Friday, September 2, 2016

Home is Where the Heart Is

Hello Flourishes Friends! Welcome to the first Flourishes LC September Challenge (and my very first post as a Senior Designer) where Vicki has challenged us to use Gold on our cards.  Not  a hard challenge for me - I love to use gold ink - such a lovely warm glow.  If you have come from Beverly's Blog you are in the right place.

I stamped the  image onto Flourishes Classic White card stock using black ink and coloured using watercolour markers.  This has then been cut out using an oval Die, which has been used as a stencil before removing the card stock, by sponging using gold ink and a sponge dauber.  I have to say - doesn't that chair look so comfy - I could spend many hours there - on a veranda or under a tree.

The Oval has then been popped up using  3D Foam Squares to give it dimension onto embossed card stock that has also been inked with gold ink - this time I used a brayer - it works so well on embossing, I like the crisper finish it has,  The sentiment has also been stamped using black ink an diecut, sponged with gold ink and popped up on 3D Foam Squares. I have finished off with some gorgeous blue ribbon, a button and twine.

Please check out the other great designs from the rest of the Design Team - the next stop along the way is Nancy.

Linda Lucas - You are here

I am looking forward to seeing you each Friday in September, as a part of a weekly Flourishes LC Friday Hop, from now on - so much inspiration and you are going to LOVE what each Designer is sharing!

Take care friends and Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating


  1. Linda, welcome to the Flourishes family - we are so excited to have you join us! What a lovely way to start off - with such a stunning card! I love the gold with the blue and your colouring is just fabulous!

  2. Such a gorgeous card, loving the chair image and the sentiment is just so true...
    Crafty Hugs, Diane Louise xx

  3. You make beautiful card making look easy peasy. I loved these cards the minute I saw them. BTW...welcome to our Flourishes home!

  4. Beautiful card and stunning colors!

  5. Oh me, oh my! This card has me reaching for this set to play! You have such a way with Spellbinders, stamps and ink! One day, Miss Linda, I'd like to be as good as you are :)

  6. Hey Linda...you are a dab hand with cards. Love that sentiment.

  7. This card "pops"!!!! I just love it

  8. This is lovely Linda - love the crisp look of the blue and gold!


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