Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fabulous Flourishes

This week the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Fabulous Flourishes and I have made this card to share with you.  Don't forget we want you to add flourishes to your vintage or shabby chic creation.

I cut the card blank using some grey card stock (Recollections) and then made the background by sponging Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (Ranger) over some of the same card stock using a flourish cut with a Venetian Motifs Die (Spellbinders) as a mask.  I sponged it lightly a second time and then added some stamped flourishes (Inkadinkado).  I wish I had stamped these flourishes closer to the corners but you can still see them peeking out.

The focal image (Create with TLC) is mounted on a fancy scalloped mat that I cut with my Cameo using a file from Monica's Creative Room as my starting point and this is mounted on top of another panel that has been embossed with a Victoria embossing folder (Cuttlebug) and lightly sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger).

The stick pin (Excelsior Wholesale) has a couple extra beads (My Stash) added to it and sits atop a feather (Dollarama).  Some little red roses (Excelsior Wholesale) complete the bow (Fabricland).  For one final flourish I added one made of black gems (Dollarama) to the focal image.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

365 Cards - Sponging & Embossing
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - All About Music
Shelly's Images - Use Scallops
Penny's Paper Crafty - Red, White & Black
Rhedd and Rosie's - Vintage/Shabby
Love's Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Black, White & One More


  1. Such a beautiful looking card you have created. Love the use of the sheet music, such a pretty frame around the image, I have this one from TLC love her stamps. Such a beautiful red ribbon you have used on the bow and that pin is gorgeous, I think the added beads have made it your's. Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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  2. Stunning, what great elements in your card. Nothing that I don't love but that frame around the image is to die for and love the huge bow and stick pin. Off to look at that wholesale store.

  3. Hello...OOh this is beautiful...thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS this week, x carol

  4. Very elegant, thanks for playing at CR

  5. A lovely card. So many gorgeous details. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  6. You have done such an amazing job on this xxxx thank you so for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps xxx

  7. Beautiful card Cec ! Love the red and black combination and the stick pins are gorgeous ! Congrats on your win at Frilly and Funkie too ! Sue C x

  8. This is so elegant and beautiful Cec. I love the red and black and the fabulous bow and frame. Your layers are perfect!

  9. Beautiful work . Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies . Hugs Tina x

  10. What a lovely card. Love your design. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Delightful Challenges!

  11. Wow what a fabulous card! Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges

  12. Great card! Beautiful work!
    Thanks for sharing at 365cards

  13. Absolutely GORGEOUS Cec! Love the focus design and your background is gorgeous too! Just stunning! Thanks so much for joining our "SCALLOPS" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  14. What a great card is this.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Shelly’s Images!
    Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Hugs, Marianne

  15. Another gorgeous creation. I love the ribbon and pin. I need to find some of those for my cards and LO's as well. TFS :)

  16. So much to look at here, its beautiful. TFS at OCS!

  17. Wow, this is such a beautiful card, lots of texture and dimension. I love it!!


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