Saturday, August 18, 2012

Long time, no see…

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted to the blog. I sort of have an excuse, though. I’ve been on an amazing Black Sea cruise and was away for almost two weeks! I suppose I could have planned and pre-loaded posts for while I was gone, but frankly, I’m just not that organized. Anyhow, more on my trip in another post; most of you are here to see either cards or cakes!

Today it’s cards. I just got an order from i {heart} papers and couldn’t wait to play with these new stamps from Flourishes. I love Marcella Hawley’s designs, and I’m so glad Kate is carrying these stamps! I decided to use all three of the flower images in the set to make a trio of coordinating cards.

flourishes_flower_trio_gold Here’s the first one, and here’s a closeup of the flowers:

Here’s the second one:
flourishes_flower_trio_navyand a closeup:  flourishes_closeup_navy

And the third:
flourishes_flower_trio_blue and the closeup:
flourishes_closeup_blue I had a lot of fun coloring these. I’m not pretending I have mad coloring skills, but I think I’ve gotten better with practice. As you can see, the layout I used was quite simple. I rummaged through my gazillion paper pads and found coordinating, simple patterns to layer them on, and embellished each with a strip of white lace from my stash. Each image is colored with 6 billion Copic markers, and cut out with a different Nestabilities die.

I do have more things to show you. I’ve actually done quite a bit of creating in the week or so since I’ve been back. Maybe I’ll post another couple of cards tomorrow.

Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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