Flowering Flourishes

What’s better than Flowering Flourishes to make someone feel better?  Not much, in my estimation!  I haven’t been feeling well lately, but making this card for someone very special made me feel a lot better.


I’m hosting this week at Freshly Made Sketches and I created a super-simple sketch for the challenge.


As I was deciding what supplies/stamp sets to use for this sketch, it was screaming “CHRISTMAS”, but I really needed to make a “Thinking of You” card, so I fought off the temptation.  The first item I chose was the Eastern Elegance DSP, and it just took off from there.


The image from the Flowering Flourishes stamp set was heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on Coastal Cabana card stock, and to give it just a tiny bit of color, I stamped the image a second time on Whisper White with Crushed Curry.  I cut out the tiny little flower, glued it on and added Crystal Effects to give it dimensional and shine.


After using the Paper Piercing Tool, Mat and Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, I “connected the dots” with a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker for a very realistic-looking faux stitching.


I hope you are inspired by my sketch and my card design, and that you’ll play along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  I look forward to seeing your creation in the gallery.  Don’t forget to stop over to see what my fellow ‘Clean Team’ members have created to inspire you!

SUPPLIES:  Stamp Sets:  Flowering Flourishing and Express Yourself;  Paper:  Crushed Curry, Pool Party Core’dinations, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Eastern Elegance DSP;  Ink:  VersaMark, Coastal Cabana ink pads and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker;  Tools and Accessories:  Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Crystal Effects, Big Shot, Ovals Framelits Dies, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, White Organza Ribbon, Piercing Tool and Mat, Occasions Paper Piercing Pack, Pearls Basic Jewels and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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  1. Mary Hogenmiller

    This set is hard for me to use…….You have done a Magnificent job with it. So Elegant!

  2. Linda Suarez

    This is such an elegant card Cindy! Beautiful colors and I love how you added the stitching – such a lovely touch!

  3. Holly AKA KopyKat

    This is so pretty, love your fabulous sketch!

  4. Cathy Austin

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I have missed you so much this summer. Two weeks til were home and STAMP CAMP. YEA!!!

  5. Melissa

    Really great details that just make this a wow card to me! Love the petals you stamped in Crushed Curry and added Crystal Effects to. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Charissa

    Love this card!! The colour combo is so soft and subtle and the choice of DSP and stamps are just beautiful!

  7. Bobbi Miller

    GORGEOUS! I love the colors and I would not have thought about them, had you not used that DSP. Crushed Curry is one of my favs and this card is just stunning! Case-ing for sure!~ Hugs!

  8. Amy O'Neill

    What a pretty card, Cindy! I love the special touches — the faux stitching, the beautiful bow, etc… Thanks for the great sketch this week — When I saw this sketch, I immediately loved it!

  9. Jen Brum

    Oh Cindy! This is fabulous! I love that colour combination! Love that cut out flower! So pretty! Stitching even! This was one fabulous sketch!

  10. Jen Mitchell

    This is beautiful! I love all the elegant details! And this color combo is not something I would have thought of, but it totally works!

  11. JoAnn B.

    Great sketch and your card is so gorgeous. Beautiful papers and love the white embossing and how you did the tiny flower.

  12. Terri Orr

    The details in this card are wonderfully amazing! Love how you paper-pieced that little Crushed Curry “bloom”, love the ribbon, love the embossing, etc., etc….but that faux-stitching is FABulous! I thought it was real!

  13. LeAnne

    Holy guacamole, this is wonderful….it sure made me happy looking at it! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  14. Katy McGloin

    Absolutely STUNNING! I love that DSP!

  15. linda callahan

    Well you rocked this one girl! I have that set also and never know what to do with it! Gorgeous embossed in white! Beautifully coordinated with the DSP!

  16. Katie

    Very pretty Cindy. I hope you feel better soon. Sending prayers your way.

  17. Rita

    This is so gorgeous, Cindy. I love the colors and love that flourish! I hope you feel better soon. Hugs!

  18. Elisha

    I love everything about this card – that little flower is perfection! A work of art!

  19. Brian King

    Cindy – I love how you’ve embossed Flowering Flourishes in white. So beautiful. Have had this set for a while and never sure how to use it. Can’t wait to give this a try! Also, that stitching looks very real. Beautiful!

  20. sharon

    Just a beautiful card
    I love the color combination and the stitching
    You really put a lot of time into this card
    Thanks for sharing

  21. Sandy M

    Great sketch and a great card! Love the colors, your flourish and the faux stitching.

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