Friday, March 12, 2010

Flourishes New Store Celebration - Day Five

[If you're looking for my Stamp Simply card, please scroll down to the next post. Thanks!]

We hope you've enjoyed this week of fun and games as much as we have! If you click on our new web store, you'll notice our home on the web is awash in shades of pink and green. So, as we wrap up our week of Grand Opening challenges, all you need to do is create a card using these two colors! Simply create and link up here on this post and you'll be in the running for a goody bag from Flourishes! If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCCEL5. You have until Monday, March 15th at 6 PM EST to link up your cards. And, as you hop on over to visit our talented designers, you'll see a soon to be released set called Easter Basket. This set is just overflowing with possibilities – and as you make the rounds, you'll see why! This set will be released right after our Power Hour Release Party TONIGHT. The party starts at 9 PM CST in our SCS Member Company Forum!

OMGosh! There's so much goodness in this set I didn't know where to start...or stop, LOL! The first thing I did was to stamp and color the basket. You may think those eggs are part of the basket image but they're not. Each one was stamped on Classic White card stock and either colored or paper pieced individually. Then I cut a slit at the top of the basket and slipped the eggs in the slit to make them appear to be "in" the basket. The ribbon was also stamped, colored, and cut out, then attached to the basket handle. I couldn't *not* do the chocolate bunny and the peep, so they're popped up in front of the basket, with a punched grass border between it and them. A pretty bow and some pearls finish it off.

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Now head on over to see what the other designers have in store for you!

Betty Wright
Makiko Jones
Cindy Haffner
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Laura Fredrickson

Stamps: Easter Basket (Flourishes)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss (PTI); Madeline Mat Stack (K & Co); Classic White (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: ribbon, Pop Dots (craft store); pearls (Basic Grey); Copic markers; oval punch (SU!)


  1. Barbara this is beautiful.. Your paper choice is exceptional.. I love all the goodies you used for your basket.. Great job.

  2. I love it, this set is a must have!!!

  3. This is gorgeous Barbara! I love these images, and your design around them is perfection! Beauty design!

  4. Barbara this is beautiful! I like the vintage style of colors and your ribbon bow is gorgeous! Fantastic card!

  5. This is fantastic, Barbara! Wonderful coloring and cut work detailing!

  6. Love this basket of goodies. The dp is wonderful with it.

  7. Barbara, what a beauty!! I love how you created your basket. Such a fun & beautiful Easter card!

  8. Barbara, what a beauty!! I love how you created your basket. Such a fun & beautiful Easter card!

  9. Barbara I love your brown patterned paper it's such a beautiful anchor for the basket, what a gorgeous card!

  10. Totally awesome Easter card and what a nice thing to have two challenges with the same color combos except for the brown of course. Lovely. Pat

  11. Fabulous card, Bar! Gorgeous colors and ribbon, and LOVE that designer paper! You rock, GF!

  12. Gorgeous card Barbara! and that chocolate bunny REALLY looks like a chocolate bunny!

  13. Beautiful, Barbara! Love the rich colors and that big, luscious bow!

  14. Barbara, where have you been all my life? You're fabulous! Love your color palette and the vintage character of this card. The designer paper is drop dead gorgeous. You're such an inspiration!

  15. Gorgeous colors and papers....soooo beautifully done!

  16. Beautiful!!!! I love everything about this one!!

  17. This is awesome! Love the way you have the basket behind the grass! Beautiful card design!


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