Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The colors of Love (or a birthday)

Flourishes is having a new release of stamps for January and I saw a preview today of some floral very pretty, I will be adding this to my collection for sure!
As seems to be customary for Flourishes at release time, they have issued a colour challenge to make a card using pink/white and red and you can win the new release of stamps.  Pretty exciting to me and I am always up for a challenge to make a few cards to add to my birthday stash (it is a small stash right now)
I inked up this new set from last month Flourishes called Mix n Mugs first stamping the mug onto a scrap of pink paper and cut out and then the floral bouquet directly onto some white card stock and cut with a Labels 14 Spellbinders Nestabilities die.  I coloured with Copics (I need more variety in the pinks) and cut slits along the stems and also in the top of the mug.  This let me insert the bouquet into the mug :)  The background ledger-like paper is a Cosmo Cricket from the Girl Friday collection.  The borders were made with Basic Grey papers from the Bittersweet collection and I used a MS border punch and an EK Success punch.  I stamped the birthday sentiment directly onto a MS embossed heart sticker...easy!
Thanks for taking a peek today,


  1. How sweet, the framing for your flowers is perfect. Wonderful job. Thanks for playing in our Colors of Love Challenge.

  2. Very pretty! I love that paper you used with this great image! Thanks for playing the Flourishes challenge!

  3. Ooooh, I love the Nestie you used for that beautiful image, Chriss, and the colors and papers you used are gorgeous!!!! I almost hate to see all the new Flourishes stamps this month...I know I'll *need* one or two...LOL!!

  4. This is wonderful. I really like the way you stamped and used your nestie shape.. This turned out great Chriss.. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

  5. Oh, I always love your cards, and this one is especially sweet! This bouquet is so darling, and it's a perfect fit in that Nesties shape. Pretty paper, pretty everything!


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