I've had Flourishes' Lace Edges stamp set for a little while now and was so happy to ink it up and play around with it earlier this week. And play I did! I have two cards to share today and at least two more that I'll share another day, since I didn't quite get them all finished. For this first one, I used a single lace scallop image to create a dramatic black-on-ivory background. I began by placing a Spellbinders circle in the lower right, then repeatedly stamped the scallop around the circle. I stamped a few more lace scallops to fill in the gaps, then accented with some black Kaiser pearls.
For the focal point, I stamped the butterfly from Fanciful Flourishes, trimmed it out and placed it on the black circle. (It's hard to see in the photo, but the image comes in two parts, a solid background, which I stamped in Soft Sky, and the patterned butterfly, which I stamped in black). A little striped ribbon, some ivory seam binding, a strip of Swiss Dots embossed Soft Sky, and a punched bottom border finished this off.
For this next one, I created a scored background using my Scor-Pal, then filled in each diamond with a lace circle image from Lace Edges. I dotted each score-line intersection with a white gel pen for a little pop. The two hearts are from Fanciful Flourishes. They've been stamped in two parts as well, the solid heart in Stampin' Up Soft Sky and the filigree heart in Papertrey Smoky Shadow. White satin ribbon, a lacy punched border and bling finish off the bottom, and at the top I placed a little sentiment cluster.
Speaking of Flourishes ... have you seen their awesome new release? Be still my heart - sooooo beautiful! (Yes, I'm aware that using Flourishes and beautiful in the same sentence is totally redundant and unneccessary - lol!)
The new release is now available at Stamper's Dream! Check them out:
A Guiding Light
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I wish you a fabulous Friday and a fun weekend!