Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Floral Sympathy


The current challenge at The Card Concept is to use a floral theme following one of the defined styles, and this week I know what style I am (yay!).  There's not much room for confusion with this card - clean and simple.


I've used the inspiration from Muse, provided this week by guest muse, Lisa Haines:


The three image stamps have a solid background, but I swooshed the ink pad (Memento Sweet Plum) so that it was streaky.  Kind of looks like rain in the background.  I added a few scored lines for a bit more interest and stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.

Stamp Set: Penny Black 30-103 ...wishes

34 comments:

  1. Lovely simplicity! I like the scored lines very much!!!

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  2. This is gorgeous, Shirley! I love that you chose sweet plum, and how you created a streaky effect with your ink pad...it's really pretty! Love the addition of the score lines, too!

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  3. LOVE what you did with the ink - I do that often by accident, but never thought of making it a design element :-) It looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Muse and The Card Concept!

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  4. The swooshing looks brilliant, Shirley ... yep, rather like rain! Deliciously CAS and gorgeous! Anita :)

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  5. This simply gorgeous. CAS IS my favorite style of card. Perfection.

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  6. Gorgeous card Shirley - I love the streaking stamping - it looks fab! Hugs xx

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  7. I can't imagine anything more perfect for the Muse card challenge! Elegant and beautiful!

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  8. Introducing a new technique by Shirley - "Swooshing". I can see it taking the world by storm!! I love your swooshing effect. I get it sometimes when I use my markers directly onto stamps. Your CAS design is stunning xx

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  9. What a wonderful card!! I especially love the awesome textured look you achieved with yoru ink pad and love the pretty plum/purple color your chose for your card!

    It's also a very touching card and perfect for a Sympathy card!

    Thanks so much for taking part in this week's MUSE challenge, I love how you used my card to inspired your lovely creation! I also think it works wonderfully for the Card Concept Challenge -- another new one that I already enjoying!!

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  10. I want to try your inking technique! Stunning CAS design. xx

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  11. Loved the technique of creating those streaks on the stamps, great card!!

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  12. What a gorgeous CAS card! I love it!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

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  13. Beautiful 'swooshing' (definitely a great word for this cool technique!). Love the contrast of the vibrant color with the white!

    Sweet wee dots around the top image - nice touch Shirley! Great clean & simple design!

    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

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  14. SO pretty, and the embossed lines really add to this clean and simple card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  15. Beautiful card!! I love the color and the CAS design!

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  16. Such an elegant card! Love the effect you have created by swiping the ink, Cx

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  17. Very pretty! The scored lines were the perfect touch on this card!

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  18. I LOVE THIS.....nothing more to say! It's perfect!

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  19. Great take on the muse challenge, this is gorgeous!

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  20. Love the texture from the way you inked the stamps & the scored lines are great, elegant frame!

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  21. A very elegant card - just lovely.

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  22. This is lovely. the colors, the layout, the image! Well done!
    beesmom at Splitcoast

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  23. Wow - this is card is so stunning with all that white! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  24. Wow! I love your take on the Muse challenge! Gorgeous!

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  25. Perfectly CAS, a great sympathy card.

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  26. Simplicity at its best, perfect card.

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  27. Woo-hoo, Shirley ... a top spot at Muse ... congratulations! What a week you're having ... and it's only Tuesday! Anita :)

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  28. Congratulations on being one of the top three over at Muse! Love your take on the inspiration card!

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  29. Congrats on being one of the top 3 picks over at Muse. So well deserved! Love the clean and simple feel of your card and the streaky effect you've achieved with your inkpad, not to mention that wonderful colour!

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  30. ... And now a top spot at The Card Concept, Shirley ... double congratulations! Anita :)

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  31. Well done Shirley. Love the way you created the panel and your colour is divine. Just right!

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