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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Flourish


Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is to show off with a flourish.  From stamps to stencils, filigree to embossed, or a fancy swirl any flourish will do. 

I decided to play with my Gelli Plate, inks and a beautiful flourish embossing folder and create a card.


To create my background:

I painted the Gelli Plate with a mix of brown and a plummy paint.  I pressed an embossing folder into the paint and pulled some of the paint off the plate. I then placed the cardstock on the gelli plate and got a lovely soft effect.

I then spritzed the remainder of the paint with water and pulled a second print.


After that I picked one of the backgrounds to cut as my background on my card. I then stamped the image using brown ink and heat embossed using brown embossing powder.

I painted a few flowers to match my background for accents.  I then mixed in some flowers, paper buttons, and heart accents into the background.

Products: PaperArtsy - Pansy Fresco Finish, PaperArtsy - French Roast Fresco Finish, Stampers Anonymous - The Girls, Acanthus Embossing Folder, Bella Blvd White Feathers, Prima Flowers, Prima Parfait Flowers, Brown Embossing Powder, Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee, Prima Distressing Tool, Gelli Plate, Memento Sweet Plum, Ranger Distress Paints - Gold, Ranger Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Melissa Frances Lace Trim, TwineMelissa Frances Chipboard Paper Buttons

The ever generous  Simon Says Stamp. is offering a $50 Gift Voucher for one randomly selected participant in the challenge.  Come Flourish with us!


Happy that you stopped over!

Suzz

19 comments:

  1. Be still my heart! What a powerful piece you have created. Most striking! Hope all is well.

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  2. A really gorgeous and dramatic piece ! Xx hugs x

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  3. Hi Sue, what a beautiful card this is! The Gelli Plate background is beautiful. I love the subtlty of it and how you toned the rest of your colours to the pretty little miniature image on the left. Stunning piece altogether!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  4. LOVE the background you created! The flowers are a wonderful accent to the sweet image. Great card!

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  5. This is just so completely gorgeous!!!

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  6. lovely Gelli plate background Sue and gorgeous contrast with the flowers.

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  7. What beautiful background patterns! I love all the layers of the fabulous embellishments, too. Such a great design! Suzz. :)

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  8. This is really pretty. I love the effect you created with your Gelli. Beautiful!

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  9. What a pretty background, Suzz. Love the soft purple color! And the vintage flowers are really beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

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  10. More gelli plate genius! I have GOT to join the gelli revolution! This piece is nothing short of breathtaking. It's really unique and I love the color palette and the sense of softness you created using flowers and lace and feathers. You have a great eye for all things elegant and vintage and I really enjoying looking at this little beauty.

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  11. beautiful background Suzz. The gelli plate really makes a pretty background. Love your card.

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  12. Gorgeous Suzanne! Love the pretty color palette and beautiful blossoms! That image is adorable!

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  13. Stunning and I love your colour scheme with those soft pinky/plummy colours.... The Gelli backgrounds are so gorgeous, love them both but the second one is just a dream, LOVE it!!! The flowers painted to blend in are so pretty too!!

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  14. Absolutely stunning Suzz, the background is so eye catching and I keep going back for another look. Gorgeous flowers and I love the little heart embellishment. Everything works so beautifully on this piece. Tracy x x

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  15. Suzz...your card is so sweet. I love your gelli plate background. That white washed effect is amazing on it! I also love your sweet little girl stamp and how you've colorized her to perfection to complimentyour background. The added flowers, lace and other little trinkets really are a work of art! <3 Candy

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  16. Fun creation, Suzz! Loving that background!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  17. BAck ground is stunning and combo colors that you used is absolutely original! BArbarayaya

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  18. Beautiful card! Love the gelli background, pretty flowers and the stamp that you used.

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  19. Such a beautiful, subtle print from the Gelli plate, and it works wonderfully as the supporting act in your gorgeous card. Love the vintage colour palette and style.
    Alison x

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