Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #260

Hi there everybody...so glad you could stop by!  Can you believe it's already time for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes?  Where has the week gone?  I feel like I have been pedaling like crazy and not getting anywhere....do you ever have days like that?  I hear ya!  Well, why don't we just check out this week's challenge?


Our hostess is the amazingly talented Cheryl and she has an awesome theme for us.....if you like math...just kidding!  You can read all of the details here.

Intrigued? Excited?  I was at first and then I got started on  my project and realized that sly Cheryl had really thrown me a curve ball!  I did not realize just how heavily I used my Copics....like, all the time!  Talk about Linus and his blue blankie....that is me and my Copics!  LOL!  All right, the throw down had been issued, so now what was I going to do?  I reached for the stamp set that was still sitting on my table and got to work!  I used the gorgeous set Cherry Blossoms....I think it is wishful thinking on my part, because I am so ready to see these blooming on the trees here....Come ON Spring!! 

 I used one of the smaller bloom images in the set and stamped it in pink ink a few times without reinking to give it a faded look on my little notebook page die cut from Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock.  I sponged on a little Ranger Distress ink in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo then stamped my sentiment, which is from the Botanical Bookplates set. Ok.....Cheryl said no coloring of the image but that doesn't mean this card has to be colorless, does it?  Noooo, so I added some very sweet papers I've been hoarding saving for just the right card.  I thought the colors in the rose patterned paper were so pretty so I added a couple more patterns in coordinating colors from the same paper pad to create my distressed layers and it just so happens that those are the same colors I used in my stamping! Coincidence?  ;)  I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities set, Large Labels , for my panel and backed it with some dark pink paper.  If you look really closely, you can see it......yep, a little gold leafing around the edge of that panel! 

 I guess the Krylon gold leafing pen is another one of my "blankies" but I didn't have to give that one up this time...lol!  I stitched a zig zag on my main panel to give a little interest and also borrowed a trick from a fellow stamper's bag, the wonderfully talented and super sweet Julie Koerber!  See that little white detail edge around my card?  I scored a line around the paper and then sanded it so it would mimic a stitch line....without the stitching!  At least, I think that is how she does it...lol!  That is what I did here, and I love the result! To finish, I added some satin ribbon, a few scattered buttons and there you have it....a non-colored but completely colorful card!  I sure hope you can play along with us this week! Before you go though, please stop by my team mates' blogs and see what they haven't colored for you! :)  Make sure you leave them some blog love while you are there, then get to work on your own "Less is More" creation!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Ya'll take care and I'll be seeing you soon!

Finished card size is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Stamps:  Flourishes Cherry Blossoms and Botanical Bookplates
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock; Stampin' Up! Raspberry Ripple card stock, My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two "Blush" 6x6 paper pad
Ink:  Ranger Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo; Stampin' Up! inks in Primrose Petals, Whisper White, and Coastal Cabana
Other:  Spellbinders Nestabilities "Large Labels"; notebook paper die; ribbon; buttons; Krylon Gold Leafing pen


  1. Katie, I think this is my new fav of all your cards! Simply stunning! Leave it to you to find a way to totally color your card with NO Copics! :) I adore the way you stamped the images multiple times just in the corner of the paper die cut, and the dp you used is perfect with the stamped images! You do realize I'm going to CASE this, don't you??? Sorry I threw you for a loop with the no-color thing! HeHeHe! ;~) But, you ROCKED this challenge, Girl!

  2. OH KATIE!!!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW, I want the Cherry Blossoms set! LOL I LOOOOOOVE what you've done!!!:) I MAY have to CASE you too!!!;) The Gold Kryon Pen is one of my blankie's too!!!!:) I TOTALLY LOOOOOOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!!:)

  3. Great Katie! This is like I call it my beloved set. I have a card ready to post that I did with the larger blooms for this challenge!!!

    Love the color scheme you chose... Just perfect!

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. BEAUTIFUL creation Katie! LOVE the color scheme you chose and of course, thanks for the shout out! ;-)

  5. Lovely card Katie! Great idea stamping the flowers in red. Great seeing you the other day!

  6. SO pretty with your lovely details, color, and design, Katie!! Fabulous choice for the no-coloring image. Truthfully, all Marcy's images are so beautifully illustrated that they look amazing even without coloring. I'm hooked on coloring, too, but sometimes it's so liberating to design a card without spending all that time on the coloring. I do love that sanded border, too! Have a super great day, my friend!

  7. Oh Katie girl, you know I am a huge fan of your Copic coloring but sweetie this is just exquisite. I wish I had just a tiny bit of your design genius, I mean...the sanded line...seriously. WOW! You make me wish I had picked up more stamps. My wallet would have keeled over dead, but I'd have been happy. LOL Thanks for sharing this piece of art. Hugs!

  8. Katie, you clever gal, those sanded scored lines look just like stitching! Oh I'm gona have to remember that one (she smiles). I adore this design. The mint green and rustic red compliment each other so nicely. Add a little gold leafing and I am in awe. Coloring or no coloring - you've got style!

  9. This is really really pretty!