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Saturday, 15 November 2008

Flourish card.

Hi all, today i made this card using one of Jennie's gorgeous new flourish stamps from The Artistic Stamper.


These stamps are a joy to use, and helped me get over my difficulty cutting out flourishes. These are nice to cut without losing any detail.


It was also a chance for me to use a few bit's I've bought recently. The gorgeous McGill pine branch punch, and these little fabric roses i found in my local craft shop. The lace is a new thing for me, i have seen so many gorgeous card which feature lace, it was something i had to try eventually.
The only thing this is missing is some proper stitching, so i opted for a little false stitching instead. I am still trying the machine stitching on card, but i have ruined more than enough good papers trying to get it perfect. All in good time i guess.

Hope you like. :)


24 comments:

Chris said...

I love flourishes Calv and your card is just beautiful. So delicate it would be a delight for any girl to receive. Thanks for sharing :D
Chris x

Yvonne said...

Just love this card. Beautiful colours.

Yvonne said...

Just love this card. Beautiful colours.

My craft space said...

Calv,your card is so beautiful
love val xxxxxx

My craft space said...

Calv your card is beautiful
luv val xxxx

Anonymous said...

Calv your card is beautiful
luv val xxx

alcoholinky said...

that's a beautiful card Calv. love the way you've used the flourish and at last I know where those lovely branches come from. I've seen them used a lot recently and they are FAB!

Nora said...

It is a lovely card. The colors are wonderful together. I almost picked that punch up the other day...now I've got to have it! LOL
Thanks for sharing!

Jennie said...

gorgeous, and love the use of all the elements in it
xxx

Paula's ponderings said...

WOW!!!! A sstunning card Calv! ok now I NEED that stamp and that punch and....and...

Happy Crafter said...

Gorgeous card love the flourishes and all the detail :)
Val xxx

Beverley Todd said...

Gorgeous card!! Think I'm gonna be needing that punch too. Thanks for visiting my blog xx

Rachel said...

Lovely card Calv - think you should bring that punch next time you are here so that I can see if I need it :-)

Calv said...

Good idea Rach.....maybe it could keep a certain young lady company!!!?

As if i'm that stupid!!! :)

Rachel said...

You maline me Calvin - that ONE stamped image is the closest I've got to your young lady!!!

Calv said...

Hmmmm...aiding and abetting...thats all i have to say right now!

Marcea said...

I have really enjoyed looking through your blog - refreshingly different! Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment :o)
-x-

Karen L said...

Love the card Calv! Did you stamp the flourish on cardstock? It almost looks semi-transparent. The image is such a nice deep color, what type of ink did you use?? I can't ever seem to get a nice solid black stamped image like that!

Calv said...

Hi Karen,

It did turn out nice and solid didn't it, i must admit it was better than i expected.
The ink i used was the "Archival" ink pad, i got mine from Jennie's shop. The stamp was one of Jennie's new flourishes from The Artistic Stamper, it's a normal red rubber stamp.

Now the cardstock i used was different than what i usualy use. I recently went on a mission to find some decent white, smooth card stock. In the end, i found a pack of paper in my local stationers, in the same department as where they sell reams of paper. It was £9.99 for a pack of 200. The card weight is 200gms which is lighter than i usualy use, but it appears to be fine for stamping.

Hippy at Heart said...

Beautiful doesn't describe this card Calv. It's absolutely stunning.

mamaluke said...

oooh, so pretty! glad you bought that punch! see, you're an addict too!

Cazzy said...

What no fruit?

Nice flourish, I am no good at cutting out. Like the card.

Dawny P said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the colours - totally fab x

heidi baldini said...

lovely card. so pretty!