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Archive for February 27th, 2009

It is very late so this will be a short post.  All of the Flourishes Design Team is part our weekly Flourishes Friday Focus.

Laura Fredrickson is our host and has put together a wonderful tutorials on Twinkling H2Os by LuminArte.  These are the most wonderful post of color and mica.  The shimmer is wonderful.  They work wonderfully with an Aqua painter.  A little practice and you will be a pro!  Be sure to visit the Flourishes Newsletter for the entire tutorial.

Here is my card for today.

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I used Croygen White for my card and the image was stamped onto Copic sketch book paper.  I actually put down a base coat of color on the poppies and then came back with the Twinks.  Following Laura’s instruction I added the colors to the image and just giggled at the beautiful iridescence of the image.  In real life it is about to jump off the page, yet not harsh in any way.

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Here is another look  at a slightly different angle.  The base cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug-Swiss dot folder….from both the tom down and bottom up as the card is a legal envelope size.  I use Nestabilities in the ovals and scallops to cut the main image –or entry point of the card.  The scallops was cut from Old Olive paper.  I cut a rectangle of the same paper as base card and embossed 1/4″ around each edge using my Scor-Pal.  The embellishments that finish off the card are:

Flower Soft Peel Off Gold trim, May Arts Ivory 1 inch satin ribbon, Pearls from Kaiser–all from Flourishes store. Oh am I in love with the Gold Peel Off trim from Flower Soft.  It adds a wonderful quality to cards, without lots of work, cutting and layering.  Be sure to check this out, it is certainly something you will want to try and it the perfect touch for so many of the cards made with Flourishes images.

  The rest of the design team has been coloring up a storm, so you’ll enjoy stopping in at their blogs to see what shimmering creations they have to share:
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Thanks Laura  for the great tutorial.  Any of you can join in the Friday Focus challenge whether you have Flourishes stamps or not…this week thought you must use Twinkling H2Os…remember there is a weekly prize for participation!

 

Viola!  That’s it for tonight, my bed is calling!

Ciao,

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