Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Flashback: World Treasures

Happy Friday afternoon, peeps!  It's time for another Friday Flashback, and grab a cuppa tea (or coffee, if you prefer) and settle in because this one's a long one.  Let's take a look back at the very awesome stamp set (and more recent retiree) World Treasures!

Also features Fabulous Phrases
I think you're going to figure out very quickly which stamp in the set is my favorite.

Also features Four You
 For a while, it was even available as a single stamp.

Also features Vintage Verses
Because it's that awesome.

Also features Sweet Essentials
Haha, snuck one in here without the peacock on it!  But the flowers are from World Treasures too.

Also features Curly Cute
This one might be my favorite card with World Treasures, I just love that bright blue and orange together.

Also features All Holidays
The fun thing about stamps is that peacocks can be any color you want.

Also features Pursuit of Happiness
Or multi-colored.

Also features Occasions
Though I admit, perhaps I am lacking in imagination for usually sticking with the blues, greens, and purples for my peacock.  Or maybe those are just the colors I'm drawn to.

Still, the sky's the limit for peacock colors here.  And that's the flashback part of the Friday Flashback, so now it's time for a brand new creation!

I decided to be contrary and make a World Treasures card *without* the peacock.  I mean, I love that peacock, but these flowers are perfectly lovely too, and I was suddenly curious this afternoon as to how Crushed Curry embossing powder would look on Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  Answer:  awesome.  But use your Embossing Buddy, the first time I had powder all over everywhere.  The sentiment is from World Treasures too, I took a marker to the sentiment stamp in the set and only inked up "friend".  Tip:  make sure your stamp is very, very clean and DRY or you'll get a ghost image around the part you ink up.  And Halloween is over.

So the color combination for today's creation is from Fab Friday:

Another awesome fall color combo, amirite?  Might have to use that one again!  Y'all know how much I love Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss.  And they work great together.

The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches:

So even though it took me a long time to settle down enough to actually make something today, once I sat down the card came together in, like, ten minutes.  Woohoo!

And that's it for today's Friday Flashback, I hope you enjoyed it.  Happy weekend, peeps!

Supplies, last card only:
Stamps:  World Treasures
Ink:  Versamark, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Accessories:  Banners & Labels Framelits, Crushed Curry EP, Very Vanilla seam binding, Regals Candy Dots, Dimensionals


Tanya said...

I love it! Fantastic colors and the embossed flowers with the candy dots look awesome! Yeay for trying new things!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful! I love how bold and graphic your card it! Great decision to use the flowers and Crushed Curry embossing powder! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Karren said...

What a spread of gorgeous cards! The yellow embossing powder on the purple is a real stand-out! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Kim S said...

I am impressed at how thoroughly you use a stamp set. The peacock is definitely worthy of multiple cards. So are the flowers. I love your use of the bold colors - keeps it in the spirit of the entire set! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

CCsMom said...

LOVE the colors and that flower stamp is awesome. LOVE IT!!! Of course you know me and peacocks. Wonder why my two favorites (peacocks and hippos) also involve Mimi taking me to see them when I was a kid. She figures into a whole lot of my good childhood memories, that's for sure. Have a great day and love you, love you!

Brian King said...

Great display of cards! Love the way you incorporated the colors from this challenge in your last card. Thanks for playing along with this week's Fab Friday sketch!