Thursday, May 20, 2010

Listen With Your Heart

Last week we Flourishes DT girls were chatting about how beautiful the Beauty Within set is that was just released last week.  And Laura challenged us to show you again how beautiful it is and to also show you that though it is designed for use with Spellbinders Labels, you don't have to have the labels to still use it to its full potential.  We thought we'd give it a little extra love today. 

There are some beautiful smaller flowers in the set that still have that stained glass feel, but are stand alone images.  I combined them for this card today.

I took the roses and the iris smaller images and embossed them on watercolor paper and then watercolored each of them.  I cut them out and set aside.

I added Basic Grey Kioshi designer paper to the Celery cardstock, and then used the Deckled Ovals Nesties to cut out a window in the center.  I added a layer of white with a wider window cut out in the center and then put the pretty flowers to frame the oval.  I kept the layers really minimal to focus on the flowers not the layers. 

Here's a closeup of the irises.


And here of the roses.



Inside the card I added another white oval stamped with the large roses image in Regal Rose, with the sentiment attached.  I twisted and wove the ribbons throughout the card and added some pretty pearls as accent.

Here's a link to the Flourishes Gallery of Gorgeousness on the FLLC Blog with this set Beauty Within.

Now check out my DT sisters for their creative ways of using Beauty Within.  Remember the Discount on the NEW RELEASE Bundle on this month's release ends TODAY!  Don't miss out!


Recipe:  Stamps:  Beauty Within;  Ink:  VersaMark, Regal Rose;  Paper:  Certainly Celery, Basic Grey Kioshi, Whisper White, Flourishes European Watercolor Paper, 1/2 pearls, Big Shot, Deckled Ovals Nestabilities, Ranger Gold Embossing Powder, Sheer Ribbon, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers, Waterbrush. 

14 comments:

Karen W said...

Wow, this and the button one are just awesome!!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Incredibly stunning Christine, a gorgeous design, your flowers are so beautiful!

Crystal said...

WOW Christine Totally LOVE this!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love the embossing. It really brings the image up off the card.. Great job.

Yogi said...

ow this is just so pretty.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now that is FABO! Look at those flowers. That was some work cutting those out! great embossing and your coloring rocks as always girl! Fantastic card.

Jenn Balcer said...

oh my word. this just made me all misty-eyed. Absolutely gorgeous. Wow.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine this is stunning
I like it very much
everything fits together
great card


karin

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful use of the smaller images, Christine! A wonderful design and just so darn pretty!

Shari said...

Oh my goodness, what delicate cut work you've done for this card! Absolutely lovely.

Julie Koerber said...

OH MY!!! Love the gold embossing and your coloring on these flowers is to die for!!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Amazing Christine. All that detail adds up to an amazing creation!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - will have to case this one - ordered it today :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

STUNNING!! Love the gold embossing and the flowers framing the window!