Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Manhattan Elegance

I don't know why, but I can't wrap my head around the fact that this stamp set is called Fifth Avenue Floral...I keep calling it Manhattan Flower and I've even labelled it that way on my shelf, otherwise I'd never find it! LOL!!!

I was blurfing a couple of evenings ago and came across this stunning technique. I watched the video tutorial on Patty Bennett's blog and was just amazed with how easy this was. And it truly was easy...toughest part was waiting for the paper to dry, and the flower just got more beautiful as it dried. 

The shimmer white paper adds a very pretty sparkle to the rose and it catches the light beautifully. I attached the flower with dimensionals to some regal rose which I cut out with my Labels 3 Nestabilities. 

The card base is white, followed by a layer of Rose Red. Next I ran So Saffron through the Big Shot with the 'friends' texturz embossing template then I pierced around the edge for more detail. Three circles of Pink Pirouette complete the layout, which is for the Corrosive Challenge #11. I added the ribbon in place of the sentiment because of the words in the background. 

I used the same colours for the flower, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Rose Red, So Saffron. I whipped up six flowers in no time flat...now, what shall I do with the rest of them??!!?? 

Thanks for stopping by!


Leslie said...

This is absolutely stunning and I have seen it "in real life"! The shimmer paper REALLY makes it shimmer - beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Okay, RUNNING to check out this technique...because your *Manhattan* Floral (just go with it) is INCREDIBLE! Love Love LOVE how that looks!

Julia Aston said...

It's a beautiful flower Karen! no matter what it's called LOL!!! I'm hopping over to check out that technique - fun sketch too!

Barb said...

Wow, this really is elegant! What a fresh look --- love it!

Melissa Craig said...

GORGEOUS! What an absolutely beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your version and the tutorial and playing along in another Corrosive Challenge.

Janet said...

wow what an amazing card! i love the colours you picked!!

Ann Kranitz said...

You did such a great job on those flowers...I caught that on pattys blog also!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning, I will have to try the technique! Beautiful card!

Anne said...

Wow! What a stunning card you've made, bet those extra roses don't hang around long :)

Thanks for taking the Corrosive Challenge this week

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! I love that rose.
Thank you for joining us at Corrosive challenges this week :)
Hugs, Vanja