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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Blue swirly tree by Elaine

Well I have been lucky enough to play with these beautiful stamps and I seemed to be in a blue mood this month. Here is one of my cards using the Nature's Flourish set.


I worked on my favourite 8 x 8 sized card. I randomly inked a panel of white card with Stormy Sky Distress ink and Lavender Organza Paris Trunk dye ink. I overstamped with Cobalt blue archival ink using one of the large flourishes from the Nature's Flourish stamp set. I edged the panel with Chipped Sapphire Distress ink and matted the panel onto mauve card. I stamped the tree in Versamark and heat embossed using metallic blue EP and then cut the panel with a nestie oval, matted onto a dark blue scalloped oval. I finished off with a mauve ribbon, a sentiment from the Words of Inspiration plate and mounted onto a fancy label nestie die cut and some mauve dew drops. This was one of those colour combinations that is a real pleasure to work on, very soothing tones.

I love anything with a nature theme and these flourishes have oodles of potential for gorgeous designs. I'd say they are an absolute "must have"!

Elaine


15 comments:

  1. Just love this colour combination and as you say these stamps are brilliant - definitely on my list.

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  2. A beautiful card. The new Chocolate baroque stamps are gorgeous. It was my sister who won the set and I am very jealous! I will have to wait for pay day. I am sure we are going to see lots of lovely cards made with them. Kate x

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  3. Elaine I love this so much. A stunning card. Beautiful in one word.
    You have stamped it brilliant.
    Gr. Marja

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  4. Gorgeous card! Love the colour combination. The card lookes like a magical world.

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  5. oh wow Elaine this is stunning!!!
    Anne x

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  6. Really love the card and your choice of colours Elaine. Suexxx

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  7. This is just beautiful Elaine,The colours are gorgeous love that swirly background stamp. I can't wait for my prize stamps to come so that I can have a play. Jean x

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  8. What a beautiful card Elaine, I love the colours that you've used. These new stamps a gorgeous they are at the top of my list of stamps to get (only a week to go till next month).
    Sue

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  9. This is stunning, could work for female or male. Love the colour combination you've used and now my wish list of stamps has some more additions to it. Lovely lovely work lol Karen

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  10. i love this card, i must admit i've never bought any of these stamps. but looking at the outcome i must buy them !!!

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  11. I was just mesmerized by the colour combination, never mind the stamps! I too love nature themed cards & this mixture of birds & botanicals is a joy.
    I love the way your blues & mauves merge into one another.
    Paula (PEP)

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  12. Gorgeous card just love the colours and the new stamps. Hugs x ChrisB

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  13. Dear Elaine, your cards are gorgeous! Where do you live as I am curating a Christmas fair at the National Glass centre in Sunderland and think your work would go down very well! Get in touch through facebook if you are interested, best wishes, Karina Hesketh

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