Feb 11 2008


Published by at 3 35 am under General Purpose Cards

Threenew sets are due to be released today (Monday) by Flourishes and I’ll tell you, I couldn’t be happier with any of them — they are fabulous!!! There are 2 separate background stamps, though both are the same image — confusing??? No, not at all — the image is the positive image on onestamp and the negative image on the other stamp – now how cool is that!!! The possibilites for this pair are limitless!!! And the 3rd set is a set of sentiments — in a nice size, which I love — and they have a variety of the nicest fonts!! Just love them!!! OK, here’s my first card:


Now you can’t get much simpler than this!!!! I stamped the Damask Positive with black ink (Versa Fine Onyx Black) onto Bashful Blue cardstock, punched the corners with the Ticket Corner Punch, matted in black, wrapped 2 pieces of black velvet ribbon around the panel and adhered this panel to my card with mounting tape. I attached a pin from SU’s Pretties Kit to the velvet ribbon, added a bow made from the Dotted Organdy Ribbon, and made my sentiment panel using the 1 1/4″, 1 3/8″ and Designer Label Punches by SU. The sentiment is from Many Sentiments — and what a fun set!!! After adhering it to my card I added some half pearls from the Pretties Kit. Love this new stamp and love this card!!! It has sort of a classic/vintage feel to it — I like that!!! OK, on to the next:


This card has a bit more of a masculine feel to it. For this card I used the Damask Negative stamp — inking it with Creamy Caramel and stamping onto Very Vanilla. Can you see that the design that was black in the first card is the lighter color on this card? Very cool! I then used my large corner stamp from Flourished Elements and stamped it in black right over my background stamping. Some heavy edge sponging with Chocolate Chip was then done before wrapping it again with the black velvet ribbon. I then used the same sentiment from Many Sentiments, only this time I mounted it inside a label holder from the Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware by SU. The completed panel was then mounted onto the card with mounting tape. Done — another quickie!!! And here’s my last for tonight:


Now this card has a bit more modern feel to it than the first two, and I like that!!! The orange-ish paper is Desert Coral Light from the Prismastics Line by Prism — love their colors!!! I again stamped that panel with Damask Positive in black ink, narrowly framed it in black, wrapped my velvet on the panel and mounted the panel on the card with mounting tape. This fun sentiment, again, more nice fonts, is also from Many Sentiments and it is punched with a large oval punch and mounted onto a designer label punched black piece. And check out that pretty little (I don’t know what to call it) THING on top — I LOVE it!!! It’s in Many Sentiments — actually, there is a second one as well with more scrolly lines — they will be so much fun!!!

So that’s what I have for tonight — remember the three new sets being released today by Flourishes(and they carry the velvet ribbon and dotted organdy as well) are:

  • Damask Positive
  • Damask Negative
  • Many Sentiments

Oh, and I should add that the Damask stamps are a full size background stamp. Now I don’t have an acrylic block that large,but I was given a great hint a week or so ago — to use the C plate from the Cuttlebug as an acrylic block — well, I did and it surely got the job done!!! LOL!!! Where there’s a will, there’s a way!!! Thank you for that hint, Lisa!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend!!! We have another great week to look forward to!! I have lots on the agenda — I hate to make promises, but my plans are to do another index card for the Bible Verse challenge along with a box to keep them in, to do another Gift Set using the Cuttlebug and to make a box to keep those cards in, plus some more Flourishes projects and some SU samples as well!!! Thank you so much for stopping in — I truly appreciate it!!!

38 responses so far

38 Responses to “Damask”

  1. Susan says:

    those are lovely and simply elegant cards, Sharon!

  2. Rose Ann says:

    Oh my goodness, Sharon! These are stunning! They look like ‘must have’ sets!! I love the yummy ribbons, and your pearls and pin on the first!

  3. Connie Watson says:

    Oh Sharon!! ….absolutely gorgeous!!

  4. JoAnn (sarahzoe) says:

    Very elegant, Sharon. I like both of the backgrounds and I’m anxious to see the full sentiment sheet. I am always amazed at your cards when you tell how little you did to them…I know…use beautiful things and you get beautiful results. These cards are surely a testament to that saying of yours.

  5. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Very pretty! I’ll have to stop by and do some shopping;)

  6. Debra says:

    Wow. Gorgeous!

  7. Dee says:

    Sharon these are so gorgeous!! I love the middle one oh my just yummy!!

  8. joyk says:

    Wow………they are all three gorgeous Sharon! Love the positive/negative stamps!!!

  9. flossie says:

    this card is beautiful, love the swirl background and the sentiments see to be a perfect size.

  10. jeannen2 says:

    I love the idea of the positive and the negative! What a great idea! TFS! Jeanne p.s. Sounds like your stamping agenda for the week is as full as mine! LOL!

  11. Your cards are stunning. I love them all!


  12. Kelley H. says:

    Oh,Sharon, Sharon, Sharon..why do you keep doing this to me?? OK, now I have to go buy these stamps because your cards are so darn pretty!!

  13. Laura Huffman says:

    you’re awesome. love your blog. you’re one of my everyday stops. beautiful cards and projects. these flourishes are gorgeous.

  14. Oh, my gosh! I’m completely out of breath! They’re all just gorgeous, but my favorite is the middle one. What an incredibly fabulous idea! Brilliant! I’m so in love with these new backgrounds and the sentiment set! Thank you for these beautiful samples!

  15. Debbie (DeborahLynneS) says:

    So elegant and pretty!! Definitely must-have sets!!!

  16. These are fanta-bulous! 🙂 Seriously. They are so elegant! Love all your creations!

  17. Fabrizio says:

    Lovely, elegant and classy ! Love ’em !

  18. Marisa says:

    Wow! You are the queen of using these types of sets. They are all lovely. And thanks for the “C Plate” hint. How smart is that!!!

  19. Sheila says:

    Wow! How stunning. Your cards are always so classy. You are truly talented Sharon. TFS.

  20. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – OMG!!! These cards are gorgeous….right up my alley!!!

    You know already how much I enjoy your blog….that’s why I have nominated you for an “Excellent” Award over on my blog…pls come and check it out!!! ~Silke~

  21. Lori Hewlett says:

    Beautiful cards. These stamps are must haves.

  22. Stacy Twinshappy says:

    Sharon these are gorgeous! I love the new sets!

  23. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Wow Sharon, those are some really stunning cards. Yes, all three of them!
    It is Tuesday night here, I guess I am kind of behind getting the e-mail update, but better late than never 😉

    Thanks for sharing your talent 😀

  24. Jerri Jimenez says:

    Hey Sharon, I didn’t get a chance yesterday to leave a comment, but I just want to let you know how much I love these cards (and stamps). I ordered all three yesterday and can’t wait to get them!

  25. Karen Wallace says:

    Thanks so much for the eye candy, I am going to try and order these stamps today!!
    Karen W

  26. renee scharning says:

    these cards are timeless! and beautiful! i love the colors you chose. i will have to add these to the stamping arsenal. thanks…..
    the little thingee at the top of your card is called a ‘gee gaw’ or ‘gew gaw’

  27. Stacy says:

    Beautiful cards!!!! That BG stamp is so elegant! TFS

  28. Mercy says:

    sharon….these are just brilliant…..so elegant and classy!

  29. Darlene (SCS: akronstamperdpk) says:

    Fantastic Sharon . . . All 3 cards are unique and very ‘rich’. Guess I’d better go shopping . . . sure seems I NEED to add these to my ever growing collection of stamps! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

  30. Michele says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Do you sell your cards by chance?

    They are all very unique and elegant. TFS!!

  31. Vanessa says:

    oh wow, these are awesome stamps! The other day I was on SCS and tried to click on the link for Flourishes, but couldn’t get anywhere where I could see their products. Help! I love these two background stamps.

  32. Sue (suen) says:

    Sharon, I absolutely love your Damask cards! Between you and Leslie, I couldn’t resist and mine are on the way! You enablers, you!! Thanks so much for all your beautiful examples!

  33. amy says:

    WOWZA! You do such lovely work…I love everything you create!

  34. Susie says:

    So gorgeous, had to have them, they have arrived so it’s off to make some cards, thanks for the inspiration, keep sharing.

  35. melanie says:

    Where can I purchase the damask negative and positive stamps??

  36. Su says:

    Hello Sharon. I really love your cards. How much would you sell these cards for? The first card I would want without any ornaments or the best wishes on the card.
    The second card without the velvet rope or best wishes on there. Thank you.

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