Monday, August 6, 2012

Beautiful World.


Beautiful World Graphic

Hello Everyone and welcome to the first Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!! I'm very excited to write my first post as a design team member! As today is my birthday, what can be a better birthday present!! 

Those of you who have been following Flourishes for a while will know that the first Monday of the month used to be the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge. As we celebrate Flourishes' 5th Birthday, there have been some changes and one of those is this team! Rather than being a challenge team, four new members were added and now, each month, you can travel the world with us and be inspired by talented girls from all parts of the globe!!! We are now represented by Australia, United States, Canada, Finland, England and Germany and each month one of us will be hosting the hop on the Flourishes blog, sharing our creation and maybe something about our country!

So.....what does this mean for YOU?? Instead of being challenged to create and play along, all we ask is you do a little globetrotting and stamp our passports (leave us a comment) and you could WIN A FREE FLOURISHES STAMP SET!!!! Yes, you heard right, leave a comment and have the chance to win!! The catch is, you don't know which country is going to be this week's vacation spot (chosen blog) so leave a comment on each one by AUGUST 31st for your chance to win!!

If you've jetted in from Florida from the Flourishes blog then you have reached the first stop on your Beautiful World Tour Hop!

This month the hostess is Kathy and our theme is to be inspired by a SONG! You know that I live in Finland now, but I was born in Switzerland and lived there for 20 years before moving here! And as my mother tongue is french, I wanted to create a card that focuses on the lyrics of a french love song.  I chose the beautiful old song of Edith Piaf written in 1945, La vie en rose (literal meaning in english, Life in Pink). It is a song about a woman who describes the man she loves and who loves her. The two last sentences are:

Et dès que je t'aperçois (And as soon as I see you)
Alors je sens en moi mon coeur qui bat (I can feel inside of me my heart beating).





I wanted to make this card for my dear husband and so I chose one of the hearts of the  Hearts & Flowers stamp set of Flourishes. I stamped it twice on vellum and embossed it with white powder. I cut all the flowers and put a pink brad on the middle of them. The white frame is made with the Romantic Rectangles of Spellbinders, but as I needed a square frame, I cut it in the middle. I also made a white embossed background with the Sheet Music #2 of Sizzix. I added a May Arts sheer satin scalloped edge ribbon, a grey velvet ribbon (looks very dark on the photo, but it's grey) and some pink twine. A cute little Flourishes die tag with a sentiment from Tiny Flowers and Tags stamp set to finish the card!

I hope you've enjoyed visiting Finland - the next stop on your Beautiful World Tour is... 

Betty Wright


...the beautiful United States to visit Betty!


Thanks for visiting and happy traveling!!


50 comments:

  1. Anne-Elise, this is so beautiful! The flowers on the velum look incredible, what a great technique!

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  2. Anne-Elise - your card is so beautiful that I am sitting here talking to it...!!! I love the white embossing and you have added just the right amount of color - it is perfectly delicate. I love that song too, as it's in an old movie that I love... so happy to be hopping with you today! Dina

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  3. Anne-Elise, this is gorgeous! Love the colors, the technique with the flowers, and the overall design! Stunning! Love the song inspiration, too! So romantic! Looking forward to working with you!

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I love, love, love this card!!! So soft, delicate and romantic - perfect for your heart theme!! Absolutely Exquisite!!! Welcome to the team!!! {hugs}

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  5. Happy Birthday, Anne-Elise!!! This is such a delicate, elegant card. The flowers are stunning and the embossing is exquisite. I simply must get that folder. Love love love this card. Have a wonderful birthday!

    beijinhos.

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  6. gorgeous. Love what you did with the heart stamp and cut out flowers. Very nice technique.
    Have a great day

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  7. Congrats!

    Absolutely gorgeous card. Love the heart with the flowers and the sheet music background.

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  8. A stunning card - beautiful. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday.

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  9. Your card is beautiful. I love the heart with the vellum flowers. Gorgeous.

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  10. This card is breathtaking!! Love the embossed vellum flower heart and all the amazing details surrounding it. Thanks for the WOW inspiration!!

    Happy birthday!!! And congrats on making the DT - this card shows that you so deserve the spot!! Now I'm off to start back at the beginning of this hop! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  11. Francie (Montreal)August 6, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    Your card is fabulous. How imaginative of you to cut down the Romantic Rectangles. I really like the flowers in the heart. You've given me some great ideas. Thanks

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  12. hi Anne-Elise , what a beautiful card, I looove it!! thanks for sharing and lovely to stop by :) x

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  13. Gorgeous card Anne-Elise. Your vellum flowers are so beautiful...as are those words of your song choice. Love your embossed background, too.
    Wishing you a wonderful birthday! xx

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  14. Wow this is so elegant and gorgeous!!! Love love love the embossing on vellum... one of my fave techniques! Beautiful details!

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  15. This is beautiful Anne-Elise. I love the music background, and all those beautiful daisies!

    I see from the comments that it is your birthday. I hope you have a really wonderful day!

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  16. Oh this is so beautiful, I love the way your layered your flowers. I have done this with a poinsettia a few years back. It gives a very elegant look to a card. But I so love your daisies.

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  17. This is a beautiful card, all the details. I like what you did with the vellum, it looks wonderful.

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  18. Stunning! The flowers look like delicate lace!

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  19. Spectacular! I love love love this. Gorgeous work with the vellum! Spectacular card!

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  20. Congratulations on your new DT post and a very happy birthday. This is such a pretty card am am sure your husband will adore it. The flowers are so delicate and the design is just perfect. Wishing you every success in this new venture.

    Marie

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  21. That dimensional heart was such a SWEET idea!! Beautiful card!!

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  22. Oh this is so gorgeous, I love all the texture you've got by creating that heart with the flowers. Stunning frame and background texture as well.

    Thanks for the blog hop.

    Cheers,
    Kasey ~ in Oz

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  23. Anne-Elise, this is gorgeous! Love the colors and the technique with the flowers, and the overall design is awesome!

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  24. Beautiful card - love those flowers done witht he vellum!!

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  25. Oh my! This card is is like a breath of beauty! So delicate and detailed! Absolutely GORGEOUS.

    Congratulations on the Flourishes DT!

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  26. Hi Anne-Elise, what a beautiful romantic card to match the song. So elegant and detailed, WOW, just fantastic.

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  27. What a beautiful card! Your details and design are truly a wonderul blend of artistic creation. It is a true delight to see.

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  28. Congratulation Anne-Elise on being selected a member of the Flourishes team! Happy Birthday! And gorgeous card, love the vellum!

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  29. This card is gorgeous. Love working with vellum.

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  30. Beautiful and very romantic card. The inspiration music is a favorite piece of dance music for my husband and I...the arrangement is a beautiful and romantic foxtrot. The card is so delicate and love the "black-white-gray" with just a touch of pink.

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  31. Such a pretty card...love how you created the flower heart.

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  32. Anne-Elise,
    This is jaw dropping beautiful! It really makes me want to pick up he set. Thanks for the little clue of cutting a rectangle and covering over the split I'll have to keep that on in mind.

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  33. Spectacular and utterly beautiful, Anne-Elise.

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  34. Melanie MacKenzieAugust 8, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    What a beautiful card. Really lovely.

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  35. Happy Belated Birthday Anne-Elise! I hope you had a grand day, doing things you love, with those you love. And TFS such a beautiful card...it's breath-taking. I love the Flourishes stamps, and have a few. They stamp so wonderfully well, and my particular favorites are the flowers. I have a beautiful Easter set from a few years ago, (a cross). It's hard to find good 'religious' stamps, and Flourishes has some lovely ones. Good luck on the new team. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  36. This is a gorgeous card...and I have this set, so loved seeing how you used it...and a Happy somewhat late birthday to you!!

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  37. Simply stunning Anne Elise! What a beautiful card!

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  38. What a breath-taking card! It's gorgeous!

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  39. Happy Birthday and what a beautiful card...wow! I love the soft look. Just stunning!

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  40. Gorgeous. I tend to be fairly minimalist in my personal cardmaking choices, but I REALLY love those flowers! Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Just Beautiful......the flowers are gorgeous! Great card!

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  42. Oh WOW!!! This is absolutely stunning, such a delicate looking card, the flowers are beautiful. I just love it...
    Love Sheila

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  43. Congrats on your DT spot, looks like you are making them proud with all of your gorgeous creations. This is my fave, what a beautiful card and design. Loving those flowers and in the heart shape...perfection.
    Happy Belated Birthday, what a great present for you and us.

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  44. Beautiful card.

    Margie F.

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  45. wow, i love the heart on vellum and all the embossing, very beautiful

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  46. What a gorgeous card! I just love how you did the daisies on the heart. :D

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