Friday, March 02, 2012

Flourishes Focus–Irish Blessing

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Welcome to Flourishes Focus! Today we’re focusing on Irish Blessing. I kept my card kinda simple—I’m really liking the white with a pop of color that I’ve been doing lately. First of all, and using Classic White card stock, I trimmed my top layer and cut out the circle with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die, then made my decorative score lines with my Scor-Buddy (LOVE that thing!). Then I laid it in place on my card base and lightly traced around the inside of the circle with a pencil so I’d be able to stamp the image correctly. After I stamped, I erased the pencil mark and colored it up with these Copic Collections:

Green Grass Collection:

Green Grass Collection

Robin’s Egg Collection;

Robin's Egg Collection

Sunflower Collection:

Sunflower Collection

Then I stamped a smaller image in the right lower corner of the top layer and colored it, finally stamping the sentiment. I popped this layer up on the card base with some foam tape. It needed a little something more, so I tried out some green Dew Drops. Didn’t really like that so I tried some clear ones. That was perfect; not too much, just right :)

And that, as they say, is that! Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to check out what the rest of the Flourishes Design Team has for you today.

Barbara Anders  (<--you are here!)
Cindy Lawrence
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle

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Irish Blessing (Flourishes)
Classic White card stock (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Grand Calibur, Standard Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Copic markers. Scor-Buddy, Dew Drops, foam tape




  1. I'm with you on the simple look... this is Lovely! White is just so fresh right now, looking forward to SPRING!!

  2. Such a sweet card!! Since I'm 1/2 Irish, I double-y love this card!! Hee, hee!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this Bar! STUNNING card!

  4. So very sweet Bar!!! I love the pops of color and the clean and classy design!

  5. You're right, the clean white is really sharp and clean with the pretty green! Beautifully done Bar!

  6. Barbara this is a stunning card. I too love the crisp white look. I would be honored to receive a card like this. Terrific job. ekc

  7. Gorgeous! This is so fresh and springy, Barb! Love the white and green together so much!

  8. Very pretty Bar! I love the window with the shamrocks inside!

  9. awesome scoring on this Barbara. I just love all the white space, looks GREAT!


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