Thursday, April 19, 2012

My Favorite Flourishes Stamp Set

Hello friends!  It's a lovely springy-type day here, and I got out for a bit at lunch time to enjoy the sunshine.  Home from work now, and just finished dinner.  I wanted to get this card up on the blog, so here I am at the computer.
I made this for a dear friend who is going through a troubling time right now, so I chose a soothing blue card stock, with my favorite springtime stamp set from Flourishes.  It just so happens that this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge from Flourishes HERE is to use your favorite Flourishes stamp set.  So, here is the favorite set.  Isn't it so lovely with the beautiful calla lilies and comforting phrases and pretty mixed scripts? 

I wanted the card to be a little different, to vary from the usual focus on the flower filling most of the card.  I tried to think of a different way to use this stamp.  I thought of using it in pieces, and while I was scrolling the web for another challenge to incorporate with my idea, I came across this great sketch from the Mojo Monday blog challenge HERE
Here's the sketch.  It's fun, yet I chose to make it a little more formal.  It could be used in so many ways.  I chose to dress it up a bit, with some lace, and rhinestones....and, of course, a bit of glitter.  Some embossing on the blue on blue panel with a bit of distress ink sponged on gives it a more formal background.

I'm already thinking of so many other stamps that would lend themselves well to this technique and sketch!  Can't wait to get in my room to play.....maybe tomorrow!

Here are some close ups of the card's details:

That's it for tonight.  Now I'm going to make a cup of tea, and do a little reading, perhaps some knitting, and call it an early evening.

I hope my friend likes her card.  She's a non-stamper (yes, there are some people who don't stamp), so she won't be seeing it on the blog.  Can't wait to get it out.

Enjoy your evening, and the rest of the week.




  1. Lynda what a beautiful card I really think the lace is very pretty

  2. Great card, Lynda! Love the partial images in the circles, the dry embossed background and that gorgeous lace.
    Thanks so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday challenge.
    Hugs and smiles

  3. I love the stamp set you chose and how you sponged it in :) The lace is stunning on it and really shows the images off :)

    Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

    ~ Amanda :)

  4. Lynda, this is such a beautiful take on the Sketch and I like how you showed of your favorite Flourishes Set along with it! Hugs ~S~


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