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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

FTTC52E Elegantly Framed!

The Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges 1st Birthday Celebrations are going beautifully and we are up to Challenge 5 already - this time I am playing along with Kim to 'Frame It Out.'  Please check out the Flourishes Anniversary Celebration post to find out how to play along!

My first instinct was to use Nestibilities, but then I thought I would use this gorgeous stamp.  I have made not one but TWO card with this, to show you how versitile it is.  This first one has been embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, directly onto the DP from Memory Box


I distressed around the edges and then added this gorgeous Prima, that has come from my dear friend Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) who keeps me supplied with these. my favourite flowers - thanks girl - you know I love you!!  I used an old button that I was given amongst dozens of older buttons - I am thankful there are quite a few of this particular one, as it is perfect for flowers,


Recycled lace has been added across the lower portion of the card, the sentiment has been sponged and attached, with pearls either side of it finishing the card off beautifully (in my opinion)


Here is the second card, which is made in the same way but using White Embossing Powder and Different DP, from the same Memory Box Set.


I added pearls along the lace for a bit of elegance.


So there you have it - what do you think!?  I like them both and they are so quick and easy - the image does all of the work for you!!

 Make sure you check out what the FTTC Design Team and other players have done - I have been trying to have a look inbetween posts (which are coming pretty 'fast and furious'  LOL!) and the samples that are happening are amazing - makes me want to keep stamping!!
 
Thanks for visiting today, if you are playing along with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenges 1st Anniversary Celebrations,  make sure you link your cards to Mr. Linky over at the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge Blog.

  Thank you to for your comments, you always encourage me and make my day!  God bless you!

25 comments:

  1. FANTASTIC take on the Frame it challenge!!!! Love the elegant feel and rich colours of BOTH cards!!!

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  2. Both absolutely stunning cards hun, really rich and luxurious. Gorgeous. Hugs, Squirrel xx

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  3. You rock -- excellent take on the "frame" challenge! A great reminder to think outside of the box. Both cards are great; love the "old soul" feel of the You Inspire Me card.

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  4. Linda the background on this is simply stunning. What an exquisite creation. Beautiful!!!

    http://lovelylindascraftcentral.blogspot.com/2010/02/mmsc39-little-man.html

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  5. ALL your Flourishes challenge cards are gorgeous Linda! Did you mention what this stamp is and I missed it? That is possible but I didn't see it and I just love it! You certainly have been busy my dear!!! I don't know how you do it all!!! You amaze me my friend!!!

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  6. Linda, I am speechless, girl!!! Both of these cards absolutely stole my heart.....absolutely love them for their gorgeous way of framing those flowers with the florushes and the lace. Girl, this is so stunning...masterpieces!!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  7. Rich, elegant and oozing with class. You really nailed this one!
    Blessings
    M

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  8. Both cards are beautifully done! I love how you created the backgrounds and used those lace elements that add a touch of femininity to each card!

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  9. Oh wow, I have that Flourish stamp and now I know what to do with it. Beautiful

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  10. What a beautiful frame and I love the added lace.

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  11. That flourish makes a beautiful frame! Love it in both the gold and the white!

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  12. Humm, I can't decide, I like them both. The lace on the first card is especially elegant.

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  13. wow both are gorgeous! I love all the details of the pearls on ribbon, etc...so lovely!

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  14. Both are absolutly STUNNING - Love the stamp, the flower, the lace trim - Love it all!!!

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  15. Love the vintage look of these cards.

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  16. Love how you made the DP!! The red is beautiful!

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  17. Oh this is really awesome. I LOVE the Flourish patterns and the colors are so very pretty. great job Linda. I have enjoyed all your cards during this Challenge. Thanks

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  18. What a lovely way of making a frame. I love using flourish stamps, but usually use them in corners or all over, not like this.
    p.s. - what is the yappy dog on your blog? Yesterday I thought it was whatever I had on the radio, but tonight it can't be.

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  19. Great way to frame the image! The stamp set looks great!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  20. How inspired to use that stamp for your frame! Your cards are fabulous!

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  21. your cards are just a lovely as you are!

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  22. I love how you added the lace for the border, very elegant!

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