Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's SIX for SIX!


Today the entire Flourishes Design Team is jumping on the birthday band wagon and helping Flourishes light the candles and roll the music to celebrate SIX fun-filled, creative years!  Today's challenge is all about the right recipe for your cards. So, all you need to do is check out our recipe card below and make sure you use all six. We're calling this challenge -- The SIX for SIX -- six items for six years! So, without further ado -- the recipe!

HOW TO PLAY: Like we said, simply use the six items as your recipe for your card or creation. Make sure to use the sketch and be inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo and then, use the other four items as well when you create. This Birthday Celebration Challenge is just that simple! When you are done with your card, don't forget to link up your creation HERE using the Inlinkz widget! For Birthday Celebration Challenge #5, enter as many times as you like. If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, use the keyword FLLCBC5. You have until 11:59 PM CST on July 31st to enter! Winners will be announced Saturday, August 3rd and winners will receive a goody bag from Flourishes valued at $30!

On to my creation!

So, you can see I followed the sketch pretty much to a tee. I had this Dahlia image stamped and ready on my desk and it was even partially colored -- BINGO! Since it was colored in peachy tones, perfect! But, if you look at the stamp, there is another little vase included in this image. I didn't want that one because it wouldn't fit with my sketch -- so thanks to my handy dandy detail scissors -- I cut that part of the image off! I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and then picked up my Copics (see below for the color collections that I used). So, with the sketch and color inspiration done --- I added bling in the form of some gold cording and a little rhinestone bling... See? The gold cording also counts as twine -- so cross off 3 and 4 on the "recipe!"

Now... you have to squint to see #5... but it's there if you look at the main photo for the card. On the tan little flag, I used a fancy fan embossing folder and then sanded down the embossed ridges for a little texture. And... for #6?  My favorite Flourishes stamp (for the time being) HAS to be Dahlias! Oh my, they are beauties!!!! 

And, to give the inside a little something, I stamped the other Dahlia image from the set using peach ink and then grabbed one of the sentiments from the set for the center.. Add a little paper piercing and... voila! Done!

And that, my friends is it! I should mention that there is a whole bunch of fun scheduled for Flourishes 6th Birthday — if you want a peek at all the challenges, just click HERE to see! Now just as I said, all of our fine and fabulous Flourishes designers are playing along in this one, so be sure to hop on over and see what these ladies have in store!

Thanks for stopping by! We can't wait to see what fun you whip up for this challenge! Remember, you only have until July 31st to play in any and all of our birthday challenges! Be sure to stop by tomorrow. To win tomorrow's goody bag, all you need to do is stop by and leave a comment sending Flourishes some birthday wishes! One lucky person will walk away with a goody bag valued at $30! See you back here then!



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Heather Jensen said...

This is absolutely stunning Julie! I am lovin' all the pretty gold you have been using lately. :)

Dianne said...

Your so funny woman, thats quite a challenge and haven't you checked off all those boxes,and created another GORGEOUS card, lovely layering with the stitching, your touches of gold, looooove your coloring those beautiful fussy cut out flowers, loooove those 3 different flags, look how creative you are changing the stamp around brilliant,looks fabulous like that,then the beautiful inside, just a gorgeous make , thanks for sharing and the big smiles :O), have a wonderful weekend..

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card. I like your combination of patterned papers.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is SO pretty, Julie! I'm glad to know Flourishes has gold cord. I'm almost out!!

TLady said...

SOOOO LOVELY JULIE!!!!!!!!! AND that little bit of BLING!!!!!!!!:) ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!!!!! WONDERFUL COLORS!!!!!!!:)