Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's time for Flourishes Friday Faves!

Hi all and happy Friday! Today the Flourishes Senior DT has some eye candy planned for you today. It's all a part of Friday Favorites -- a time when we as designers pick up our favorite sets and simply... create!

One set that doesn't get nearly enough attention in my stamp room is Zinnias! 

My mom, the Rubber Maid, uses it all the time and has a lot of cards on her blog using it. So, I figured I'd take out my Silhouette Cameo, cut out the shapes with the Silhouette Zinnia Cut file and.... get to stamping! I chose to use the long zinnia stem for my creation.....

It's funny, this card was one of those creations that just "happened!" I started flipping through the So Noted pad and grabbed the notebook style paper. I thought - "Hey, I have a new border die from Spellbinders that is kind of like a ripped notebook edge!" I grabbed that and cut it along the edge. Then  I thought -- "Oh, a wood button and some twine would give this an earthy feel!" Done. I wanted an all occasion card, so I grabbed the Oh Happy Day sentiment from the Old Fashioned Florals set. Stamp that in the bottom using Versafine Black Onyx ink. Add a little pizazz with some rounded corners. Then, I actually had the half doily and the strip of polka dot paper (from the True Friends paper pack) on my desk. Add some stitching and lay those onto a piece of yellow decorative paper (from the So Noted pad) and... before I knew it -- I had a card! It was kind of a happy accident if you ask me!

Here's a close up of my flower - you can see I colored with Copic Markers (see below for the color families that I used!)

And that, my friend, is it! And.... like I said, all of the gals on the DT were asked to pick up any set they like and simply create! So, you're likely to see all kinds of fun things as you hop, skip and jump to their blogs!

And, if you haven't stopped over to the Flourishes Blog -- there is some fun news to share! Just click HERE to find out what it's ALL about! Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with me this Friday! Have a good weekend and I'll see you back here soon!



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