Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Damask Soft Thistle Flowers

The above image is Damask Floral by Impression-Obsession.

Image:
1. The image was stamped with Encore Gold ink on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock. It was heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.
2. It was then painted with Twinkling H2O's Sweet Alfalfa, Cherry Sorbet, and Wisteria. A Niji waterbrush was used to paint. Don't forget LuminArte is selling all on their site for 40% off.
3. The top portion of the flower was done with glitter glue and Flower Soft Baby Pink. The first time I saw Flower Soft I thought of thistles and moss. :-)
4. The background is a wash done with Twinkling H2O's Sweet Alfalfa.
5. The image was trimmed down to 3.25"X4.75".
6. Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border Punch was used for the edges. A length of border was punched for each side. Then each end was trimmed as shown and a piece was inserted for the match. It was the only way I could get a corner I liked. Duh Me!!!
7. The ribbon is from the $1 bin at Michaels and was woven as shown. The pearl ribbon slide is from eons ago, well at least 2-3 years ago.
8. The 3mm pearls are from a Mark Richards Large Block Alphabet set.
9. Stickles Golden Rod glitter glue was used to accent the leaves and flowers.

Background:
1. The cardstock is SU Old Olive stamped with Impression-Obsession Swirl Background and heat embossed with Judikins Egyptian Gold.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

44 comments:

LINDA said...

OMGosh Shirley, This is sensational!!! I think its the most Beautiful card Ive ever seen!!! Really Love It!!

Tasha said...

Shirley this is absolutely stunning - its so beautiful
love tasha xx

Anne said...

Oh, wow, this is just superb Shirley! The pink and green and gold works so well and your attention to detail takes it beyond just "lovely", as ever

Thank you so much for my card, received today, putting it on my blog tomorrow :)

Danielle said...

WOWZA Shirley! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love these stamps by Impression Obsession and flower soft is the perfect embellishment for it - simply beautiful work!
Hugs, Danielle x

Suzanne C said...

Wow! Love the flower soft! Really adds a layer of gorgeousness. :) The border punch is very elegant!

Jackie said...

Ah, Flower Soft - you caved in! It's gorgeous!

Cindy Van Sluys said...

What an outstanding card...it really shows your passion for card making!! Looks like it took hours to make. Huggies.....Cindy

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley this is gorgeous, TFS.

Sharon said...

Shirley-This is so pretty. I love the way the flower soft makes the flowers look so real. Another beutiful card!!

Shar said...

Exquisite!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!!! That is SO elegant!!!! I love the Lattice Border as well....just beautiful Shirley!


Vicki

Cheryl said...

Very elegant Shirley. I can see there is another punch in my future! I really like what you did with that border punch. Flower Soft is also on my must get list. You are an enabler, you know.

The Country Rose said...

Oh my gosh, as always, an absolutely beautiful, beautiful card!

Barb

Tammi said...

Wow Shirley, so many wonderful details to this, and I love that frame border, beautifully done!

Colleen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Shirley..love it!

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, Shirley! This is amazingly gorgeous! Love everything about it!

Norine said...

very pretty like how you did the border
hugs
Norine

Lyn S said...

Wow Shirley, this is so stunning! I love the stamp you used, but what an amazing work of art you've made with it!

Theresa said...

Shirley, this is absolutely stunning!

retiredheather said...

Stunning,,,absolutely stunning. I love the mix of elegance and softness. I love the how you matched up the punch on the edges so perfectly. Beautiful.
Hugs
Heather

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful just beautiful! So elegant!

Elena said...

How gorgeous, Shirley! Love the embossing! Colors are so nice!

Jenny said...

Omy Shirley, this amazing! You are so talented!
Love the thistles :-)

Jane Wetzel said...

LOVE this Shirley!!! The flowers are breathtaking!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This is just amazing girl!! I really love the flowers you've created!! The embossing looks fabulous!! TFS! ;)

Etha said...

Oh wow I LOVE the flower soft on this and the lattice border, soooo pretty!

Orion Designs said...

Absolutely stunning Shirley!
Vicki

Nancy said...

OMGoodness, this is just GORGEOUS! Love the Flower Soft on the thistles, and your embossing is so pretty. Wow!

Atty said...

Gorgeous card shirley, love all the details. Very soft colors too. You did a wonderful job on the border around your image.
Donna

Sharon said...

Shirley
Thanks for the blog suggestion. I welcomed it. I had no clue. Can you tell me how to add e-mail addy too?
Once again your cards are FAB!! Hugs

card crafted said...

This is beautiful Shirley!! I thought it was 'goldwork' when I first looked. I used to do a bit of that and the pic before enlarging it looks just like it.

I haven't been around much because ever since google reader/blogger started the 'friends connect' thingy, I haven't been getting friend updates in google reader. It's really frustrating me because now I wonder if mine will update for everyone else :(

You're always a mine of info about these things so I wondered if it was just me or if there's a way to go back to the old style of 'following'?

Anyway, incredible card Shirley :D

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love this card!!! Beautiful!! What a work of art!!!

Connie Paxman said...

Shirley love the tones of greens with the gold...perfection..as always.
Please stop by my blog to pick up an award..and feel free to copy and post and play along if you have time.
connie paxman

Elizabeth said...

Wow, this is really spectacular!

Jamie Martin said...

So pretty the gold embossing is beautiful.

Maria said...

Wow this card is amazing! Hugs, Maria

mochamama said...

wow Shirley this is one elegant card!!!! Love the colors

Beth said...

Oh my Shirley this is just gorgeous love how you used the flower soft on the thistle awesome 3-D effect (can see that is a must have) I just love all of your detailing on your cards they always take my breathe away. Keep them coming GF

friedmsw said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the colors that you used!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Another elegant card! I love it!

Hugs~Becky

Phree said...

Wow shirley this is gorgeious, what a fab stamp and I love the way you have used it here with the flower soft.

Ann said...

OMGOSH! This is beautiful!!!! This is the best card I've seen with the flower soft--just gorgeous! :D

Stamp and Smile said...

So ELEGANT Shirley with the gold embossing and LOVELY MS border punch... perfect coloring too! Smiles... :)

magic boxes said...

Wow - absolutely stunning!

Love all the gold detailing - it looks so opulent. Pure luxury.

Elaine

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