Sunday, April 26, 2009

Flourishes Sweet Pea


I fell in love with this stamp when I first saw it and I still do! The stamp set is Sweet Peas by Flourishes. Every single stamp is really very usable. The little curly vines are perfect for trim on an envelope and for inside the card too. I did the following to create my card. Now for the sad temporary news~ They have sold out of the Sweet Peas Stamp Set for the 2nd time since its release. I am hyperlinking the name of the set back to the Flourishes Blog so you can save their link and check to see when it's back in stock. Take a look at all of their sets at the store too! I get a good impression with all of their stamps and that is not always true of clear stamps.

IMAGE:
1. Stamped the image on Neenah Classic Crest Natural Super Smooth cardstock with Brilliance Cosmic Copper.
2. Heat set it and painted the image with Twinkling H2O's Olive Vine, Siam White, Icicles, and Cherry Sorbet. Their 40% off sale is still on on-line for everything on their website!!!
3. Penciled a frame inside the image so it would be 'Outside The Box'.
4. Trimmed around the image with detail scissors.

5. Ran a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Laid Solar White cardstock through the Cuttlebug with a die from Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles.
6. Ran it through again to emboss it for the depressed edge.
7. Mounted the image on it.

BACKGROUND:
8. Ran the Cuttlebug die from Floral Borders through the Cuttlebug 3 times using Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Laid cardstock.
9. Placed them on Neenah Classic Crest Natural 4"x5.25" cardstock.
10. Mounted that on an Olive paper. I don't know who makes it. It looks like Japanese rice paper and has a little cross thatched symbol repeated throughout in the same color. Feels soft to the touch.

10. Mounted the image with 3D Pop Dots onto the cardfront.
11. Tied the bow using 5/8" Pink Organza Ribbon with Satin and Gold Trim.
12. Removed the shank and the faux diamond from a La Petite 1/2" Gold Filigree button. Removed the faux diamond from the center with Undu and some picking with a paper piercer. Replaced with a 3mm pearl.
13. Added 3 5mm Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Pearls.


Supplies:

STAMP: Flourishes Sweet Peas
PAPER: Neenah Classic Crest Natural Super Smooth and Solar White Laid cardstock
INK: Brilliance Cosmic Copper; Twinkling H2O's Siam White, Icicles, Cherry Sorbet, and Olive Vine
ACCESSORIES: Niji Waterbrush, 5/8" Pink Organza Ribbon; La Petite Gold Antiqued Filigree button, Mark Richards Crystal Stickers 3 and 5mm pearls.

A really fun card and I love how it turned out. Hope you are having a fun weekend. Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

36 comments:

Brenda said...

Shirley your card is beautiful. You did an outstanding job on it and the sweet pea stamp is fabulous. I can see some shopping in my future. Thanks for sharing.

LINDA said...

OH Shirley, This is just stunning!! I always love seeing your wonderful creations..Very lovely work..I have blog candy if you want to come and sign in for a chance to win..
Big Hugs, Linda..

Beth said...

a beauty for sure Shirley and that Sweet Pea stamp is stunning as is your gorgeous card.

Tasha said...

Shirley this is so beautiful! I love the added charm and ribbon - a stunning card
love tasha xx

Suzanne C said...

Wow Shirley! This is beautiful! I love how you have painted the flowers and the bow with the embellishment is so pretty!

Cheryl said...

Simply gorgeous! I love how you did those flowers. Elegant, simply elegant Shirley.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow drop dead gorgeous.

6 wacky women said...

Oh Shirley....this card is so beautiful. I love the image and your coloring is awesome.
Stunning!!

Karen x

retiredheather said...

Shirley this is another great card. You certainly did a super fine job cutting out that image...Wow. Great coloring and the ribbon is wonderful. Like the change on the button.
Hugs
Heather

mochamama said...

Ohhhh Shirley, absolutely beautiful card, so elegant!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Another fabulous creation, Shirley! Just beautiful!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Shirley, your card is stunningly gorgeous!! The flowers and yummy ribbon I love!! TFS!

Lyn S said...

That is a beautiful stamp Shirley, and I love what you've made with it! So pretty......and I love the pearl button too!

Cindy Haffner said...

Just want to tell you again, that this is gorgeous.

Anesha said...

Really beautiful card Shirley. Love the colouring and can see why you like the stamp. Have a great day.
Hugs anesha

Sharon said...

Lovely card. Your work is always fantastic!! Sharon

Elena said...

I agree, these flowers are gorgeous! The stamp really show all the beauty! And your card is amazing, Shirley!

Lavender Rose said...

Your stunning card really is a work of art Shirley. The stamping and colouring is perfect. I love the dimensional look and the shimmery colouring, it almost looks like tapestry. Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog, it made my Monday special.

Spyder said...

Your card is lovely, I love the colours you've chosen, very pretty!

((Lyn))

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful spring card, love what you did with it :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

your cards are always so elegant and beautiful Shirley and this is no exception!! Love these gorgeous flowers!!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Shirley! Your cards are always so very elegant!

akkina said...

beautiful card Shirley Very lovely work.I love how you did those flowers
hugs Akkina

Etha said...

ahhhhh, the dimension, colors and bling! what a sweet and feminine card, just love it!

Hope said...

Shirley, This is a Beautiful card it turned out stunning.

Stamp and Smile said...

Shirley... you are amazing! I LOVE this Sweet Pea card!! You put lots of love and detail into your card and it shows with a big SMILE! So springy... GREAT JOB! :)

Max said...

Hi Shirley,
It's been a while since I visited ... you have been a very busy lady. Love that sweetpea stamp and your finished card is fabulous. As always, thank you for sharing your step by step detailed instructions.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

magic boxes said...

Shirley you're right - this stamp is gorgeous, I love sweet peas and it captures them so well.

Your card is stunning, as always!

Elaine x

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a beautiful STUNNING.......card!!! Just Gorgeous!

Ann said...

Shirley, I always enjoy what you do with your images. Your coloring is so lovely!

Phree said...

I love this card Shirley, it's so pretty which is exactly how sweet peas should be - the coloring on the blooms is perfect!

mueppi said...

Wow....... Shirley
what a wonderful card and beautiful colouring!
Very elegant
Hugs Gisela

Jenny said...

beautiful work as always! so delicate !

Patti said...

Very nice

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Free Spirit said...

love this stamp set too. What a gorgeuos card.You are so talented.I have not heard from you in a while. Hope all is well. You missed my b-day but you must be busy. Chat soon.

Cindy Van Sluys said...

What a beautiful card Shirley! Love this image too! but, you have made it look ready to pick and enjoy it's beautiful sweet scent.

XO
Cindy

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