54 posts categorized "Flourishes"


Wed 29

More Exquisite Butterflies Gladiola Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I had some die cuts left over from my cards featuring the 2024 Gladiola collection, so I put them to use onto a card. 

The completed pink Whimsical Gladiola was from this post (you can see it lying beside the card in the photo).  The untouched butterfly pieces from this post was ink blended with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Black Soot distress inks (DI).  

An oval mask was then die cut from acetate using the Oval Basics die from Poppy Stamps.  Masked the center of an A2 size Bristol panel and ink blended Spun Sugar DI starting in the middle and fading outwards.  The Lattice Plate, also from Poppy Stamps, was die cut from Bristol.  Assembled the card onto a white card base, then added the gold foil greeting tab and clear shimmer to the flowers and butterfly for some sparkle to finish.  The butterfly was popped up on foam tape for even more dimension. .

My second card has the same design, but reversed.   An untouched Sensational Gladiola from this post was ink blended with Wilted Violet DI.  


Rather than masking the center with the positive die cut oval mask, the negative oval acetate piece was used as a stencil.  The Lattice Plate was die cut from acetate to use as a stencil, too.  Placed it over the oval opening then ink blended Shaded Lilac DI.


The butterfly here was a newly die cut from yellow Sunrise paper and ink blended with Mustard Seed and Black Soot DI.


Stamped the sentiments from Bold Cheerful Floral in black then assembled the card onto a white card base.  Repeated the clear shimmer application as above for some sparkle to finish.   


That does it for my cards.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.






Sat 25

Cuppa Blooms and Bird Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have another simple birthday card to share today using previously released products.

The bird, stretched from a hummingbird by cutting down its beak with scissors, was in my stash.  It had been die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with two blue and a dark grey dye inks.  The cup, flowers and foliage were also die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with pink, yellow, green or dark grey dye inks.  


Arranged and adhered the inked die cut pieces onto a white woodgrain panel then mount it onto the plaid pattern paper.  Picked this bright yellow design with gold foil lines to tie it in with the gold foil greetings tab.  Added clear shimmer to the flowers for some sparkle to finish  


That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today   Have a wonderful weekend.






Wed 15

Exquisite Fanciful Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a super simple birthday card to share today to round out the last two remaining dies from the 2024 Gladiola collection that I have not used yet.

The Fanciful Gladiola and Exquisite Butterflies were die cut from white cardstock and ink blended with dye inks; turquoise for the flowers, green for the foliage and Wilted Violet/Blueprint Sketch distress inks for the butterflies.


The sentiment was hot foiled with white foil on black cardstock then die cut out using the Modest Greetings 1 hot foil and die set from Poppy Stamps.  Arranged and assembled the card onto a white card base to finish. 


Easy-peasy… and that does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.



Sat 27

Gladiola Globe Thank You
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a straight forward thank you card today featuring three of the beautiful Gladiola dies from the current 2024 Gladiola release. 

All flower and foliage pieces were die cut from white paper and the respective pieces were ink blended with gradient colors of dye inks in pinks and greens.  For some sparkle, added clear shimmer to the flowers/buds then put them together.


Used the Nested Globes dies next to die cut an opening from a white woodgrain panel and a frame from Bristol paper.  To give the background through the opening dimension, the Pointy Lattice Plate from Poppy Stamps was die cut from white and adhered directly onto the white card base. Assembled the card and added the Thank You Foil Greeting white tab to finish. 


That does it for my card today.  Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful day.  





Mon 22

Budding Gladiola Stem Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I am sharing another super quick CAS (clean and simple) card today, but without the drama. 😂  It features the new Budding Gladiola Stem die from the current 2024 Gladiola release.

The Budding Gladiola Stem was die cut twice from red Blush and green Greenery color papers.  Ink blended the respective pieces with Lumberjack Plaid and Rustic Wilderness distress inks for dimension.  Glued the layers together to form the flowers and foliage.


The white woodgrain background panel was scored at 3/4” intervals.   Added three gold cords across the panel, then adhered the flowers and foliage.  Attached the foiled circle greeting tab on top to finish.  


That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.




Mon 15

Gladiola Blossom and Leaves
by Theary Chea

Hello there, It's Theary here. I'm back on the blog. Today, I want to share a card I created for a dear friend using the beautiful Gladiola Blossom and Leaves dies. 


I die-cut 94795 Gladiola Blossom and Leaves and 94793 Gladiola Floral Duo using blue and green cardstock. I then blended inks in blue, green, and purple to the die-cut pieces' edges. 

Then, using 94672 A2 Rectangle Frames Die Set, I cut a piece of white colored cardstock and adhered it to a sheet of patterned paper from PP1027 Gladiola Plaid 6x6 pack that I trimmed down to 4.25 by 5.50 inches. 


I adhered the Gladiola Blossom and Leaves onto the bottom portion of the card panel using liquid adhesive. 

For the sentiment, I love using ST005 Thank You Foil Greetings Black Tabs for an easy add-on. I also added 94659 Friend Daily Script that I die-cut out of SH44004 Glossy Black Paper. 

I used a white gel pen throughout the card panel to give it extra highlights and details. 


To finish, I popped it onto a top folding card base and added Gem102 Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones. 

And that is it! I hope you found some inspiration and get crafty in your craft space. Until next time!!

Have a wonderful day,

Theary Chea

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Fri 29

Cheerful Floral Hugs
by Trina Pham


Hello and happy Good Friday to those who celebrate!  I’m using the Cheerful Floral stamp set again, but this time, I also used it with the coordinating layering stencil set.

The floral image was stamped off-the-edge with Fade Out ink onto a Bristol panel for a no-line coloring look.   A light color dye ink would work as well.  Then following most of the steps from the stencil guide, ink blended gradient colors of dye inks in pink, purple, yellow, green and gray over the stencils.   I decided to keep the leaves simpler, skipped the layers for the leaves and ink blended in the center vein.


Once the coloring/stencilling was completed, masked the image with the included mask and applied gray ink around the image to give it more dimension and help ground it a bit.  Stamped the sentiment with black pigment ink directly on the panel and heat embossed it with clear glitter embossing  powder.  Hugs was an unused piece from my stash that had been die cut out with the matching die.  Adhered the panel to a white card base to finish.


The layering stencils makes coloring easy.   And that does it for my card.   Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend, especially if you are celebrating Easter.  



Wed 28

Easter Hello
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I’m sharing a circle shaped Easter card today featuring products from the current 2024 Spring Cheer release.

All pieces, including the sentiments, were die cut from white cardstock.  The lamb and flower centers were coloured/shaded with Copic Sketch markers and the rest were ink blended with distress inks (DI).

Copic markers used:
pinks - RV10/21/23 
yellows - Y15, V01 
whites/shading - T0/1/2/3 
DI used:
sky - Tumbled Glass 
grass - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn 
basket - see my last card 
eggs & Easter sentiment - Shaded Lilac, Faded Jeans 
hello sentiment - Black Soot


The second largest circle die in the Circle Basics set was used to die cut from white cardstock.  Ink blended the grass/sky on it, then glued the elements onto it.  Trimmed off the overhangs before matting it to an Anemone Plaid pattern paper circle.  Mounted the circle to a white circle card base to finish.


That’s it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Mon 26

Cheerful Floral
by Theary Chea

Hello, and welcome back to the blog. My name is Theary, and I am sharing a card I created using the beautiful Cheerful Floral stamp and stencil set. So, Let's get started! 

MB Cheerful Floral 2

I started by stamping CL5278 Cheerful Floral onto white-colored cardstock that I trimmed to 4 inches by 5.25 inches. I stamped the image using black premium ink. Then, using 88619 Cheerful Floral stencil. I aligned each layer onto the cardstock and blended each layer with a different dye ink color. You can use any color to ink in the stencil. I chose inks in the colors fuchsia, green, and yellow. 
MB Cheerful Floral 2

Then, using the last stencil, I used a low tack tape to tape the stencil down onto the colored image. I later went in with a blue shade of ink to ink around the edges of the stencil to create a shadow effect. I also added white highlights throughout the card panel with a white gel pen.
MB Cheerful Floral 2

I matted the card front onto a black piece of cardstock trimmed slightly larger than the card panel. I adhered it to a top folding white card base. I used a strip from ST005 Thank You Foil Greeting Black Tabs for the sentiment. I also added gems from GEM102 Winter Fantasy. 

And that's it! I hope you found some inspiration and have time to get crafty. Until next time! I hope you have a wonderful day! 

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Sun 17

Fall Blessings
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Pumpkins are not just for Halloween. 😉  I’m using the Autumn Pumpkin die from the 2023 Fall collection again, and this time using it to create a fall / thanksgiving card.

All images / pieces were die cut from various white paper and/or cardstock.  Ink blending with blending brushes and distress inks (DIs) were used to color them, except for the pumpkin and leaves.  Copic Sketch markers E41/43, W3 and BG99 were used to color the white pumpkin, while the orange leaves were done by ink smooshing diluted Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge DIs.  The large Layered Daisies were die cut three times and their centers were from Riverbank Large Layered Blooms.

DIs used include:
large daisies - Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs
small daisies - Mustard Seed, Wilted Violet
Layered Greenery Stems - Iced Spruce 


The Mini Varsity Alphabet letters were die cut from gold Vintage Pastel Mirror paper and adhered onto a dark brown cardstock strip.  The background panel is cream woodgrain paper scored vertically at 1” intervals, then an Antique Linen DI cube was dragged direct-to-paper down its length to help bring out the woodgrain texture.  Assembled the card onto a cream color card base to finish.


That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week,