Wednesday, 13 September 2017

That fuchsia again

I do love this fuchsia stamp, which I got from Clearly Besotted about 3 years ago. I chose it because fuchsias are favourite plants of my mother and one of my oldest friends, little realising how much I would come to love using it. The sheet also has an apple blossom stamp and some very useful sentiments, so it gets used a lot.

The friend's birthday is approaching (it's OK, she doesn't read blogs) and this is the card I have made for her.


I embossed the bottom third of the card front using a Sizzix ef and Brilliance ink in Pearlescent Orchid for a faux letterpress effect, then stamped the flower and sentiment and coloured the image with pencils. I generally prefer to colour with Promarkers but I wanted this to be a one layer card and I don't like the way they show on the inside if not layered up.

I am sharing this with
Less is More - one layer, colouring in
CAS on Friday - Colour me Pretty
Addicted to stamps and more - Clean and Simple
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - For a Friend    

22 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Jane, I love the faux letterpress at the bottom and the gorgeous fuchsia stamp too.

    Sue xx

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  2. A fabulous card Jane, such a beautiful Fuchsia and lovely design - so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  3. So pretty and beautiful colouring and the added embossing adds to the overall design too. Thanks for joining us at Less is More

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  4. Gorgeous card, Jane. I love fuchsias and this is a really lovely stamp. xx

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  5. Oh ! I'm sure your friend will love this beautiful fuchsia card ! Your colouring with the pencils is gorgeous and I love your embossed and coloured strip too ! A great take on our challenge with this beautiful CAS card. Thanks for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

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  6. Such a lovely card...anyone would love getting this one! Thanks for sharing at CAS on Friday!

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  7. The fuchsia flowers are so pretty that I am expecting to see a hummer come visit! A beautiful CAS card, Jane. Thanks so much for sharing it with Retro Rubber this week. Always enjoy seeing your creativity in our gallery!!

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  8. Such a pretty CAS card!! I really love your image colored with pencils. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope you will be back in our gallery soon.

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  9. What a beautiful card. I love the dry embossed part of the card, it adds a lot of detail to a CAS design and your flowers are stunning! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

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  10. Such a pretty card. Fuchsias are my favourite, too and I love fuchsia stamps... don't have this one... yet!

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  11. Beautiful card, those fuchsia are gorgeous, and I must try that "letter press" embossing.

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  12. Beautiful card, ove your coloring, love the embossing and your sentiment is perfect. Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

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  13. I love the panel you've made at the bottom and it's a really lovely stamp Jane. A very pretty card. Barbxx

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  14. Just fab, such pretty colour choices too

    Kathyk

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  15. Beautiful Fushia stamp-my favourite flowers too
    Carol x

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  16. Lovely fushias; a card that will bring a smile to your friend's face, as it has to mine! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
    ~carol

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  17. I have a Fuchsia hanging on my back porch right now, Jane, and it looks just like this. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

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  18. So pretty, love that stamp too and the lovely embossed detail x

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  19. I was drawn to your fuchsia as I have a Clearly Besotted set of fuchsias but it's a bit different to yours, maybe mine is older. Anyway, you have done a fabulous job with them and I just LOVE the faux tin press folder you've used at the bottom. It's a great card. Thank you for joining in with us at Retro Rubber.

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  20. Fuchsia's have a special place in my heart. I have never had a proper garden of my own and at various points in my life, both my mother and my grandmother have gifted me a little corner of theirs and I always grow Fuchsia's. I really love that folder at the bottom of your card, with the bit of pink at the bottom. Thanks for playing along again with Retro Rubber. Claire DT

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  21. Lovely Fuchsia image, this flowers are a Hummingbird magnet!!
    Beautifully colored and that embossed detail is amazing.
    Thank you for playing along with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  22. Hi Jane! Another beautiful card and these fuchsias are sweet! They remind me of my grandma's house when I was little. She grew them right outside of her doorstep. Thank you for that lovely memory! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

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