Wow...what a Featured Stamper we have today...congratulations to Tricia (T.Joy)! So glad I was able to play along! I have not been through your gallery before, but considering my new found love for all things Flourishes, I had alot of beautiful material to choose from! I didn't have to go far to see a card that I wanted to CASE. Here is Tricia's card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=102572 I did keep the image the same and keep it in the center of the card, but I added ALOT of fluff. I can't tell you how long I struggled with this...you should know, I don't do fluff well, by that I mean lots of added doo dads. When I try to do that, it looks like a big ol' mess. Anyway, I had some old Cuttlebug dies that I used to make my own leaves. I inked and distressed and die cut and at one point almost gave up, but finally I finished! Whew, I definitely admire all of you that seem to do that so effortlessly and beautifully! Tricia, congratulations again. Your gallery is spectacular and you are certainly deserving of this great honor! Hope you have a wonderful afternoon! :)
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012 GMT Views: 819
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Sun, Sep 16, 2012 @ 3:09 PM
Oh my! What a beautiful card you made!!! I love that Autumn Blossoms set, don't you?? And you colored it SO beautifully! And the oval die... and the leaves ... and the embossing... and the ribbon. Sigh! You made my day even more special. Thank you!!!
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38655
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 @ 3:13 PM
So....you don't "do" fluff! Lol! Ka-tie! This is one of the most beautiful cards, ever! I love every single detail, from your over the top gorgeous image (and coveted coloring), to the textures and leaves that envelope the eyes. Purely gorgeous, every single inch. Hugs, Head Nut
p.s. gotta photo of the stamp table? I soooo gotta see that! (Smiles)
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"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: March 20, 2008 Location: Hamilton, Ontario Canada Posts: 1416
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 @ 3:58 PM
This card has LEAPED into my fav's, beautiful!!! I SO understand struggling with a card, but sometimes don't you find you produce your best work that way?! :) WOW, I'm SO impressed, LOVE those leaves, and your coloring--well, just say I am trying not to be too jealous, but you have inspired me to keep working away. I have several Flourishes floral sets that I love but are presently too challenging for my coloring skills but I'm hopeful I'll eventually be able to do them justice. This set of Autumn Blossoms is on my wishlist, along with the With Gratitude and a couple of others.
You are one TALENTED cardmaker, I'm so grateful that you kept working until you were satisfied with this card. I can't wait to see what else you produce, and plan to check out your gallery too.