Timeless Tuesday #225: Scallops...& Some News!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Hi Friends! I've been just about to bust at the seams the past couple of weeks, waiting to share the exciting news that I have joined the Friends of Flourishes Design Team! Happy Dance!!! :~D A BIG Thank You to Flourishes, and to all the ladies on the team for their warm welcome!

Now, on to this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge. Denise is our hostess this week, and her challenge is to incorporate scallops into your card or project. Simple as that! You don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

For my card, I inked up the crocus from Flourishes' A Year in Flowers 1 stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamped it onto Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, colored it with Copics, then sponged Broken China Distress Ink for the background. The layers were cut with Spellbinders dies, distressed along the edges with Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink, and I gave a couple of them a little "lift" with layers of crimped cs. The green silk bow is hot glued to the corner of the image layer and the tails are wrapped around the corner and adhered to the back of the sewn squares. The blue satin ribbon and rhinestone jewel are both hot glued onto the green bow.

To create the card back, I cut a second scalloped square, scored it 1/2" from the top, then glued that to the front of the card. The dark orange frame is the negative from the die cut I used on the front of the card. For the sentiment panel, I stamped the crocus image on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock in Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, stamping off once to get a lighter image, and the Happy Birthday sentiment, from Flourishes' Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 stamp set, is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

So, now it's your turn! Break out your punches, dies, or scissors, start scalloping and play along! I can't wait to see how everyone takes on this challenge--you can really go in just about any direction!

Also, take a moment to be inspired by all our designers' blogs, as well as this month's Guest Designer, Berni Cuttino, and be sure to leave some love for them, too! :)
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful week!


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Katie Sims said...

WOW! Cheryl...your coloring ROCKS and so does your card! This is gorgeous....what a way to make your grand entrance...very classy! :) So happy to have you with us!

Judy Rozema said...

TOTALLY stunning, Cheryl! Wow!! Gorgeous colors on this! Welcome to the team!

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations! You'll be great for the team. You do such beautiful work with Flourishes' stamps, and this card is a perfect example of that. Enjoy!

Kim Eppley said...

It pains me to admit that this card/color combo is STRIKINGLY beautiful since I'm a GA Bulldog fan and my hubby is a FL Gators' fan! I love the hint of blue that the die cut gives off! If it were just a layer of paper, it would not look as pretty for sure!
Great job, friend and congrats!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, Cheryl, congratulations! I think you will be an amazing addition to the team - your style & Flourishes just go so well together. Woohoo!

Heather Jensen said...

I just did the happy dance for you! Woohoo! Congrats on your new spot on the TT team. So well deserved! :)

Your card is stunning! The scalloped card base and pretty look amazing.


Victoria H. said...

You card is absolutely gorgeous...love the beautiful coloring and the color scheme.

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning Cheryl! I just love all the layers of die cuts. Gorgeous colour scheme too! Welcome to the team!!! We're so happy to have you!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous! Oh my is this wonderful in the brunt orangesish colors. I know not a word but that is what I have. ;-) Gorgeous Cherful.
Huge congrats to have you in the Flourishes family, your work is fabulous and I am thrilled to see you as part of the team! Welcome girlie!!!

Maria said...

Wow, Cheryl!!! Big congrats to you for joining the Flourishes DT...yeah!!! You will do them proud...so well deserved!!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with their beautiful designs! Take care, hugs!

Cheryl said...

Well congrats to you Cheryl...yah!!! I'll bet you're so excited. And wowza girl, this card is fabulous! Love the blues/greens with this orange, and what a simply-elegant image. Great bling and bows too!

Conniecrafter said...

such lovely coloring and neat way that you have done the layering!

Broni said...

This is fabulously beautiful, Cheryl! I adore all the layers and this color combo is wonderful! Love that stitching too! You used crimped cardstock instead of foam mounting tape to life the layers?? Brilliant! I'll have to try that out!

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful design and eye catching coloring. Lovely card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
Berni, GDT

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love all the orange colors and beautiful coloring! Stunning... Welcome to the team!

Sue Lelli said...

What a PERFECT fit, Cheryl! Your coloring is FABULOUS and you make those Flourishes images shine! Beautiful card - Great bow! HUGE CONGRATS!