Friday, May 04, 2012

Flourishes May Pre-release Challenge


Happy Friday, everyone! Today I have
Flourishes May Pre-release challenge, the Home Sweet Home Challenge. You can get all the details at the Flourishes Blog, but…

FLLCMAY12: Let your creativity shine by being inspired by something in your home - it could be the color scheme of a room, a painting, vase or floral arrangement - the sky is the limit on this Home Sweet Home Challenge! Please take a picture and show the inspiration piece in your post. Entries must be in by May 11th at 5PM EST in order to be in the running for the entire May Release!

Home Sweet Home Challenge Graphic

Soooo, I used a picture that’s hanging in our home office for my inspiration.


I’m using the lighthouse from
A Guiding Light for my Father’s Day card today. First of all, I decided where I was going to put the sentiment, then I stamped the lighthouse image on Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. After I colored it with these Copic collections…

Water Collection:


Warm Neutrals Collection:


Poppy Collection:


Copper Collection:


New Fields Collection:

… I trimmed it, did some scoring with my Scor Buddy and adhered it to a red mat. Then I tied on a sailor’s knot (tutorial HERE) and popped the whole thing up on foam.

And that’s it!

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
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Jan Marie Caruso
Sharon Doolittle

Thanks so much for stopping by!



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Stamps: A Guiding Light (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Real Red (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Scor Buddy, foam tape, cotton yarn. Copic marker




  1. Its so crisp and clean Barbara...awesome visual impact, perfect knot too :) I've always loved this image.

  2. Awesome creation Bar, that knot is COOL!

  3. Beautiful card Barbara. I love the sailor's knot. Thanks for including the link!

  4. That knot is the perfect embellishment. This is fabulous. What a great Father's Day card.. Awesome job.

  5. I realllllly love this card! I was just going to ask how you did the knot and you have a tutorial for it, thank you:)

  6. Very nice indeed. Love the knot, it is perfect with the image.
    Jan Marie

  7. Barbara, your card is beautiful and I love the knot!! Thanks for sharing this. Have a fab weekend! {hugs}

  8. Saw your card on SCS and wasn't able to comment there, so I popped in here. Your card is so lovely. That knot is the perfect touch!

  9. Beautiful - so simple and elegant, wonderful for the guys too!!

  10. Barb, I am gobsmacked with love for your card!! Does that even make sense? :) I Love, Love your clean and wonderful style! :)

    ~ Amanda :)


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