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Minimalist Floral

Hello my friends, this is a post that I am enjoying already. Minimal & Floral... It doesn't get better than that! It sounds as good as chocolate to me! Flowers being so luscious and one of my favorite things in this planet and on the other hand a clean & simple style... A match made in heaven! 

The card for today was created for two of my favorite challenges: Flourishes and The Card Concept. I was immediately inspired with both challenges, and I adore the fact that I can merge them to showcase this CAS floral card.

It seems like this is Flourishes' last Timeless Tuesday Challenge. If it's so, it breaks my heart in tiny pieces. I started my blog a bit ago and was enjoying this challenge so much. I am a fan of Flourishes' stamps and will continue to create cards with them anyways. Nevertheless, I want to sincerely thank the company and it's Design Team for their support, kind comments, inspiration and so many things that will certainly be missed.

On a brighter side, I am so happy to be able to share this creation on The Card Concept too. It goes great with the floral theme (that you know I love). 

The featured stamp is from Flourishes' Cherry Blossoms stamp set. I stamped it with Ranger embossing ink, applied inkadinkado embossing powder in Linen White and heat set it with a ZAP! heat tool. Nothing out of this crafty world...

I used a very elegant specialty card stock for the card base. It is a subtle metallic pink with a delicate shimmer and gold undertones. I think that the embossed cherry blossoms contrast perfectly... And because CAS doesn't mean you won't pay attention to detail, I took my time to finish the card adding little crystal embellishments to the center of each blossom. That gave the card a graceful twist!

I hope you like this card as much as I do. I always say that when a project comes out almost effortlessly is because one was truly inspired. And that's what happened to me just now!

Thanks for stopping by!

This card is participating in:


The Card Concept

Red, Pink and/or White
Cards in Envy

Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays

Tip-Toe through the Tulips Paper Issues 


  1. I SOOO AGREE WITH YOU Gracie!!!;)

  2. Thanks Becky, but when speaking of creativity no one's ahead of no one, everybody is inspired to do the most various and different things. That's the beauty of crafting.

  3. This is definitely out of this crafty world! So pretty and feminine! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the simplicity of it and the beautiful embossed flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  5. This is beautiful, Graciellie! I, too, love the Cherry Blossom stamp set and you certainly made it shine here! I am so glad you could play along with us this week at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge and share your lovely work with all of us! :)

  6. Stunning simplicity, beautifully balanced, gorgeous shimmer card stock, flawless embossed image, and sweet wee bits of bling that add just the right amout of pizazz without compromising the your elegant design. So, do you think that I'm totally in love wit this card? Oh yeah! I'm so glad that you have shared your talent with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

  7. Very beautiful card! I love the shimmer card stock and the little jewels are perfect!

  8. I love your embossed cherry blossoms, it is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy.

  9. Hey Gracie! I wanted to stop by and tell you thank you for making my day a happy one!

    Inspring and motivating others is my #1 mission as a DT member. Knowing that my card inspired you really does mean the world to me! Mission accomplished!


  10. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  11. oh wow this is soooo pretty!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  12. Such a pretty card, I just love the cherry blossoms and how elegant the design is. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this week! Danie xx

  13. What a gorgeous one-layer card! Simply dreamy! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  14. Beautiful and elegant! Love your embossing! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn


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