Send some strength to those you care about with this touching set penned by Sam Pickard and embellished with beautiful sentiments courtesy of Dina Kowal. It's a set that's perfect for those times when a friend needs to know that you care. It features five scripted sentiments with heart warming messages as well as a group of beautifully drawn winter roses. Set measures 4" by 6".
This beautiful stamp set has a variety very powerful and uplifting sentiments. When I read the sentiment now on my card front, I knew it was perfect for a family friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer. She lives in Ontario, 3000km away from me and is a very dear friend of my Mom (and myself)... and basically a part of my extended family. So I made this for her...
Classic Black Cardstock. I brushed each panel using my Perfect Printing Pouch (to decrease the oils and static on my paper). Then I stamped my large floral image from the "Always Blooming" stamp collection using some Versamark ink on my two largest panels. I sprinkled them with bright green embossing powder, tapped off the excess and heat set them. I created my greeting panel in the same manner.
Then I took my Versamark ink again and stamped slightly to the bottom right of all my embossed images. I brushed on some 'Green Patina' Perfect Pearls using a small paint brush. Sadly, my camera couldn't catch this sparkly effect on my card front!
To finish off the inside of my card, I stamped another greeting from the "Always Blooming" collection in Memento black ink onto a piece of Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock and then I also added another large flower image using Memento "Pear Tart" ink.
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I sure hope my Mom's friend likes it. She's a teacher and an artist so I think she'll appreciate something made especially for her and by hand.
Ideas are blooming plentifully in our design team creations with this gorgeous set. And, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out….
Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.
Do you want to win Flourishes’ December Release?
- If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released December sets…you can play in our Flip it Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY December 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
- All three of our December sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through December 20th, so you have to act fast!
- Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
- And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, December 14th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a cover all the happy thoughts you have for others throughout the year!
~ Ally ~
Sponsored by: Flourishes LLC
stamps: Flourishes (Always Blooming)
cardstock: Flourishes Classic Ivory & Black, Bazzill
ink: Versamark, Memento
embossing powder: Ranger
tools: Tim Holtz Paper Piercer.