Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Celebrate with Flourishes

YES! It's time to CELEBRATE! I will be a guest designer for Flourishes for the next three months! I LOVE their incredible stamps and know you will to!
Flourishes is releasing 3 new sets today and here are three creations using one of the sets called, SUMMER BOTANICALS. By the creations here you can see the many looks achieved from one stamp! The above card measures 3 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, perfect fit for a business envelope. I inked my stamp by dabbing the ink pad directly on my stamp. Colors used on all creations are ColorBox Chalk inks: Pink Pastel, Warm Red, Lime, and Olive Pastel. On the above card I stamped twice before re inking stamp. The sentiment Celebrate is from one of the other new release sets! Machine stitching, adhesive pearls, and the super cool large button add pizazz to the stamped image! Gotta love that!

A single stamped image provides a stunning look for this card. Cut out with a rectangle nestie and layered on olive green card stock embossed with the swiss dot cuttlebug folder, then mounted on a rose red card stock piece embossed with a scor pal is color perfect.

Bloom is stamped with StazOn on clear card stock and cut with a cuttlebug tag die. The tag is positioned to have bloom read off the end of the flower stem. The stem and flower are outlined with a light gray copic marker. Label is attached with green ribbon from Michael's Dollar bin and gorgeous pink sheer found at FLOURISHES.

I love the clear tag with the sentiment! It adds so much to the overall design and is so easy to accomplish!

The same image, with a dramatically different look! Shabby, but oh so nice! I wrinkled the image piece of card stock. Added some Tim Holtz distress tattered rose ink. Got out the MM distress tool and went to town on the Basic Grey DP and card stock edges.

Some french knots, and hand stitching with embroidery floss is wonderful for this look. And notice the dimension on the stem and leaves? This is a FANTASTIC new product called FLOWER SOFT. It is acid free and comes so compact when you open it multiplies like no tomorrow! Colors galore and it will last you forever! Apply with a tack glue, I used Aleene's Flower Soft high Tack PVA glue. So little is needed for a WOW impact. Take a look at the demo here using this new Flower Soft Product!

To finish the card I added dew drops in each corner. A piece of sheer pink ribbon along with a tied piece of embroidery floss.

Take a look at the other FLOURISH design team members to see what they have been up to! Their creations are spectacular! Jan Marie, Sharon, Nancy, Julie, Susan, Leslie, Faith, and Linda.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me! Tomorrow will bring another creation with a new FLOURISH set! Take good care and see you soon!

24 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

CONGRATULATIONS BARB! I am so proud of you! You certainly deserve it! Your work is truly awesome.

I love each of these cards, they are just amazing.

Joan

Donna said...

YESSSS! Congratulations, Barb! I have been waiting for news like this because of how much you have been enjoying your Flourishes sets, they are so smart to have you feature their sets! I love all of these, the small intricate details, your layouts, the dp used all your different ways to tie your riboon-just wonderful!!!

Theresa said...

I am so happy for you!! Yes it is time to celebrate! Flourishes could not have picked a more creative designer!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Congrats on the Flourishes honor, your cards warrant it and that is terrific. Hope you'll still be part of Ellie's "cool club". Pat

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous, Barb! You showed off this flower to perfection! I absolutely LOVE your clear die cut tag, too. What a great idea! Beautiful designs--every one of them! Thank you and welcome to the team!

Charmaine said...

These are all fabulous! I love the different ways you used the same stamp. All so individual.

Charmaine

NancyK said...

Hi Barb - sending you a big stampers welcome!! These cards are just gorgeous and I love how you used the flower soft and embroidery on them!

flourishes said...

Barb, Flourishes is welcoming you with open arms. Your creative sharing will be an added bonus to Flourishes. Thanks for saying yes.

These cards are just wonderful, The details are grand...and I'm a real detail person --so I would know. Truly wonderful!

Julia Aston said...

congratulations! I just love all of your samples here - especially the sentiment stamped on the clear CS! That bloom is so versatile and pretty!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Barb! LOVE it! And congratulations!

Melanie said...

gorgoeus cards Barb! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! HUGS!!

Niki Estes said...

Congratulations, Barb!!! That is so exciting! Your cards are gorgeous, like always. I love the first one, especially!!

Linsey said...

Barb, CONGRATS, my super talented buddy!!! YOu rock and everyone is seeing that now! I knew you were destined for stamping stardom because you always inpire and encourage others! I am so proud of you and couldn't be happier for you! THese are all 3 stunning cards, so beautiful in their own way! Flourishes is in for a treat having you for the next 3 months and so are WE! We get to see all your marvelous creations with their wonderful stamps! hugs and smiles for you, buddy! you Deserve it all!

Markie's Mom said...

Very nice!!!! Welcome to the team!

Annapurna said...

Lovely cards! Beautiful colors and nice stamps.

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Barb!! These are ALL fabulous. LOVE the sentiment on the clear card stock. Very cool. (And great minds think alike!! Wait til you see my coneflower card tomorrow! hehe)

Alexandra said...

COngratulations Barb, you so deserve it, you are fabulously talented! Your cards are gorgeous, I just love the colors! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Libby Hickson said...

Congratulations!! Love all of these, but especially the first one - just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations, Barb! They say "cream always rises to the top"---well, Flourishes must be licking their whiskers, cause you're definitely the cream of the crop! I just received my first Flourishes stamps and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations for them. You definitely deserve the honor.
Gail

Kacey Elliott said...

Congrats Barb - they are lucky to have you! Beautiful cards too, I love the acetate tag, and the shabby chic flower. So many ways to enjoy one stamp! Beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

CONGRATULATIONS Barb!!!! WooooHoooo!!!! ANd oh MY how gorgeous!!! Of course being in pinks and greens really grabs me! LOL I will definitely have to look for some of that Flower Soft....it's so amazing!! Just like you!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Barb-- I can't believe we can finally shout it from the mountain top! YIPPE! It will be so fun working with you on this team-- you know I've always admired your creativity and now I get to see you put it to action with some of my favorite stamps! Congrats girlie! We're going to have a blast together!

Wendy aka wendella247 said...

Congratulations on being Flourishes guest designer! This is my first time on your blog, and after seeing your samples using the new set, I can sure see why you were picked! Every card is gorgeous and very different from each other. I placed a Flourishes order this morning (without this set on it :( )and I wish I had seen your designs first, because they have definitely convinced me I need to get this set. You are very talented. Wow!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Hi, Barb and HUGE CONGRATS!!! Flourishes is so lucky to have you designing for them -- and all 3 of your creations today are fabulous!!! Totally fabulous!!! I love each and every one of them -- love how you showed the same image in 3 distinctly different styles -- so very well done!!! Love all you do - can't wait to see what else is up your sleeve!!! Have fun, my friend!!!