CardMaker Blog Hop with Flourishes!

CardMaker Flourishes Blog Hop   
Today the CardMaker Magazine Blog Team is pairing up with the Flourishes Design Team to bring you some fabulous inspiration with our most recent Flourishes May Release sets! It’s a taste of creativity you’re sure to love! Flourishes loves CardMaker Magazine and its endless source of inspiration in each edition. You’ll find gorgeous photography; beautiful creations, step-by-step instructions and card and paper-crafting designs from the simple to the elaborate; and we love that a number of our Flourishes designers have been published in its pages!

So hop along today and be doubly inspired by two great teams, and you'll want to be sure to comment by Friday, May 17th 5pm EST because we're giving away our entire May stamp release valued at more than $70...one prize here at the Flourishes Blog and one prize hidden along the blog hop!

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Howdy everyone!  I am so honoured to be joining such an amazing group of designers today!

Today we're high lighting the AMAZING new May stamp release from Flourishes and I just couldn't help using one of my favourite new sets, the "Call Me" stamp collection.  This fun collection includes 3 detailed line images along with 6 corresponding whimsical sentiments and would be a fabulous find in your stamp collection...
I started off created my fun card today by die cutting one of the Flourishes Tailor-Made Dies, the "Classic Keyhole" shape using Classic White Cardstock.



Leaving my cardstock in the die, I carefully added some Ranger "Dried Marigold" Distress Ink to the inside edges of the die and then I stamped my telephone image using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink.  This ink works like a dream with our smooth white cardstock and it's the only paper I use for colouring with Copic markers.

Then I proceeded to colour my image in using the following Copic Collections from Flourishes:
W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, N0, T3, T5, T6, T7, BG000, G0000, E19, E21 and E25.
 
 
 

I even added a little "gloss" to my telephone using a Sukara "Gloss" pen. For the books, I paper pieced them both.

All my patterned papers are from the Authentique "Gathering" Collection.  My seam binding is a Flourishes product: "Tiger Lily".

Thanks for stopping by today!!  I hope you've enjoyed my card today.

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Thanks for joining us today and good luck!

 ~ Ally ~

Supplies:
stamps: Flourishes (Call Me)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Bazzill
patterned papers: Authentique (Gathering)
die cut shapes: Flourishes Custom Dies, Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn Designs
ink: Memento, Copic, Ranger
ribbon:Flourishes
tools: hole punch
gems: Prima
other: thread.

52 comments:

  1. Wow! Your coloring details are amazing!

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  2. WOW, love this, the image in the die cut is great!

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  3. Cool card! I love the little touches you added!

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  4. Fabulous card! Your coloring is wonderful...my Mom has a phone just like that :-)

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  5. Beautiful card and gorgeous coloring.

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  6. Oooooo! This layout is so fun Ally - it's a great "guy" card with those rustic shades!

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  7. This is such a fun set! I know my 16 year old would love it!

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  8. OOO Awesome colouring Ally. The phone looks so rich and the metal is perfection. Love how you've used the die on the horizontal too!

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  9. Such a pretty card! Love the beautiful colors.

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  10. Goodness this is beautiful. Your coloring Muahh!

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  11. What a fun card! Love the coloring and different papers used - and how you ran the ribbon thru the tag!

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  12. Cute as can be! Great coloring, and perfect choice of papers and dies! Thanks for sharing, A.J.!

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  13. So cute!! what a great stamp set.

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  14. Great coloring and love the combo of papers.

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  15. WOW!Very pretty,Love your colors,coloring is great!

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  16. Love your color combo and your layout. TFS

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  17. Thanks for explaining how you colored. I love the card and the phone stamp.

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  18. Thanks for explaining how you got the coloring so well. I love the phone stamp and appreciate a chance to win the stamps.

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  19. What awesome coloring! thanks for explaining how you did it! Love the colors and the die you used too!

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  20. what a terrific layout!! Love the coloring, patterns and stitching! (wavin' at ya!!) :)

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  21. What a fabulous card, love how you used the die!

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  22. Great coloring, papers and layout!

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  23. Gorgeous coloring of the phone!!

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  24. I have returned to the photo of your card over and over and each time I see something more. This work is a model for so many design points! Wish I could watch you color, what a tutorial that would be. Thank you for sharing your artistry! Patsy

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  25. Ally, this card is done in wonderful color choices and I love your layout!

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  26. Love your card! Great techniques and products. Hope to someday be as good.

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  27. Agree, your coloring is lovely and the phone stamps are terrific.

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  28. Love your card! I especially like how you used distress ink on your diecut.

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  29. Just beautiful! I love your coloring and shading. :)

    Hugs~

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  30. Love the colouring and the card. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Love the color combinations. Great card.

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  32. Love the color combinations and those old phones. Great card.

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  33. What a great card...love the ribbon threaded through the mat.

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  34. So vintage feeling Ally and great coloring.

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  35. Wow!! This is gorgeous, AJ. I love the vintage folksy feel.

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  36. Sorry, I meant "Ally". Not AJ....I'm off to see AJ now!! ;-)

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  37. Totally cute card Ally!!!

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  38. This is fabulous Ally! Your coloring and the colors are so perfect!

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  39. I am sooo addicted to these pretty things! I want alll of them.

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  40. OMG, this is gorgeous! Spectacular coloring, especially on the metal of the phone, and I love the ribbon woven through punched holes. Clever!!!

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  41. love the colors and vintage feel

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  42. Love the colors and vintage feel

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  43. Gorgeous card! Love the vintage look of the phone and books. Really pretty.

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  44. Super masculine theme and colors...thanks for the inspiration, Ally!

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  45. beautiful! Love your coloring and colors you used too! TFS!

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  46. Pretty card! Love all your details!

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  47. Great paper combos and colors tied into the image, but I absolutely LOVE what you did with the ribbon and the focal image!

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  48. Great paper colors and tie in with the image. I LOVE what you did with the ribbon too!

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  49. Just love the old-time look enhanced by your color choices!

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  50. Love your card with the telephone. Great coloring.

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.