Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fanciful Flourishes

Are you like me and love the look of damask and flourished designs?  There's something so elegant and versatile about them.  Today we have a fantastic set designed by Becky Fleck that incorporates the elegance of flourishes, damask in three different styles, and is creative about how you can put them together. 

I'll start with this Vellum Flourished Butterflies card.  There are two parts to this butterfly stamp, the flourished stamp, and the solid background.  You can layer them or use them separately.  I started by stamping the solid butterfly stamp on the white background layer (cut with Labels 8) in this pretty purple ink (Lavendar Lace).   Then I used the same size Label cut in cardstock vellum and stamped the flourished butterflies in White Craft ink and embossed them.  Then I took this fantastic new tool from Flourishes the Retractable Blade, and cut out the vellum layer of the butterflies, leaving the body intact.  After placing these two layers off-set from each other, I raised the butterfly wings. 


Here is a closeup where you can see the embossing in more detail, as well as the Stardust pen and the fancy piercing.  So pretty isn' it?  I think it's the silk ribbon that just puts it over the top though. 


Now how about something very dramatic as a change?  On this card I used two of the damask elements to create a type of "patterned paper" look.  I chose really strong color contrasts in the Razzleberry and Kiwi Kiss.  The Razzleberry is the larger damask image, and the Kiwi is the smaller damask.  You could use tons of different color combinations here too. 


I realized that the U Scallop Oval punch works perfectly with this large EK Success Scallop.  These pretty embellishments in the center area are new in the store from Prima - Say it in Pearls....back in stock soon :)  They are GORGEOUS and really fit with this type of card.  Focal Nesties Shape is Labels Six. 

Here's a couple of pictures that show you the scallops front: 

And back. 


My other DT sisters have fantastic things to show you again today: 


Dawn BurnworthJulie Koerber, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan, Danielle Kennedy, Cindy Lawrence, Laura Fredrickson

To enter to win this great set see the Flourishes Blog to enter.  Winners will be chosen and posted on Saturday.   And be sure to join us for the Release Party at the Splitcoaststampers Flourishes Forum, Friday Night 8 PM Mountain Time.  Never been before? Please come, it's an hour of fun, full peeks at the new Releases, games, more chances to win and lots of fun chatter! 

19 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Your use of vellum with the butterflies is just too beautiful, Christine. Such a soft and lovely card. And the second one -- wow! Fabulous, rich color combo! I'm soooooo going to use your punch idea. I don't have the scallop punch, but the plain one would look good, too. I've done this with circles before, but this is so much better!

Glenda said...

All I can say is Lovely! The butterflies are beautiful!

Melita said...

WOW !!!!!!!!! ..The 'Butterfly' card is just outstanding !! so beautiful !!...I love the colour you have used ... fantastic ...xx

Karen W said...

This is beautiful, I love these new sets, they are so elegant.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous Christine!!! I was hoping Flourishes would do butterflies one day!! Love what you've done with both cards and I am SO going to case your scallop idea at some stage!!! :)

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love the vellum and soft colors on the first one.. Great layers on the second one.. LOVE your tip...

Makiko Jones said...

Christine, both cards are so drop dead gorgeous!!! I love the butterflies...the way you embossed on the vellum. How creative!
The color combo is so pretty with the second card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Christine your work is GORGEOUS!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow..the butterflies are just gorgeous and the soft lavender color beautiful. A true work of art! Totally elegant. Pat

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! The vellum butterflies are simple fantastic. The damask card is beautiful. Love how you did the scallop edge! Wonderful cards.

Yogi said...

wonderful. I love the butterfly card. The damask card is really nice too. Love the way you did the scalloped border.

Marisa said...

Delightful set of cards, Christine :D Love the butterflies with the pattern on them and they are fabulous in vellum.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow the are beautiful
special the card with vellum and butterfly's
great


karin

Charlette Finley said...

Oh my gosh what a lovely card! Vellum Butterflies woo hoo. Anyone would just love to receive this one! Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS card!!!
I LOVE butterflies and yours are beautiful with all the layers and vellum.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Wow, beautiful on the velum and your second card with those rich colours, another wow!

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine....the butterfly card took my breath away!!! WOWZER!!! Love your second card too...thanks for sharing the trick with the scalloped edges :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

WOWWWWWW, the vellum butterflies look AMAZING!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

More gorgeousness! Love them both, but I'm taken with the way you did the scallops with the ovals on the second! So clever!