Monday, April 20, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC12)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who played along with us last week. I love all the many piercing cards and ideas you all shared.

Keep reading to find out who won!

For those of you who are new, the Friends of Flourishes blog team are bringing you exciting and different challenges each week. Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Make sure you continue reading to find out how.

Kimberly Crawford is our challenge hostess this week. She clearly has a challenge that will make you see things in a whole new way. She is challenging us to use acetate or clear cardstock. You can use clear acetate in many ways. Whether it is for the card base, a frame, windows, or embellishments, or some unique way you have to showcase acetate, we cannot wait to see what you can create.

Let's go see what the blog team created for you this week and how we each used clear cardstock on our cards. All of us designers are using the clear cardstock sold in the Flourishes store. I will tell you in a bit how you can get this cardstock at a special price.

Up first is Silke Ledlow . She is using the Sweet Pea and Many Sentiments set. She has an acetate card base that she has lined with cardstock on the inside of the front cover. She has torn , frayed, and layered the edges of the focal Sweet Pea image for added texture and dimension. She finished her card with some satin ribbon with hardware detail framed sentiment. Beautifully done, Silke!!!!

Next is Becca Feeken. She is using Damask and Timeless Quotes for her card. She has stamped the damask image in the background and created a double multi-layered frame. The inside of the center frame she uses one of the sentiments in the Timeless Quotes set. She stamped this onto the clear acetate creating a very ornate sentiment window frame. The textural bow finishes this card off beautifully. Wonderfully done, Becca!!!!

Up next is Betty Wright. I am using one of this month's new releases Sweet Violets . I colored the image and used the Spellbinders Label three diecuts to layer my main image. I am also using Memory Box dp. For the acetate challenge, I ran the clear cardstock through a cuttlebug embossing folder and punched out a couple of butterflies to add textured acetate embellishments to my card. I topped each butterfly with a halfback pearl.

Next we move on to Cindy Haffner. She is using the Sweet Pea set. She is using a clear cardstock base. Cindy has focused on using the image with a few layers as her focal image allowing more of the clear cardstock to show. She has colored, cut out, and popped up portions of the sweet pea flowers. Love how she sponged the inside of the framed flowers for added detail. She finished off her card with a green sprig die cut. Beautifully done, Cindy!!!!

Last up this week is Dee Jackson. Dee is using the I Love Roses set. Love the beautifully colored purple rose. Dee is using a clear cardstock base that she has backed with some Basicgrey Euphoria dp. She cut out a mega curved rectangle and used a smaller die cut to create for the sentiment that is smaller than the initial cut out frame. The final look is a floating sentiment or clear framed look. Beautifully done, Dee.

Be sure to check out each designer's blog links for more specific card details.

I mentioned earlier that the clear cardstock can be purchased for a special price. However, it is for today only. Click here to get to the store for this special buy.

The Winner for Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC11

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Adela (Adela Rossol) is this week's winner!!!

Congratulations, Adela !!!!

for your coupon code!!!!

By the way, if you still do not have our lovely Timeless Tuesday

blog button for your blog, check here for the codes.

Now, it is your turn to play in our Flourishes Favorites challenge!!!!

Here are the rules!!!!

  • Anyone can play whether you have Flourishes stamps or not. Of course, if you have Flourishes stamps, by all means, use them.
    Use code word FTTC12 when linking to SCS or public gallery.
  • Leave a comment on this post with a link to your creation. Please give a direct link to your blog post so we can see the Flourishes challenge post and not just the generic page. To get the full link, click to read the comments. Another page will open that will have just the one card and your comments. Copy and paste that link here in the comments section.
  • If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give an active Flourishes Newsletter link. You can combine this challenge with as many others as you want.
  • The challenge runs from Tuesday, 12:01 am until Monday at 8 pm EST
  • Enjoy yourself!!!

We cannot wait to see what you create!!!! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!!!!

Your Friends of Flourishes!


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are all beautiful girls! Wonderful cards, each so different!

Lois said...

I like the look of acetate on a card, and all these examples are gorgeous. Well done, all!

-Agnes- said...

Here is my entry.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome samples (as always), girls. Thanks for the fun challenge, Kim!

Here's my floating violets card:

Deborah March said...

GORGEOUS examples! I used acetate accents here:

Connie said...

So very beautiful, Ladies! Love the challenge too!

Here is mine:

marilynprestonn said...

Here is my entry for the FTTC12. I love those challenges. This is my first acetate card. Thanks for the challenge

Thank you for looking, off to see the FTTC gallery.

Lois said...

Here's my card for this week's challenge --

Liz Williams said...

Beautiful samples which are so inspiring! Here's what I came up with inspite of no acetate.

Anonymous said...

The examples are beautiful.

Here's mine:

(stampingwriter at SCS)

LeAnne said...

Absolutely lovely cards today!
Here is my entry:
Hopefully next time I can use my NEW Flourishes stamps!

Rosemary D said...

Beautiful projects, of course!!! Here is my try at using a clear card.

Jill Haddad said...

I made this card for a technique's class. The acetate has a coating of Crystal Effects fine irredescent glitter on the underside which creates a frosted window effect for the image.

My Paper Adventures said...
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My Paper Adventures said...

This was my first FTTC and thank you for the inspiration!

HERE is my card.

Etha said...
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Etha said...

what gorgeous samples again :)
My submission is not very elegant and its not a card, but it is very practical and loads of fun!
Daffodil Window Swirlie .
And just when I thought, wow, I'm NOT the last one to submis this time, my modem dies and I have to wait two days to get online again :)

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS cards, ladies! And you made me finally get out my clear card stock and use it! Here's my card: Celebtrate Life

Kate said...

Well I tried...! Needed a cupcake card for a little one's birthday so I had to challenge myself.

Cook22 said...

I love using acetate, decided to try something a bit different yesterday.
I love your clear cardstock, too - if I hadn't only just ordered Sophie's Special the week before, I'd have jumped at the chance to get some on sale.

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very intresting card, nice and great..........

Lunet Media said...

wonderfull cards, very nice

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purple clear card are designed so gorgeously!!!
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