{2.18.2011} – friends with flair

Hello Friday Friends!

Did you see all the lovely blogs joining in on the Friends with Flair hop?  If not, you can check out the entire list on the Unity blog.

Do you remember a few weeks back I mentioned I have been on a quest to try different styles and different techniques.  Well, this is one of those cards.

I actually made this one for a publication call awhile ago.  I think I tried to go for the shabby look, maybe?  Whatever style it is, I had fun trying out some gesso.  I painted it straight onto the patterned paper and then tinted it with some acrylic paint for the big fabric flower.  I love the shabby kinda feel the gesso gives to a card.

I used the Moment in Time and Cherish Your Dreams Ippity stamp sets.

So I am at card #56 in my #100 card challenge.  I’m thinking I planned this all wrong!  I forgot about CHA and all the fun goodies that are out now.  Silently taunting me.  Heehee.  Trying to be strong here, but I really need to get that card count UP and soon!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful weekend!  You know what I’ll be doing… making LOTS of cards!  Ha.

stamps: Moment in Time and Cherish Your Dreams {Ippity}
patterned paper: Webster’s Pages
other: Webster’s Pages Bloomer, silk flower, pearls {Kaisercraft}, gesso, Glossy Accents

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  1. Anabelle

    This is just stunning! I love the gessoed paper and your flower cluster!

  2. Lisa Henke

    wow! this is gorgeous, Lisa. love that you tried something new and had it turn out so beautifully. nicely done.

  3. Jessica Diedrich

    WOW girlie this is GORGEOUS! Such a beautiful card!

  4. Patricia

    I know what you mean about all the goodies taunting you! I “tried” to put myself on a budget this year…yeah…it kinda blew up! It really worked for January…but I will not even say how much money I spent on craft stuff so far this month! It is embarrassing!!

    Your card is gorgeous, by the way! I love the flower!

  5. Stephanie Muzzulin

    This is so gorgeous Lisa seriously you can do anything and it always comes out fabulous!!!!

  6. Sarah

    Makes me feel happy just looking at it! Well done 🙂

  7. StampinCathy

    This is just one beautiful and inspiring card. This card really makes me HAPPY!

  8. Emily Leiphart

    This is gorgeous, Lisa! The gesso looks fabulous on the patterned paper. I love the embossed sentiment, too. Have a fabulous weekend!

  9. she

    Gorgeous Lisa…must get my Gesso out and have a play! S x

  10. Paula

    Beautiful card!! I love how it turned out and your use of Gesso! It definitely has a shabby chic feel to it!

  11. Martha

    wow, this is beautiful!

  12. mary friederichsen

    Lisa this is just gorgeous!
    I think i need to try this technique! I love how it looks,and your flower is just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing,have a great weekend!


  13. lynn

    oh, lisa, i love this! i saw the gesso tech. done on someone’s scrapbook page–tfs–i’m going to try this one!

  14. natasha G.P.

    I like it a lot. Good job.

  15. Sharon Gullikson

    Very nice–I like to try new things, too!

  16. B. Poteraj

    Very pretty. Great job.

  17. Anne T

    Love the effect of the gesso! Very pretty and shabby!

  18. NoraAnne

    I am a bit speechless!!!! This is absolutely gorgeous 🙂 and I think you did an awesome job trying out a different style! I love the look of gesso! In fact, I bought some a year ago and still haven’t opened it! I need to stop doing that…

  19. Roslyn O'Neill

    Your card is beautiful!

  20. Jennipher

    This is absolutely lovely Lisa! Love the gesso technique.

  21. Carolina Buchting

    Well this is gorgeous and glad you tried a different technique to share with us…LOVE it!

  22. Sav O'G

    OH LISA—this is super super cute! I love the shabby feel–love that paper and the stamping on top! OH MY!! Just looooooooooove this card:) You rock!

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