Friday, January 28, 2011

Flourishes Friday Focus

I'm so excited to be posting my first official card as a member of Flourishes Design Team!! Today is Friday Focus day and you can read all about it on the Flourishes blog.

My card uses the January Flower from A Year In Flowers, Set 1, crocus. I always love to see my crocus popping up in late winter--they tell me Spring is not far away! And this little image is so much fun to color. I stamped it on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and after I colored it with Copic markers I cut it out and popped it up. I wanted a lot of white space so the image would show up nicely. so I simply embossed  the top part of more Classic White card stock, stamped the sentiment on the bottom, and added some white lace and a buttoned bow. I'm thinking a whole set of these cards would make a wonderful gift, how about you? Hmmm, might have to do one a month. At the end of the year I'd have a gift for a very special person :)

Thanks SO much for stopping by! Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has for you:
       And Laura Fredrickson is joining us for a last week and she has FAB blog candy!
    Here are the Copics I used:

    ~Supplies~
    Stamps: A Year In Flowers, Set 1 (Flourishes)
    Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Rich Razzelberry (SU!)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
    Accessories/tools: Cuttlebug, Victorian embossing folder (Provocraft); ribbon, button, cord, lace, silver flat back pearls (craft store)

    14 comments:

    1. Your card is so elegant and yet so easy to make. I'm going to case it. Love the colors you used, I too, like crocus flowers. They are coming up right now in my yard. Thanks for the inspiration.

      Babe

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    2. This card is quite stunning, and the sweet little crocus are colored beautifully- you MUST do the rest of the sets this way, too (and I want to see them). Wow, that would definitely be one gorgeous set of cards!

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    3. Beautiful and regal looking Bar....gorgeous rich color against the white~

      Welcome again to the team lady! So happy you're here!

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    4. So very pretty! I love all the white space personally and the flowers really do stand out against the white.

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    5. You're off to a great start, Barbara! Your colors against the textured white are just stunning. I love the ribbon. Such a rich color. So glad to have you with us!

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    6. This is beautiful Barbara..I love the way you used your ribbon.. This would make a great start to a gift set..

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    7. This card is just fabulous! I love all of the white and of course the beautiful purple crocus. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the team.

      Joan
      MN

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    8. Beautiful Barbara! Love the clean look of the white and your colouring is fabulous!

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    9. Beautiful! I love the crocus', the ribbon/button treatment and the litty bitty addition of lace. So fancy!!!

      Kerry

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    10. This is so pretty! I love how you cut out the crocus'!

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    11. GORGEOUS! Very *Silke-like* with the beautiful white space!

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    Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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