Thursday, August 1, 2013

Sweet Peas

It's always fun for us at Flourishes to pull out one of our sets we've had around for a while and "breathe new life into it", creatively speaking.  Sweet Peas has been in the Flourishes stamp family for a while and we have long loved it's delicate blooms.  Today the team is showing them off again for you!  

I decided it would be fun to play off of both images in the set done two different ways.  I began with a larger circle shaped die cut from Flourishes Classic White cardstock and stamped the larger group of blossoms in Memento New Sprout because I wanted these sweet peas to have a really soft effect.  These I coloured in lightly with my copies with just a light enough shade that it would have a background feel to it, and almost that no-line look.  

The for the main circular image I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink for a bolder look and colored a bit deeper with my copic shades, and bordered it with another die cut using Flourishes Classic Black card stock.  I also added the sentiment from the set Inside and Out Happy.  Then I accented with some pretty braided green trim, delicate lace, black rhinestones, an Emerald Coast button and twine.  

Check out what the Design Team has to show off for you today and be sure to check the Flourishes Blog again today too - we have a new Designer Focus on the lovely and talented Maki!  It's your chance to case her and to win some fabulous Flourishes Goodies!

  • Amanda Havon
  • Christine Okken 
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Heather Jensen
  • Julie Koerber
  • Maki Jones
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Tosha Leyendekker

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    gorgeous card Christine.

    greetings karin

    Julie Koerber said...

    How fun to have a kind of spotlight effect just by the different ink colors -- way cool and VERY pretty Ms. Christine!

    TLady said...


    Tosha Leyendekker said...

    wow Christine!! This is stunning!! LOVE the colors and your fabulous subtle Sweet Peas background. So super creative and striking!! Love the different colored sentiment too. LOVE this beauty!!

    Makiko Jones said...

    So gorgeous, Christine!! I love you used both images for your card and the color combo!

    stampqueen said...

    Love this idea with the background like that!!! Very pretty card!!

    Helen said...

    I REALLY love this, Christine! Fabulous idea for those very large images. The soft colours and wonderful colouring make this a very beautiful card.

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Beautiful! I do like these colors and your soft to more bold coloring of the flowers from panel to panel is wonderful.