Thursday, January 15, 2009

Flourishes Sneak Peek 3!

Hi all! It's day three of Flourishes Sneak Peek and.. you're going to want to sit down for this one! It's also Stamp Simply Friday. So, get ready for a double dose of fun!

Today, Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge is -- Senior Citizens RULE! (ssnotime70 on SCS) You see, she is turning the big 55 today! So, by AARP's standards -- she can get her 10% discount now! LOL! So, her challenge was for us to make a card that is suitable for a senior! You could go vintage, put a splash of humor in it -- whatever strikes your fancy! If you need some more inspiration after you check out my card -- be sure to travel over to see - Janine, Jennifer, Tammy, Dee, Becky, AJ, and Deb! And, don't forget to wish Sharon a happy birthday!!! :-)

When I got the challenge and looked at the Flourishes set that was going to be "peeked" today, it was fate! Doesn't this chair remind you of the kind you'd find at grandma's house? It does me! Those antique, upholstered chairs that were fit for a study!

This is part of the new "Chairs To You" set. It's such a fun set that has a bunch of sayings perfect to deliver a dose of fun! What's cool is, this set all began on my blog! Yep. A few months back, I offered up some blog candy and asked those that stopped by to give me some ideas for stamp sets that they would love to see on polymer or rubber. Well, I got more than 100 ideas and -- one -- I had to sit down for! Literally! I immediately went to the ladies at Flourishes and they were all ears! You'll have to read more about the concept designer HERE. Thanks Jessica for coming up with one heck of an idea!!! I love how it turned out!

To make my card it's pretty easy! I stamped my chair twice with Palette Noir ink - once on my base and other on my Basic Grey Eva patterned paper. I colored my main image with shades of brown Copic markers, shaded the floor with cool grey and then cut out the second chair so that I only had the upholstery in the patterned paper. Add a mat with some fancy corner edges. And, then add the saying on a punched oval with a ribbon accent! That's it! I also added some fun bling to my punched corners. I love the vintage flair of this card!

Want to take a seat and see what the rest of the DT has in store?

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Dee Jackson
Nancy Kirk
Jan Marie Caruso
Kimberly Crawford
Cindy Haffner
Becca Feeken

Silke Ledlow

Before you go blog hopping - be sure to check out the Flourishes Newsletter for a chance at winning this set! And, don't forget to join us tonight for our release party from 7 pm - 9 pm Eastern time over at the Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast. That's where we'll reveal all the new sets and give you an opportunity for more prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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