Saturday, October 22, 2011
Flower Soft Blog Hop!
At CHA this summer, Flower Soft added some gorgeous new jewel-toned metallics to their diamond range! Their very names suggest opulence and elegance: amethyst, emerald, and ruby! To go along with them there is also a newer, finer texture of gold, and silver! Gorgeous!
I know that Christmas is coming soon, but (being from Louisiana) when I saw the new green, gold, and purple together my first thought was Mardi Gras! Lisa and Jeanne are probably not surprised at all to find that I made a Mardi Gras card for today's "All That Glitters" challenge!
I couldn't resist pairing a hat from Skipping Stone Design with a French sentiment from Flourishes which says "Let the Good Times Roll!" The hat band includes the three traditional Mardi Gras colors of amethyst, emerald, and gold, with a rhinestone flourish for even more sparkle.
Of course, to honor my Louisiana heritage, I wanted to include some fleur de lis, too! They're cut from some beautiful gold vellum and accented with even more bling. The fancy tag 3's scrolling curves look lovely against the dark green of the card stock underneath. Flower Soft's peel off gold stickers add shine and elegance to the long edges, accenting the horizontal lines.
You're headed to Cibele's next! Enjoy the hop! Be sure to comment on the Flower Soft blog and on the blogs of each of our designers to have the best chance at winning some gorgeous metallics of your own!