Friday, May 06, 2011

Flourishes Word To Your Mother Challenge

Can you believe that it's almost time for another Flourishes' release? Are you ready for another fabulous month? Well hold on to your hats, 'cause it's on the way! Sneaks start next Wednesday, but in the meantime today is challenge kick-off day.

Excuse the goofy title, this challenge is all about the words that make your mother's day! Create by using a sentiment as your focal point and you'll be in the running to win Flourishes' entire May release! FLLCMAY11. Deadline is May 13th at 5 PM Eastern. Get all the details at the Flourishes blog.

You might want to check out some changes in store for release week, too. Just sayin' :) Some fun things are in store and you can find out about it HERE.

I do so love to use a wonderful sentiment as my focal image, so this one was right up my alley! I started by stamping one of my favorite sentiments from the Lifelines set on some patterned paper, then cut a frame from more patterned paper with my Large Labels Nestabilities and my Grand Calibur machine.

The frame was popped up on the sentiment panel with some bits of foam tape and set aside. The rest of the card is very simple--I let the lovely paper be a backdrop for the sentiment panel, only adding some interest with some gathered up seam binding, a bow, and some matching rhinestones.

Be sure to check out the inspiration provided by the rest of the Flourishes Senior Design Team and then I hope you'll enter the challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Stamps: Lifelines (Floruishes)
Paper: Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi (SU!); Fairy Flora 6 x 6 pad (Prima)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Large Labels Nestabilities (Spellbinders); seam binding; rhinestones, foam (craft store)


  1. This is just lovely. Wonderful sentiment and frame you made for it.

  2. This is beautiful. I love your scrunched ribbon. This is one of my favorite sentiments. Great job Barbara.

  3. Lovely card-like the pretty paper and the fancy script on the sentiment.

  4. Stunning card Barb! Love the soft colours!

  5. GORGEOUS! LOVE how you pleated that ribbon!

  6. This is so dreamy and fresh looking really suits the sentiment!

  7. Wow, those papers are just gorgeous! What a sweet card....just beautiful.

  8. Very pretty with the papers and I really like the way you framed the sentiment. So very pretty. Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  9. I love the effortless beauty of your cards, Barb!! You really have that special eye for colors and detail!! WOW!

    Happy Mother's Day :)

  10. Beautiful with the scrunchy ribbon, gorgeous paper and, of course, the lovely quote. The bright pink is divine, and the matching rhinestones set it off even more. Just love this, Barbara!

  11. Oh... that ruffled ribbon seals the deal! This is lovely Bar!

  12. I just love the splash of pink ribbon on your card Barbara! Just beautiful!!


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