Friday, June 17, 2016

Flourishes Irish Blessing

Good morning crafting friends, it's time for my first Flourishes Free For All Friday! I am so excited to show you what I created.

I used Flourishes Cottage Home's Irish Blessing sentiment, that I stamped on a tag I'd saved. I added my card base in Flourishes Classic Cardstock in Taupe. After attaching my base, I used May Arts Champagne and Ivory ribbon in a double bow that I added on my card, and then hat pins and a flower to complete the card.

I try never to stick with one look or style, but if you had to ask what style I love, it would be shabby chic. With that in mind, I had to create a shabby chic card after finding this lovely card from a tag that came with an order of crinkled seam binding ribbon!

I love reusing packaging and things in unexpected ways when crafting. You never know what you will create or come up with. I'd love to hear from you in the comments section when you have used an item in a unique way!

As always come again and have a great crafting weekend!
~ Amanda

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flourishes Free For All Friday

Good morning friends, today I am showing you another masculine card using the DAD You Rock! set.

To make my card, I stamped out the sentiment only, from DAD You Rock!, onto Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock and stamped a background stamp onto it. Then I cutout my sentiment with Flourishes Tailor Made Classic Bookplate Die, to frame the sentiment. I layered it in Flourishes Taupe cardstock, and added some seam binding and half pearls to finish it.

This is a simple yet, masculine card for any man. I created this card as a challenge to myself to use a sentiment only with minimal accessories. I am very happy with the look of the card and how clean and simple it looks.

I'd like to challenge you to create a card with a sentiment only as you create this week, you just might like what you see!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Flourishes: Happy Father's Day!

Good morning friends, today I am showing you a card I made for Father's Day coming up.

I used In Nature and Mountain View, stamped out on Flourishes Classic White cardstock. I colored them in with my Copics, and fussy cut out the majestic buck. For my back ground image I created a twilight scene using Distress Inks and a blending sponge, and stars by flicking paint on my sponged background. After that, I placed popdots under my fussy cut buck image, and placed it in front of my stamped background.

I wanted to create a card that was both masculine and bold. Masculine cards can be hard to create, because sometimes I like ribbon and lace on my cards. But when making a masculine card,  you can go bolder on the coloring and really make it pop or stand out. This way, you don't feel as though you have to add extra embellishments to make it look nice, because it already does!

 I'll be back soon with another Flourishes card. Don't forget to subscribe to my blog, that way you won't miss out on another card!

Friday, June 3, 2016

It's Time!!

It's Here! It's Blog Candy Giveaway day!

Did you enjoy the Flourishes first Release Week? I loved seeing all the creativity my fellow Design Team friends have. They are so creative and nice, I feel so blessed to be on the same DT with them.

I want to thank you all for the lovely comments you left during the Release Week, you made my week so much fun and a blessing. But I will keep this short and sweet, so without further ado, let's find out who won the blog candy!

I gave everyone that commented on ALL THREE days of the release a number, and added all of those numbers into, and the number picked is: 2

Number 2 is : Lenoria!!!

Congratulations, Lenoria! Please email your shipping address to so that I can send your blog candy out to you! As an added bonus, I'm throwing in another Flourishes stamp set to go with the other two, and another item or two you might enjoy!! Once I get your email confirming your address, I will ship out your prizes! I can't wait to see what you create with them!

Thank you so much to everyone for participating, I'll see you on Saturday with another Flourishes card blog post, made from one of this month's stamp releases :)