Friday, May 14, 2010

Flourishes Blog Hop - Beauty Within

What do you get when you mix the beauty of stained glass images with the fabulous shapes of Spellbinders™ Nestabilities®? A fabulous new set from Flourishes called Beauty Within (#SS113).


This stamp set was designed to take the guess work out of cutting and trimming an elegant shape. With the help of S4-246 Labels Eleven and S4-248 Labels Thirteen, you can color to your heart’s content and then trim your image perfectly with these beautiful die templates. The set, designed by artist Becky Fleck, will be released first thing this morning!

When the set arrived, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. With a stained glass motif, I couldn't resist in making a window card! So I created this card with the beautiful rose image that Becky had designed. I was thrilled about how it turned out and I hope you do too!



Steps:
Stamp Flourishes #SS113 Beauty Within Rose image onto transparancy and color
Cut image with Spellbinders™ S4-246 Labels Eleven #6 (the smallest die being #1)
Cut/embossed center of A2 card base and pink pattern paper card front with S4-246 Labels Eleven #5
Cut/emboss green pattern paper with S4-255 Big Scalloped Rectangle LG #5 and S4-246 Labels Eleven #5
Adhere ribbon near the bottom of pink pattern paper, tie bow and adhere button/bling
Stamp Flourishes #SS113 Beauty Within Sentiment "Be Joyful" on the bottom right corner of pink pattern paper
Adhere stamped transparancy on card front, cover with embellished pink pattern paper and green frame

Supplies:
Papers: WorldWin (cardstock); My Mind's Eye Lush Collection (pattern papers)
Stamp: Flourishes (#SS113 Beauty Within)
Ink: Ranger Ink (Distressed Ink)
Markers: Copics (Sketch Markers)
Adhesives: Beacon (Zip Dry); Glue Dot
Ribbon: Offray
Bling: Creative Impressions (Bits of Bling)
Tools: Spellbinders™ (S4-246 Labels Eleven, S4-255 Big Scalloped Rectangle LG)

Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment HERE for a chance! Winners will be announced Saturday at 12 PM CST on the Flourishes Blog.

We are honored to be asked to team up with the Flourishes Design Team to show you the beautiful potential of Beauty Within!

Beth Pingry (Spellbinders™)
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Heidi Blankenship (Spellbinders™)
Holly Simoni (Spellbinders™)
Julie Koerber
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
• Margie Higuchi = ME! (Spellbinders™)
Sharon Doolittle
Stacy Morgan

Hope you enjoy Flourishes Beauty Within Set as much as I have in creating this card!
Thanks for stopping by!!
MargieH

23 comments:

Karen W said...

Very pretty!!!

Pam said...

love you card, I am just loving this flourish and stamp set

Julie Koerber said...

Very lovely Margie! I need to give this a try -- cutting out the front to reveal the stained glass inside -- what a pretty layout!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! Your window idea is a great touch and the soft coloring is wonderful.

Yogi said...

very nice. Love the stamp/Nestie design

Allison Cope said...

Great card Margie!

Kazan Clark said...

window cards are one of my favorites too - this one is lovely Margie!!!!
Hugs
K

ChristineCreations said...

Such a pretty window card, beautiful use of shape too!

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderful mix of colors and shapes on this, and love the idea of a window!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Your window card is fabulous! Beautifully done!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Beautiful card Margie!! I love how you created a window card! The colors are so soft and pretty!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Margie! Those roses look so soft & serene :) TFS

Terre said...

Margie, love that you stamped the image on the transperancy and colored it like a true stained glass window, love it.

Sassette said...

Love this card! So pretty! I am totally inspired and can't wait to try these! Thank you!

Missed seeing Beth's items...as the link comes up with an error. (BTW)

Rhonda Miller said...

Great card. This is such a great set. TFS.

dpkennedy said...

A very lovely creation!

Peggy said...

Another great idea and beautiful card.

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty. I love how you used the dies.. I never thought to make an actual window and love how it looks.. Super card.

Beth said...

Ahhhh, a window! How clever! Love it!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Beautiful colors Margie!

Michele said...

Beautiful! Love the window idea!

Latisha said...

Such a wonderful card Margie!

Katie Renz said...

Definitely a great combo. Great job Margie.