Thursday, April 12, 2012

Flourishes April Sneaks, Day Two


Welcome back to Day Two of Flourishes April Sneaks! Today we’re previewing Botanical Bookplates, Vol. 2. Like Botanical Bookplates, Vol. 1, this set coordinates with the Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate Template die, shown below.

Botanical Bookplates 2 Graphic

Bookplate Die Packaging Front

I decided to use the sweet little pansies for this card and I went with a purple color palette. I stamped the image on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with these Copic Collections:

Evergreen Collection:


Robin’s Egg Collection:

Robin's Egg Collection

Tea Rose Collection:


Then I cut it out and popped it up on some foam dots. The sentiment was stamped on a
Tailor-Made Classic Tags Die and added to the bow. I’m also using some May Arts Crochet White lace under the ribbon.

This month’s 1, 2, 3 Create Kit is gorgeous and is available now!


Now, be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you today...

Barbara Anders  (<--you are here!)
Julie Koerber
Cindy Lawrence
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Beate Johns
Heather Jensen
Amanda Havon
Mona Pendleton

...because ONE of them is the

Mystery Blogger Graphic_thumb[1]

for today—the winner wins the set previewing today :)

Now, here's a few things you'll want to know about this release:

  • Take advantage of a special limited time only deal and grab all of the new sets for March in the New Release Bundle at 10% off the total price. Get all the details HERE.
  • Don't forget the Motherly Love Challenge is still in progress.
  • AND, don't forget to check the Flourishes Blog for today's Noon Time Challenge--another way to win a prize!!
  • All winners will be announced on Saturday, April 14th, at Noon CST on the Flourishes Blog.
OK, I think that's all from me! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you back a little later today with today’s noon-time challenge!

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Stamps: Botanical Bookplate, Vol. 2 (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Old Olive (SU!); Plumeria (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Grand Calibur, Tailor-Made Classic Bookplate Template die, Tailor- Made Classic Tags die (Spellbinders); lace, ribbon, twine, Dew Drops, Copic markers, sewing machine




  1. Delicious!!!! Such a yummmy purple card!!!

  2. Barb, I love your cards, I love your blog, I love your style :)
    This card is just a vision in purple! I love your Copic coloring. Your flowers are so eye catching and the coloring really brings them to life :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  3. Wow very pretty..and so very old fashioned looking!! My mom would love this!! I did pin you !!

  4. Wonderful card Barbara thanks so much for sharing with us.

  5. WOW! Barbara this card is just gorgeous!!!

  6. Hi Barbara, your card is beautiful!! Love the pansies, your colouring is gorgeous. Looking forward to see this release.

  7. Lovely card. Love that die and image.

  8. OMG! The plate look so beautiful..
    I love the way you layered.

  9. Gorgeous Pansy creation! Love the purples.
    Beth Greco

  10. Wow! Barbara, gorgeous coloring and card.
    Hugs and smiles

  11. Gorgeous card & such a pretty new bookplate stamp set! Love the colors you chose for the card & beautiful coloring.

  12. Xiomara
    Very cute card!!

  13. Pretty card. I just LOVE these bookplate sets.

  14. This is gorgeous and I LOVE the paper. Just beautiful. Flourishes blog is not up this morning.

  15. Barbara,

    This card is just spectacular. I so enjoy your blog everyday and have a huge MFT Wish list because you do such wonderful cards with their products. Thanks for sharing your creative genius.

    Be blessed, Martha

  16. Comment #2

    I got mixed up and said MFT. You also use their products too. But Flourishes is my favorite and these flowers and bookmark images and die are so special. I want them all.


  17. Very pretty--I like all the shades of purple.

  18. Love the colors that you used on the flowers! This new set is a wonderful addition to the flourish stamps!

  19. My goodness! What an eyeful of glorious colors and embellishments! Perfectly delightful!

  20. Lovely colors and card. Another great botanical set. Love the pansies.

  21. I just love the color purple..yet you made a beautiful one. The coloris is divine on the pansies, The feel of the cards you create for Flourishes is wonderful.
    Jan Marie

  22. Just gorgeous Bar! I love the papers you picked with this fabulous image - just looks so very sweet!

  23. Soooo pretty! I love the vintage floral papers that you use in your cards!

  24. another absolutely beautiful card!

  25. Beautiful Barbara! Love the way you colored the Pansies!

  26. Gorgeous card, Barbara! I lvoe the papers and the wonderfully colored book plate!

  27. thanks for this stunning inspiration!!!
    xx petra

  28. Oh WOW you've created an amazing card Barbara! I love the colours, layout and of course the fantastic stamps! Definately pinning this one for future reference

  29. So pretty! Love, love, love purple and pansies so this card really spoke to me!

  30. This is just stunning! Pansies are one of my favorite flowers and I love how you colored them! Love that DSP, so very vintage looking!

  31. WOW, what an elegant card! Love everything about it! I adore this new set!

  32. Just gorgeous coloring and perfect paper again Bar.. such a lovely design!

  33. *thud* Jaw-dropping gorgeous! LOVE the colors and the beautiful pansies paired with that gorgeous paper! Your stitching is fabulous too, girlfriend!

  34. This is just lovely. I love the purples, the rhinestones, the ribbon. The patterned paper is lovely too. I like the coloring you did, not only on the flowers, but also on the edges of the bookplate itself. Very lovely!

  35. Love your card. The colors are perfect! Great stamp!

  36. Oh I love your pansies! Isn't it a lovely set!

  37. Beautiful card- love the papers and stamps you choose and how they work together.

  38. Absolutely lovely! I love pansies and one of my good friends loves lily of the valley so this purple card is right up my alley.

  39. Very pretty! I love the addition of the dew drops on there!

  40. This is really pretty Bar! I love the rich deep purple! Very pretty.

  41. Love the colors - got first bookplate and now loving this one too!

  42. This is so gorgeous!!! Love the purples you used, they are so beautiful and pansies are my favorite flower, so you had me hooked as soon as I saw them.

  43. Beautiful card from a lovely set.


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