Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Flourishes Scavenger Hop


At the Flourishes Blog, they're in the midst of revealing this month's new stamps!  You should see the first 2 - scrumptious!  In order to have a chance to win the whole new release of 4 sets, their challenge is to visit several blogs and get a clue at each, then use all of the clues as a recipe for making a card - how ingenious is that?  They made it really fun!  Here is my card using the clues:


supplies: peachy pink card base, Sizzix "Swirly Vine with Hearts" embossing folder, white card stock, Spellbinders Fleur De Lis diecut, Flourishes Lenten Rose set, pink paislee  (pink) and Gertie (green) design papers, versafine onyx black ink, smallest dies from PTI's Beautiful Blooms II #1 flower dies, K&Company Handmade Gem Flowers, Recollections pastel pink pearls, thin stitched grosgrain ribbon from Sue

I used the Lenten Rose Set, and paper-pieced it, using papers from pinkpaislee's Hometown Summer (pink gingham) and My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose "Gertie" (green).  At the last minute I decided to use a die-cut flower instead of the stamped ones - I think it gives this simple card some more dimension.  I wish I had a big voluptuous ribbon, but I don't have the right color, so I used this thin grosgrain ribbon, wrapped twice around to give a little more presence.

15 comments:

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! I adore those flowers! You're right about the dimension. But I love the ribbon you used! It's so visually balanced and a big ribbon would take away from those stunning flowers! :-D

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  2. Just gorgeous, Lin! Love your flowers, colors.. everything about this!

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  3. What a cool challenge. Your card is very pretty!
    Going to check out he hop!

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  4. Oh, yay! My favorite colors! I love when you play with them! This is so pretty, Lin! Love the design and your gingham flowers! Good luck in the challenge!

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  5. Beautiful summery colors! Can't beat that luscious pink! And I love that die too!

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  6. Those flowers just pop! LOVE LOVE LOVE them--you amaze me, Lin!!! LOVE YOU!

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  7. Fresh and sweet, the flowers look wonderful. I adore this SB frame,great card. Thanks for playing in FLourishes Hunt challenge.

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  8. So beautifull. Embossed bg and gingham flowers are so great for this card.

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  9. This is beautiful Lin, as are your other recent cards. Especially love the effect the gingham gives to this card.

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  10. very pretty! love the texture and dimensions. beautiful card, Lin!

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  11. Just love this Lin. I never think to use my Fleur de Lis die like this.

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  12. lovely card, lin... good luck with challenge!

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  13. Such a pretty card! Love your flowers against that Fleur De Lis die cut!

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  14. I LOVE how this looks paper pieced Lin! So pretty and feminine feeling!

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  15. Beautiful! anytime I see gingham I think of your lovely cards.

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