Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #236

Hi there everybody....I know... long time, no post for me.  Things have been pretty hectic around here lately and unfortunately, there has not been a lot of crafting time to be had.  I finally got in my craft room over the Labor Day holiday for a little card making time...it was so good to just color for a little while.  Anyways, I put together a card for the challenge this week.  The incredibly talented Jenny is our hostess and the theme is "Double Wrap"(FTTC236)...sounds intriguing, doesn't it?  You can read all of the details about this awesome challenge here.

 For my card, I decided to make it a sympathy card because unfortunately, I needed one, and also because I have not had a chance to get this beautiful stamp set inky yet.

I stamped my image from the Calla Lilies set with Memento Tuxedo Black on to a Spellbinders Rectangle die cut from Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock.  I also stamped an extra image to cut out two of the blooms and one of the leaves.  I colored everything with copics, sponged on a little Ranger Iced Spruce Distress ink and edged it with a Krylon Silver Leafing Pen.  Yes, Silver!  I have strayed out of my Gold Leaf box into silver territory.  I know I will love this one as much as the gold one!  I kept the card really simple so the image would really stand out.  And if you can believe it....there are the two ribbons for the challenge and not a single bow anywhere.  I really wanted to put a bow on it, and I tried, but I never could get it to look right, so in the end I just left it the way I have it here.  Things were not going my way today....I tried to sew a zig zag around my patterned paper's edge, but it ended up in a tangled mess so I had to start over.  I did not want to risk it again since that was the last piece of that dp I had, so I left it alone.  I am not sure what is going on with my sewing machine...I guess lack of use lately...lol.  I used a few glue dots to adhere my fussy cut blooms and leaf to give the image a little dimension and added a couple of black layers on my panels.  I had to use glue dots instead of my Collal because my Collal was pretty dried up.  I discovered there is a crack in the cap which I guess allowed part of the tube to dry up.  I wrestled with it for a little while, then decided it was taking too long, so I just went with the glue dots.  Grrrr.  For my card base, I used an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts to give it a little texure.  It is a basket weave pattern.  Here is a close up so you can see the detail is these gorgeous blooms....

Not sure if you can see the texture from the embossing folder in there, but I promise...it is there.  Oh, I did add a little sparkle to the stamens of the lilies with my Atyou Spica clear glitter pen.  I love the subtle shimmer it gives.  So, despite all of my craft room obstacles, I finally managed to make a card!  Yay!  I hope you will be able to play along with us this week!  As always, you can win a prize and your chances go up if you use Flourishes stamps!  So come on!  Also, we have a new Guest Designer with us for September.....Kathy Roney!  I have seen some of Kathy's beautiful work before, so I know we are all in for a real treat this month!  So glad to have you with us, Kathy!  


Stamps: Calla Lilies
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock, Black card stock, Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye-Lost & Found Portobello Road 6x6 paper pad
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black,  Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink, Krylon Silver Leafing pen
Dies:  Spellbinders' Classic Rectangle Small set
Embossing Folder;  Lifestyle Crafts "Chain"
Ribbons:  Wide gray ribbon, narrow ivory ribbon
Adhesives:  Scor tape, glue dots

And these Copic Color Combinations:
And YG0000, YG00, YG91, Y02, C0, E40, E41, & G28


  1. I'm sorry that you needed a sympathy card, but it turned out beautiful. I love the dimension in the flowers, and your layout looks amazing! My cap cracked on my Collal syringe, too! Must be a defect. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Hugs!

  2. Very elegant and wonderfully colored!!!

  3. Katie, this is absolutely stunning! Love the look of this sympathy card, so elegant and the added dimension of the flowers and leaf.

  4. What an elegant and beautiful sympathy card, Katie! The colors are so serene and comforting, and I love how you've colored the lily and the colors you've used...and, yes, I love the silver! :) It will surely bring comfort!

  5. I agree, so elegant Katie! I love how you colored the image and placed it off to the side with added dimension. Your work is beautiful! Thank you so much for the warm welcome, I'm so excited to be joining all you talented ladies this month! Blessings! Kathy

  6. Always hard when you need a sympathy card, but you met the need with your usual style and elegance. That flower is beautiful, love that you added the cut pieces in layers. Also glad you kept the rest rather muted looking to highlight this images beauty. As always lovely coloring. Hugs.

  7. Sorry you needed to make a sympathy card but you did a beautiful job with it! I love that the blooms just pop and I think despite the other elements you wanted to add, this turned out perfect as is! Welcome back!

  8. LOL Glad to know I'm not the only one who has to fight a card once in a while. I'd say you won Katie girl. It's absolutely beautiful. You're killing me though. I finally got the gold leafing pen and now you're going to make me have to buy the silver too. :-) Love the dimension of the extra cut outs. Those blooms seem to be spilling out of the frame. Love this! Hugs!
    P.S. Hope things slow down for you. Extra hugs!

  9. Wow Katie!! Your coloring on this is just outstanding!! LOVE your Callas!! They're stunning against the soothing gray background!

  10. Wow! Katie... it's beautiful!! I am in love with use of shades of grey and all the cool uses of your ribbon. Fabulous creation!

  11. love the fussy cutting,also the calla lilies

  12. Love this, it is so soft and elegant. :)

  13. I am new here. Your card is so beautiful that it takes my breath away. So elegant. One of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing. I will come back and visit again. Your work is FAB!!