Hey you guys, check out this link HEREon Jennifer McGuire’s blog, that one of my readers queued me in on.
Jennifer McGuire thank you so very much!! :63
By the way, you all pushed me over the 200,000 hit mark, so next week I’ll be gathering some items to offer for blog candy. I’m just trying to think of what kind of Becca twist to create to make it a little bit more exciting than regular blog candy..he..he..
Oh my goodness, I did not anticipate the response to the card I posted yesterday for the Friends of Flourishes announcement. Can I just say that I have the most wonderful readers…no, I really, really mean it! This blog has been a blessing to me; it has really kept me engaged, optimistic and grateful. Grateful for all the wonderful folks that stop by and grateful for all the folks that I’m able to chat with through email.
You all push me to do my very best . . . and for that I sincerely thank you.
Well you asked for it, so I put together a tutorial on how to do the circle frame from this card here. The wild thing about the tutorial is that it is a video tutorial. Now anyone who knows me will be very shocked and laugh, because this is simply not my M.O. Oh well, wilder things have happened. The video quality is not what I envisioned when I started but I’m sure that research will help me choose better options. Please enjoy, keeping in mind that I’ve never done this before and figured out how to do the whole thing, from A to Z, tonite! Yikes – Flip Video 101, how to get it into laptop, how to edit it, how to add title, how to save it, sign up for YouTube, how to upload it, how to embed it in blog. I am woman, hear me roar (lol)!!
Yes, we interrupt the regularly scheduled post . . .for a video tutorial! I had another Friends of Flourishes post prepared for today, but I will gladly post it tomorrow. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your kind words!!
For my first card I used the Flourishes Damask background – it has become a staple in my collection! It’s a very elegant stamp that alone makes for a very classic card. I love a go-to type of stamp that I know will accomplish every occasion. For this one, I picked birthday, can you ever have enough birthday cards?
The card base is a ribbed cardstock called Cottonwood, layered on top was Aloe topped with Cucumber paper all from The Paper Company. The Cucumber layer is embossed with new Welcome Baby Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The focal image is a medallion made from a large nestie scalloped circle stamped with the Flourishes Damask stamp with Versamagic Aquatic. The punched top layer is made from a corner punch used on a nestie solid circle and is embellished with half pearls. (Note, once punched the center falls out and you are left with a wonderful filigree type frame). Thin cream ribbon paired with a Nestabilities Ribbon Tag holds the sentiment Birthday Wishes stamped in SU Sage Shadow. The Birthday Wishes sentiment was created from another Flourishes set – Flourished Words – yes another staple to my collection. With these two sets I feel like I can tackle any occasion. The card screamed for a large bow – I caved in!
Stamps: Flourishes Damask, Flourished Words
Paper: Aloe, Cucumber, Cottonwood – The Paper Company
Ink: Versamagic Aquatic, SU Sage Shadow
Accessories: Cuttlebug Welcome Baby Embossing Folder, Nestabilities Ribbon Tag Trio, Scalloped Circle, Circle, EK Sucess Corner Punch, Cream Ribbon, Half Pearls
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