Monday, March 23, 2009

Timeless Tuesday!

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC8)!!!! Thanks so much to all of you who played along with us last week with the ribbon challenge. We had quite a few participants!!!! Keep reading to find out who won last week!!!

For those of you who are new to the site, 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.

In a moment I am going to let you in on something special. Keep reading to find out what!!!! Trust will NOT want to miss this!!!!

This week Betty Wright is hosting
the challenge. I am challenging you to Emboss It!!! There are a lot of different types of embossing options to choose from. In addition, there are many different techniques to combined with embossing. We would love to see what you all create.

Come with me and let's see what the blog team embossed in their creations for you this week!!!!

Up first is our challenge host, Betty Wright. I am using two stamp sets Timeless Quotes and Spring Ephemerals. The quote set is a new release this month. My sentiment is stamped directly to the new vintage Jenni Bowlin mini papers. I am using a few sheets from two packs Black Line and Red/Black Line. I love these vintage papers. For each pattern I chose, I embossed each panel with a similar pattern embossing folder. I think I have a NEW favorite paper!!!! I want them all!!!

Cindy Haffner is up next!! She is showcasing a treat for the eyes for sure!!!! She is using the Birds and Vines set. Love how she has embossed the image in gold onto the label two shape using it as part of a notecard look to fit into the mini envelop. I love the embossed sentiment tag that she has tucked underneath the ribbon, too. Love the layered punch borders and die cut detailing!!!! Great colors and details as always Cindy!!! Just beautiful!!!!

Dee Jackson is sending Easter Blessings with her beautiful card using the newly released Sweet Pea set. She is also using the Easter Blessings set for the sentiment!!!! Gorgeous colors and coloring, Dee!!! Love how she highlighted the dry embossed detailing in the background. Great effect. Love the soft sponging around the main image. Great finishing touch with the bow!!!! Great look, Dee!!!! Lovely card!!!!

Kimberly Crawford is using the Mixed Greetings set on her card!!! She has created a faux mail stack using various mailing envelops. She has tied them all off with some twine. On the top of the faux letter stack she has created the focal image card that she has embossed with the sentiment and mail image in black. The Mixed Greetings set offers some great sentiments, but it also has some terrific images. At the end of the day when you get home and check the mail, there is something to be said about a stack of bills with one pretty card in the bunch!!!! Sort of makes your day!!!! Great card, Kim!!!

Loving this springtime card Silke Ledlow has created for us. She is using the Signs of Spring set. Love her color combo and gatefold card design. Silke used an embossing folder directly to the dp pattern. She masked out the basket in the flowers she used to give the look of flowers on the ground with little chickies running by. She cut those baby chicks out and added dimensionals to create some height and interest. Love the piercing detailing, too!!! Great looking card, Silke!!!

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

The Winner for Timeless Tuesday Challenge FTTC7

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Timestamp: 2009-03-24 01:49:05 UTC
Emilia (Emilia) is this week's winner!!! Congratulations, Emilia!!!!

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 time for that something special I have been waiting to tell you about!!!! In honor of our embossing challenge, Flourishes is offering all in stock Spellbinder dies on sale today!!!! This sale is only for 24 hours so you must hurry!!!! Click the Flourishes link or the sale button on the right to get straight to the Flourishes Spellbinder page!!!

Now, it is your turn to play in our 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 FTTC8 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 Flourishes Friends!!!


Mandy said...

What stunning cards that the DT made...just beautiful.

Here is my card. I embossed the background with the Swiss dots CB folder.

Thanks for a fun challenge.

Michelle Giraud said...

I was excited to use my new peacock stamp that just arrived yesterday! I embossed the background and tried to keep the card simple to highlight the beautiful bird!

Etha said...

Oh wow, the DT has outdone themselves again! What beautiful inspiration. I love each single one of them!!

Grace said...

Wow! What gorgeous samples! This design team is extradinary!

Here is my embossed card.

Thanks for a great challenge! I'll be playing often!

The Rubber Maid said...

I too think the DT's cards are just outstanding. Love them all. I used the old fashioned embossing on my card. Pat

marilynprestonn said...

The cards in the gallery are beautiful and thank you Betty for the fun challenge. Mine is here:

thanks for looking everybody.

Liz Williams said...

Love these wonderful samples.I love to emboss my background papers for the extra texture it adds to the card. Here's my card for this challenge:

Janice M said...

Beautiful cards!! What a fun challenge! Here is my embossed card.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Thanks so much for hosting Betty, I love your card. I love all the cards!

here is my entry-

myblackfriendsays said...

I really like the mail stack card--very ingenious!

Nancy said...

The DT cards are just beautiful!

I used gold EP for my image; here is my card:

retiredheather said...

Wow! Such beautiful DT cards. They are all lovely. I love embossing so I had great fun with this challenge.
Here is Mine

Anonymous said...

I kind of feel like a relic from ages past, because I do my embossing with a stylus and template. (Remember those? They are probably on display in a museum somewhere!)

Here's my card at SCS

stampingwriter at SCS

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful creations by the Dt, as always!!! I love embossing, although I don't have any powders as yet - my neighbour does - phew!!! I do have a CB which I purchased by selling I am a TOTAL fan of embossing - thank you Betty for this challenge. Here is my card:

Thank you for a fun challenge...
Lovely Linda

Ravengirl said...

The DT has done amazing work again! Here is my humble submission for this week:

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Ravengirl said...

Here is another card for your consideration! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Here is my second card for this challenge...I love embossing and this card was made based around it....

Thank you for the opportunity to play...and for this amazing blog!!
Lovely Linda

Lesley said...

Well Flourish got me going this week!! I embossed with both my heat gun and my cuttlebug! LOL!! This was a fun challenge.

Anonymous said...

I can't keep is my third card for this challenge...I just love embossing - thank you Betty!!!

Thanks for looking!

Anonymous said...

Hello again ladies - I cannot keep away from the here is my 4th(?)card for your challenge - I hope that is okay!! I love the Flourishes Challenges and can't wait to get my new stamps!!!

Thanks for looking and for the opportunity to play!

Anonymous said...

Hello again...I have just realised that I didn't leave me name on my last 2 comments here, so am redoing them....sorry to be a pain!!

Comment 1:
I can't keep is my third card for this challenge...I just love embossing - thank you Betty!!!

Thanks for looking!

Lovely Linda

Anonymous said...

Surprise - it'e me again...I am just redoing comment two with my name on it as I didn't do that last time - too excited I guess - sorry!!

Comment 2
Hello again ladies - I cannot keep away from the here is my 4th(?)card for your challenge - I hope that is okay!! I love the Flourishes Challenges and can't wait to get my new stamps!!!

Thanks for looking and for the opportunity to play!

Lovely Linda

Lois said...

I love embossing. It's probably the first technique I learned. I've made three cards this week and almost forgot to link them here. This is one of them

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Lois said...

Sorry for the second post. Here's another card I made this week.

Lois said...

Here is another card I did this week. I think I'm caught up now.

-Agnes- said...

Here is my card, I embossed the picture frame and also the sentiment.

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Beautiful cards. My card is here

~Lori Roop said...

Here's mine ladies!!

DT, wonderful job as usual!! :)

Thank You

Emilia said...

This is my entry:

Barb said...

Here is my entry for the timeless tuesday embossing challenge this week. Barb

Kay D said...

Gorgeous samples (as always).
Great challenge, too!
Here is my card:

Anita said...

Here is my card.

Anonymous said...

My Cuttlebug is now running my house - I am addicted to it his week - but loving it!! Here is another card from me:

Thanks for the opportunity to play!!
Lovely Linda

Rosemary D said...

Wonderful cards from the Design Team.

Here is my card for the challenge:

Ravengirl said...

I made one more card for this week's challenge. I used heat embossing and dry embossing on this card.

Anonymous said...

I finally finished my card which uses heat embossing. Thanks for the super challenge!

Kelly Mahany said...

Please visit my blog to see the creation I made for this challenge. I used the cute little chicks from the Signs of Spring!

Thanks for looking!