Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fine Flourish Pocket

On my last card, I showed you 2 new small background stamps--A to Z and Solid Stripes. With this card, I'm highlighting my third purchase, Fine Flourish. This stamp is so intricate, even though it's only 2.75" x 2.5". I was always attracted to detailed designs when I colored as a child, and this reminds me of that experience.

I was inspired by this creation by Jill Hilliard, but when I mocked it up, it was too small for my purposes. So I upped the size by 2 inches to create a pocket using an 8" x 8" square of DSP, which resulted in a card that's more regular size.

After I created the pocket, I went to work with Fine Flourish. I stamped it with Versamark and then heat embossed it with Copper. Then I spent a good half hour deciding where I was going to put the colors I'd chosen: So Saffron, Dusty Durango, and Old Olive. I just love this look--so much "eye candy"!

To create a tab for the pocket card, I punched half of a 1" circle in the middle of the pocket and inserted a 3.25" x 6.5" simple piece of Whisper White card stock to which I attached So Saffron ribbon with brads.

This card will be featured at my March Stamp-A-Stack. I know the colors aren't all that springy, but they're colors I like. Perhaps I'll give my participants the option of choosing their own color scheme!


chelemom said...

Love this!!! BEautiful!

paperpotter said...

I got this stamp and couldn't think of anything EASY to make with it .... until now! Love to emboss. I don't know why I couldn't think of this, but it's gorgeous! Very imperial looking, and kind of like a Persian rug. These colors together are PERFECT!
P.S. You'll be happy to know that Starbucks and I are friends again, and I'm still down 21 pounds in three months. Think I should call them and tell them my "Jared" story, like with those subs? ;->