By: Vickie Kertz, Artistic Guide
This card uses an old Stampin' Up! set called Baroque Motifs. It has a large flourish stamp and several flowers that match. I stamped the flourish with a multicolored stamp pad. This was an older Kaleidacolor pad, also from Stampin' Up!, but any multicolored stamp pad should work. I stamped the small flowers between the flourishes. The main piece is punched along the edge with a Martha Stewart edge punch. I also inked around the edges with Dried Marigold Distress Ink.
Next, I punched a piece of purple cardstock with the same edge punch and layered the two together.
I stamped the focal point in Apricot Crafter's Ink. I then used a technique from Technique Junkies called Flocked Lines. In this technique, you stamp an image with bold lines, apply a clear drying glue to part of the image, and then, while the glue is still wet, apply some flocking. I am on a quest to use things in my stash that have never been used and this worked perfectly. The flocked flower was mounted on the same deep purple cardstock. Green skinny ribbon was tied around the main piece before mounting it to the base card.
I do not usually tend towards bright colors for my cards, but love how they pop on this card. Hope you enjoy it.