Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Belli Challenge #80 - Flourishes

This week's Belli Challenge is to use flourishes. You could use any flourish-type stamp, chipboard, rub-ons, or even rhinestones. If you need more ideas using flourishes, check out with the Belli Girls have created over on the Belli blog.

We are looking to add some talented stampers to join our team for the first 2010 term, which runs January 15th-July 1, 2010. ANY stamper, scrapbooker or papercrafter is welcome to apply! See all the details on the Creative Belli Blog!!!

For my card, I used a large chipboard flourish and covered it with Weathered Wood distress crackle paint. While that was drying, I stamped the Thomas Kinkade image with a brown permanent ink, and then covered it with Rock Candy distress stickles. Love this rock candy!

The card base has been stamped with the Weave backgrounder, and the sentiment was cut out with a Nestabilities Oval die. Then I sponged some brown ink around the edges of the card, the oval, and the dried Kinkade image. I love the rustic crackled look of this card. I am giving this to my Grampa for his birthday, which is today! Even though he won't see this, Happy Birthday, Grampa!!

Now head on over to the Belli blog and see what the other gals have created with flourishes. Create a card or project with flourishes and post your link to the Mr. Linky widget. If you upload your card to SCS or PCP, please use keyword CBC80.

Stamps all from Cornish Heritage Farms:
Weave backgrounder
Encouragement Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)
Gingerbread Cottage (Thomas Kinkade line)

Ink: Saddle Brown stazon, Antique Linen distress, Brushed Corduroy distress

CS: Simply Smooth White (from CHF, Bazzill Smoothies light brown

Other: Nestabilities oval die, Bazzill Chips - Flourishes, sponge, Rock Candy distress crackle paint, Weathered Wood distress crackle paint


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very nice masculine card - I'm sure your Grampa will love it! Thanks for reminding me to pull out my crackle paints and Stickles!

jdmommy said...

Holly, I love this image done in the brown. What a fabulously masculine card!! Great job with that wonderful flourish....a Grampa card to be sure!!

Chrissy D said...

This is a PERFECT masculine card... love the crackle on your flourish! POIFECT!

Joan Ervin said...

AWESOME card, missy!!!! You sure do know how to use that rock candy and why don't I ever think to use the crackle paint??? Love this, Holly, and Dad will love it, too!!!

Fern said...

Holly, this card is gorgeous!!! I love that image, and the sentiment, flourish and colors are just perfect... Wonderful job, gf... Have a wonderful week.. XX :o)

Christi said...

What a wonderful card! I'm sure your Grandpa will love it!!

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the rustic feel of all the elements you used and the image is perfect!

TexasGrammy said...

LOVE that chipboard flourish! Thanks for the nudge on using those Crackle paints too! This is a darling card, Holly!


joy said...

Love the vintage feel of your card and the antiquing on your flourish. I've looked thru most of your post and really, really like your style.