Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The Flower Challenge #43 - Spring/Autumn

Hello friends.  Playing along with The Flower Challenge today and they are looking for Spring or Autumn cards, depending on which hemisphere you live in.


Since I've already been through a looooong Winter, I am ready to post a Spring card today and used Altenew's Paint - A - Flower: Iris to come up with this kind of artsy card...


I started by stamping the larger image in Smokey Slate ink on my background and then embossed in silver the single bloom on another piece of cardstock.  I added (seperately) my inks to a piece of acetate and then smooshed it into the cardstock...it gave me a bit more control where my ink went to do it this way.


Once my image was dry I layered it with some silver cardstock and then pop dotted it over my background.  My sentiment is from Pinkfresh Studio's Layered Bouquet set and I layered that with the same silver cardstock also and then added foam tape to the back to give even more dimension.  A few enamel dots finished off my card.

You can check out all the beautiful inspiration and then play along right HERE.  This challenge is open till the end of the month.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


12 comments:

  1. This is stunning and so artsy. The silver adds even more elegance to this pretty card. Well done my friend!

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  2. Fabulous spring card with that lovely splash of color.

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  3. The silver and that little wash of color are so elegant Marcia. This is a lovely card!

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  4. This is magnificent, my friend... truly! LOve that set, and wishing it was in my own stash! LOve the lavender with your silver embossing!
    Using acetate has been my method for years, Marcia... glad to see it finally getting the attention it deserves! You're so right about the control factor!
    =]

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  5. So pretty. Love the silver embossing, it looks so elegant. TFS

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  6. This is GORGEOUS, Marcia! I love how you've stamped the blooms in the background and the silver embossed one with the artsy color added! WOW! What a great card, my friend!

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  7. Beautiful soft card Marcia, love the repeat stamping and the spotlight effect, Robyn

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  8. Gorgeous gorgeous artsy card... LOVE the colours and the design is perfection!

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  9. Spectacular is the word I'd use to describe your card, Marcia. The controlled smooshing really brings out the silver embossed flower and the silver borders add a beautiful accent. In the words of my SIL, "You Rock, girlfriend!"

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  10. Elegant and so gorgeous, Marcia ... the flowing colour looks fabulous on the silver ... yep, definitely artsy! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. Great card and I love the design with the silver embossing. So pretty and unique! Thanks for playing along with us at The Flower Challenge!

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  12. Gorgeous, artsy card Marcia! I LOVE the design with the different layers. Your large iris in the background anchors the other layers. Gorgeous colouring of your iris! xx

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