Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spectacular BOLD Flourish

I love this Bold Flourish stamp. I like flourishes anyway but this one is so big! Here you can see it fits the entire front of my card.
I created this card because Hero Arts had a challenge last week to create cards that were one layer. Now, first of all, I would find that to be a hard challenge because I like patterned papers and dimension and layers but once I thought about it, I knew this would be an easy design to work out. I started with a duplex paper. I used to use these alot in cardmaking because I loved that you could have one color on the outside of the card and another on the inside. Since I wanted to cut away around the edges of the flourish, I knew I wanted the inside color to be different. I also knew that I wanted that simple contrast of the kraft color and the white embossing.

I cut one length for my card, I wasn't sure of the exact size I was going to want yet. I stamped the flourish on the one side of my strip of paper. I stamped the image with white ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I cut around all of the flourish design that sat on the edge of the paper. Next I determined where I would want the fold of the card to be and then decided where I would cut my strip for the back edge of the card.
Now for the FUN! I did some shadow stamping of my flourish design on the inside edge. I sprayed Glimmer Mist and did a whole bunch of "inking" with the Chalk ink stamp pads. I just wanted to have a nice contrast when you saw the inside of the card from the outside, front. The rhinestones were added on dots that were in the stamped image and I used pink, orange and red rhinestones to further my color scheme.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

WISHING YOU LAUGHTER card
Materials:
Cardstock – Duplex paper
Wood Mount stamp – Bold Flourish/Hero Arts
Greeting stamp – Hero Arts
White stamp pad and white embossing powder
Rhinestones – Me & My Big Ideas
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Ancient Page and Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap

19 comments:

Elaine said...

I'm gooing to make a bet that you win something with this card! It's sooo cool!!

Tanis said...

You're making me want to buy that stamp.
LOVE THIS!!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

OH I LOVE THIS!! What a fabulous way to use that stamp! Gorgeous!

Enfys said...

This is certainly a prize winner. FANTASTIC
hugs
Enfys

Hilary Kanwischer said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely stunning! Such a unique card and it's just gorgeous the way you used that stamp. Beautiful my dear friend. :)

sam said...

wow, this is a beautiful card! love the stamp!

Chris said...

this is really, really fabulous!! i love your cutting around the flourish! >"<

Lindalou said...

What a great card. You are making me want this flourish stamp. Thanks for all the info on how you made it.

sarahmartina said...

Well you weren't exaggerating when you said "Spectular & Bold"!

This is beautiful!

*Paula* said...

Just beautiful!

Audrey said...

so stunning! beautiful work!

Anabelle said...

Wow, Linda, this is one incredible card!!! LOVE both the inside and outside!

Jess said...

Fabulous card! I love how you trimmed around the flourish to create such a unique look.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Uhhhh can someone say WOW!????!!!????!!! That front is amazingly gorgeous!

SmilynStef said...

Wow ... and again I say Wow ... I have got to try some cutting with this stamp.

Jane Wetzel said...

I totally LOVE this card! very, very cool!!!

Miki said...

Oh man, this card is just beautiful Linda!! I love how you cut the edge out...so pretty!

Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous, Linda! I love that you cut around the flourish!

Sharon Harnist said...

LOVE how you trimmed around the flourish, Linda! I'm single-layer card challenged, too, but you certainly don't miss it here ... just fabulous!