7.26.2011

HSS Flourish Forever Theme Challenge #77

 Welcome Stampers and Crafters alike. This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are celebrating the flourish. Create ANYTHING with a flourish image on it to enter.
I chose to do a card and it was one of the rare times that I was giddy afterward with the results. Don't you just LOVE when that happens? I REALLY like how it turned out! Here's how I did it:


I started with a Whisper White base and ran it through the  Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. (TIP: Make sure you use the side that will give you the negative imprint, so that the indent will remain white after you brayer it.) Next, I took my Brayer and inked it up with Pear Pizazz and gently rolled it over the card front repeatedly. Then I added a piece of Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper fro the Patterned Paper Stack. This is a must for coordinating with your card stock. 2 pieces of Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon were tied around the card front. 
Here's a close up of the focal piece and how I created this:


I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and began by scoring it every 1/2" with my bone folder horizontally and vertically to achieve a tile look.  Next I stamped the flourish design from the Baroque Motifs set in Marina Mist ink onto it. (TIP: Don't worry if t gets into the cracks, a little white gel pen will cover those flaws.) I then stamped the flower image, from the same set, in Daffodil Delight ink. Basic Pearls were placed in the center of these.
This was layered onto a piece of Marina Mist card stock and placed with Stampin' Dimensionals onto the card front.


For the sentiment I punched a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock with the Extra Large Oval Punch and layered a Whisper White piece, punched with the Small Oval Punch, on top. The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede and is from the Hodgepodge Happiness set. Two more basic Pearls were added for the finishing touch. This was adhered with two layers of Stampin' Dimensionals to make it higher than the flourish layer. If you love flourishes like I do, run and join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments, we can't wait to see what you come up with.


Paper: Whisper White {100730}, Marina Mist {119682}, Designer Series Paper Pattern Stack in Daffodil Delight {117155}, Daffodil Delight {119683}
Stamps: Baroque Motifs {113490}, Hodgepodge Happiness {120570}
Ink: Pear Pizazz {119784}, Marina Mist {119668}, Daffodil Delight {119667}, Soft Suede {115657}
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine {113439}, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder {120175}, Brayer {102395}, Bone Folder {102300}, Medium Oval Punch {119855}, Extra-Large Oval Punch {119859}
Embellishments: Stampin Dimensionals {104430}, Basic Pearls {119247}, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Daffodil Delight {119254}

4 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Shannon, this is SO cool! Love the fresh color combo and that fabulous scored technique. I also really like the embossed background. I have to try that technique with the brayer soon. Thanks for the awesome inspiration! Love it! :)

stampinbygenny said...

WOW! I love the brayered background! Your focal image looks like it's made from tiles. Great techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!

Krista said...

I really like the faux tile look. Definitely gonna have to do this!! Love the color combo and the background negative embossing. :)

inkedx2 said...

Love the faux tiles! Very pretty card.

Robbie