Thankful Flourishes

Good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
We tackled the holiday un-decorating as I had hoped, and I found time to stamp quite a few cards, so all in all, it was a good one here.
Our temperatures took a dramatic dip into the single digits on Sunday so my plan to get the dog out for a good run at the off leash dog park fell through. This was because I couldn't convince myself to bundle up in 80 layers to take him. *grins*

This week I am starting things off with a fresh and cheery thank you card.

My base is a 5.25 x 10.5 piece of Ridinghood Red. I die cut the bottom edge of a 5 inch square of Everyday Enchantment DSP with a scallop edge die from Taylored Expressions and adhered that to the center of the card.
Next, I cut a 4.5 inch square of a second print in the DSP assortment and rounded the bottom two corners before adhering it to the card.
My stamped panel came next. For this, I cut a 4x3 piece of Neenah Baronial Ivory. The flourish was stamped in Lucky Limeade and the flowers and sentiment were stamped with Ridinghood Red. I hand trimmed the flowers and popped them up on dimensionals then layered the sentiment on a piece of Ridinghood Red. That was popped up on a couple dimensionals too.
The next layers are two narrow strips of DSP which I adhered across the lower edge of the stamped flourish panel and then trimmed with a bit of ribbon.
The larger flowers are stamped with Cool Caribbean and Ridinghood Red, punched, distressed a bit to add some shape and stacked together with glue dots and dimensionals.
Finally, a scattering of gems adds the necessary bling.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your day.

PS: Stop by later tonight to see who the winners are for the 2013 Card of the Month Club challenge! My list of commenters is pretty short (sad faces all around) but that just means that nearly everyone who DID comment is a winner! 

 S: Bliss, Mixed Bunch, Flowering Flourishes, My Time Made Easy: So Sentimental
P: Ridinghood Red, Neenah Baronial Ivory, Everyday Enchantment DSP
I: Ridinghood Red, Lucky Limeade, Cool Caribbean
A; gems, foam dimensionals, ribbon, Taylored Expressions: scallop edge die, Punch Blossom punch, embossing stylus, foam mat

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