Monday, August 6, 2012

Flourishes Birthday

Flourishes is turning 5 & they're about to have a new release, so there's a challenge HERE.  To enter, you just need to make a birthday card & I love having one ready ahead of time.  Decided this would be a good chance to try out the wonderful technique Rosemary showed HERE.  Isn't this gorgeous?!
You start by sponging the white cardstock with 2 medium intensity inks & I chose Distress Inks victorian velvet & weathered wood.  Then you stamp a background with dark ink.  I don't have a Flourishes bg stamp, so I made my bg using an image from the Lace Edges set stamped over & over in rows.  I actually got them lined up first try which might be a record for me--LOL!  Next step is to clear emboss a solid image & I used the heart from the Fanciful Flourishes set (one of my favs!).  Next is the unexpected step:  cover the entire piece with a dark ink--I used Distress Ink dusty concord--& wipe off the excess.  Voila--isn't it amazing?!  I used a sentiment from the same set & it stamped perfectly on the textured cardstock using VersaFine with steady pressure. Flourishes stamps are just wonderful to use, so if you don't have any I'd recommend checking them out.  The border punch is MS.  Love seeing your comments--thanks for all the encouragement!

11 comments:

  1. Great technique and card. Thanks for sharing! Hope you are enjoying your summer.

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  2. This is such a neat technique and your card turned out fabulous, Greta!

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  3. Fabulous Greta. Love that you used such beautiful colours that didn't overpower.

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  4. Love your inky techniques Greta! Beautiful cards :)

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  5. So pretty, that embossing and shading is wonderful. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Birthday Celebration!

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  6. Beautiful, Greta - wonderful technique and love what you did with it - the lattice bg is perfect for this :)

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  7. Wowzers! You got a stunning result with this technique!!

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  8. Pure magic Greta!! The colors are dazzling!

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  9. Great combination of techniques, Greta! beautiful colours!

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  10. Gorgeous layering of color and technique on this beautiful card Greta! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

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  11. Lovely card, Greta! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!

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