Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Flourishes!

Flourishes stamp company turned three years old last month, and this month is hosting a belated birthday celebration. So using two of the fist Flourishes stamp sets I purchased and still two of my favorite and probably most used Flourishes stamps--Sweet Violets and Vintage Wallpaper-- I made a little birthday card to celebrate the Belated Birthday Bash  Look Who's Three Challenge as well as play along with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.  
Let me quickly list some of the reasons I love Flourishes.
1. The most beautiful stamp images--Hats off to the stamp designers who are such creative geniuses!
2. The design team-- Speaking of creative geniuses--The Flourishes design team and Friends of Flourishes design team are so amazing. Their projects are always stunning! And several have visited here and left such kind words. I am so truly appreciative of their taking the time to visit and comment.
3. Awesome customer service--Orders and prizes are shipped pronto. I am always a little suprised and of course especially pleased to see how quickly my goodies arrive here. And any time I have had a question, I have received a response in a matter of hours!
4. The FLIP program--I mean who doesn't love to get a discount? And it certainly is not difficult to find products in the store in order to qualify.
5. I can pretend I am artistic. I truly don't have a lot of confidence in this area. Now, I am not confessing this to receive complimentary comments, but to explain that with these beautiful images and inspiration, I can pull out my Copics or pencils color create something that is passable.

Now  few deets about the card:

I stamped kraft cs with the Vintage Wallpaper background stamp in Champagne Versarmark and then cut out with a library pocket die. After folding and taping the pocket, I used the large image from Sweet Violets.
I used one of the smaller violet images to stamp the cream cs. After cutting the ticket and stamping the ticket border, I stamped the sentiment and scrollwork from Sweet Violets, using Post-it notes to cover portions of the stamps. I mounted the ticket with dimensional tape. With the name Flourishes, a little bling was necessary so I added a few purple gems (which sadly I did not capture well in the photo)

While the card may be small, my gratitude for the enjoyment I have with Flourishes stamps and my wishes for a happy birthday are HUGE!

PS-If didn't catch any typos, I am blaming it on my new bifocals. AAARRRGH! I am having a time adjusting to them. I prefer my cheepo readers.

Stamps: Sweet Violets, Vintage Wallpaper(Flourishes); Just the Ticket (PTI)
Ink: Champagne Dazzle Versamark, Peony Purple Versacraft (Tsukineko)
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Other: Library Pocket DieTicket Border Die (PTI); Corner Chomper(We R Memory Keepers), gems


  1. Lovely card! Violets are a favorite flower of mine too. Good luck with your new peepers!

  2. Cammie, this is terrific! Great pocket styling and I really heart your background stamping! The ticket sentiment design with the extra Flourishes image and gem accenting is truly inspired! Awesome look! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

  3. This is so lovely Cammie! I adore violets :)

  4. Violets are always so lovely and your coloring beautiful! Love your sweet card!

  5. Très belle ta carte Cammie, tu as très bien mis en avant cette fabuleuse couleur qu'est le violet

  6. Very nice, Love the pocket. I don't have any of their stamps yet. Love what you do with them though.

  7. Cammie this is so pretty. I would have never thought to use this set this way.. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

  8. Cammie, you are the sweetest!!! Thank you for loving Flourishes as much as I do!!! I have to agree to all the wonderful things you have pointed out!!! I have to pinch myself sometimes to make sure I'm not dreaming to work for an awesome company like Flourishes!!!

    Anway...I came by to see your beautiful birthday card!!! Got to love all these randomly stamped flowers...just beautiful!!! The ticket sentiment is the perfect focal point!!!

    Thank you for taking the time to play along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. Very pretty pocket card Cammie. I am so glad you got to play along with us! Big hugs...

  10. Oh I love the idea of a pocket card - and your colours are wonderful - what a beautiful way to use the violet images!


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