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Friday, 15 November 2013

Grab a Cup

Flourishes is having a "Grab a Cup" challenge where you have a chance to win their whole November release! This is my card:

Elizabeth Whisson, Flourishes, Stitched for you, Winter Blossoms, Spellbinders, Blossom Spiral Three, Tags and Flags, copic, handmade card

and this is the 'Flourishes' inspiration:

This is the first card that I've tried out a new marbleised background technique that I learnt from Marie Gamber's Creative Backgrounds class over at Color Me Creative Classroom. Not sure if I got it "quite right" but I don't think it's too bad for a first attempt.

Copics: BV25, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, YR0000, YR00, YR12, YR20, YR21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E40, E42, E44, E49, E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9, C1, C3, C5 and colourless blender (0).
Stamps:Flourishes "Stitched for You" and sentiment from Flourishes "Winter Blossoms"
Ink: Memento "Tuxedo Black", Memento "Rich Cocoa" and Distress Ink "Walnut Stain"
Cardstock and Papers: Bazzill 12"x12" textured cardstock (dark brown - not sure of the exact name), Creativ textured cardstock (light brown), X-Press It blending card, AnnaBelle Stamps patterned paper (from a mixed pack).
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities "Blossom Three" and Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Tags and Flags".
Other: American Crafts premium ribbon (light brown), dark brown ribbon (from my stash), Green Tara 38 mm burlap trim (sand), KaiserCraft pearls "Latte", Beutron Craft button, Tim Holtz idea-ology paper string (dark brown), X-Press It clear gel glue, Inkssentials Glossy accents, AtYou Spica #00 clear, Inkssentials cut-n-dry stamp pad foam, X-Press it high tack foam mounting tape and X-Press It double sided tape high tack.

Update - 17 November 2013:
Soooo excited that my card was one of three randomly chosen to win the Flourishes November release - 3 new sets! I can hardly wait to receive them! The three sets that Flourishes has released this November are: Grab a Cup; Friendship and Flowers; and So Distressed. So many ideas are running through my head already :-)


  1. MMM that feels very cozy and warm! Great marbleized background too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes this month!

  2. This is lovely, the flourishes pearls is a great touch and one of o my favorites on cards. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Grab A Cup Challenge.

  3. So beautiful! Love the warm, cozy and laid back feeling of this card! Thank you for joining us...~S~

  4. Yes, Yes, Yes! Your "ROCKED" this card! You did a stunning job with your focal image and your marbleized background. You did a perfect job!
    I am your newest follower. I look forward to viewing all your fabulous cards.


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