Friday, October 2, 2009

Just the right 'Finishing Touches'!

TGIF! With Friday comes another Flourishes Focus! This one is being hosted by the uber talented Laura Fredrickson and the topic... is Finishing Touches! You'll have to check out her tutorial over on the Flourishes Newsletter!

Just in case you aren't aware, Finishing Touches are those fun pieces of "jewelry" for your card creations. If you've never checked out the line of embellishments that Flourishes carries.. OH MY.. you really should! You can click HERE to see what I mean!

For my card, I used two of these embellisments! After stamping my lilies onto some Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink, I colored them up with the Fields and Tiger Lily Copic Collections.

I stamped the stems using Memento Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout. Then cut my lilies out and popped them up with some foam tape. The paper was some that I found in my decorative paper scrap bin. I cannot remember what it is! I used a EK Success Border punch and then slipped some of that luscious Olive Silk Ribbon through one of the Finishing Touches Ribbon Slides. To add my hanging tag, I used a jump ring and attached it right to my slide. The message is from the Strawberries set and was cut out to fit my mini message tag with the help of a 3/4" circle punch.

And that, my friends, is all she wrote! Hope you hop on over to the rest of the DT to see what they cooked up!

Christine Okken
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence

Just a quick note... did you know that tomorrow is World Cardmaking Day???? Well, Flourishes is cooking up some fun! They've teamed up with Splitcoast Stampers for a fun challenge and there are some great prizes on the line! So.... stay tuned! More on that to come!


Joan Fricker said...

Stunning card Julie. Your coloring is beautiful and I love your design! Great job!


denise g. said...

PERFECT! Love the colors, the layout and that ribbon with the slide and hanger is to die for!! If you had used a person's initials, covered it with gloss accents and made it detachable, it would have been extra fancy jewelry for the recipient, too.
Hope you have a fab World Cardmaking Day!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your card and the finishing touch of jewelry is right to make it extra special. Very nice. Mom

NancyK said...

What a great burst of color - love that paper and the coloring of the blossom! Nice touch with the ribbon slide.

ChristineCreations said...

eee! I love the slide and the frame combined! Totally going to try that Julie! Beautifully done.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is fabulous. I like the ribbon slider you used, just perfect! Very beautiful card in deed.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOWZA ... what can I say??? THIS IS STUNNING!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! You're amazing ... I just love visiting your blog! Such an inspiration! THanks

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Have a great weekend!

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful, Rich and Elegant.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful images, papers and design! Love the way you dangled the mini message from the slide!

Leslie Miller said...

Ahhhhhhh, extra pretty, Julie! I keep forgetting about these little tags, which I don't have. They look so cute and add lots of character with so little bulk. Love these Finishing Touches! I've been pining away for the Tiger Lily and the Fields collections, sigh... Must-get-more-Copics!

Latisha said...

So beautiful Julie. This was my first time playing with the tags, and I have to say I love them. Our brains must be on the same wave length because we think alot alike, we used the same "for you" sentiment.
sleep in, have some coffee and enjoy your day tomorrow

Jenny Gropp said...

Julie -- this is so soft, pretty and simply awesome!

Jerri Kay said...

So stunning! I love the ribbon slider on this design, it's beautiful with the charm.