Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fabulous Flowers meets Baroque Motifs

Hi my fellow bloggers,
I hope everyone is having a great week. We are doing well, here. My hubby has been busy studying for some work thingy and poor Abbi has been sick, and had to have a visit at the vets tonight. But all in all, everything is pretty normal around here.

Here's a pic of a card I made with a set that I can't decide if I really like it or not. I loved it when I got it, then I find I don't use it much, maybe I'm using the wrong colors with it. Guess I'll have to do some experimenting with it!

The set I used is by Stamping Up & is Fantastic Flowers. I never have a "manly" card when I need it and thought maybe if I used darker colors it might be suitable to call it masculine. What do you think?

On Ruby Red Card Stock, I stamped the flower four times in Black Stazon and then embossed each one with clear embossing powder then cut them out. I love the shiny crisp look it gives! I used Chocolate Chip for this A-2 size card base, and then used a layer of real red with just a light sponging of Chocolate Chip Ink around the edges. I then layered a piece of Retired 2007 Chocolate Chip Patterned Paper. I made a "belly band" going right across the middle front of the card in Chocolate Chip. Then layered again, the ruby red card stock, after I stamped the large swirl from Baroque Motifs in chocolate chip ink, sponging with chocolate chip around the edges of the layer. I added a strip of 1/4" grosgrain ribbon. I gathered all the flower layers in order then put a large black brad in the center of the flower, placing it on the left of the card. I was pleased with the results and think I will use it for the next masculine card I need.

Well Everyone, thanks so much for dropping in! I always love it when you stop in, your comments make my day!! After all, you are the reason I blog, with the hopes of inspiring you to stamp and have some inky fun!!

Take care & Happy Stampin,


Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey Ret!! Hope you're doing well!! I just love your creation!! It's so beautiful!! That flower is amazing!! TFS! :)

Stampin Shari said...

I could have sworn you used silver embossing powder! i love this card!

Pam said...

I love it!

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Beth said...

Gorgeous Ret and I pretty much do what you did with that stamp create layers hope Abbi is better