Sunday, 8 December 2013

Thank you Flourish

Hi, I've used a lot of silver ink and powder lately, so when I was out meandering around pinterest recently and saw this card by Kez at KB Papercraft blog I was struck by the beautiful blues and gold embossing. Thanks again for the inspiration Kez.

I inked up Darkroom Door's flourish background stamp with gold Versa color and used gold detail embossing powder. The powder seemed to take ages to melt and I thought I was going to scorch the card!
I cut a panel and coloured with a few blue distress inks.

The butterfly stamp is also Darkroom Door (thanks for the birthday pressie Mo!)
I stamped one on vellum but some of the embossing on the body started to crack. So I stamped another on white card distressed with tumbled glass and popped it under the vellum one.

I'm going to link up to a few challenges:

At Less is More the challenge is to use a metallic element and one other colour. I've used gold embossing
 and snippets of gold paper.
At the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge, the theme is to create with a flourish.

At Freshly Made Sketches there's still some time to join in with this sketch.

At Flutterby Wednesdays the theme is to use any winged creature on your project.

I'm also going to enter the clean and simple themed challenge over at Addicted to Stamps & More.

Materials used: Hammer card base: Darkroom Door stamps; gold ink and embossing powder; Distress inks; vellum; gold paper; Memory Box Butterfly Delights die; sentiment sticker and bling from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. Another drop-dead gorgeous creation, Cathy!

    ( I think you should attach one of the ornaments you showed in the last post to a card and submit it also to the LIM challenge. Just pop it on a card, no sediment or anything. THAT's how stunning I think they are!! You'll really make Chrissie and Jen's job of judging very hard!!) Hugs, Darnell

  2. This looks beautiful Cathy, it is one of my very favourite techniques!
    Super card!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  3. Another stunner - and thanks for the link to KB Papercraft... Mxx

  4. This is stunning! The turquoise with the gold looks very opulent


  5. a real stunner Cathy - beautiful xx

  6. Your card is so lovely Cathy, I'm flattered that my effort inspired you. That flourish stamp is just divine and the overall effect is so rich and opulent - it makes me think of a silk scarf. cheers and happy crafting, Kez

  7. Gorgeous, the gold embossing is stunning, thanks for joining us at ATSM

  8. This is an elegant card. Love the colors and the design. Great card.

  9. Fabulous card!! I love the flourish and the butterflies!! The gold makes the card look so elegant!! Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!

  10. Lovely card Cathy, the gold embossing is very opulent and works beautifully with the background colour. Love the swirls combined with the butterfly. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  11. Just bootiful. Looking really classy. hugs Mrs A.

  12. A beautifully elegant card - love the colours! Thanks for playing along with ASM this week!

  13. Love the gold embossing with the blue - those flourishes are so elegant! Beautiful butterfly as well ... great job on covering off all those challenges with one fabulous card! Loll xx

  14. Gorgeous card! Love the colors with the gold. Very well done. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  15. This is beautiful. Love that flourish, and it made a stunning card with the gold embossing. Very rich looking, and your butterfly was gorgeous. Liked your idea to pop the vellum over a solid piece. Really added a lot of dimension. This is a pretty sketch too. TFS

  16. Jaw dropping loveliness! LoVe the colors and that great butterfly. Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  17. This is gorgeous! Love the gold on the blue!


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