Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ruffled Tulip

Here's a card for today's Timeless Tuesday Challenge, which is to make a card with piercing. The layout is Silke's sketch that she posted on Saturday. Fun sketch, my friend!



*Edited to add*:
These nesties don't follow the 1/8" rule so to make the mats the way I did here, cut two nestie rectangles the same size (one on the DP or white and one on the mat CS), then cut the mat panel on a diagonal corner to corner and glue it to the back separated a little. Two of the corners won't have a mat, but I think it works out okay.

Lynda Benden sent me this gorgeous Bo Bunny DP. Thanks so much, Lynda, it's beautiful!! I pierced the top and bottom of the card base with my Ornare template. I also pierced one of the shapes from that same Ornare template on the butterfly's wings. Here's a closeup of it:



A bunch of Flourishes sets, including some of the newest releases, are now in stock at Stamper's Dream!

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps:
Flourishes Thank You Tulips
Paper:
Pink Pirouette, White, Bo Bunny DP, Kiwi Kiss
Ink:
Memento Black, Copics (G24, G28, RV21, RV23, R35), Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Double Ended Tags, Ornare Piercing Template, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Pink Brads, Ribbon, Green Waxed Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Technique: Sponging


Have a great day!

44 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love this with all those mats! How did you do that? That looks FAB! I have Silke's sketch and hope to work on it soon too!!!

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Denise,l love the flower and colours.

hugs Riet.x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Denise, this is stunning!! Love all the details in this with the borders at the top and bottom. Gorgeous coloring on the flower and lovely layers!! WOW! TFS!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Just beautiful, Denise! Your coloring never ceases to amaze me!!! And Silke's sketch is just perfect for those stamps! Love that dp, too!

Terri said...

STUNNING card, Denise. This is a beautiful image and you have done a wonderful coloring job! I love the "sponging" technique using the Nesties...did it on a card myself today! As always, thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Velta said...

Oh Geez!! This is perfectly stunning! I especially love the piercing !

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Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful card..the colors and the stamp are so elegant. I love how you did the nesties mats.

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Lori said...

Very very purdy!!!

Silke said...

OMG - Denise - this is just gorgeous!!! You totally rocked the Sketch!!! Thank you for playing both challenges!!!

Makiko Jones said...

What a gorgeous card, Denise!! Love how you layered the main panel.

Renée said...

Another stunning card, Denise!! Love it!

Jeanette - said...

This is incredibly gorgeous Denise! I love what you did with the mats and your coloring is just gorgeous!

Niki Estes said...

What a beautiful card, Denise!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Spectacular! The way you colored this is amazing, and I love the soft shading on the image panel! It's simply stunning Denise!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow, how gorgeous, Denise! I love it!!

Connie said...

Stunning Denise! I love your matting too...wow!

Jackie Pedro said...

Gorgeous!!! When I think of the Curved Rectangle Nesties, I think of you!!

Emily said...

This card is gorgeous Denise! I love that Bo Bunny DP and I really love how you layed out this card. I don't own those Nesties, yet...this is the first time I've really like them on a card. It must be the wonderful way you matted them. Genius! Love the paper piercing too especially on that butterfly. Where do you get those Onare templates for piercing? I'm going to have to scour the internet:))

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Oh I adore Lynda Benden's Bo Bunny DP and your tricky matting trick is marvelous. I can't wait to try it. Cutting the mat ont he diagonal was sheer genius!

Alex said...

Your matting is spectacular Denise - WOW! This card is soo very pretty, I love the colors and you totally ROCKED Silke's sketch which I hope to get to today!! Just beautiful, my friend!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous card Denise! So clever how you used the mats too!

Karen Motz said...

This is gorgeous! And what a fabulous tip for creating mats...thanks so much! :)

Christi said...

This is amazing! I love that dp!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, girl, this is sooo pretty!!! Love that awesome flower, your gorgeous coloring, and all the layers!!!! Thanks for revealing the little secret about cutting the matt, too....who woulda thought!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, gorgeous... love it. Fabulous flower, love the layout and your coloring Denise. Love it.

Joanne said...

really beautiful.....love the choices....lovely and striking

Barb said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the colors, the image, the detail --- very nice!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOW!! This is sooooo gorgeous Denise!! Your coloring, as always, is impeccable!! And the floral bg, tag, and sketch just enhance that beautiful image!! Stunning!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL, Denise! You made me buy that Nestie set! ;) I just sat here and drooled over all of you fabulous creations from this past week. You are such an ARTIST!

Wendy said...

Oh Lord Denise....this card is so beautiful! Love the stamp, paper and that mat! Nicely done as always!
Have a great day!
Wendy

Jerri Kay said...

Absolutely gorgeous Denise, I love the mats, fabulous colors, a perfect card!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is oh, so beautiful!!! Love everything from the colours to the piercing to the mats to the gorgeous image - it's all gorgeous!!

Sankari W. said...

This is just lovely! LOVE those colors and the paper and the borders..... actually LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! you so rock!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! I love that DP too!

Lynda Benden said...

Wow Denise, that beautiful flower looks gorgeous with the paper! I'm so glad you liked it! Your coloring and Silke's layout is wonderful!

Sandy Knecht said...

This turned out beauriful. I don't think I quite understand about cutting the corners.

Paper Kisses said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love everything about it!

Denise said...

Very pretty Denise~ I love the piercing on your butterfly!

Gretchen said...

Wow! Look at all of those layers :) Love the piercing too. Your work is beautiful!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Beautiful Denise! This is awesome!

Susan (rainy) said...

Gorgeous card, Denise. Love how you always decorate the inside, too.

Uncertain Princess said...

love all those cards...they are awesome