Friday, February 22, 2008

Sign It With a Flourish!

Happy Friday everyone! We are in the midst of a snowstorm here in Massachusetts! My dear husband, Kent, is outside snowblowing while I'm inside making my card! What a guy! Sorry for the glare - the flash reflected off the falling snow.

My card today was made for the Limited supplies challenge on SCS - to use your own handwriting on your card instead of a stamped sentiment. It is also covering Sharon's (NoTimeToStamp) challenge to use flourishes.

First I stamped flourishes on the Blush Blossom card in Pitch black Adirondack ink using a BasicGrey Winterland clear stamp.

I outlined all the flourishes with a French Grey Prismacolor marker to give them some depth.

Next I made an embossed frame on the card using my new Scor Pal to give definition to the edges of the card. I love how this works and it's so easy to use!

I cut a square of Basic Grey Two Scoops/Spumoni DP, framed it in Blue Bayou and mounted it over the flourishes with dimensionals.

To fulfill the challenge - I hand wrote the sentiment with a fine tip micron pen, stamped over it with a little flourish using Memories Soft Grey ink and mounted the two ovals with dimensionals.

To balance the top right corner, I added 2 felt flowers with a small flourish stamped beneath them. I added a gold gem to the center.

I was trying to keep this simple for both challenges - but no card is ever really simple is it?? until you make a second one of the same thing - then it's easy peasy! LOL!!

I'm sure I'll be stamping over the weekend so please drop by - tomorrow is the Inspiration challenge on SCS and I always love to do that.

I'm also going to load up some journals that I have decorated - they are so fun and easy to do!


Sunshine said...

Julia, very pretty card, nothing new there. Can't wait to see your journals......Phyllis (whitepuppy mammaw)

Linsey said...

holy artichokes! Glad to hear your update that the sun is shining on all that snow today! Hope you are all warm and snuggly! have a blessed and stamped-filled day!