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Monday, June 18, 2012

Shades of Brown

When I saw the Simon Says Stamp and Show a Bit of Brown I was inspired to create a card using shades of Brown.  I combined the Paper Players 100th challenge (Use a previous Challenge-I chose Summer) and the Fashionable Stamping Challenge -Nature.

 My favorite type of card... My flowers, butterflies, distress inks, resist and sponging all bundled into one card. 

I stamped the Hero Arts flowers using versamark and brown versafine ink first.  Than I heat embossed using clear embossing powder.  After that I sponged Ranger Distress Inks (Walnut, Vintage Photo, and Antique Linen) darkest to lightest moving up the card. 

I added the Verses Rubber Stamps Sentiment - Flowers in Bloom by stamping in brown ink and to make it pop more I embossed using Stampendous Brown Embossing Powder.

I finished off with of course... Butterflies and twine! :)

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz




29 comments:

  1. Suzz...I can see why this is your favorite type of card. It's gorgeous! I love the browns and then the pop of cream. Absolutely beautiful! I also love the twine wrapped around the card. That really adds the perfect texture and dimension. Speaking of dimension...LOVE the sweet little butterfly at the top! Your sentiment...spot on perfect! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  2. Stunning card Suzz, love your tones of brown against the resist, perfect combination. Love the meadow type flowers too, they work so well with your layout. Love the added twine and distressed edges, lovely combination and fabulous sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  3. You always use neutrals so beautifully, Suzz! Love this!

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  4. I can see why this would be your favorite, the colors are beautiful and I love the flowers!

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  5. Oh wow that is just Beautiful, lovely stamping and shading!

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  6. So gorgeous! Amazing the effect you you produced with just the browns!

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  7. Suzz, love the monochromatic color scheme and that there are so many things to spend time looking at your card. Gorgeous. So glad that you were able to join in on the fun at the Paper Player's centennial challenge.
    Jaydee

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  8. Suzz, you never fail to produce something gorgeous. I think brown wouldn't be an obvious choice of colour for these stamps but it just works so well!

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  9. Wow, that's a fantastic card, great colors and images. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  10. Your card is fabulous! I love the sponging technique.

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  11. Gorgeous card Suzz, love the shabbiness! Sue C x

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  12. Gorgeous - wonderful colors and design. Love the shabbiness - makes this so natural feeling.

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  13. It's so wonderful, creating a card with these neutrals... it's gorgeous...

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  14. Amazing card with a fabulous colour scheme and lots of yummy stamping.

    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  15. Wow!!! Love, love the beautiful card AND the shades of browns!!! Would love to see you do a video on this! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with us all!

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  16. what a stunning card! it's so elegant. I'm feeling inspired!

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  17. this is a stunner Suzz. This is YOU at your BEST! Very elegant too

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  18. A gorgeous creation...wonderful images and use of colors

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  19. This is fabulous! I love anything vintage-feeling and this really fits the bill! What an awesome creation and I'm so glad you shared it with us! Thanks for playing with us and celebrating our 100th challenge!

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  20. This is gorgeous. I just love it..

    Hugs~

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  21. Stunning creation, love that you used the neutral colours too. Thank you for celebrating our 100th challenge with us at The Paper Players!

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  22. wow, gorgeous card! love all that stamping! Trish x

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  23. Drop dead gorgeous Suzz! Love how you faded the background from bottom to top. Exquisite. Hope all is well. Best, Yvonne

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  24. Stunning card Suzz, love all that stamping. x

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  25. A fabulous card Suzz, gorgeous background for the stamps you have used.
    Thabks for joining us at FSC
    Avril

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  26. This pushes all the right buttons for me too Sue, starting with the shades of brown and the fabulous techniques and images. Lovely stuff!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  27. Thanks for joining in with our nature challenge at FSC and sharing your lovely creation.
    Fliss x

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