Tuesday, May 08, 2012

FTTC #168 Week 2

Hello blogging friends, this is week 2 of being the May Guest Designer at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge. I hope you'll play along with this challenge for a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to use at the Flourishes store.  Silke is our hostess this week and she has chosen "pink as the main color" for the challenge.  Being a girly girl this is right up my alley. The hardest part was deciding which stamp set to use.


This card was made with the moth orchid stamp from the appropriately named set "Orchids". The image was stamped twice, colored with Copic markers then fussy cut. Some Copic coloring was lightly added to the backs of the fussy cut pieces, since parts of it would be visible through the acrylic. Both fussy cut pieces were run through the sticker machine. I cut two ovals one pink which was embossed and one white. Gold was applied around each opening then the piece of acrylic was sandwiched between them.  A few pearls were attached directly to the acrylic. A small bud from the second stamping was placed on the center of the bow. The stick pin was made from items purchased in the jewelry section at the local craft store.



The verse was stamped on the interior of the card so that it showed through the acrylic when the card was closed.


Grab some papers and play along. You don't have to use Flourishes stamps to enter the challenge. If you win you can buy some! Check out the great samples from the Flourishes Design Team.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

21 comments:

Amanda said...

Stunning!! I LOVE Fussy cutting and you made one swoon worthy card with all of it on there!! The clear acetate and pearls are perfect additions too! I love the embossed background paper, the pretty ribbon bow and the gorgeous pin in it :)

~ Amanda :)

creativejackie831 said...

Stunningly gorgeous card. Flourishes is proud to have you as a guest designer. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing card with all of us.

Alice Wertz said...

what a beautiful frame for the sentiment. very pretty card, Marie!

onecraftymama said...

Absolutely gorgeous - the cut out is brilliant, Marie, and I love the shot of the inside! Using acrylic in the window is clever (and I bet adds way more stability!) and the sentiment is beautiful. Love that stick pin too!

Beate said...

Beautiful card, Marie! I love how you created the window.
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Marie! What a stunning card! Love the beautifully colored Orchids! So elegant!

Makiko Jones said...

What a beautiful card, Marie!! I love the window and how your Orchids! Fantastic job on trimming too.

Lisa said...

What a GLORIOUS card Marie! Your orchids are colored to perfection and I love the pearl accents. But I think my favorite part is the tiny leaf and stick pin adorning your bow~pretty!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Very lovely card...beautiful flowers those orchids and you did a super job with that image. Pat

Pattie J. said...

fantastic project. love all the work and design in this one. love the orchids on the soft pink. and the acrylic see through is great.....thanks for sharing.....hugs and smiles

Michelle said...

OMG!!!! This is stunning, Marie! The details are amazing and so is your trimming!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Marie, this is sooooooo GORGEOUS!!!! I love the window and how you placed the orchids...perfect details!!!
Hugs ~S~

Kathy said...

Wow, this is brilliant. Love the acetate window with the sprinkling of pearls. Beautifully colored flowers as well.

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!~

Anne-Elise said...

Your card is gorgeous, Marie! Thank you for your nice comment! I'm your new follower!

Cheryl said...

This card is unbelievable! Great idea, using the acrylic, and I love all the attention you paid to make sure it is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Great job on all that fussy cutting!

Maria said...

Wow! I just LOVE this card...so so pretty!!!

Debbie said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the see through front! The orchids are beautiful!!

Melissa Craig said...

WOW! Gorgeous card.

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness is this ever gorgeous. I just love orchids and pink! The acetate covering the sentiment is just fabulous.

stampqueen said...

This card is just stunning!!! I love what you did with the orchids!!!