Friday, August 12, 2011

One more Flourishes challenge

If you're here to see my Lily Pad Cards post using the Frog's Whiskers stamps, please scroll down one post or go here.  Thanks!

.....can you tell I REALLY would like to win these wonderful sets from Flourishes?  Here is our photo inspiration:


This one gave me fits!  I just don't use red all that much.  I tried all kinds of ideas, and slept on it overnight.  Here's what I came up with using the colors requested. I finally went with an idea to kind of illustrate this sentiment, having in mind a garden, which always includes butterflies of one kind or another.


supplies: kraft, creamy parchment, olive, gold, and tomato red card stocks, Flourishes sentiment from the Lenten Rose set, versafine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder, Nesties Labels eight dies, Sizzix little flowers embossing folder, Martha Stewart monarch butterfly punch

10 comments:

  1. Lin ,love the simple touches of the 3 butterflies and the emboss frame, a very elegant card.
    hugs
    Doreen

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  2. Clean, classy, perfect! Thanks so much for playing Lin! I always love coming over here and seeing what you've whipped up! :-)

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  3. You nailed this one! Not only did you capture the colors, but the simplicity captures the ingredients of an Italian garden. Perfecto!

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  4. I love this delightfully clean look! I almost bought that MS monarch punch and another MS punch, but then put it back on the shelf, walked out of the store with nothing...now I think I need to go back and get one.

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  5. This is delightful Lin! I really admire your use of negative space!

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  6. Cool idea to highlight the sentiment like that. Wonderful card.

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  7. well this is quite the ingenious little card Lin....I just love the simplicity of it!

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  8. This is a lovely way to create a frame; that embossing folder is beautiful. A simple but fabulous card; love the way you used the colors of the challenge for the butterflies!

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  9. Lol Lin, the fits worked - your card is gorgeous! I love the way you framed the sentiment with the pretty embossed piece! The butterflies are beautiful too!

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  10. Lovely design. The white frame is perfect for the sentiment and the butterflies are a sweet touch.

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