Today’s card is stamped with another new release from Flourishes called “Forest of Trees”.


To make this card I tore a strip of Eclipse masking tape and covered the lower half of the whisper white card stock.  Then I sponged the top half of the card with Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Almost Amethyst and Sage Shadow.  Once sponged I removed the masking tape and stamped a sentiment from Flourishes “Peace” set and one of the new tree images from “Forest of Trees” several times with Versafine “Onyx Black” ink.  This image was then adhered to the black card base.  I then embossed the Crystal Clear Card Stock (acetate) using a Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I used Vellum Glue Dots to adhere the acetate to the front of the card.  (The vellum glue “dots” are actually not dots at all but are an adhesive in a sheet form that you simply transfer from the sheet to the object you want to adhere.)  Lastly a bow using May Arts ribbon was added.

Here are the three sets released this week at Flourishes.


Oh and just a reminder about Flourishes  “New Release Bundle”  deal.   You can purchase all the new sets for 10% off!  This offer is good through September 17th.  The three new sets this month are “Birds and Vine”, “Forest of Trees” and “Mixed Greetings”.   Also if you want to see more cards made with this week’s new releases, be sure to visit the other Flourishes design team member’s blogs.

Linda Duke
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Barb Schram


Stamps: Flourishes “Forest of Trees” and “Peace”
Papers: SU! Whisper White and Basic Black; Crystal Clear Card Stock
Inks: SU! Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, Almost Amethyst and Sage Shadow; Versafine “Onyx Black”
Accessories: May Arts Ribbon; Eclipse Masking Tape; Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Vellum Glue Dots (Sheet)

42 Responses to “Flourishes “Forest of Trees””

  1. The new stamps are gorgeous and the card is just marvelous. I love the soft feel of the sponging and who can resist May Arts ribbon?

  2. This card is AWESOME!!! Love how you made the grove of pines from one stamp … and the chalked background looks fantastic!!! LOVE it!!

  3. Susan, the clear embossed sheet is genius on this card — it looks just like snow — FABULOUS idea!!! This card is so beautiful — love your use of masking here as well, creates just such a lovely and wintery scene — GORGEOUS WORK — as always!!! TFS!!!

  4. I was wondering if you’d be making a card with the tree stamps next and here it is! LOL Sharon mirrored my thoughts in her comment above – this is pure genius to add the bugged acetate to look like snow!! I’ve never seen anything like it and I can’t take my eyes off of it! I love the skyline you created behind the trees and this card just knocks my socks off! It’s a fabulous showcase of your amazing talents and I LOVE it!!

  5. HERE IT IS!!!! Oh Susan…. When Nancy showed up this sample on the thred for the release I knew it was you and I SO LOVE IT!!! Your masking of the trees is fabulous! I love the texture of the dots and the shading is awesome! I love love love this card. I bought this set just becuase of this card, seriously! Can you guess who I put in as my inpsiration on the fllc? lol :0) Fabulous card sweetie!!!

    By the way the Seahawks are DH and DS 1 team and he was pretty sad also. Infact the only teams that won in our house were DS 2 his Packers and Jets. He is torn between the two now that Favre traded. So he cheers for both. haha Hugs…

  6. Susan, I never would have dreamed of using that embossed dotted swiss over your stamped piece to create a snow like effect but it is absolutely gorgeous. The card is exuquisite! What a real beauty, but what can you expect…it’s a card by Susan. Love all your cards. Pat

  7. Lovely Susan! Before I read your post, I just stared at the screen saying — What is that and how did she do that???? LOL! I love the acetate overlay — so cool! Beauty of a card!

  8. Susan this is gorgeous, as all your cards are. It’s one of those cards that i think now why didn’t I think of that, beautiful. I love all your work and think that you really made the Flourishe stamps rock.

  9. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

  10. this is gorgeous!! i had to read twice to figure out what you did to get that look. (only one cup of coffee so far 😉 I love it. I’ll be running to my craft room to try it!!!!

  11. What a gorgeous card! Fantastic skyline treatment, and that embossed acetate layer is a brilliant idea! Linda

  12. This is a lovely card, Susan, and what a great idea to turn the swiss dots into snowflakes. I love gathering ideas from your creations.

  13. Very soft and pretty!

  14. MAGNIFICENT! picking up jaw off the floor I am

  15. This is such a beautiful wintery scene!!! I love the swiss dot clear overlay ~ Very cool idea!!!

  16. Oh my goodness gorgeousness, Susan!! I love your snowy beautiful scene!!

  17. I saw this on SCS too! Gorgeous!

  18. Susan, I check your blog everyday, and this card is lovely, however; living in Maine, I’m not too anxious to see the real thing. lol

  19. GASP! This is STUNNING, Susan!!! LOVE those dots and trees! Just fabulous!

  20. Wow Susan,absolutely divine!!!!

  21. Susan, this is beautiful! The detail in the trees is fantastic and the background scene you created is breathtaking. Wonderful subtle colors in the distant treeline. Brilliant idea to overlay the embossed clear cardstock. Wow! This is truly a work of art!

  22. Super gorgeous card – Susan!!!

  23. Acetate overlay! Wow! Eyepopping technique! Thanks for sharing the wealth of beauty learned from practice and joyful experimentation….or however you arrived at this pretty application. What a great use! Keep Looking Up!

  24. just beautiful! tfs!

  25. What an amazing card. I LOVE the colors, the swiss dot folder you used, the ribbon…absolutely gorgeous!

  26. Susan…you are such an enabler….after seeing your FABULOUS card, I’m gonna have to get that stamp set!!!! The acetate overlay is gorgeous, too….what an AWESOME design!!!

  27. Beautiful!

  28. This card is absolutely stunning! It actually took my breath away when it popped up on my screen.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing!

  29. Just when I think your latest creation could not be any better, you knock my socks off with this beautiful piece of art. I absolutely love everything about this design. The embossed acetate overlay is pure genius.
    I will have to look for the vellum dots you mentioned in your description. The vellum dots I have are “dots”, so I’m not exactly sure what you used.

  30. OMIgosh…Susan, this just took my breath away! What a gorgeous and peaceful scene…I love the swiss dots overlay…it’s so much like snow! WOW what a beauty!

  31. What a beautiful card! I also love the last card you made with the “birds and vines” stamp set. I have a question for you. Do you have to purchase all three stamp sets to get the 10% discount? There are quite a few items at the flourishes store that I want and my budget won’t allow me to purchase all 3 new stamp sets so I was wondering if that was a requirement for the 10% discount. I’m also waiting for the clear cardstock to be back in the store before I place my order… I can’t wait to try it out too! But shhhhh about the clear cardstock… I wouldn’t want anyone else to buy it all up before I get a chance at it! hehe!


  32. Oh, wow, Susan, this is just stunning! The swiss dots look like snow, so clever! Breathtakingly beautiful!

  33. This card is STUNNING !

    Wow… elegant, gorgeous, beautiful ! I know nothing about the clear acetate sheets!

    Bravo !

  34. Oh Wow! doesn’t do this card justice, but that’s all I can get out right now.

  35. Susan, I love your card that you created using the new Flourishes stamps! This scene you created is amazing and the acetate sheet embossed really makes it pop. I cannot say enough about it.


  36. Oh my this is just beautiful, the way you did the sky is amazing, neat stamping of the trees too, and the embossed acetate is such a cool effect!!

  37. Love this! It looks like it’s snowing…I never would have thought of that…but will now use that idea for my Christmas cards.


  38. This is absolutly ..stunning, gorgeous – I do not know what to say, but I am completly flattend from this great idea… if you do not mind, I will case it… and you really make me want these sets….doing such wonderful cards with them…

  39. Sooooo gorgeous – I just LOVE your Swiss Dots “snow” on this one!!

  40. This is lovely. How creative the whole card is! Love the acetate touch too!

  41. Can I say I think this is THE most drop-dead gorgeous card I have EVER seen?! Seriously. I love your background shading — it’s perfect and soooo beautiful! And I never would’ve thought to emboss the acetate, but I think that’s what really puts this card over the top for me. Love that bow too. I can’t think of anything that’s not just perfect on this card. I may have to print it out and paste it somewhere where I can stare at it often. It’s THAT beautiful! tfs!

  42. thank you thank you, it make’s me happy to have a comment from an artist like you!! your cards are really beautiful, i see them everyday….i recive an e-mail whit your work, every day, i love to see them….

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