Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Flourish - (CTD389)

Hello there!  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.
For my card I used the new Concord & 9th, Flourish stamp set along with Sophisticated Script for my sentiment.  There was just something about this pretty floral set that made me want it, it has a romantic old fashion feel in my opinion and I love the fact that you can build using the different stamps from the set.
To create my card, I inked up each of the stamps, one at a time with the following distress ink colors and then misted the inked up stamp with water before stamping: crushed olive, picked raspberry, worn lipstick and spiced marmalade.  I also cleaned the large stem stamp and inked up just a portion of the leaves and added two extra leave images and flowers.  Once my stamping was done, I misted my watercolor paper and took a paint brush and ran it around the edges of some of the flowers to soften the edges.  When I first saw the Sophisticated Script set I was a little intimidated thinking it would be hard to line up and stamp with but boy was I wrong, it was so easy stamping the hello sentiment on my card.  I know I'll use this set for years to come, it has such a beautiful handwritten look to it.  Once all of my stamping was done, I used foam tape and adhered it to my card front which I had added a strip of black cardstock to, and then I added on some iridescent sequins.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Amy Rohl - April Guest Designer

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Kim said...

Oh, I love your card!! All of the designers created nice cards for this challenge, but I particularly love yours - probably because I am a big flower lover. That big pink bloom is gorgeous!! Great job with the challenge!!

Lisa H. said...

stunning card! I love those flowers, you rocked them.

Broni said...

This is so beautiful, Lynn! I love how you used these great new florals!!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous, Lynn! I'm thinking I need this set...