Flourishes Blog Hop ~ Favourites

Howdy all! Today I've created a fun card to share with you to celebrate the Flourishes' 100th Challenge and they're having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!! To check out the details of the blog hop click HERE.

The theme of the blog hop today is FAVOURITES! We've been asked to create a card using some our favourites,,, you know our favourite techniques, stamps, papers, etc.

So some of my favourites right now when it come to creating cards include:
  • embossing
  • die cut shapes
  • flowers
  • vintage style papers
  • fussy cutting
  • 3D cards
  • pearls
So I took all of those ideas and incorporated them into one single card...

Happy Valentine's Day

supplies: stamps, Flourishes (I Love Roses, A Wreath for All Seasons, Lace Edges); cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; ink, Memento, Copic, Satmpin' Up!; embossing folder, Provocraft; pearls, Hero Arts.

So I started off by creating a platform for my central stamped rose wreath stamped from the "Wreath of All Seasons" set. I created this ornate circle of stamps to surround it. I used two of the lacy stamps from "Lace Edges". I then fussy cut the entire thing out.

Some of the close up details.

I wanted to set the whole layered creation on to some vintage feeling paper so I made my own! I used the large full rose from the "I Love Roses" stamp set to match the theme of the central mini wreath. Here's what the base panel looks like. I didn't bother stamping in the center since I knew that would be covered.

I decided to create a simple inside to my card as well. I like when the insides match the outsides. So I used the same rose stamp and coloured it in the same manner I did the vintage patterned paper I created.

The "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment is also from the "I Love Roses" set.

Here a few close ups of the front panel... I used a lot of different layers of paper and cardstock to create the end result.

I also made a point to emboss the paper I made to add a little more texture.. like it didn't have enough?... LOL!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I hope that you enjoyed reading about my card making process today! Make sure you stop on over at the Flourishes Blog HERE and see what other people have made to showcase their favourites today!



  1. wow!! what a stunning card!!

  2. Beautifully done!!

  3. Oh my!!!! This is so intricate! And you incorporated so many designs, yet it goes together so well. Amazing job!

  4. I'm such a dork! Visited your blog to see your gorgeous card- LOVE all those yummy layers, btw, and got sidetracked reading your sidebar. I followed several of your tutorial links, and saw lots of fabulous new things to try out. I completely forgot to comment on your card, so I had to visit again! Doh!

  5. Now how delicious are THESE sets together Awesome creativity Ally! Gorgeous!

  6. I love easel cards.. I wish I could make one.. Yours is great!

  7. Beautiful! I love all the detail work you have put into this!

  8. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Wow, I love your vintage look handmade dp!!! You showcase this wreath so beautifully!

  9. Very cool! I love the design you made.

  10. WOW Allison, your easle card is over the top beautiful! What a great design and perfect elements too! Thank you for celebrating our special day with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  11. I love to see how you did all those beautiful layers - such a grand card!

  12. Gorgeous easel card and love the colors!!!

  13. Absolutely wonderful. I love all of your "fussy cutting". Your handmade papers are gorgeous and your dies are perfect with it.

  14. So many beautiful details. I love easel cards and yours is amazing.

  15. You did a tutorial too?! Wow! I really love that you chose non-traditional colors for your Valentines card. Check out my blog over the next couple of weeks. I'll have a few like that too.

  16. Gorgeous card! Greta tutorial.

  17. Amazing! I enjoyed reading your creative process.

  18. Very pretty! Thanks for playing the FTTC100 challenge!

  19. Wow Alison!! This is amazing!! I love the lace frame and the custom DP you made! Thank you for playing the FTTC100 Blog Hop with us.

  20. Wow! I love all the little details, from the background dp to the fabulous layering!! You've done things I've thought about but was too afraid to try! Thank you for giving me the courage to do it!!


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