2.24.2010

Flourishes Birthday Blog Hop!!

Hello everyone~ It's a special celebration for Flourishes!! The Flourishes owner, Jan Marie is turning a year older and we'd thought to celebrate with the first Birthday Blog Hop on Thursday (today) and Friday (tomorrow)!!
In addition with the blog hop, we are featuring a special stamp set in honor of her day! Let Them Eat Cake was designed by artist Becky Fleck with a Marie Antoinette flair and it's available now in the Flourishes Store!

So, if you hopped here from Christine's blog, you are in the right place. If you not, you may want to visit Flourishes Blog to start the "Hopping Through the Decades"!!




Need sun shades? LOL. I wonder if you can guess what decades my card is represented... If you guessed it was 60's, I did a good job :) I've always loved the 60's psychedelic arts & colors and I took my inspiration from some of these groovy and psychedelic posters. I love using colors and I had so fun with creating this card although the color combo turned out so bright and a way outside my comfortable bubble :):)

For the main mat and background were created using the resist technique. The glossy cardstock was filled with the beautiful rectangle image (the largest rectangle) using VersaMark. Then using Kaleidacolor (Spectrum) ink and the brayer, I inked the stamped cardstock, rolling the brayer diagonally. Another image from the set also stamped on the pink with the white pigment ink mat. The bottom part of the cupcake was colored with Copics and the top part and the sentiment were stamped with the same Kaleidacolor. The turquoise ribbon, purple button, pearls including the one for the cherry were added to complete the card.

So, Want to win Let Them Eat Cake set?
All you have to do is to leave a comment on all 14 of our designers' post this Thursday and Friday. Once you leave a comment on all 14, go back to the dedicated post of Flourishes blog and you just need to leave a comment saying, "I hopped through the decades with Jan Marie!" Two names will be drawn on Saturday at 12 pm CST from all those who participated. The winners will receive their very own set of Let them Eat Cake along with some other goodies!


Now head over to Leslie's blog to continue the hop!



Stamps: Let Them Eat Cake (Flourishes)
Paper:
classic white (Flourishes), tempting turquoise, glossy cardstock (SU), raspberry fizz (PTI)
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Kaleidacolor spectrum, VersaMark (Tsukineko), fresh snow (PTI), Copic markers
Accessories: pearls, ribbon, button, vintage twine

Tools: Nestabilities, corner punches, border punch, brayer


Thank you for stopping by.

97 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so COOL! I love how you merged the colors! This is PERFECT for the 60's! Awesome job Maki.

Barbara said...

Perfectly psychedelic coloring, Maki! You nailed the 60's!

Christine said...

Girl you ROCKED this decade with those awesome colors. I think it's a fabulous looked!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh Maki, I just giggled when I saw your card! This is sooooo incredibly fun and thought your inspiration posters were hysterical!! What a "groovy" card! :-)

Cindy Lawrence said...

WOW! You REALLY captured the 60's with this awesome card! Absolutely fabulous job! :)

Dee Jackson said...

Wow Maki!! You really took us back to the 60's :) Fabulous colors and design..the background using one of the layers of cake just ROCKS!

Cindy Haffner said...

ROCK-ON, just perfect.

Peggy said...

Love the bold colors. God bless!

acreativeneed said...

Ohhh yaaa groovy ba-by!! :) Love the psychedelic colors and fun feel of the card!!
smiles,Deena

jengd said...

"Whoa dude! Check out all the wild colors! Pyschedelic man!" :) Great job!

Leslie Miller said...

So utterly, perfectly 60s, Maki! I'm really feeling it... it's all coming back to me. Fantastic job, and a groovy-cute card!

Robbin said...

I love this psychedelic look!!

Ravengirl said...

This turned out great! It's super 60's for sure!

Linda said...

Oh yes, I can see the 60's on this very cool card...love the matching pearls. xL

~Carolyn said...

How 60s! Fun card!

GrannyCharlotte said...

What a great job you did capturing the "Groovy" colors from the 60s. Awesome card. It is amazing to see what each of you have done so far. Loving this blog hop. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

This card has a completely different feel than the others I've been seeing - I love the happy bright look on your cupcake. Great job!

Laurie said...

Groovy card!!!

Candi said...

Your card made me smile!The colors are exactly what we used to wear in the 60's!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic job of the groovy 60's!! Love the tie dyed background!!
Beth Greco

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

Oh my goodness Maki, you totally rocked it!!! What a fun fun card!! TFS!

Jackie said...

The psychedelic look and the blending of the colors makes this card a true winner. Love all the colors. Such a fun card.

Lynda said...

Gorgeous! WOW the sixties were a colorful decade!

jonim52 said...

Love your birthday cards, elegantly beautiful.

Carol Ballinger said...

Love these bright colors. They just make you feel happy.

StampinCathy said...

WOW! I just love this tye dye look. It so bright and cheery. Really brings back memories. Thanks for this fun inspiring card.

yvonnew said...

Your card is definately the 60's great job!

Betty said...

There was no doubt what decade when i saw this.

lillianchild said...

I still have a few of my tie dye shirts that I wore in the 60's - this card is PERFECT for that era!

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally GROOVY...oh this is so fun and yummy...WTG Maki!!! Hugs ~S~

Charlette said...

Your card really hit the 60's. What a wonderful card I just love it. All colors are just great. Thanks for sharing.

sundayshine said...

Wow those colors are great. Such a vibrant card.

Anonymous said...

You one groovin' girl, Maki, boosting colors of the rainbow for Jan Marie's H - Bday celebration.
Brayer choice, va voom! mt23stamper

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
Sandra

Dru said...

How cool is this!! Great colors!!

L. Brown said...

Oh wow! This is just beautiful. Love all the vibrant color.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, you've definitely nailed the psychedelic 60s with this card :) Love that Let Them Eat Cake set!!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow! You've definitely nailed the psychedelic 60s with this card! Just love that Let Them Eat Cake set :)

Stampin Cats said...

Great Job depicting the 60's. Love all the phychedelic colors man.

Rose-Marie Gross said...

Great colors! This card says "HELLO!" in a big way!

Jeanette5241 said...

Dude! What a rad card...I mean like. ... Wow....it's truly happenin' ....far out ....

buzzy said...

Look at all the colors, man! Crazy, fun card!

buglady said...

OMGoodness-- you did a fabulous job with the colors on this card. You really captured the look of tie dye and the brilliance of the colors.
Aloha, Kate

Cheryl said...

Lovin this set. Great card!

GaMtnScrap said...

Wow, awesome job! Love the colors on here, so right on the mark for the 60's. I love how you used the pearl for the cherry, too, that's cute!

Tish
a/k/a GaMtnScrap

Cheryl said...

I thought I posted my comment but it isn't showing. Great card!

Ret said...

Oh I LOVE this tie-dye card!! It's FABULOUS!! My kind of card!! :)

ashjoy said...

Very fun!

momof5sons said...

Wow, Maki, I feel like I'm back in the 60's...great color choices; very vibrant, happy card.

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Your colors really pop.

Shirley N said...

I can relate...groovy card, love your colors!!!

silvia said...

PRETTY card!! LOVE the "tie dye" look and the bright colors!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Well it's "Psychedelic Man".....great make of the 60's....love it.....

Thistleblue said...

I am so loving the theme of this hop, the cards are gorgeous and yours, Maki, WOW its fantastic! I love the colours, they look gorgeous!

thanks for sharing,

hugs
Michelle
xx

The Pink Spot said...

love the color combo
so groovy

Angel said...

supah cool card!!!

Cherie said...

Cool! I'd like to case that one for my granddaughter! TFS!

leenda said...

Love this card! Fabulous colors! You should embrace these bright colors in your bubble!!

equinegold said...

WooHoo!! Now I could guess the era of your post was the 60's no problem! I think I still have a head scarf and t-shirt in storage as memoribilia. Too funny, but your card is a perfect reproduction of the period - Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Hey Maki--

What a groovy look! I dig that!
I'm glad that Jane Marie is lighting it up again! Her candles of course! "Let everyone do their own thing" with all of the stuff in the store! Peace!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Latisha said...

This is so cool Maki!!
Wow, you outdid yourself on this one, its a beauty!

Anna Matthews said...

Groovy card!

stampmonkey said...

Great job with the psychedelic colors --very fun card! ;)

erinallport said...

wow! i love your card! such a great idea! can't wait to try it!

Sillyfilly said...

I love your bright colors. This would put a smile on my face if I got this via snail mail.Great card.

Sheng said...

Wow..this is from way way back then. Look at the colors...cool.

Sunny said...

This is truly from the '60s. Very pretty.

Karen Linarez said...

Wow! Love the colors, big fan of bright colors! I've done that technique with the brayer before long time ago, but never stamped a background on it-love that. I'll be trying it now. Beautiful card!

Elaine M said...

WOW a psychedelic cake is perfect for the 60s!! Happy Birthday Jan Marie!!

Cammie said...

WOW! Groovy card!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Positively psychedelic! Fabulous! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Peggy said...

WOW, Maki...talk about eye popping! Color so rich and vivid. I remember times like that!! Beautiful card. Thank you. And a happy birthday to Jan Marie!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This looks like the day-glo posters I had on my orange walls when I was in my teens! What a blast from the past!

Jessica said...

Beautiful card, definetly perfect for the 60's. The background is beautiful - I am going to have to give that technique a try.

LindaCCC said...

Your card made me smile it is so much fun! I may just have to case it for my mother-in-law. I think it would be a really cool card and she would get a kick out of it!

Cheryl Sablotny said...

Wow! Perfect job! I knew right away was decade you did! Great job!

stampqueen said...

Coool card - love the colors and the backround too.

Christy B said...

These colors are AWESOME...I'm getting hungry looking at all these beautiful cake cards...

Beautiful work!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Makiko san, this is so gorgeous!!! I rally love those bright and fun colors!!! Reminds me so much of some of those most beautiful fabrics on Okinawa,Japan!!! Love it!! Hugs, Sabrina

Pam Tatko said...

So talented! Love the tye dye effect!

Anonymous said...

You nailed the psychedelic coloring and yes you did a great job.

Carol said...

So 60's!!!love the colors Such a great card.

shruti said...

love the bright colors... pretty card.. love it..

Stephanie Smith said...

Love your bright colors. Good job on channelings the 60s.

Chris Pochatek said...

This card is sooooo cute. Rainbow colors would make it good for someone born in the 70's.

Sue said...

Wow! Right on target with the colors for the 60's look. Great card.

Little GTO said...

Oh so colorful! I could never imagine the brigh colors. Thanks
Sharon L

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is just amazing!!!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Cute cupcake.

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

I love the bright colors.

Sonya said...

It isn't hard to remember the vibrancy of these colora and oh so many of them!!! Great job!

Janet L. said...

Great, great card! I love the colors and details.

Sandie C said...

Love the psychedelic colors used and have to agree with the sentiment!! TFS

DeniseB said...

Love your psychedelic cupcake card! Fun! I mean, groovy.
DeniseB

Louise said...

I wore my sun-glasses for this trip!! Hopping thru the Decades that is. The 60's were a lot of things, colorful was one and you definitly captured the colors. Thanks for sharing. :o)Louise

Eva said...

This is such a fun and beautiful card!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great colors, and I think you easily represented that time!

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