Timeless Tuesday #243: Fussy Can Be Fun!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013





Do you have a favorite day of the week? Mine used to be Saturday (never Friday--it was a work day!). Now, however, it's...Tuesday! Well, here we are, and, Sur-prise, Sur-prise, Sur-prise!, it's time for another Timeless Tuesday over at Flourishes!!!








The uber-creative Jenny is our hostess this week, and being that she is always on the "cutting-edge" of papercrafting (sometimes I just crack myself up with my clever puns!), it's seems only fitting that she is challenging us to...







I was excited to see the challenge this week, because it gave me my first chance to use one of Flourishes Silhouette Cut Files on my brand new Silhouette! The main reason I even wanted a Silhouette was to be able to cut out Flourishes stamped images, and I have to say, it is SO worth it! I see many more fussy cut images in my future. ;)

Now, on to my card...
This late in October, it's definitely starting to feel like fall around here, but I had a more summery stamp set that hadn't seen ink yet, so with a friend's upcoming birthday in mind, I used the Picking Wildflowers stamp set for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge. With the Silhouette doing the fussy cutting, I cut my Classic White cs first, then stamped the image in the cut with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Will you just look at the detail in the fussy cutting around that beautiful image! What I really like is that it can also cut out interior sections of an image, which I would normally either have to just leave in or cut with a craft knife. The little butterfly on the left is a separate stamp in the set, and I used the Silhouette to cut it out, too! The images are colored with Copics, and you can't see it in the photo, but I added some shine to the butterfly wings with a clear Spica pen. The white dots on the flower stamens were made with a white acrylic paint marker. The main image is popped up with crimped cs and Coll-All 3-D glue, and the extra butterfly is adhered just with Coll-All glue. The sentiment die cut was cut with a Spellbinders die, then, while still in the die, I sponged Dried Marigold and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink on it. The sentiment, from the Tulips for Friends stamp set, is stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink, and the white doodles around it were made with the white paint marker. It is popped up with crimped cs, just slightly higher than the floral image. (I like using crimped cs for lifting layers because it is so easy to control exactly how high I want it to be.)
You may not have noticed the torn dp on the front of the card, as it's mostly covered up, but to coordinate with that, I tore some of the dp on the inside of the card, too. The butterfly, from the Old Tea Rose stamp set, was heat embossed in white, then I used a water brush to loosely paint it with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. The doodles, again, were made with the paint marker. The floral image is another image from the Picking Wildflowers set, and I stamped the birthday sentiment, from the Inside & Out Happy set, onto a Spellbinders die cut, that was sponged with Dried Marigold Distress Ink.

Ready to play along? Grab those scissors, or your Silhouette, and get fussy! And, remember, you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

Be sure to check out the rest of our AMAZING team for inspiration, too! 
Thanks for stopping by, and get "fussy" this week!

~Hugs,
 
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10 comments :

Greta said...

What a gorgeous card! I can see why you wanted the Silhouette. Your stitching is perfect!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a gorgeous creation! Love the flowers, the bling and your coloring is awesome! Have a Blessed day!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Cheryl, your card is so pretty! Love the way you coloured the beautiful wildflowers image and the stitching is perfect.

Leslie Miller said...

I love the look of a cut out image and these gorgeous flowers against your summery papers are fabulous! This time of year it's nice to see some fresh picked flowers. Any time is a good time for flowers. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation today!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous coloring of your lovely bouquet, pretty sprinkling of the gems and like your stitching!

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!!
Great tip on using crimped paper to pop things up!!

Jessi Fogan said...

This set is definitely on my wish list - so pretty! I love how you coloured the poppies - they have that nearly translucent look, just PERFECTLY like the real ones do!

Katie Sims said...

Ooooo all of my favorite colors in one place and speak of colors.....you coloring is STUNNING! Love this beauty, Cheryl....you have definitely got it goin' on, girl! ;)

Allison Israels said...

Cheryl... Wonderful inspiration this week! The colouring of your bouquet is divine! Great fussy cutting!

Broni said...

Oh my! How beautiful this is! I just love how we can let the Silhouette do the fussy cutting, don't you?! Such a gorgeous card, Cheryl!