Monday, May 30, 2011

Hello all and Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are enjoying time with family as we remember all the men and women who serve in our military -- just to make sure we have our freedom! Special thanks to all those in the armed forces!

Last week, Flourishes unveiled one of it's new 123 Create Kits called Venice and I have to tell you -- the ribbons and embellishments and paper in this kit are showstoppers! I just love the classic feel of every element -- from the Damask and scripted prints in the paper to the fabulous crushed silk ribbon to the beautiful vintage brads! OOoo la la!

On to my creation this Monday...

I am completely drawn to the blue paper patterns and blue crushed silk ribbon in this kit. Because some of the decorative paper I used features bits and pieces of handwritten letters, I decided to incorporate a handwritten letter in my card. I know I use this set -- From the Desk of -- a lot, but I really thought it was perfect! I colored it up with Copic Markers and used some of the colors from the Sunflower, Tonal Neutrals and Spruce Collections. I did blend my ribbon with BG000 and BG0000. I also stamped the corner Flourish from the Wedded Bliss set with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Layer up some strips from the Venice paper pack, add some of the loopy ivory trim and then wrap the whole front panel with the crushed silk ribbon. I also used a circle punch and a sentiment from the Hello Hyacinth set. Punch a hole, and tie it to the crushed silk ribbon with some silver cording and.... voila! Done!

Some of the other Flourishes gals whipped up some beautiful creations using this kit-- so you'll have to stop by and see what they have in store!


Thanks so much for stopping by! We're having a barbeque if the rain holds off -- ribs! ;-) But, it's been raining like cats and dogs here! Try to enjoy your day and I'll see you back here soon!



Your choice of colors is just perfect on this card! Very pretty!

petra,s cards said...

wauw its bautiful!!! great kit i can,t wait to get it!!
xx petra

ChristineCreations said...

Julie this is so beautiful and dreamy feeling. Such elegance! This set goes perfectly with this kit!

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Julie! This is so Gorgeous!... Love the soft pretty blues and this set is so Fabulous with your image! Just so Beautiful! Hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day!

Shannon 8-)

Sewflake said...

What a wonderful stamp set to use with the postcard/envelope papers. It's a perfect "fit". Your desing and coloring is always over the top. Love how you have tied in the color of the ribbon on the stamped image with the ribbon in the kit.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful muted colors.. Wonderful card!

dpkennedy said...

Just lovely Julie!