Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Flourishes Stamps!

Flourishes is lighting the candles and getting ready to sing to honor their 4th Birthday! And, as a way to celebrate, I’m happy to say I was hand-picked to help them have a bit of a party as a designer for their customer appreciation hop! The only challenge here was to create a card or project using my favorite Flourishes stamp set. Read on...I’ll tell you how you can win some Flourishes goodies too!

If you arrived here by way of Linda's Blog,then you are on the right path! If I was your first stop, you’ll want to go back to the Flourishes Blog to and start this hop from the very beginning!

Here's what I made to celebrate Flourishes 4th Birthday...

I have to be honest, choosing just one favorite Flourishes stamp set was pretty difficult for me! But, for the sake of this birthday celebration hop, I have chosen my 'go to' set called Seasonal Wreaths! This beautiful rose wreath is just one of four gorgeous wreaths in the set! You get a bunch of great sentiments too...like the one I stamped in a row across my card.

First, I couldn't decide on pink or purple, so I decided on both and I colored my wreath image with my Copics. Then, I decided to fussy cut all around it...and even in the center. Thank goodness I have good eyesight! The background is embossed with the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder...just in case you were wondering. I added some wide pink ribbon and lots of bling 'flourishes'! (btw, I'm sorry that my ribbon looks crooked on this photo, but no matter how many times I adjusted it and try to make my ribbon look straight, it just doesn't want to photograph nicely at an angle, so I decided to stop messing with it and leave it be! I always say...it is what it is!)

Wanna know what can you win by hopping along? Take a peek at this fun and festive blog candy!


If you’d like to learn more about how you can win all of these stamp sets, just click HERE to read up on today’s hop and challenge! You have until September 1st at 5PM CST to enter!

Next up on the hop…. Yogi Grunwald! I'm sure there's something beautiful to see there!

Have a great day and thanks for 'hopping' by!

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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Pattie. I love the way you colored the roses on the wreath, and I can't get over how precise your cutting is inside it. You must have a very steady hand.

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  2. Your card is so breathtaking! love the soft colors and the bling looks just great!

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  3. Beautiful, I agree your cutting is amazing!!

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  4. Simple elegance! Love your card...the embossed white background was perfect to make this beautiful image stand out! Congrats Flourishes on 4 FABULOUS years!

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  5. Lovely card. I, too, am amazed with all that detail cutting! Beautiful design...so elegant...and your ribbon is beautiful.

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  6. Patti, this is absolutely beautiful. I can't believe you took the time to cut the wreath out. I am too lazy. LOL :)
    Hugs~

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  7. What is it about wreaths? I am always drawn to them, too. Your card is really lovely - must go check out that set more closely! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  8. Your card is awesome!! I have to check out that wreath now. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. Beautiful card! I just love this image and your bling!

    Lauren

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  10. Beautiful choice of image...but aren't all Flourishes sets the best! Lovely job. Pat

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  11. Your card is just gorgeous! Nice layout and pretty colors. Happy Birthday Flourishes
    Kim

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  12. Such a beautiful card with the lovely image and pretty flourish!

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  13. So pretty, Pattie ... love that BLING!!

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  14. gorgeous card and you make that wreath look fabulous. I too had a hard time choosing a set to use...

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  15. That is so pretty. I also love that set. I do a lot of fussy cutting so I decided to try a craft knife instead. Once you get comfortable with the knife it is way easier than scissors. Oh I also meant to say I love the sentiment repeated across the bottom.

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  16. Gorgeous! Love that fussy cut wreath, that is not easy to do! And it was very clever of you to stamp your sentiment all the way across your card like that!

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  17. Wow.. you pulled out all the stops with this one Pattie!!! That wreath is to die for and the layout and design -- perfection! You must have the patience of a saint to cut that image out like that and have it look so good! Want to come over and do that again for me??? :-) Thanks for helping Flourishes light the candles on the cake and celebrate in grand style! What fun!

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  18. This card is just lovely, Pattie! I love the colors, the bling, the stamped strip across the bottom. Thanks for the chance to win some Flourishes stamps!

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  19. holey moley... what a gorgeous card!! i love how you colored the wreath, the added bling... well... love everything!!

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  20. You have my admiration for cutting out that wreath -- it was certainly worth it!!

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  21. So totally creative! Love the bling Flourish (how appropriate) and the way you have the wreath sitting over it! Stuning work!

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  22. Beautiful card, Patti! Love the colors.

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  23. Oh this is so pretty! I love your card.

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  24. Very pretty--I like the pink and purple flowers.

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  25. Your card is just lovely and the wreath is beautiful. You must have wonderful eyesight - because you did an awesome job cutting out the wreath. The colors on your card are just so very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. What a lovely card thanks for sharing with us.

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  27. Gorgeous artwork Pattie! Love the coloring, details of embossing & bling!

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  28. You can't go wrong with pink & purple! The image and bling are gorgeous.

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  29. LOVE that Seasonal Wreath stamp you used. And all that added bling! Wonderful!

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  30. What a gorgeous wreath! And I love the swirly bling behind it, perfect touch!

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  31. SO beautiful and stunning. The wreath is outstanding.

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  32. Your card is gorgeous, Pattie! Wonderful coloring and beautiful bling!

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  33. Fabulous card Pattie! your coloring is gorgeous and the pink and purple combo was the way to go, love this!

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  34. Your lovely wreath really pops on that embossed white BG! Gorgeous card!

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  35. I love roses, and in this wreath they look awesome.

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  36. Beautiful coloring! Great go to set for sure! Wish I could cut like that! Blessings!

    Kathy

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  37. How pretty! Unique and elegant! Love it!

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  38. Oh my Pattie! I love your wreath and beautiful jeweled flourish. Gorgeous and simple!

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  39. Wowie Beautiful! I love the cut work, and the jewels around the design are such gorgeous accents!

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  40. Oh my goodness--one of my all time favorite cards! I'm going to order those wreaths!

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  41. it's amazing card..the flourished blink are so well dancing ..love the clean background too

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  42. and thanks for dropping by with sweet comments....appreciate much..hope to keep in touch..

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  43. Beautiful colors you've used! Going to get out my favourite Flourishes stamp just now!

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  44. Fabulous Card! Love that fussy cut wreath and your coloring is amazing!
    Blessings Bernie

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  45. This is just beautiful!! Wow I love your layout and the wreath is gorgeous. Amazing!!

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  46. Oh my golly Pattie if that is just beautiful and elegant! I love the wreath over the bling over the embossed card. What a beautiful creation!

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  47. This is truly a stunning card. Love the arrangement.

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