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A Year in Review with Flourishes

Hello everyone,

Today, I am over on the Flourishes blog revisiting one of my favourite cards that I created in the past year with one of my favourite Flourishes stamp sets, Winter Blooms.

Let’s take a look:

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I just LOVE the poinsettia image from the Winter Blooms set. It is so beautiful and perfect for a traditional Christmas card. Here, I used it in a less traditional way which is one of the reasons that it is a favourite. I love the graphic pop of the hot pink on the white background. The poinsettias were coloured using Copic markers and the centres of the flowers were embellished using tiny gold beads to add a special touch.

Here is what the stamp set looks like:

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Such a beautiful set designed by Beverly Cole – I know I will be using this set for years to come!

Anyway, thank you for visiting – I hope you enjoyed your stay!

– Naomi

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop – Monochromatic

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

This week, Linda has challenged the team to create a monochromatic project.

Let’s take a look at what I came up with:

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I decided to use the poinsettia image from Winter Blooms which I stamped onto vellum using Versamark and heat embossed in gold. I then fussy-cut the image out and mounted it on top of a frame which was cut using Flourishes Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die Set. The sentiment was stamped onto a sentiment strip which was cut using the same die set and popped up on top of the frame.This was then mounted on top of some monochromatic red and cream coloured Christmas-themed patterned papers. I added some gold twine and was done!

Here is the blog hop list:

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop – Get Sentiment-al!

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please head on over to the Flourishes Blog to start from the beginning.

This week, Linda has challenged the team to ‘Get Sentiment-al’.

Let’s take a look at my project:

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Here’s a closer look:

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And an even closer look (LOL):

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I decided to do something a little different, this time and created something a little more CAS than my usual style. I stamped the poinsettia image from Winter Blooms multiple times over my card stock panel using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured the poinsettias using Copic Markers in a fuchsia colour. I usually am not a big fan of pink (unless for a baby girl) but, I just LOVE how the poinsettias turned out! Something a little different than I’d usually go for and it creates such amazing graphic POP with the black outlines and the white background! However, I still wanted to let the sentiment take centre stage so, I stamped the sentiment, which is from Christmas Classics, onto piece of vellum using Versamark and heat-embossed in gold. Then, I cut the sentiment out using a flag die. By embossing the sentiment in gold and by making the poinsettia panel a sort of background, I think I was able to make the sentiment stand out. After attaching the sentiment flag, I added some tiny gold beads to the centres of the poinsettias for extra detail and interest. Finally, I attached the panel to my card base and added a touch of my favourite embellishment – gold twine!

Here is the blog hop list:

Barbara Thompson

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here

Rebecca Ednie

Tricia Traxler

Anyway, thank you so much for joining us…I hope you like what you saw!

Your next stop is Rebecca’s blog.

Naomi

Flourishes Friday Blog Hop – Make it Sparkle

Hello everyone!

If you have arrived from Linda’s blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please go to the Flourishes Blog and start from the beginning.

This week, I am the hostess for the Flourishes Friday Blog Hop! I have challenged the design team to “Make it Sparkle.”

Here is what I created:

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I kept the card quite simple, heat-embossing the Christmas Tree image onto vellum in gold. I then mounted the image on some red and white polka-dot patterned paper and embellished with some gold twine and sentiment stickers. Lastly, I added some tiny gold and clear rhinestones in various sizes to “trim my tree”!

Anyway, thank you for stopping by – I hope you’ll hop along with us!

Here is the hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Beverly Cole

Linda Lucas

You are Here! —> Naomi Gong <— You are Here!

Naomi

Supplies Used:

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Flourishes Free For All Friday – Rustic Christmas

Hello, everyone!

Today I’m here with a Free For All Friday post for Flourishes. I decided to go for a rustic Christmas look using the Harp stamp set.

Here is what I came up with:

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I heat-embossed the harp image using Stampendous Aged Embossing Powder in Ivory onto a woodgrain patterned paper. This embossing powder gives a very cool aged or vintage effect as it has a varied texture (fine to chunky) and also has some chunky gold embossing powder and glitter in it. After embossing the image, I sprinkled some of the embossing powder onto the surrounding patterned paper to add some white flecks. It helps to apply the heat from the underside of the card stock instead of from above as this can blow the embossing powder right off of the paper! This is especially helpful with chunky embossing powders. Next, I embellished with some gold and ivory baker’s twine, a small die-cut tag, and some enamel dots. The tag was attached with gold twine. The sentiment is from the Poinsettia stamp set which is currently on SALE in the store for only $10!
Well, that’s all I have to share with you, today, folks.

Thank you so much for stopping by – I hope you enjoyed your stay!

Naomi

Supplies Used:

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Flourishes August Release Day 3 – Harp

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the Flourishes LC Release for August!

If you have arrived from Nancy’s Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today, we are showcasing a new stamp set called Harp, another beautiful Christmas stamp set designed by Lauren Pope.

Here is what I came up with:

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Are you starting to see a theme, here? I approached this release with a certain theme in mind. I’ve stuck to heat-embossing the images in gold and using a cream, kraft, and red colour them. It just seemed to work for me with the images. Once the image was heat-embossed onto the cream coloured card stock, I cut the image out using a square Spellbinders die and matted that overtop of another Spellbinders die-cut. The image was then mounted on some patterned papers from Teresa Collins and embellished with sequins, some cream and gold baker’s twine, and a cute little sentiment tag (the sentiment is from the Flourishes Poinsettia stamp set which is on SALE and the die is from Spellbinders).

Here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Amanda Havon

Beverly Cole

Nancy Nickel

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Vicki Dutcher

Thank you so much for joining us for the Flourishes August Release Blog Hop – I hope you enjoyed your stay! Your next stop is Vicki’s Blog.

Supplies Used:

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Flourishes August Release Day 2 – Glory to God

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Flourishes LC Release for August!

If you have arrived from Nancy’s Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today, we are showcasing a new stamp set called Glory to God

Here is what I came up with:

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GloryToGod-3-editedI heat-embossed the image in gold onto some cream coloured card stock and cut the image out. The image was then mounted on some patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye. Next, I cut-out some small sentiment flags from matching papers and also embellished using some stickers from Teresa Collins, some gold adhesive-backed flags (also from Teresa Collins), and finished it all off with a little gold twine.

Here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Amanda Havon

Beverly Cole

Nancy Nickel

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Vicki Dutcher

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your stay! Your next stop is Vicki’s Blog.

Supplies Used:

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Flourishes August Release Day 1 – Christmas Tree

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Flourishes LC Release for August!

If you have arrived from Nancy’s Blog, you are in the right place. If not, please see the Blog Hop List below to start from the beginning.

Today, we are showcasing a new stamp set called Christmas Tree. The name is pretty self-explanatory so, without further ado, let’s take a look at my project…

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This image is a beautiful flourished Christmas tree which I heat embossed in gold onto some velum. The velum was then layered over some beautiful Teresa Collins patterned paper and attached using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. I embellished using some matching sentiment stickers, added some cream and gold baker’s twine, some matching sequins, and voila!

Here is the blog hop list:

Flourishes Blog

Amanda Havon

Beverly Cole

Nancy Nickel

You are here ——> Naomi Gong <—— You are here

Vicki Dutcher

Thank you so much for popping on by – I hope you enjoyed your stay! Your next stop is Vicki’s Blog.

 

Supplies Used:

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Christmas Tree