Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sneak Peeks Day 2: Passion Flower

Hello Friends!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the kind words and encouragement from yesterdays post.  You all know how to make a lady feel special.

On to today, Day 2 of Flourishes July Release. Today our release stamp is Passion Vine.

This is another Marcella Hawley illustration.  I have three of these beautiful vines in my yard, each a different color, red, purple, and lavender.  Here is the card I made using this gorgeous set.

I used these Copic Collections

I am always intrested in the names and history of plants and flowers.  Here is what I found on Passion Vine from The Texas

"In Brazil, it's called "Maracuja;" in Jamaica, it's "Granadilla;" in Hawaii, it's "Lilikoi," and throughout Texas, it's "May-pops." Regardless of its name, the plant we now know as the passionflower is universally looked upon with awe and fascination. This vigorous flowering sometimes fruiting vine looks at first like something alien. Having held significant religious and medicinal value, and prized for its unique beauty, few plants have evoked the same wonder and curiosity that the passion vine has. Native to South America, Central America, and North America, the passion vine can be found growing in Texas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Illinois, Hawaii, and as far north as New York. According to legend, a Jesuit priest in Peru found the vine in 1620. That night, in a vision, the priest associated components of the blossom with Christ's Passion, leading to the common name, "Passionflower."

Hummm.... I did not know all the facts but thought they were interesting! I also "Googled" the plant and found wonderful inspiration for coloring this set.

Now on to the rest of the Flourishes hop to see what is store at each of our designers' blogs.  Here's the list of the Designers taking part today.

Beate Johns
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Jan Marie Caruso < You are here!
Sharon Doolittle
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger

I will be back at Noon today to share with you my card for the Bold & Beautiful Challenge.  I hope you will join me!

Thanks for your visit,


Stamps: Passion Vine, Flowers & Frames
Ink: Memento Black, Bamboo Leaves
Cardstock: Flourishes Classic White, Lavender
Embossing Folder: Couture Creations, Seedling Nouveau
Lace: Stephanoise Dentelle Cotton White
Spellbinder Edgeabilities: Iron works accents


  1. Beautiful card with very pretty colors. Love your new blog, sorry to read about you being so ill, but happy to hear that your a doing great. Love this stamp set. I love flowers. Have a great day! Mary L Schreiber

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  2. Beautiful creation Jan! Love those pops of purple to just make the whole card sing!

  3. These flowers are gorgeous! They are here so beautifully colored! Love the green flower and the beautiful lace!

  4. Congratulations on your new blog. Your stamps are gorgeous and I love the card you made - not too fussy, but a show stopper none the less!
    can't wait to see what is to come!

  5. Oh wow! You really colored the Passion Flower in so perfectly! The beauty it has is so bold and you really capture that in your colors and coloring! :)

    ~ Amanda :)

  6. Gorgeous colors in this card Jan Marie. I love how you used the orientation of the stamp and the sentiment placement.

  7. A beautiful card. I love the colours.

    Looking forward to seeing the remainder of the release. :o)

  8. Wow... I didn't know any of the history on the Passionflower... very cool Jan Marie! Your card is stunning. I love the positioning of your image and your colouring is stunning!

  9. What a beautiful new image! I love that it comes in so many colors! Thanks for all the background information on the flower, very interesting.

  10. Oh, how LOVELY! Your shading on the flowers is STUNNING...absolutely STUNNING!

  11. This is just gorgeous!! Very soft and elegant!

  12. Oh my! Just gorgeous! Thanks for all the facts too...very interesting!

  13. Jan Marie,
    This is very pretty, I love the blues and greens. I must say though the black and bright colors interest me too.

  14. Lovely, absolutely lovely in color and design!

  15. Very pretty need to post a pic of your 3 nosey gardeners would love to see them...and interesting to read the history of the the addition of your flower at the bottom, too!!

  16. So pretty! Such a gorgeous new set and you really showed it off in a great way. Congrats on your new blog, too.

  17. I love how you combined the sets and the colors you chose for your flowers.
    Hugs and smiles

  18. Beautiful - love the purples!!!

  19. Really beautiful card, love the colours and all the details.

  20. Very cheerful in colors, spring like. Fabulous design and great idea with the combo of the sets!

  21. Jan, I just love this card! I have not made cards in black yet..except Halloween cards. This is a super great idea and I love the pop of color the black sets off. Thanks for your inspiration and a chance to win this beautiful set!

  22. OMGosh, this is fabulous! Your coloring is wonderful, and I just love that oval stamp around the sentiment. Beautiful green flower, too!

  23. Oh goodness! That is stunning!! Love your colour choice.
    Beth Greco

  24. Jan, your card is absolutely stunning! Love your colour combination and the images from this new set are fabulous.

  25. Love this flower stamp and your beautiful card. Great choice of colors.

  26. Perfect! Love how you combined the flowers with the frame from the other set!

  27. GORGEOUS coloring, Jan Marie! And I LOVE how you worked the oval from the Flowers & Frames set into your design!


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