Monday, November 4, 2013

Flower Flourishes

This is my second post of the day.  For my Die-Versions new release post, please scroll down, or click here.



Flourishes Two, a new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle is so very versatile.  It comes with two flourishes and three words in the set and can be used as a background stamp or as a focal point, as I've done here.   

The background was created using Distress Paints and Tim Holtz's Distress Paints Marbling technique.  (You can find the technique in his new Creative Chemistry 102 class.)  Once I was happy with the way the paints blended together, the entire background was stamped with VersaMark, covered with Velvet Sparkle embossing powder, and heat set.  Next, I stamped the flourish on top of the Velvet Sparkle with VersaMark and covered with White Detail embossing powder (and heat set).
The roses are die cut using the Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and distressed with Distress Inks.  The frame is from Cheery Lynn Designs (Celtic Chain Rectangle) and is heat embossed with Pineapple embossing powder for a shimmery look.  Finally, the sentiment was stamped onto a Memory Box (Pastry Labels) tag and heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder.  The bee is also a Donna Salazar die, which was painted with Creative Inspirations paint.



14 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, this is a beautiful card! Love the little bee, and the amazing flowers. Especially, I like how you used the flourish as a focal point by making it colorless among the amazing background! WOW! hugs, de (who is in love with the prettiness of the card - LOVE IT!)

Winterseve said...

I absolutely love this piece! I am definitely saving this idea for many uses! Beautiful work.

jimlynn said...

Totally gorgeous!! So beautiful with that background and flowers. Love it!
Lynn

Lori Kobular said...

This card is absolutely beautiful Anne!! I really love all the colors on the background! I think I have to so some shopping at Cheery Lynne!!

Beverley said...

Beautiful card & beautiful technique. Hugs Bev x

nwilliams6 said...

some really pretty colors and sparkle Anne! Love the details on this. Beautiful! Hugz!

Annie said...

This is a stunning card Anne. I love it all particularly the wonderful colours and gorgeous flowers

Best Wishes
Annie x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Anne this is stunning! I love the colours and those roses are fabulous.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

Incredibly beautiful Anne, love the gorgeous background and the flowers are perfect, love their colors!

rachel said...

stunning work Anne - I love that background - just beautiful and the roses are terrific xx

Eret said...

Ooh, Anne, how amazing it looks. Your background is gorgeous on your stunnimng card. Love the flowers and this sweet little bee.
Hugs,
Eret

Ellen said...

Wow Anne! A glittericious beauty! Gorgeous flourish and sparkle!

Lisa M said...

The shimmer of this card nearly put me in a trance..it's gorgeous!!! My gosh, and I love the colors on the blue roses. Inking the edges in brown...genius. That looks so beautiful Anne :)
Such a fantastic and inspiring card.
hugs,
Lisa x

Brenda said...

what a stunning background and your flowers are beautiful too!