Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Flourishes January Release Noon-Time Challenge, Day One

As promised, I'm back with a card for today's noon-time challenge. Today's challenge is based on this inspiration image:

HOW TO PLAY: According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, which begins on January 23, 2012 and ends on February 9, 2013. So, what does this predict for 2012? Success and Happiness! To play, simply be inspired by the colors of this beautiful dragon with rich shades of red, orange and even pink. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCJANRW1. You have until Friday, January 13th at 5 PM EST to enter. Once you are done with your creation, be sure to link up to this post using our inlinkz widget. You need to do that in order to be eligible! Get all the details at the Flourishes blog!

I was totally inspired by the intense reds and golds in this image so first of all I stamped the heart and a sentiment from the set on red card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with gold fine detail embossing powder. Then I cut it out with my Grand Calibur and a Classic Heart Nestabilities die. I used gold metallic card stock and some gold cord to "tie" it all together, all on a base of Classic Ivory card stock. Sorry for the pun :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you at the challenge!

Stamps: From the Heart (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory, gold metallic card stock (Flourishes); Riding Hood Red (SU!); Happy Travels 6 x 6 (Glitz)
Ink: Versamark
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Classic Hearts Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); heat tool, gold fine detail embossing powder, foam dots, gold cord


  1. Beautiful Bar! The gold embossing is so elegant and lovely!

  2. Beautifully rich with the gold embossing Bar, really showy. It's the perfect take on the inspiration!

  3. love that dragon as an inspiration image. pretty card.

  4. Great little pun! Love the beautiful Valentine. It look so rich in red and gold.

  5. Wow, this is ultra elegance and one stunning Valentine! Love it!

  6. That image is gorgeous embossed in gold!!

  7. Gorgeous! I love the bg paper you used, and that banner is fabulous!

  8. Rich and beautiful and PERFECT for this challenge! You nailed it, gf! Fabulous job!

  9. Oooooh, I LIKE this! Nice on the red. Love that pretty paper. Don't see much red in designer papers.

  10. That Glitz paper is SO perfect for this design, Bar! Gorgeous card!


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