Friends of Flourishes

I have been busting at the seams trying to hold in some news I’m so happy to now share. 
Flourishes has created a new team, called Friends of Flourishes!!  

It is a team of talented bloggers handpicked to showcase Flourishes Stamps; I am so honored to be among the cast of stars that were picked for this new adventure.   Believe me, when I received the email, I had to pinch myself !   So, throughout the month, I’ll have cards using Flourishes stamps to share and hopefully inspire you.   I have new links in my sidebar showing the all the Friends of Flourishes – be sure to pop over to the Flourishes newsletter to read about each of these talented cardmakers – Joan Bardee – Paperlicious, Cindy Haffner – Cindy Haffner’s Corner, Cindy Lawrence – OneHappyScrapper and Laura Fredrickson – Scrapnextras.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

  • NoelleSeptember 1, 2008 - 11:18 pm

    Congratulations on this new accomplishment. Oh, and the card is beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy HaffnerSeptember 1, 2008 - 11:32 pm

    Oh wow, love love love your card, superb work. What fun we are having.ReplyCancel

  • Denise ~ Paper PonderingsSeptember 1, 2008 - 11:42 pm

    Oh my goodness…this is gorgeous!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine McKameySeptember 1, 2008 - 11:44 pm

    Wow! I love this! So gorgeous!! I can’t believe the corner punches make such a beautiful frame! I am going to dig out mine and try them out! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! Soooo pretty!ReplyCancel

  • tracySeptember 1, 2008 - 11:53 pm

    The punches w/ the nestie circle is awesome! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • jamiSeptember 2, 2008 - 12:27 am

    Congratulations Becca!! It’s no wonder they want you on the team!! This card is gorgeous!! That punched circle is so cool!! Love it!

    smiles from Korea,

  • Laura (scrapnextras)September 2, 2008 - 1:13 am

    Congratulations Becca! Your card is absolutely dreamy, and I will be searching for that corner punch to recreate that amazing frame! WOW! What a beauty!ReplyCancel

  • lengowSeptember 2, 2008 - 2:24 am

    Something beautiful !!!!!!!!!

    It has gotten back tongue me . !!!!!

    You are Champion !!!!!!

    God is happy, that child such wonderful walks after earth – You are that child !!!!

    Sorry on my english !!!!!!!!!!

    I love Your works and God love too !!!!!!!!!!!! I am convicted about it !!!ReplyCancel

  • RosetteSeptember 2, 2008 - 2:34 am

    Can you please show us in a picture how you made the circle out of corner punches? It’s wonderful! And you have used wonderful paper, I wish they would stock lovely papers like these here! :) God bless you, you’rewonderfulReplyCancel

  • Joan BSeptember 2, 2008 - 3:22 am

    I’m speechless. Ok, one word. Amazing.ReplyCancel

  • lengowSeptember 2, 2008 - 3:49 am

    Rossete wright

    “Can you please show us in a picture how you made the circle out of corner punches? It’s wonderful! ”

    Becca please !!! We ask show …ReplyCancel

  • SuzanneSeptember 2, 2008 - 5:26 am

    Beautiful! I just love that centre Punch!

    Can I ask where you got it from and if they have other designs?
    Suze xReplyCancel

  • JoaniSeptember 2, 2008 - 5:40 am

    Becca – a great BIG congrats to you! I think I’d pinch myself too!
    Your card is really beautiful! I just love the punch work you did on the inside of that circle, and the filigree. Amazing ~ yet once again!
    You rock girl!

  • LaurieSeptember 2, 2008 - 6:00 am

    Congratulations Becca! You know I am a huge fan of your work! Glad that Flourishes is too! Now this card. I keep waiting for your ordinary card! Odds are, eventually you have to do an ordinary, but instead it is extraordinary after extraordinary! This is no exception. Beautiful — but then I always say that! I agree with everyone else that asked, please show us how you used the circle punch on a circle? Please? And then could you tell me what made you think to do that? Not sure I would have ever gone there. Thanks again for another piece of inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Darlene LSeptember 2, 2008 - 6:01 am

    Stunning–congrats on your awesome accomplishment–you are very deserving. DarleneReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 2, 2008 - 7:03 am

    Well Becca I think this one is just amazing!! I too would like a lesson in how to make that wonderful heart circle. I am at work and want to run home and try to figure it out.
    Have a fabulous day!ReplyCancel

  • JanineSeptember 2, 2008 - 7:04 am

    Oh yes Congratulations on making the Friends of Flourishes design team.
    They made a fabulous choice!!ReplyCancel

  • AnitaSeptember 2, 2008 - 7:08 am

    Gorgeous card, Becca! Congrats on being chosen by Flourishes – what a fabulous opportunity!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ethel A.September 2, 2008 - 7:17 am

    Congratulations on your new adventure with Flourishes! Your card is breathtaking!ReplyCancel

  • Julia T.September 2, 2008 - 7:53 am

    Gorgeous card !! Congratulations – I know you must be very happy.ReplyCancel

  • BarbSeptember 2, 2008 - 7:55 am

    That is awesome news Becca!! I am so happy for you! I know that both companies are very blessed to have you as a member of their teams!

    Your card is gorgeous, but they always are ;). I love your idea to use the punch to do the circle! That is so pretty!


  • Pam aka/YorkieMomSeptember 2, 2008 - 8:00 am

    Oh Becca, this just takes my breath away!!!!!! I know………..I’m always saying that about your lovely cards!

    Also, congrats on becoming a design team member at Flourishes!ReplyCancel

  • MrsHSeptember 2, 2008 - 8:01 am

    Good afternoon, Becca. Oh, I am so, so pleased for you, congratulations. It is wonderful that these companies are recognising your God -given talent. You are truly blessed, Becca, and it is soooo good that your are sharing your blessings with us. I just adore this card- so very, very elegant and so extra-ordinarily beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • NancyKSeptember 2, 2008 - 9:00 am

    Hi Becca – welcome to Flourishes! What an absolute beauty you have created – this is just jaw droppingly gorgeous! You’ve shown me a wonderful way to use that corner punch – I never would have thought to use it on a circle! I can’t wait to case this card for an upcoming birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Linda ESeptember 2, 2008 - 9:06 am

    WOW! Another amazing card. Congratulations on your new distinction. Flourishes is lucky to have you on their team.ReplyCancel

  • JackieSeptember 2, 2008 - 9:13 am

    Congratulations! You will be a huge asset to their team, your work is absolutely stunning! I would love a photo mini-tutorial of the corner punched circle in the center, or at least which round Nestie you used :-)ReplyCancel

  • lacyquilterSeptember 2, 2008 - 9:42 am

    Congratulations. This card is fabulous. Can you tell us what size nestie circle you used?ReplyCancel

  • DonnaSeptember 2, 2008 - 9:43 am

    Congrats on your new accomplishment. Can’t wait to see more beautiful things from you. All I can say about this card is WOW, I have that punch and will now try this technique. Thanks for all your wonderful insirpation.


  • DeniseBSeptember 2, 2008 - 9:52 am

    Have to chime in here with the rest…. It is a gorgeous card! I especially love that medallion. I would also like to know what size the diameter was on the circle you used for it. Looks like the punch lined up just perfectly all the way around! Never would thought to try something like that, and I have that punch too.

  • PennySeptember 2, 2008 - 10:12 am

    This is just utterly beautiful! I love the lacy frame and yes please, another request for the instructions please if you could :)

    Congratulations on your appointment with Flourishes – I will certainly be watching for more wonderful inspiration over the coming month.


  • Kelly VSeptember 2, 2008 - 10:17 am

    Becca……I adore this card and I adore you….
    Congrats on your newest achievement, WOW again….You know you’re a stinker…

  • Kay McBrideSeptember 2, 2008 - 11:40 am

    lord here i am response 32 you are getting popular!! this card is extrodarinary!! very pretty it would also be a very pretty wedding card. congratulations on getting on another design team. watch out im sure more will be coming!!ReplyCancel

  • DeborahSeptember 2, 2008 - 11:58 am


    Congratulations Sweetie on another place in the designer world! I am not surprised that you were selected. Your cards are always of the greatest elegance and beauty. I want to be just like you when I grow up. LOL!!!!ReplyCancel

  • LuAnnSeptember 2, 2008 - 12:09 pm

    Becca, what a beauty this is. You are amazing… I had no luck as I checked Provo Craft for the new Welcome Baby emboss folder. Any suggestions?ReplyCancel

  • Hege-Annie SimonsenSeptember 2, 2008 - 1:10 pm

    This is sooo amazing! I’m speechless, really….!!!ReplyCancel

  • LauraSeptember 2, 2008 - 1:17 pm

    Beautiful! And congratulations.ReplyCancel

  • Pansy JonesSeptember 2, 2008 - 1:40 pm

    This is beautiful and yes Becca please show us about the punch with the nestie.

    Simply beautiful..ReplyCancel

  • DianeSeptember 2, 2008 - 2:37 pm

    Congratulations Becca!
    I am a HUGE fan of your work.
    I too want to be you when I grow up.
    As for the card….beautiful.


  • Joan FrickerSeptember 2, 2008 - 3:07 pm

    This is an absolutely stunning card. It almost took my breath away when I first saw it. The colors are so perfect and eye catching. Great job!


  • StephenieSeptember 2, 2008 - 3:15 pm

    Becca I am not at all surprised! I am new to your blog but all of it is beautiful. I am sure that you will be wonderful for your new design team, I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
    Happy Stamping,

  • Cathy B.September 2, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing another beautiful creation. I, too, hope you explain how you did it! Congrats to you also, I am so pleased for you.


  • EleanorSeptember 2, 2008 - 5:00 pm

    OMG! That card is just beautiful! I wish I had a little speck of your talent! Congratulations on being picked by Flourishes. I love their stamps and will look forward to seeing your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Gigi A.September 2, 2008 - 6:28 pm

    I just found you through barefootstamper and your work is beautiful and amazing!!! Wow…..! I’ll be adding you to my blog list! Thanks for sharing your work! Blessings – gigiReplyCancel

  • LoniSeptember 2, 2008 - 6:54 pm

    First, congratulations again, Miss Becca! The world is discovering your amazing talent. Second, this card is utterly gorgeous. I would never have thought to use a corner punch in this way but it’s awesome. Third, you and all the other lovlies on the team are already in my Google Reader so I’ll just keep checkin’ your blogs. Fourth, if you don’t already know Joan Bardee, be prepared for a lot of fun with her abundant droll wit and superb writing. Way to go!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonSeptember 3, 2008 - 12:57 am

    Becca, you’re being discovered! And I’m so happy for you (AND for them–lucky Flourishes!) This is (as always) an over-the-top fabulous creation!ReplyCancel

  • ReneeSeptember 3, 2008 - 1:14 am

    Yes please show us how you made this in a mini tuteral…Please please!
    It is absolutly beautiful!!!! great work and congrats!ReplyCancel

  • ReneeSeptember 3, 2008 - 1:15 am


    This is the most beautiful card EVER! LOVE IT! I am also hoping you do a mini tuteral on how you made that with a punch!! Please please????
    Congrats too!ReplyCancel

  • Kathie BaileySeptember 3, 2008 - 2:06 am

    So well deserved Becca! I am always in awe of your amazing designs.ReplyCancel

  • Merrily SchulzSeptember 3, 2008 - 5:52 am

    again no words discribe the beauty of this card! Congrats on your new adventure!ReplyCancel

  • Joan JefferySeptember 3, 2008 - 5:53 am

    Just popped by from Joy of Jar – and oh my goodness you do beautiful work. Everything about this card is gorgeous. I’ll be back again. JoanReplyCancel

  • SueSeptember 3, 2008 - 6:15 am


  • Raul EugarriosSeptember 3, 2008 - 6:44 am

    Hi Becca.. This card is so beautiful… but could you please please tell this new guy in card making what is the size of the card, I guess it would be the size of cottonwood cardstock, sorry for such a stupid question. I love this card you are amazing.
    Thank you
    Raul EugarriosReplyCancel

  • Dorothy IvorySeptember 3, 2008 - 6:59 am

    Awesome…….This card is amazing….as is all of your work….TFSReplyCancel

  • AngelSeptember 3, 2008 - 9:06 am

    Amazing!! And I was so happy to see a tutorial when I popped onto your blog to comment! You are AMAZING! Great blog name!ReplyCancel

  • SheilaSeptember 3, 2008 - 1:27 pm

    Oh my gosh!!! The card is gorgeous as are all of your creations. Congrats on your new adventure!!! I can’t wait to see all of your new creations.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene Austin (Willow01)September 3, 2008 - 2:08 pm

    Oh My Word~~~ unbelievably gorgeous~~~ Make that with a capital G!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Beth NormanSeptember 3, 2008 - 2:22 pm

    Wowzers, another stunning card. You’re my hero. Your ribbon is so perfect, and your work is so elegant. Congratulations on your new position with Flourishes–you’ll do them proud!ReplyCancel

  • stampmonkeySeptember 3, 2008 - 6:25 pm

    GORGEOUS card! And congrats (again!)…you’re really on a roll here! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Linda HSeptember 3, 2008 - 8:13 pm

    Congratulations on your accomplishment!!! I can completely understand why they would pick you!!!! I have not seen anything on your site that wasn’t pure perfection! You are the BEST!!! Keep up the good work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda WSeptember 4, 2008 - 4:14 am

    Breathtaking! Simply stunning. There aren’t enough adjectives to describe your work. You continue to inspire me.ReplyCancel

  • Sue FSeptember 4, 2008 - 9:35 am

    You are so talented and such an inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • EveSeptember 4, 2008 - 11:26 am

    This card is beautiful ! !
    Eve ;)ReplyCancel

  • Angie ~ DuckwaddlequackSeptember 4, 2008 - 7:36 pm

    Oh Becca – this is a totally beauty!ReplyCancel

  • DawnSeptember 5, 2008 - 3:53 pm

    I am speechless – How did you dream this up!! It is heavenly,gorgeous and so much more!ReplyCancel

  • Susan JoyceSeptember 26, 2008 - 3:38 am

    Totally delightful! Such a pretty card and inspirational idea.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne KingOctober 14, 2008 - 6:58 pm

    I’ve just stumbled across your blog. And, I’m so glad I did. Your cards are fabulous. Such an inspiration!ReplyCancel