Thursday, December 11, 2008

More from Flourishes and.... a Stamp Simply Challenge!

Goodness gracious! When I saw the I Love Roses set from Flourishes -- I gasped! Never before have I seen such a beautiful rose set with such versatility! The sentiments are in a drop dead gorgeous font and you get not only a small rose but a large stemmed rose AND all the pieces to create wonderful layers on your rose card-- buds and extra leaves!

So, today, I show you my creation with a Stamp Simply twist! Sharon's challenge today -- ssnotime65 on SCS-- is all about just a smidge of decorative paper - 2 inches to be exact! You can use dp - BUT only 2". It can be a strip. It can be a square, but the smallest side cannot be larger than just two inches! Click HERE for the official details!

So, here you have it!

I used my 2" decorative piece of paper to line the bottom of my card! It's a subtle pattern from Stampin' Up. Add a border of lace and a stamped border of Lace and Trims and you have a vintage looking rose with a lovely blossom. I stamped the rose on watercolor paper, masked it and then stamped the "How Do I Love Thee" sentiment in the background. It is the saying from the Lace Heart set also from Flourishes. I colored the rose using Vivid re-inkers in red and garnet. The leaves were done with an Olive Vivid re-inker. I also cut out the flower and leaf from the rose and layered it over top my main image using silicone glue. This glue rocks for layering because unlike foam tape, you can make your glued piece uneven or unlevel so that the leaf can attach at the base and angle up- just like a real leaf! After that, sponge some ink around the edges and mat it on some metallic gold paper and bam... done! I used a Cuttlebug die to create my tag!

Here's a look at the complete set! Beautiful - eh????

Bear with me,I have a long link list -- but man, oh man, is it worth making the rounds! To see more of what the DT cooked up for the latest Flourish release, visit...

Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Betty Wright
Christine Okken
Cindy Haffner

To check in on the Stamp Simply Crew and see what they cooked up for the 2" dp challenge.... visit these ladies!
Jerri, Darlene

Thanks so much for stopping by! After all this,I am SURE you will have plenty of inspiration for all your crafty weekend endeavors! Take care and see you back here soon!

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