Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Textured Floral

We've got an inspiration challenge for you today over on Diva's Coffee Break Designs!! Check out this beautiful swatch- isn't it just divine? I had so many different ideas for this but not enough time so only did one. I started with the Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die and the Big Shot with the kraft cardstock. Once I got that gorgeous raised image I gently rubbed my Always Artichoke inkpad over the entire piece so only the raised parts would get ink (and a few of the edges too, but that's OK with me).
Once I had the rest of the card put together I decided to add a touch more color to the roses with the aqua painter and some artichoke ink. I spread it so it was very subtle- just adding a bit of shadow really.

The rest is probably fairly straight forward. I did use the sentiment and the small stem of flowers at the left from Fresh Cuts stamp set. And the large flower from Fifth Avenue Floral is stamped in white on the navy piece.

I must admit that the wide organdy ribbon in navy is by SU, but it retired quite some time ago. I sure do miss those lovely organdy ribbons!

Thanks for looking and be sure to check out the Diva blog for links to all the Diva's- then play along!! We'd love to have you!

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Fresh Cuts
Colors: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Craft, Vanilla
Accessories: corner rounder, small oval punch, silver brad, Manhattan Floral Textured Impressions Die, Big Shot, Aqua Painter, Wide Navy Organdy ribbon


  1. Beautiful card. I love the textured impressions die. To be honest I love that stamp set. Great job!!

  2. Wow Kristin ! Your card turned out great : it's gorgeous !

  3. Very elegant!! I still have to try this technique :) Greetings.

  4. Kristen, this is nothing less than stunning! Gorgeous!!!!!

  5. Alright, I really do need to get the Manhattan Flower die. Everytime I see it, I just love it. Beautiful! {{{hugs}}}

  6. Lovely card! Love the rounded corners on the panel, just the detail panel from the embossing folder, and great use of the colors!

  7. This is SO cool. Great take on the inspiration piece.


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