I am so excited to have been asked to be on the new Flourishes design team!! I hope I didn’t scare Sharon too much with my quick and enthusiastic response! And I was even more excited when I saw their latest and absolutely scrumptious set which is being released today called, “Spring Ephemerals”.

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Couldn’t help but bring out the brayer for this silhouetted “Bleeding Heart” floral image. I first stamped the image on Very Vanilla card stock using Jet Black Stazon. Using Versamark I then stamped it again slightly off from the first stamped image and applied clear embossing powder. Next I brayered with So Saffron, More Mustard and Rose Red on top and River Rock and Always Artichoke on the bottom. Using my oval Nestabilities and Cuttlebug I cut out the image. I sponged around the oval with Rose Red. I used my scalloped oval “Nesties” to cut out a second larger oval in black. Using the floral “Forget Me Not” image also from the “Spring Ephemerals” set, I stamped a background on the Basic Gray designer paper from the “Scarlet’s Letter” series. I also sponged around the edges on both the red and green designer papers with Rose Red. The sentiment is from Flourishes “Siberian Iris” set.

I am so loving this set and have another card planned for later this week. And speaking of later this week.. like tomorrow.. check out Leslie Miller’s blog Running With Scissors for some really cool (really really cool) blog candy!! Fun stuff!

Stamps: FLLC “Spring Ephemerals” and “Siberian Iris”
Papers: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey “Scarlet’s Letter”
Inks: Jet Black Stazon, Rose Red, More Mustard, So Saffron, River Rock, Always Artichoke, Versamark
Accessories: Black and White Gel Pens, GG Ribbon, Brad, Clear EP, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

35 Responses to “Flourishes! “Spring Ephemerals””

  1. This is incredibly gorgeous, Susan! I love the way you used these two stamps. An absolutely stunning card! Welcome to the team. I’m so excited to be working with you!

  2. I totally agree with Leslie – this is gorgeous. So rich and beautiful.

  3. Welcome, Susan!! What a fabulous card — LOVE your technique to get the gorgeous white shadowing — wonderful!!!

  4. Congratulations Susan! And your card is absolutely gorgeous! You have such great details…and I love every single one of them!

  5. Congrats Susan, your style is a perfect fit. The silhouette stamps are very neat and I love your sketch and brayering!

  6. Congrats, to you Susan for being chosen to be on the Flourishes design team. You are an awesome stamper who will be a definite asset to their stamping design team…just love this card as well…it is so cool!

    Pinky

  7. Congratulations on joining the Fourishes DT! You’ll be quite an asset to them I’m certain!
    I LOVE your silhouette card with this gorgeous stamp set! The shadowed image is so eye appealing and life-like! The awesome colors and shading techniques make this a really stunning card! TFS another of your fabulous creations!

  8. Congrats to you Susan… Your work is always so beautiful, and this card..WOW!!! FABULOUS. Looking forward to working with you again.

  9. Susan, you’re card is truly stunning! I love when I look at a creation and am speechless. Your card did that for me! Wowza! I am really looking forward to getting to know you on this DT! Can’t wait to see what other beautiful creations you come up with!

  10. Wow!!! Congrats:) You will be awesome. I love this card!! It’s gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations.
    Dee Jackson

  11. Congratulations!!! WooHoo!!! A well deserved spot on the team ~ your work is amazing!!!

    This card is stunning!!! I can’t wait to see more!

  12. Very beautiful card, and Congrats on being on the team. I really like your work.
    Evelynn

  13. this is so, so beautiful…. I love the idea of getting this white outline…will definatly try that …. great card!! TFS

  14. Oh Susan, this is truly, truly, breathtaking! I love the rich colors and with the black it is so very elegant!

  15. I love your card! Such rich colors, perfect for a sunset.
    And congradulations on being on a new design team! What a compliment!

  16. Fantastic card, Susan! Congratulations on becoming a Flourishes design team member.
    Hugs and smiles

  17. This is a stunner! Awesome stamp; beautifully done. Love the brayered background and your wonderful design and colors. Definitely will have to check out this new set. Glad to see your are stamping! Hope all is well with the twins!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous card! And congrats on being selected to join the Flourishes DT — they chose well! Your work is always inspiring, Susan. tfs

  19. Congratulations Susan! What a fabulous talent they have with you on their team! Love this one…gorgeous colours and design…and your faux stitching is amazing! WOW!

  20. absolutely breathtaking—congrats on Flourishes. They are lucky to have you!

  21. Congratulations Susan, I saw that in their newsletter and I was so excited for you. Definitely very deserving your cards are awesome and this one is just a WOW, so fabulous, love it!!

  22. Gorgeous card. And congratulations.

  23. A HUGE congratulations, Susan!! You’ll be a fantastic addition to the team!! Your card is absolutely stunning!! Those colors and the effect, is amazing!!

  24. This is so outstanding. Your colour choice, and use of brayer is stunning!

  25. Oh my goodness this is just BEAUTIFUL!!!

  26. Susan, this is just stunning! Totally loving this newest set from Flourishes and can’t wait to get it and play. I see lots of inspiration in this card, thanks for sharing.

  27. Big congrats, Susan!!! They were smart to ask you — your work is always fantastic! This card is gorgeous — love the deep, rich colors!

  28. CONGRATS SUSAN ON BEING A NEW FLOURISH DT MEMBER!!!! YOUR CARD IS GORGEOUS!!!

  29. Susan this is so gorgeous!! Congrats on making the design team! You rock!

  30. Wow, this card is so beautiful!
    xAndrea

  31. Great stuff.
    I just found your blog and love it.
    Look forward to reading more.
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  32. EYE POPPIN GORGEOUS!!! JAW DROPPIN KNOCK OUT!!! just a few of the ways to describe this awesome sample!!!

  33. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! And congratulations on your dt!!! You’re a fantastic addition!!!! YAY!! 🙂

  34. Congratulations Susan, you are a fabulous addition to the Flourishes team! This bleeding heart card is absolutely GORGEOUS, I just love it!!! Can’t wait to see what else you create with their beautiful stamps.

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