Monday, December 16, 2013

Flowers Feed the Soul



Geraniums is the one of the newest rubber stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  For this card, I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers, using the tip to tip method.  Then I distressed the edges with Distress Ink (Salty Ocean).

I die cut a piece of SNS Super Adhesive Sheets with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square die and used the negative portion for my frame (and saved the center portion for a future project).  Cloud Nine velvet glitter covers the entire area.  For the sentiment, a MFT's Fishtail Flags die was used to die cut the patterned paper.  After distressing the edges with Salty Ocean, I heat embossed it using Clear embossing powder.  I also stamped the sentiment with Salty Ocean and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.


For the quilling, I colored some white cardstock with the same darker Copic marker I used for the petals and then cut the strips.  After rolling a few swirls, I glued them together and then adhered them next to the sentiment.  (I purposely darkened this image a bit so you could see how sparkly the Cloud Nine glitter really is and how the distressed embossing with Clear embossing powder really makes the edges pop.  You can alway click on the photo to make it even larger.)

16 comments:

jimlynn said...

Beautiful coloring on a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I love the way you framed them out. The quilling is FANTASTIC! Love it.
Lynn

Lori Kobular said...

This card is beautiful!! I just got this stamp set in the mail the other day. I haven't played with it yet, but I will soon. Your work is always wonderful!!

Tammy said...

Wowie! Love the new look of your blog, so much easier for these old eyes to read, great design! Beautiful card and love the quilling! Your choice of colors and coloring is perfect!

rachel said...

beautiful card Anne - stunning colouring - and love the quilling too xx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Anne, love the sentiment and those flowers are gorgeous. The quilling is fabulous!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Anne, love the sentiment and those flowers are gorgeous. The quilling is fabulous!

Hugs
Linda xxx

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, I love the way your blog looks! So fresh! This card is beautiful - love the colors and the cool way you did the quilling. Beautiful! Can't wait for spring! Hugz!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is stunning! Love the gorgeous flowers and the sparkly frame. The quilling is a nice touch!

vicki said...

Hi Annie I love this card! Your quilling is beautiful wish I had that talent! Beautiful!
Vic x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super card Anne. Love the quilling touch too! Lots of sparkle in that Cloud Nine glitter.

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Love your new look of your blog... Your card is wonderful, The geraniums are colored so beautiful and I love the stunning frame with the pretty background paper and the extra touch of quilling and the sentiment shines so nice. Love the sparkle.
Hugs, Pat

Gita said...

Very pretty. Love the curlicues.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Love the colors you combined on this card !!! The swirls are perfect !!

Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Donna Ellis said...

Anne, this is such a pretty card. I like the warm colors used in the pretty shaded leaves, and lovely orange flowers - contrasted with the cool turquoise - GORGEOUS color combo - and beautiful card design. hugs, de

Eret said...

So beautiful, Anne. The coloring of the flowers looks so realistic. Your paper swirls are amazing and add so much interest to your card. Awesome work!
Hugs,
Eret

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, what a gorgeous image and your coloring is just perfect!!!! The quilling is such a beautiful detail, too....love this, Anne!!!!