Tuesday, 11 June 2013

For You Flourishes

Hey Stampers,

Good morning to you !! Or evening. Whenever you read this I guess. Hahaha. Its a rainy old day here in my home, but I don't mind it too much. Makes everything nice and green and fresh ! I have SO many fin new things to show you that I made at my Demo Retreat this weekend, but one of my favourite things I made was this beautiful card. I was browsing around Pinterest and saw bunch of ideas for Color Combos using the new SU colors. One that REALLY caught my eye was Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Crisp Cantaloupe. I thought it was SO gorgeous !! I knew I had to make something using it. So I decided to make this sweet card using Layered Labels, Flowering Flourishes and a touch of Papillon Potpourri. You know me, I need to add a butterfly in there somewhere !! Hahahaah Take a look !!

Aren't those colors just AWESOME together !?! I am in LOVE ! I used the beautiful "For You" image from the Layered Labels and stamped it twice - once in Crisp Cantaloupe and once in Basic Gray. I fussy cut out the For You oval and layered it onto a Scallop Oval in the new Smoky Slate. I used my Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut out the Cantaloupe one. I layered all of the pieces together using Dimensionals. I also stamped the small butterfly from Papillon Potpourri in Crisp Cantaloupe ink onto Crisp Cantaloupe paper and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. I love stamping tone on tone !! Such a great look !!

My stamped layer is a piece of Smoky Slate measuring 3-3/4" x 5". I stamped the largest image from the Flowering Flourishes set a couple of times in Smoky Slate ink. Again, tone on tone !! SUCH an elegant look !! I then layered it onto a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock measuring 4-1/4" x 5-1/4". I wrapped a piece of 1/4" Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around this layer and then added it to a Basic Gray card base using some Dimensionals. I added my label piece over my ribbon with even MORE Dimensionals, and added a bunch of Rhinestones. I love the look of the Rhinestones in the centres of the flowers ! They look so great on top of that Smoky Slate. My butterfly was then added with a Glue Dot. Love it !!

Ok, so my Blog-o-versary Giveaway is now closed !! I picked a commenter at random and the winner is:

Elaine Beck

Congrats to you Elaine !! Get back to me with your info so I can send you this sweet package in the mail !! Thanks to everyone who entered. Thats it for me today !! I hope you enjoyed my card today. Please leave me a comment if you did ! I just love getting comments and if you have a blog and follow me, I will follow you back ! Thanks a lot for coming by and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Layered Labels (wood #132028, clear #127072), Flowering Flourishes (wood #131998, clear #126367), Papillon Potpourri (wood #132058, clear #123759)

Ink: Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad #131179, Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad #131176, Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad #126981

Paper: Basic Gray #121044, Crisp Cantaloupe #131298, Smoky Slate #131202, Whisper White #100730

Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Bitty Butterfly Punch #129406, 1/4" Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126879, Basic Rhinestones #119246