Wednesday, March 10, 2010

With a Flourish and a Flower



...you have a rather lovely simple yet elegant center piece for a card :) Today, I used one of the mini sets from There She Goes called Flourishes. This is the biggest flourish in the set and I used both my Peeled Paint and Pine Needle Ranger Distress Inks to ink it up and give it dimensional look.


The flower has been made out of saffron, pumpkin and rust card stock using some of the Punch Bunch paper punches and a stylus for shaping. Each layer was shaped, sponged with mustard ink and then glued together using my Tombow Multi Adhesive. I added a miniature pearl to finish off the center and so that the flower coordinated with the rest of the card.





This card was made for the Monday Challenge issued on the There She Goes blog by Sr. Trendsetter Sandra McLean. The challenge was Yellow Spring Flowers and was to use the colour yellow on a card with flowers (the flowers do not have to be yellow). Spring is in the air and the girls at There She Goes would like to see your creations using this challenge! If you choose to participate (and we hope that you do) don't forget to upload your creation to the There She Goes blog under the Mr Linky :)

Card Recipe:

Stamps: There She Goes - Flourish

Paper: Gina K, Suede, Basic Grey DP, My Mind's Eye DP, K&Co DP

Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Mustard, Rust, Frayed Burlap

Accessories: Sewing Machine, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folders, Spellbinders Nestabilities and Borderbilities, Sponges, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Pretties, Kit, Mini Pearls, Punch Bunch Paper Punches, Stylus, Tombow Multi, Corner Rounder




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17 comments:

Shantaie said...

gorgeous flower, love your double border with pearls, shantaie

Kim said...

Gorgeous, Kim! You are great at combining colors, and that sewing is superb! The flower is wonderful and really adds zing!

Holly aka Toy said...

Oh Lordy, girl... that's a mighty purdy flower. You make colors sing. I love it!

Gloria Westerman said...

This is gorgeous.....I love it ...I wish you would do a tutorial on how you made your flower ...no the whole card.....I am so inspire be this...thank you for sharing....

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful colors on this card and the flower & flourish are gorgeous!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

This is a stunning card! I love the flower and everything about your card.

There She Goes Clear Stamps said...

Shut up!! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the layout, colors, everything. Sigh.... thanks for making my heart happy with this beautiful card...

Maggie said...

Do these designs come to you in a dream, because they are just so dreamy?! *grin*

Carol<>< said...

Oh My Goodness!!! You must put a warning on here someplace... I thought I had a few minutes to look at your lovely blog, I have been here for 45 min. and still did not get through it all... I have to get my sewing machine out. all the layers that you put together are gorgeous and the colors so bold.
will be back when I have another few minutes.
Carol<><

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card, Kim. And you flower is da bomb!

Conniecrafter said...

This is just Beautiful, love the design, lovely flower, great colors, love your double border and all the pearl accents!

Jen Shults said...

This is just stunning! I am so enamored of the bright rich colors you use. Every single element of this is just exactly perfect! Lovely card!!

Beautiful Greetings said...

I love the layout of your card and the colors are just fab. Gorgeous card as always!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Beautiful!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

oh wow Kim, this is so beautiful. I just love the simple elegance of the flourish and that very cool flower!! I haven't heard of bunch punches before...very fun!

Cher said...

well...I just have to say...I LOVE YOUR CARDS! soooooo very pretty and unique...ty for your blog...I LOVE IT!