Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday: Patterned Paper

"It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC19)! This week Cindy Haffner is our host. She is challenging us to use designer papers. Now, I realize that designer papers are about as necessary to card making as spellbinders die cuts, but there is a lot that you can do with designer papers. You can stamp on them, use border punches, color them, paper piece, die cut shapes, cut out images to use as a focal point, or just to enhance the look of your card. Whichever option you choose to do, we would love to see what you create."
Check out the rest of the teams clever creations:
Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Silke Ledlow

I love patterned paper. I horde patterned paper. I have a hard time cutting patterned paper. I am trying to get better about cutting it up and using it! :) I grabbed some Webster's Pages paper to create this card for our challenge this week. The background of the topiary was airbrushed with a pale orange, in an attempt for a sunset/Tuscan feel, so the orange papers seemed to work well. (at least in my head :))
The thing I love the most about this card, is the way the Flower Soft works with the topiary image. LOVE the effect!
thanks for stopping by! :)

Stamps-Flourishes (diy Topiary)
Flower Soft-Christmas Green
Patterned paper-Webster's Pages
Cardstock-Papertrey Ink (Stamper's Select White, Ripe Avocado)
Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black), Colorbox Chalk (Creamy Brown)
Twine-May Arts
Buttons-Le Button
Tools-Spellbinders Die Templates (Long Rectangles Small)
Copics-E37, E29, G07, YG91, YR02, BV23, ABS-1


Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Kimberly, this is wonderful!!! Great colors and dp choice!!! I love the flower soft with this image, too!!! So real looking on the topiary!!! Lovely card!!!

Diana said...

Love the topiary! Congrats again. Saw some of your published work!

Melissa Bickford said...

This is beautiful, Kim! The Flower Soft makes it seem so life like!! Absolutely perfect!

Silke said...

OMG - this is sooooooo beautiful - Kimberly!!! The airbrushing is cool - I would love to try this one day too....my wishlist gets bigger and bigger each day - LOL!!! The Flower Soft is another fabulous element and perfect with this Set/image!!!

I feel the same way about DP - LOL!!! Glad I'm not by myself here - LOL!!!

Have a great day!!! Hugs ~S~

Deanna said...

Love it! People, you must click on the pic to see the up close! Gorgeous!

Connie said...

This is so very pretty, Kim!! Love the dimension on your topiary! Those buttons are a wonderful touch too!!

Julie Koerber said...

Kimberly.... this card is just divine! I love the Flower Soft on the topiary -- too cool!!! It gives it such dimension.

zcdl said...

Amazing card :)

Niki Estes said...

This is such a great card, Kim! I love the flower soft on the topiary. I used to be the same way with patterned paper, espcially when it came to using it on layouts. I think card making has made me a better scrapbooker because I just use it now!

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Kim! Love the Flower Soft!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

I love the Flower Soft it make the card pop.
Very cool.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wow, Kim, BEAUTIFUL! Love the natural colors, awesome use of flower soft, and fantastic looking air brushing!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Wowzers Kim!! I love that set and your coloring is the right touch!!

Cindy Haffner said...


Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

LOVE this topiary combined with the wooden buttons and dp!! Fabulous!!

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