Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Flourish for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop



I am using the Flourish Thinlets Dies and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set for our color challenge at the Happy Stampers Blog Hop this week.  Doesn’t every card need a little “Flourish” now and then?

We are using these colors:

Flourish for Happy Stampers


At first glance, I thought I would not really like these colors together, but was pleasantly surprised once I began putting them together.  The Flourish Thinlets dies are all fun to work with, especially the flourish die I used for the front of the card.  I used Old Olive for it, and contemplated adding some Delightful Dijon for the flowers, but really liked it better as one color.  




I added a Delicate White Doily to the front of the Serene Scenery DSP, then adhered that panel to a panel of Pool Party with glue.  Next, I cut a length of Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon and attached it to the front (and around the back) with 2 strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.  I added the Old Olive flourish cut out with my fine tip glue pen, but did not glue it down completely so that it was not too flat.  




The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases, the companion stamp set to the Flourish Thinlets (bundle it and save 10%).  I stamped it in Delightful Dijon and then die cut it with an oval die from the Layering Ovals Collection.  I used a little larger scalloped oval die from the same set to frame it in Old Olive.




For the inside, I stamped the flourish in Old Olive and the sentiment in Delightul Dijon.  Both images are in the Flourishing Phrases set.  The Whisper White art panel is adhered to a panel of Pool Party, then added to the Old Olive card base with liquid glue.  

Card stock cuts in inches and a complete list of products will be at the end of my post.


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Card stock cuts:

Old Olive base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scored at 4 1/4, scrap for oval

Pool Party panels for outside and inside:  5 3/8 X 4 1/8

Serene Scenery panel:  5 1/4 X 4

Whisper White panel for inside:  5 1/4 X 4; scrap for oval


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  1. Sandi MacIver | |

    wow, your card is beautifully laid our Jari, I love the doily behind the die cut and it goes perfectly with the designer paper you chose,

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you Sandi! 🙂

  2. Amy Koenders | |

    Oh my goodness Jari, this is so pretty! Love that designer paper and your flourish is just perfect. 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks!!! 🙂

  3. Mary Deatherage | |

    Very pretty, Jari – love this design in the Serene Scenery and putting a Flourish on it was a genius design touch! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Mary! 🙂

  4. Prissequito | |

    What a quick and easy and very beautiful color combination. Thank you for this idea.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, I was not sure about these colors at first, but they work really well, I think! 🙂

  5. Jaimie B. | |

    I love that DSP in the background – Great card Jari!

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