Friday, June 4, 2010

Itty, Bitty and Large Flower

Happy Friday everyone! I've been trying to get the courage up to join in and submit some cards to more challenges. I have a hard time with some of them, but am slowly starting to play along. So with Anne's challenge in mind, I looked through all my stamps and chose one that could be used to make a frame for this card.



I masked off a rectangle in the middle of the white card base and blended some Worn Lipstick Distress Ink around the edges. I then took an itty, bitty stamp from the Hero Arts clear set, CL272. (don't have the name of the set.) It's a small little swirly thingy. I stamped it around the card with VersaMark and heat embossed in white. I love this Hero Arts Large Flower stamp! One of my faves!! I also embossed it in white, onto white cardstock, then used a few different Distress Inks with the resist technique. I just HAD to spray it, and the blue cardstock, with Perfect Pearls! Here's a close-up of the shimmer.



Since Anne's challenge is to use itty, bitty stamps, I will be submitting this to her. I also think it works for the Hero Arts challenge because summer is all about flowers!

Thanks for all the lovely comments on yesterday's post! Hope you all went to Michelle's blog to enter to win a great prize package! If not, scroll down to the post below and you'll see the link!

Have a fabulous weekend! I'm planning on making the most of mine! Last three days of my vacation! Sure has gone fast! Hugs! :)

24 comments:

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely Stunning Barb!
TfS and Have a fabulous week-end!

Sarah said...

Wow! Absolutely GORGEOUS, Barb! LOVE it!

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card, Barb!

Jill said...

WOW! Barb, this is truly beautiful! I love the mist of perfect pearls and the way you masked off the border. Great colors, too! They really "pop."

Nancy said...

So pretty, Barb. Your flower is glowing! Have a great weekend!

Nat said...

oh I love this one Barb! Beautiful!! :)

Anne said...

Hi, Barb! What a terrific card! Just love the colors you picked. And I love the contrast between the big flower and the itty bitty stamps! Thanks so much for participating in my challenge! :-)

Tiffany said...

Love your masking technique and that flower is so beautiful! I know what you mean about finding the perfect 'little' stamp for a background! The small stamp embossed really compliments the bigger image!

Dawn said...

Perfectly stunning... love the way you framed the big flower with the itty-bitty stamps. I didn't think I had many but when you look at the HA sets they are often sitting there!!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, this is so pretty Barb! I love that big flower stamp and the way you framed it on the card. And those perfect pearls are perfect! :)

donna mikasa said...

Love the "little swirly things" around your frame! So clever, Barb! And your flower is gorgeous, too!

Joy said...

How beautiful is your card Barb, stunning, that flower really pops straight off this wonderful creation. Also good on you for submitting to challenges, go for it I know that you will do well.

Simone said...

Wow this is so stunning Barb! I love the 3D effect of the flower - so gorgeous!! Good luck with the challenge, i know you'll do well! :)

Debbie said...

so pretty, love that color combination and the flower is gorgeous

Diana said...

What a gorgeous flower Barb. You work is just stunning!!! The boy in my photos is my grandson. PRECIOUS!

Deirdre said...

Barb - love it. You should enter it into this week's challenge on Paperplay - Flowers and sparkle galore!.

Link is here http://paperplaychallenges.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the lovely comments you have left on my blog.

GrammySue's Creations said...

Wow!! Barb, this is a great card--I love the colors that you used and the flower is very pretty. (I have that stamp, but never can figure out what I want to make with it.) Take care and you have a great weekend.

Anne said...

Wow- this card is just beautiful Barb! I love the mix of the big flower and all the little ones! This is another fabulous piece of inspiration for me....I just got that big flower stamp a few days ago but have had no time to play with it yet!

Jenny said...

hahaha thanks for the compliment... i definately have that 'bright' style you cant miss lol

hope your having a great weekend sweetie!

Vanessa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Barb!! Love your flower - I need that stamp!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE this Barb....It is Gorgeous and the way you popped it out is just FAB!!

Godelieve said...

Wow, the flower looks really fabulous on your card!!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous flower! Love the frame with the little stamps too! Good luck in the challenge!

Deirdre said...

Barb, Beautiful card - thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥