Friday, March 6, 2009

Flourish Meets I-O

The main images are from Flourishes Thank You set. The background was done with Impression-Obsession's Large Swirl Background Stamp.

Main Images:
1. The Tulips were stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock with Encore Gold ink.
2. They were heat embossed with Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder.
3. They were painted with a Niji waterbrush and Twinkling H2O's Olive Green, Dreamsicle, Lemon Yellow, and Mandarin Citrine.
4. A little Stickles Diamonds was added to the centers of each tulip.
4. They were trimmed with embroidery scissors.

5. The Thank you background was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Natural Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock with StazOn Timber Brown ink.
6. The background was misted with water and then a Twinkling H2O's Warm Pecan wash was painted over the top.
7. While the paper was still very damp the edges were torn.
8. The same Warm Pecan was used on the edges, only a deeper brown for a deeper aged look.

9. The punched edge was done using a Fiskars All-A-Fleur border punch. First a template was made to check the measurements needed to get the length and width correct. Then a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80lb. Cover cardstock was used as shown.
10. The thank you script was mounted and the the flowers were mounted to the left using dimensional dots.
11. 3 Gold (brass) Filigree bead caps, that were flattened by putting them through the Cuttlebug, were placed as faux brads on the corners with glue dots. Mark Richards 5mm Olive Green Crystal Stickers were placed in the center of each flattened bead cap.

Background:
1. The large Swirl Impression-Obsession stamp was inked with VersaMark ink and applied to Glossy White Cardstock.
2. The ink was dried with a heat gun.
3. A layer of Twinkling H2O's Warm Pecan, a little thicker than a wash, was applied over the top and then wiped with a tissue. Who would have thunk orange, huh?
4. That was mounted on Bazzill Bling Blank Check.

The card images were then mounted on the Resist and Bling background and the ribbon, from Michaels, was applied as shown. I usually don't think this, but the picture really doesn't do it justice.

Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share, and thank you too for your warm words about my new adventure. I will still be here too!

 

 Shirley

 

40 comments:

LINDA said...

OH Shirley, This is just SENSATIONAL!!!! you do the most Amazing cards... I love everything about this one!!
Hugs, Linda

Suzanne said...

I don't have words for this card beyond WOW!!!!! It's amazing. You work is so detailed and wonderful!

friedmsw said...

ADORE the colors! Beautiful! You are so creative and talented.

craftimamma said...

A beautiful card Shirley, once again showing your attention to detail and creativity.

Lesley Xx

stampqueen said...

OH my - How Beautiful!!!! Love every bit of it!!!!

LadyDoc said...

Shirley- this card is really gorgeous- I love the colors and everything about it. GREAT job!!

Elena said...

So beauitful! I just the layout! Ribbon is gorgeous! You are so inspiring, Shirley!

6 wacky women said...

A work of art, Shirley.
This card is absolutley stunning!!
I just love it.

Karen x

Cindy Haffner said...

Shirley you cards are always a pleasure to look at, fantastic.

Jenny said...

Shirley, each card you uploading to your blog lately is more and more beautiful then the previouse one, they are all so, so beautiful, I can spen the all day just looking at them :-)

Max said...

What a fantastic card Shirley ... and such detailed instructions on how it was created.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Suzanne C said...

Wow! Love the swirls in the background and the technique used. The flowers, bow and positioning are fabulous!

Tasha said...

absolutely STUNNING its really beautiful
love tasha xx

Etha said...

oh this is so soft and pretty! very romantic :)
Is the IO store site down? I can't get there :(

Theresa said...

So Beautiful, Shirley! That is my favorite Flourishes set. You've colored it so beautifully.

The Country Rose said...

Another jaw dropper- this card is sooooo beautiful! Gorgeous colors and detail! Thank you for the eye candy today :).

Barb

Orion Designs said...

I love the warm colors in this card ... and your attention to detail is amazing, as always.
Vicki

Elena said...

Thank you so much for visiting me today, Shirley! You helped me a lot! And I appreciate all your kind words!

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, this is such a stunning card! I love everything about it, perfect!

Sharon said...

Very pretty card. I love the window look it has to it...

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous, Shirley!!! LOVE it!

Carol said...

Shirley, i love to visit you and feast my eyes on such beautiful creations! Those 'frilly' tulips are gorgeous!! :)

Hugs
Carol x

Beth said...

Oh my Shirley you've done it again this is a real stunner my friend.

Nancy said...

This card is beautiful, Shirley! Love everything about it!

Helena said...

A really luxurious card. Beautiful!

catdidit said...

Beautiful card Shirley! I LOVE the frame you have created and love the coloring on those flowers, and that ribbon is perfect with it!

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Shirley! Love your colouring and all the details. Thanks for entering my blog candy and good luck. Hugs, Maria

Atty said...

Beautiful card, awesome detail and coloring. Want to share the details on your template for the fiskars frame?
Hugs,
Donna

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Shirley.
Beryl xx

Ann said...

Love those beautiful flowers!

Lyn S said...

Oh Shirley, this is just an exquisite card......beautiful!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Shirley!! This is just gorgeous!! Fabulous design!! TFS!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh I just LOVE the collage type look of the flowers against the elegant script!!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Shirley, this card is just beautiful.......The flowers are absolutely breathtaking and I love how you framed the sentiment.

Just wanted to say that I love your ability to create the most elegant cards!


Vicki

Phree said...

Hi Shirley I was sure I had commented on your card but I don't see it - sheesh I am getting totally dotty in my old age. It's a beautiful card, such pretty image and your colouring is just perfect.

christine said...

So Beautiful, Shirley.

magic boxes said...

Shirley this is gorgeous - so elegant.

I love the colour combination.

Elaine
x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is gorgeous!!!! I love it!!! Love the embossing and watercoloring!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Shirley, this is one of your best yet, and certainly one of my now most favorites of yours. Someone said in a previous comment that "this is another jaw dropper". I completely agree. Amazing work! Best, Curt

Tammi said...

I'm oohing and ahhing over this gorgeous card, wow! Gorgeous!

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