Saturday 27 April 2013

Flourish & Flower Just Because Card - Inkspirational Challenge # 17

This week at Inkspirational we have a sketch challenge for you.  I'm here with an end of the week encouragement post - if you haven't taken part in the challenge yet, you still have a few days (the challenge ends on Tuesday) so get creating!


I immediately thought of the SU! Flowering Flourishes set when I saw this layout picture.  I dug out a piece of pink paper from a Basic Grey paper pad that I've had in my stash for years.  I inked the image and sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed them with Early Espresso embossing powder.  I cut out the pink panel with a scalloped rectangle die, layered that onto an Early Espresso mat and adhered that to the front of a Pink Pirouette A6 card base.  I wanted a large bloom at the side so I die cut a few flowers, added some shaping, attached them together with a pink rhinestone brad and adhered the bloom to the card front.

Here's the inside and the envelope with just some simple stamping.

I hope you can join in with our challenge this week, I'd love to pop by your blogs to see your fab creations!

Stamps: SU! 'Flowering Flourishes' & 'Vintage Verses' sets
CS: SU! Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Pool Party & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  Basic Grey 'Sultry' paper
Ink: VersaMark, SU! Early Espresso
Tools: scalloped rectangle Nestabilities die, SU! Blossom Party die, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits dies
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Early Espresso embossing powder, pink rhinestone brad

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sandie said...

Love this flourish and heat embossed it looks stunning! The bloom is the perfect finishing touch x

Marina said...

I love the way your colourful flower burst out of the box. Great card. Marina

Pia S said...

It's a beautiful card and the flower in combination with the swirl is a nice touch. You also picked the perfect spot to place the flower:)

Mynn xx said...

SO elegant, Ruth! LOVE the fabulous pop of blue and your sentiment is perfect with all the flourishes! HUGS and have a great week! :)

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