Archive for October, 2007

TLC140 – Cracked Glass

angel-cracked-glass-challenge.jpgI don’t know about you, but whenever I do a cracked glass project, I always prefer the image just before I have to do the “cracking” – it just never looks as good to me once the cracks are there, but the challenge is cracked glass so here is mine.  I used the angel stamp from Flourishes Rejoice set because it had that old world feeling and thought it went well with this technique.  I embossed her with Sepia EB from BMuse.  I’ve had this powder forever and provides a nice old look, although you cannot tell from the photo.  I colored her using pearl ex – Super Copper for the dress, Sparkle gold for the wings and Interference Gold for the hair – which stayed white.  A little gold glitter glue was dabbed on the wings and along the edge of the red circle.  Once the cracking was complete, I rubbed creamy carmel into the cracks to provide the aged look.  The background paper is scrapbook paper from a pad of victorian style papers and was the perfect balance against the red.  “Joyeux Noel” is also from the Rejoice set.  I stamped and mounted the sentiment on circle cut with the Nestabilities die cuts.


October 31, 2007 at 12:23 pm Leave a comment

Color Challenge CC137

o-xmas-tree-nk-1.jpgThis is a card I made for last weeks SCS color challenge which called for a Basic Gray, Soft Sky and Pomegranate color scheme.  I would never had combined these colors, but they go together beautifully.  I took the Soft Sky panel and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder.  I gently rubbed a versamark pad over thexmasupclose006.jpg embossed panel and used Stardust Embossing Powder (from Custer’s Last Stamp) to give it a little sparkle.  The close up photo shows how this embossing powder looks – you can see I also edged the oval panel as well with this powder.

Nestabilities oval dies were used to make the regular and scalloped ovals.  “Merry Christmas” is from the O Christmas Tree set from Flourishes.

October 29, 2007 at 12:56 pm 1 comment


nkirk-rejoice-nk-1.jpgI’ve had the Rejoice stamp set for a month and this is the first chance I’ve had to actually stamp the stamp!  This is such a beautiful image.   Just one stamp can make a lovely card.  This is an image that can make your holiday card making easy.





  • Red, white and green card stock, gold paper

  • Gold pigment ink, gold embossing powder

  • Ribbon, rhinestone

  • Radiant Pearls

  • Cuttlebug embossing folder – tapestry

I stamped the image with gold ink then embossed in gold.  Although you can’t tell from the photo, the image is colored with Radiant Pearls (very pretty IRL!).  I finished it off with a small rhinestone in the center of the “O”.

The gold paper is embossed using the Cuttlebug tapestry embossing folder.

October 28, 2007 at 10:07 am 2 comments


Flourishes now has the popular Flourished Christmas set back in stock!!  Head on over to the store to order this  beautiful set today!

October 27, 2007 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Paula!!

I made this card just for Paula B. – one of the wonderful paulabd340.jpgdesigners for Flourishes.  Today is her birthday and I’d like to wish her a wonderfully special day!!  Enjoy your day, Paula!  I made the criss cross card tall instead of long, because it fit the image better.  I paired a blue bayou card with Basic Grey paper from the Blush collection.  All the stamps are from the Sweet Treats set from Flourishes.



October 23, 2007 at 9:07 am 2 comments

Strut Your Stuff Day!

Strut your stuff on SCS today – and paula-and-dd-sketch350.jpghave a chance to win a great prize!  Post your stamped item, using Flourishes stamps, on SCS – then send an e-mail to with the link and your home address.  Everyone will receive a thank you and small gift from Flourishes, and someone will win a nice prize!!

This card was made using the Dirty Dozen sketch challenge for this month.  Are you a member of the DD Fan Club?  It is well worth the annual fee ($25) and you will get access to an incredible DD gallery each month.

This card uses SU’s pomegranate paper and ribbon, the new holiday papers, white shimmery paper.  I do not have pomegranate ink, so I found a close match in Le Plume’s Wine color.  The beautiful Peace stamp is from the Peace set at Flourishes.

October 17, 2007 at 7:44 am 1 comment

Strut Your Stuff on SCS

Don’t forget – tomorrow (Wednesday, October 17) is “strut your stuff” day on SCS.  Upload your artwork using Flourishes stamps (use the keyword “strut your stuff”), then send an e-mail to with the link and your home address.  Flourishes will send a thank you and small gift to all who participate and will select one person for a nice prize!

October 16, 2007 at 8:39 am Leave a comment

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