Timeless Tuesday & a Sneak Peek!

Hello Flourishes Fans! We have a special treat for you today because we are kicking off the festivities for Day 1 of our Flourishes‘ Sneak Peeks for May and we have teamed up with the Flourishes Finest Design Team to play along with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week. Want a little peek at the set we’ll be showcasing today?


Our Glamour Girls stamp collection, illustrated by Lauren Pope, is a fabulous collection of lovely ladies and some classic "girl talk" sentiments perfect for all those charming gals in your life. This classy stamp set arrives just in time for Mother's Day! What more can you ask for?

Now on to our challenge… Denise Marzec is our Timeless Tuesday Challenge hostess this week and for her challenge this week, we want to see you use some "BLACK ACCENTS" (FTTC219) on your card or project. Let's see you use some black matting, black die-cut images, black ribbon, or try the ever popular "chalkboard" technique that's popping up all over the blogging world.

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Black Accents" inspirations with you! Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs.

Allison Cope  --- you are here!
Amanda Havon
Broni Holcombe
Christine Okken
Cindy Haffner
Danielle Kennedy
Deborah Anton
Denise Marzec
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Iulia Pasca
, our May guest designer

Come and hop along and visit with all of our super talented Flourishes designers and join us in our challenge this week for a chance at winning our ENTIRE new May release!! Yup... that's right... you could win our entire new release just by playing along. Check out the Flourishes Blog for further challenge details. Good luck everyone!

What's not to love about this fabulous new set?  I just adore the two classy ladies and could resist using one on this card.

Hey Girlfriend!
I started off my card with a Flourishes Classic Black cardstock base and also a "Red Devil" mini mat from the Poppy Cardstock Collection.  Then I layered a few pieces of patterned paper from the April 123 Create Kit - "Stationary Noted".

April's 123 Create Kit 
"Stationary Noted"

Then I began to create my focal image.  First I cut two Tailor-made Classic Keyhole die cut shapes from Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, also die cutting an oval inside one of them.  Then I traced the inside of the oval and positioned my super classy girl image from the new Glamour Girls stamp set, stamping it using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink. 
Then I coloured her using these Copic Collections:

I stamped and fuzzy cut her dress using some fun polka dot paper from the April 123 Create Kit - "Stationary Noted".  To create her black veil, I took a piece of white tulle ribbon I had, inked it up with Staz-On ink and then cut the same shape of her veil in the image and then created a tail to tuck under the flower in her hair.  I secured it to the back of the image using tape.

For the front sentiment, I die cut the tag from the Tailor-made Classic Keyhole die cut shapes in vellum and heat bossed the sentiment with black embossing powder.

I finished off the inside of my card using papers from the April 123 Create Kit - "Stationary Noted" again and then stamped my message, from the Glamour Girls stamp set in Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink.

I hope you've enjoyed my little card creation today!  Keep on hopping along to check out the rest of both our Design Team creations!  REMEMBER... by playing along with us this week, you could win the ENTIRE May release!  That's FOUR gorgeous stamps sets!!!  Have fun!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Flourishes (Glamour Girls)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic White & Black
patterned papers: Flourishes 123 Create Kit
die cut shapes: Flourishes, Spellbinders
ink: Memento, Copic
ribbon: Flourishes
gems: KaiserCraft.


ChristineCreations said...

GAH!!! I love her veil. I really wanted to try that...and I love how you cut the oval inside of the die! So smart! And a red polka dot dress! I want that!

stampqueen said...

Love it - the red dress with the poppy DP is fantastic!!!

Iulia said...

Beautiful card, Allison! This image is simply adorable and you showcased it beautifully! Love the paper patterns; they work great with this image!
Hugs, Iulia

Theresa said...

Lovely card...love the veil and polka dots...great layout!

Becky said...

WOW..this is STUNNING.. Gorgeous red polka dot dress and the inside is just as stunning.

Becky said...

wow..This is STUNNING.. Love the red polka dot dress and the inside is just as stunning.

Cynthia said...

Great new set & adorable designs!

Susan said...

Love the colors in this, and how you layered the sentiment over the image on the front!

Broni said...

Ally, this is SO AWESOME!! I love the overall design and layout (inside and out) and that veil is brilliant!!

Sandy said...

I love red,black & white together great cards

Mojca said...

Waw this is so gorgeous and so elegant. hugs! Mojca

TLady said...

WOW ALLY!!!!!!!! SHE'S GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! Makes me feel like we've "stepped back in time!" LOOOOOOOVE your coloring, the netting, & the paper piecing!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK!! Are you kidding me? Are you freaking kidding me? I thought I loved this set when I was stamping... Now I LOVE it even more. Ally I can't even tell you how totally stinkin cool, cute, adorable and gorgeous this is! First love that you paper pieced her in a dress instead of gloves. CLEVER! Second the veil... ACK... Outstanding girl! Simply outstanding. Now you do have my address, right???? ;0) Love it all.

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS!!! You definitely knocked this set out of the ball park Alli!!! The veil is the BOMB...so clever and cool! Well done GF!!!

Susan Kennedy said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! I love how you did the veil!! Just awesome!! And I LOVE Red, White and Black!! Just wonderful!! That is a beautiful stamp!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan}

Pattie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

Holy cow did you knock this out of the PARK! This is adorable Ally -- speechless!

Deborah Anton said...

Wow Ally! this is a knockout! LOVE all the accents you put into this! AWESOME!

Diane said...

Wowzers!!! This is beau-ti-ful!!! I LOVE everything about this...a favorite of mine for sure!!

Cindy Haffner said...

WOW-ers girl, this is GORGEOUS GORGEOUS you are so talented, I LOVE it!!~ Thank-you so much for the B-day card you are so sweet!!~

Hugs Cindy xoxo

Makiko Jones said...

The this is fabulous Ally!! Love your design and detail! The frame you created is wonderful too. Beautiful inside as well!

Helen said...

I just adore this red and black beauty - you have really knocked this one out of the park, Ally!!!

dpkennedy said...

This is amazing girl! I love the tulle veil! Wow, this whole card is just gorgeous!!

guilinger2 said...

I love the way you did the veil -and I'd love to see a video tutorial of how you did it!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work, inside and out Allison! I love the veil~