Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Flourishes First Swap Shared

Latisha Yoast hosted the first Flourishes swap and the cards were all just grand. Today I will feature three cards from that swap.....but all the cards are great and I will feature the rest later.

I am sorry that I do not have all the names, please identify your card and I will give you credit.

Card #1 Creator not known.

This first card is just wonderful. The creator placed a lot of attention to detail into this lovely card. The card is made of a beautiful designer paper. She used the DP to run front to back...very pretty detailing. She used a co-ordinating DP on the front and stamped the sentiment that is a part of Coffee with Friends, the stamp set she focused. The larger layer is white with a sponged edge of turquoise.

The coffee cup was stamped, using paper piecing. She did painstaking detail in cutting the cup and saucer and popped it with dimensional. The cup really stands out as she embossed it with a metallic detail.

The photo detail below shows the very last touch of her detailing. She used the same color ink and added a rhinestone to grab your attention. I must say "Job Well Done" !

The second card highlighted was created by Suzann J. And again a lot of attention to detail. The card is made of moss green card stock and tied together with a small red, moss green, and vanilla designer paper. The second layer is OH SO interesting. She cuttlebug ed the card stock with the diamond pattern, then cut into four strips, spacing them about 1/8" apart. The poppy, stem, and leaves are all paper pieced. Set used is Poppy Patch.

I want to focus on her wonderful attention to detail. The poppy is a real standout. Suzann J popped it up with a dimensional, but a closer look and you notice that she stamped this image on a wonderful piece of dp which gives the illusion that she spent a great deal of time coloring......good use of the AHHH moment. She topped it off with a correctly scaled black and white gingham ribbon. Great card Suzann J.

The third card that I am focusing on today was done by Barb Schram, our current Guest Designer for Flourishes. Let me tell you Barb is one talented lady. She has a fun, fresh and always different approach to stamping. Her card is a simple card but again a lot of attention to detail.
Her card base is Cuttlebugged. She has used this technique to give a large space of the card base a lot of texture and interest. Her very simple layering is very effective. She used two sets, Fantasy Floral, and the bumble bee from Peony. A strip of Olive green paper is punched with a scallop and dot fashion.

Her focus on detail is seen in the bumble bee, which is colored with some yellow and then she used the Glitter pens from Flourishes. The scallop red dot makes a strong focus as she stamped the smallest white dot with a single small flower with red and green posies. The center dot is a nice punch of detail, using just a slightly larger black circle. The sentiment is over stamped on the same type pf stamping as on the center of of the flower. The sentiment is stamped in black and highlighted with a shinny black brad. She used a small long rounded edge punch and then cut it short using an unexpected inverted V. Cool, Very Cool, Barb!

Tomorrow I will focus on more of the cards. Thanks to Latisha for hosting our very first swap!

1 comment:

Latisha said...

I'm glad you liked them as much as I did!