic isn't the best, but the set is perfect :)




Just leave me a comment here, with an email I can contact you, and I'll draw 4 winners posting Monday next week :)

37 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous embossing and use of the die cuts to mount the gorgeous flowers on to. Always love some green too ;) Thanks for the chance to win some goodies too :)

Mel said...

Always love your cards!

Janis said...

Oh, I would love to win a set of Flourish stamps!! Thanks for the chance!!
<3 J

Barbara said...

That is a beautiful image and you did a wonderful job coloring it. Love the way it is mounted.

Caroline D. said...

Love your card, especially the color combination! Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous set too!
Caroline

marcia sydness said...

Good Morning:
I so enjoyed all your vacation videos - what a wonderful trip for the children.
Thank you. If the person wins a stamp set does that also ensure them they will inherit your talent also! In that case put my name in right away!
Marcie S

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love your coloring

TLady said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD CHRISTINE!!!!!!:) It makes me think of Stationary I used when I was younger! ;) LOOOOOOOVE the COLORS!!!!!!!:) AND those dies are BEAUTIFUL TOGETHER!!!!!!!:) LOVE THEM!!!!!!!! AND OF COURSE, you've done a FABULOUS JOB on this!!!!!!!!:) GORGEOUUUUUUUUUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

TLady said...

P.S. WHO wouldn't want to win these SUPER SETS???? :)THANKS CHRISTINE!!!!!!:)

Mickie said...

Beautiful card Christine. Love your coloring on the flower.

Jane Luxem said...

Your cards are beautiful! Flourishes are one of my favorite stamp companies!

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

hi Stunning card love the colours.
Smiles
Ita

Patti J said...

It's always so inspirational to stop by your blog! Love your gorgeous coloring, Christine! Thanks for the chance to win some Flourishes goodness, too! What a great bonus :)

Parker said...

You always have the best color-combo and layouts.

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty coloring and like your die framing combo. How exciting all these stamp sets are great, thanks for a chance to win! conniecrafteratcharter.net

Sabrina said...

Thank you so very much for the wonderful tutorial!! I am still learning and could use all the help I can get! LOL!! Your coloring is so beautiful!!! I can only hope that one day I too will be as good as you.
Thank you so very much for the chance to win one of these fabulous and beautiful Flourishes stamp sets!!!

LizinMN said...

Love your card Christine, so simplistic, yet so elegant. Thanks for the chance to win a set of flourishes too!

Sabrina said...

I am so sorry for posting twice.:( I forgot to leave my email addy. bre36@hotmail.com

JoanneO said...

I love Flourishes stamps! I also love the way you color them and put together such beautiful cards! I wish I had your talent! I enjoy your posts and seeing all your photos, too.
cjobrien1939@live.com

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very beautiful card Christine.
And thank you for change to win some of those gorgeous stampset.

karinerikvaneijk@hotmail.com

greetings karin

Madeleine Barnett said...

Thanks very much Christine for your colouring tutorial. I always read your blog as you have such beautiful cards, and I enjoy seeing your weekly photos - you are a wonderful photographer. Thanks for a chance to win a Flourishes stamp

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

YIPEEE!!! On several counts. First, this card is just as beautiful as every other one you make. Second, a chance to WIN??? Oh I hope I do...because I have had my eye on those little bees for a long time, but never got a chance to order them! Seriously though, you always continue to inspire me with your colors, and your creativity and your personal photos. Thanks for all you do! And thanks for the chance to win! My email address is yurcute2@gmail.com

Rebecca Ednie said...

The colouring on your card is pretty! I love the first two sets! Can't believe you are giving them away! But I'm happy you are! Rebeccacell@gmail.com

Rebecca Ednie said...

My comment didn't show up and I didn't see a thingie saying it would show up after approval so I hope this isn't a duplicate.

I love your colouring. I love the first two and i can't believe you are giving these away! But I'm happy you are! Rebeccacell@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, your coloring is fabulous, thank you for sharing with us. Love your blog check it every day to see whats new. Mary L Schreiber

Julie Allen said...

Love your cards, and your tutorials, and really love the fact that you list your copic colors for those of us who are just starting out and need that kind of help.
All of those stamps are awesome, and it would be just like Christmas to win them.
juliespcs@hotmail.com

Karon said...

Your cards and projects are so amazing. You are such an inspiration in the craft world and your blog is always so uplifting to me.

Sue D said...

Lovely card. I like the embossed background and the way you curved the sentiment.
thanks for the chance to win a stamp set (I already own Call Me)
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cheryl W said...

I am such an admirer of your work, especially whenyou use a Flourish stamp. I would LOVE to win some of these beautiful stamps! Thanks for the chance. cherylwinget at aol dot com

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine. I LOVE the colors and your design is awesome.

Rosy Newlun said...

I love visiting your blog to see what tips I can glean from your descriptions, and to be amazed by what you create! For a chance at serious blog candy, I want to jump for it!!! Thank you so much for your generosity ♥

Rosy Newlun said...

Whoopsie! My email addy:

rosyrnrn@yahoo.com

(r o s y r n r n @ yahoo.com)

Wanda Cullen said...

Always love your creations! It would be so wonderful to win new goodies from Flourishes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love your cards and other ideas! Just starting in cards and can't wait to be able to create such beautiful cards! Thank you for the inspiration and ideas.

Linda Carson said...

Love this soft beauty and the placement of the sentiment! Very creative! leenda1 at cox dot net (I have Call Me)

Debbie Nelson said...

Thank you for sharing.....beautiful and for the chance to win!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colors. I like how your greeting curved over the top of the label. Thank you for a chance to win some Flourishes Stamp Sets. Love them.

CDoty1@aol.com