Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Jan Marie!!!

 Let’s light the candles and strike up the music!! The owner of Flourishes – Jan Marie Caruso – is celebrating a birthday and we’re helping her by getting the party started with just about the entire Flourishes Crew!  Why not leave some love on her blog HERE and while you are hopping around, pay a visit to the Flourishes team members who are honoring her special day!
I've decided to use the birth flower for February as the feature of this card - Violets from the Flourishes set Sweet Violets!  I've used a base of purple bazzill and layered with white (pierced), Old Olive and some Basic Grey Wisteria DP.  Across this I've added white (punched with MS Lattice Arch punch) and more Wisteria DP.  Over this I've added some white crochet lace and topped with purple satin ribbon.  The Violets have been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (V01, V12, V15, V17, Y35, G40, G82, G85, Y0000).  It's been cut with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with Lacey Circle Nestabilities and then popped up on foam tape.  To finish I've added a bow to the ribbon and a few Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the corners.

Stamps - Sweet Violets (Flourishes)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Purple Bazzill, White, Old Olive, Basic Grey Wisteria DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Large Circle, Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Lattice Arch Punch, White Crochet Lace, Purple Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.


In honour of Jan’s special day, the worker bees behind the scenes decided to have a COLORFUL sale to help celebrate! TODAY and TOMORROW only – all Copic Markers will be on sale 15% off. Just use the code COPIC15 in the coupon code box at the time of check out to get this fun discount! So, join us in singing her a special little birthday song! Be sure to check out all the fun and festive wishes and grab some great ideas for birthday cards along the way!
Happy Birthday Jan! We hope your day is the absolute BEST and cheers to an even better year ahead! 

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and enjoy the hop!!!  :)

26 comments:

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Your colouring is gorgeous, love the tones of the purples. Great papers, and love all your extra's!

Dawn B. said...

I just pulled this set out and colored it but could not get my leaves as pretty as these. Great job on this card. Love your coloring.

Beate said...

Beautiful coloring, Kathy. Your card looks wonderful.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Kathy! Your coloring is to die for!

Julie Koerber said...

Ok.. I need to travel across the seas to color with you! This is just a stunner and I love the way you matted it all up to make one beautiful creation!

Marisa said...

I just love this image! Fabulously coloured. Love the lace and lovely white MS border. Great card :)

Wanda Cullen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Kathy! Love this image as it brings back childhood memories of this sweet little bloom. We always called them "johnny jump ups" and I had forgotten about that memory until I saw your card! :-)

Yvonne Hagane said...

Your cards are always amazing Kathy, and this one is no exception! Stunning!

ChristineCreations said...

Woweeee girl. Such amazing coloring on these violets. Perfect blending and such a fabulous match to the papers!

Amanda said...

I think this card is absolutely perfect! Your flowers and coloring are spectacular :) I've always loved this set and I think it is a great choice as a birthday card. They are dainty with out being too fussy to color :)

flourishes said...

Kathy, this card is just so sweet. I love violets! Thanks for making my day very special.

Hugs,
Jan Marie

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Kathy! Your coloring is AMAZING! So rich and decadent! Lovely card!

The Rubber Maid said...

Your viloets are just gorgeous..this is a real stunning card. Pat

Trisha said...

Beautiful card and beautiful colors. Love the purple violets. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Gorgeous card. I love the violets. Your coloring is absolute stunning.

Leigh said...

Pretty card and beautifully coloured. I love the violets.

Gab said...

What a beautiful card Kathy!

Barbara said...

So pretty, Kathy! Love the rich colors and your beautiful design!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kathy this is so pretty. The rich purples are wonderful, she is going to love this.

Edna Morrisedie said...

Lovely job with the February Flowers, they look great all coloured up and with that BG Paper, well done!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kathy, this is such a beauty! Your coloring rocks :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Yogi said...

pretty card. nice coloring.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, pure gorgeousness!

Cindy Haffner said...

Just STUNNING!~

dpkennedy said...

Your violets are beautifully colored and the wisteria paper is perfect with them! Absolutely beautiful!

Makiko Jones said...

This is stunning!! Love the violet and use of the ribbon & lace trim! Beautifully done!

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