Thursday, August 01, 2013

Flourishes FLIP set - Happy Thoughts!

Hello all! This is an exciting day for Flourishes -- it's the first day folks can shop and qualify for the next fun-filled, money saving club we call.....


FLIP is the Flourishes Loyalty Incentive Program! How do you become a member? Starting TODAY, the next time you go shopping in the Flourishes online boutique and spend $100 on a single purchase (not including taxes or shipping), you will receive this beautiful stamp set called Happy Thoughts! It was penned by artist Sam Pickard and the sentiments were designed by ME! Keep in mind, you can't purchase this set -- the only way you can get your hands on this lovely floral spray of Hydrangeas and these beautifully scripted sentiments is to become a FLIP member! 
Happy Thoughts SS257-Web-WM 

I wanted to let the hydrangea image shine in a broad but simple mixed-media background panel, so I kept my card layout super clean. I stamped the Hydrangea image multiple times on Neenah cardstock, then brayered over the panel with acrylic paint.

I added a little subtle stamping to the panel with the Antique Lace background stamp - it doesn't show well in the photo, but the pearlescent ink (Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue) gives a nice shimmer.

When the paint was dry, I added highlights, color, and shading with colored pencils (Prismacolor and Derwent Coloursoft), and colored the edges white.

 AND.... this beautiful stamp set is only just the beginning! When you become a FLIP member, it's your pass to BIG SAVINGS!


On the first of every month, for one day only, we’ll have a sale you will FLIP over! ONLY members are able to cash in on this sale: 15% off nearly everything in the store! (Sale does not apply to gift certificates, Silhouette Cameo Machines or Copic Markers). A day or two before the sale, you’ll receive an email with a special “members only” coupon code to use on the first of the month. Just insert this code in the coupon code box at the time of check out, hit “apply” and 15% will automatically be taken off your entire order! This promotion expires July 31st, 2014. Customers receive benefits only from the time they qualify. So, unfortunately, you can’t make up for lost time. One more reason why you should become a FLIP member soon!

We hope you'll hop on over and see what these ever-so-talented ladies created using this exclusive set!
 Remember, the only way to get your hands on this beautiful new set called Happy Thoughts is to become a FLIP member. When you qualify, this stamp set is Flourishes' gift to you!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So pretty Dina! I knew you would have done something really cool with this set. :)

  2. Yes! You did a fab job solving the monochromatic idea floating in creative brainwaves land. Thanks! Dina! The lace background stamping, as well as, the hydrangea blossom foretelling the future of this sprig's beautiful family add so much story on a flat surface. Touches of dry emboss and white petal highlights emphasizing blue underneath gives vent to elegance. Simply lovely.
    Blessings on your only with FLIP sentiments adding vast variety to the available only with FLIP offer. Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahodc

  3. How pretty this is! Love the soft look the paint creates. Fab sentiments in this set, too!

  4. Goodness me Dina! This is stunning! Love the almost misty effect of the paint over your image! Stunning as always!

  5. Ah Dina...I love the effects you give stamps, it gives them a whole new life and variety! So beautiful! And great sentiments too...thank you!

  6. So pretty Ms. Dina! I really wish you lived at least on this continent so I could crash your stamp room and watch you in action -- what you come up with is so artsy, creative and beautiful!

  7. So pretty Dina! Love how it turned out and I am sure the shimmer makes it pop!

  8. So beautiful Dina!! I love the design you created with the hydrangeas.

  9. This card is incredible! Love it. Would you consider doing a tutorial? TFS

  10. A great idea for a different look.