Jun 19, 2013

TCM: Fancy Flourishes

Hi there!

Today, the designers from The Crafts' Meow are joining together to show off the new free with $50 purchase stamp set called Fancy Flourishes illustrated by NinaB Designs.

To see all the other designers' projects with today's stamp set, please check out TCM's store blog.  Leave a comment while you're there for a chance to win it for yourself!

For my first card, I stamped the flourish image in versafine on this yellow patterned paper and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then, I rubbed some brown chalk ink over it to help it stand out a bit, shading the entire card front panel with the same chalk ink to 'shabby' it up a bit.  Some vellum embossed honeycomb trimmed to make a border for the top of the card along with buttercream baker's twine and pearls from Want2Scrap finished it off.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a vellum flag die cut too.  It's such a soft and pretty card - but seems to be a bit washed out on my computer screen... sorry I couldn't capture it a bit better for you.

My next card didn't quite come out the way I was hoping it would, but I thought I'd share it with you anyways.  I'm not super happy about the trimmed 'Happy Anniversary' sentiment - but I'm not sure how else to include that on the card like I wanted too... hmmm.

Anyway, I stamped the flourish on a die cut in a soft yellow ink and then embellished it a bit with a strip of grey patterned paper and two vines from the stamp set which I finished off with a Wild Orchid soft yellow rose.  I was thinking of my parent's wedding anniversary coming up soon when I made this card.  My mom loves yellow roses, thus the yellow and grey color scheme.  

The anniversary sentiments are from TCM's Side By Side and were stamped in black Stazon ink on vellum. 

Have a wonderful day!


MaxineD said...

Jessica these are gorgeous - love the top one - I had to look twice to see that the flourish was not also stamped on vellum - the brown chalk makes it seem to float on the card.

LindaS said...

Wonderful cards. A joy for my eye and so bright and happy.

Iris said...

Beautiful cards. Love the vellum and the colors.

Maria said...

Very lovely! The vellum is a great soft touch! Pretty heart border and doily, too!

donna sherman said...

Lovely cards!! Beautiful use of pearls on first one! LOVE the flourish!!! Beautiful second card with doily and flourishes! LOVE the new flourish and stamp sets!!


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