Getting Sentimental


Flourishes is releasing three new stamp sets at the end of this week and to celebrate they have posted a challenge where the sentiment is to be the main event on the card.  My first Flourishes set is enroute as I write this, a birthday present from my daughter.

As I have some new texturz embossing plates from SU I thought I would use the Flourish plate to provide the background for my sentiment.  I put it through the cuttlebug and then wiped the Bashful Blue stamp pad back and forth across it to highlight the swirls.  I had to try a couple of times before I found the right “sandwich” but it worked with “A” plate, silicone rubber, cardstock, texturz plate, cardstock+paper(as shim) and finally Texturz impressions pad.   I split my background piece in two and then put lace and ribbon either side of the white strip, then added a bow.  I decided to triple matte the sentiment and add one little flower and sparkle using stamps from the hostess set Itty Bitty Buds.

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Inks: Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Buds, All Year Cheer
Also:  Rhinestone, Flourish Texturz plate, Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon, cotton lace from my lace basket