It’s time for a new Flourishes release and if you’ve seen what’s been showing up on the Flourishes blog already this week you know you’re in for a treat! First the FLIP program, and yesterday Wild For Watermelon, today we have a gorgeous new set by Marcella Hawley called Hollyhocks. Another in her simply fabulous line of botanical images.
I love to use these larger images for the spotlighting technique, so that’s what I did with my card today.
First of all, I stamped the image on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then I stamped the part I intended to spotlight again, colored it with the Lenten Rose Collection and Evergreen Collection Copic markers, and cut it out with a Standard Circle Nestabilities die and my Grand Calibur machine. The main image was cut with my Curved Rectangle Nestabilities.
I used a simple layout and jazzed it up a bit with some bling, ribbon, and some gorgeous paper. I love the contrasts: the spotlighting for sure, and the bling and gingham.
Since there’s no sentiment on the outside, I stamped the image off to the side and added it on the inside. Sweet.
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Stamps: Hollyhocks (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Pear Pizazz (SU!); Victorian Garden 6 x 6 pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur machine, Curved Rectangle and Standard Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders); ribbon, bling (Zva), foam dots, Copic markers
Oh this is stunning, I love it. The flowers are so beautiful. I must have this! lol.ReplyDelete
Nice design, love the spotlighted area and how you have the rest of the card in it's natural state.ReplyDelete
Love the spotlight, great designReplyDelete
Fabulous card! i love the spotlighting technique!ReplyDelete
WOW! Beautiful artwork Barbara! Spotlight is such a stunning way to showcase this stamp! Love your color choices!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Gorgeous coloring!ReplyDelete
OMGoodness, this is just Stunning! Love your spotlighting technique, the lovely dp's and the bling is just the perfect touch! Gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Barbara! The spotlight is on hollyhock!ReplyDelete
This is GORGEOUS, Bar! LOVE the spotlight on the flowers, and your coloring looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Super card! So much attention to detail, as always!ReplyDelete
good morning your card is just fabulous!!!! what a lovely image and colours!ReplyDelete
Your spotlight technique really makes these flowers sing!! Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
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Your card is so pretty - I love the highlighted flower area - nice touch!ReplyDelete
What an awesome card and a wonderful show of this technique. I loved the simplicity of the sketch.ReplyDelete
Your card is beautiful...love the spotlighting and this hollyhock image is so pretty.ReplyDelete
Very pretty spotlight.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Hollyhocks are one of my favorite "gandma memory" flowers, I just love them!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful idea to spotlight one area! Love it and will be trying it!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous new stamp set! Your card is beautiful, love that spotlight technique you used as well as how you stamped the inside of the card!ReplyDelete
Your card is drop dead gorgeous Barb!! I love the spot lighting and all of the other details.ReplyDelete
Your hollyhock card is amazing!! I love the spot light technique and all of your other details. Lovely!!ReplyDelete
Barbara, this is gorgeous! And what a wonderful idea to use the spotlight technique on this beautiful new image! I would LOVE to have this set - thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
I'm a big fan of the spotlighting technique. Great job!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful - just love those hollyhocks!ReplyDelete
This image is perfect for the spotlighting effect - well done!ReplyDelete
Your card is just beautiful, I've not tried this technique yet, but after seeing your card I must try it. Just lovely!!ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful CAS card. Love these new flowers,ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, I really liked the way you colored the flowers for the spotlight.ReplyDelete
Love this and your spotlight technique is beautiful!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty- I have never seen the "spotlight" technique. I think I'll give it a try! Thanks!ReplyDelete
What a lovely card. I love hollyhocks.ReplyDelete
Stunning and beautiful Barbara!! I love the spotlighting!ReplyDelete
Barbara this is great spotlighting! I like the gingham ribbon with this as well, very pretty.ReplyDelete
The spotlighting is just beautiful. I love the soft colors. Gorgeous card.ReplyDelete
Wow, this is beautiful! I love the spotlight technique.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this stamp set...but then I absolutely love all Flourishes stamp sets, especially the floral ones. Your card is gorgeous! TYFS.ReplyDelete
I absolutely love this stamp set...but then I absolutely love all Flourishes stamp sets. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. TYFS.ReplyDelete
Oh my! This is a gorgeous sample with this new set! Spotlighting is just the perfect technique to show off all that detail!ReplyDelete
Wow - the set is beautiful but your cards are fantastic!!ReplyDelete
I was just out shooting Hollyhocks around my city over the weekend... serendipitous?
I think so!!! ;)
I love the layout of your card.The spotlight really sets it off.ReplyDelete
oh my gosh... how gorgeous!! love how you spotlighted a portion of the image!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, love your spotlited card and your CAS card, you are so inspiring! TFS the different ways to use this wonderful image!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card! I love pink, and I love hollyhocks!ReplyDelete
I love that you spotlit this card Bar...it is stunning, the perfect set for this kind of detail! Inside and out beautiful!ReplyDelete
Oh, so pretty! I love that you used the musical score paper. These flowers are like a melody!ReplyDelete
love spotlight cards. The images just pop so nicely.ReplyDelete
LOVE your card, and especially the often-forgotten inside. Thanks for the reminder that we don't have to use the whole stamp in any one place!ReplyDelete
Very pretty--I like how you spotlighted the flowers.ReplyDelete
I gotta try this technique. You made it look so pretty. I love the colors you chose. Great job!ReplyDelete
Spotlighting is fun and always a surprise, I love it Barbara.ReplyDelete
This is wonderful. I've never tried this technique before but this is so stunning I'm going to try it very soon.ReplyDelete
Lovely card...love the hollyhocks. Great spotlight design.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card!!!! Love the spotlight - such wonderful coloring!!!ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous with the spotlight technique!!!ReplyDelete
Another STUNNING creation!ReplyDelete
Very cool highlighting! Beautiful card!ReplyDelete