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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Flora & Flairs

FS75 Stephanie Silhouette_SaK 002

Today's Featured Stamper is stephanie.hargis, check out the details Here

I chose to case this card of Stephanie's. 

FS75 Stephanie Silhouette_SaK 001

I kept the color scheme and sketch very similar.  Changes inclue Different DP's, stamps and ribbons.  I also changed out the Build a Brads for Buttons.

Images are available from Rubbernecker Stamp Co., Jeanne Streiff collection.  I used Flora & Flairs for the main image and Wheat Swirls Flourish underneath it.

The flora was inked up using Adirondack pigments in Cranberry, Butterscotch, Juniper & Bottle. I used a piece of magic mesh stuck to my acrylic block and inked it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink for the linen pattern and then sponged the edges with distress Aged Mahagony, Tea Dye & Scattered Straw. The flora layers were spritzed with a brown marker and my InkWorkx Art Gun and are on dimensionals. The wheat swirls were stamped on artichoke CS in Juniper.  Vintage buttons were tied with Basic Grey fibers and affixed glue dots.  The wired moire ribbon is from WalMart and the velvet ric rac is May Arts.  The striped dp is Sandy Lion and was punched with a Fiskars lace border punch and layered on burgandy cardstock that was also punched.  The dotted DP is My Minds Eye.


  1. SO pretty Shelly! Love the colors.

    I love how you got pigment ink to look like watercolors and the mesh look!

    Paired with these papers--BRILLIANT!

  3. oh that ribbon is beautiful! I love the softeness of the flower image, and your spritzing over it is really nice. Love, love, love, the buttons!

  4. Shelly this is beautiful. That velvet ric rac ribbon treatment is so cool. Love this.

  5. Wow, this is beautiful! Love all the elements going into this wonderful card!

  6. Love the rich colours. The paper you used is fantastic.
    Great card.


  7. BEAUTIFUL shel!
    I love the gorgeous colors of this!

  8. What a beautiful combination of papers and colors! I love it!


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