Monday, April 11, 2011

Vintage Rose

During my card class yesterday, I was showing my friends how to make their own background paper using sponges and inks.  I made a 1/2 sheet of paper using Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant with a little Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive.  I didn't have anything planned for my background paper - it was for demo only - so I decided to make some rolled roses and they turned out really pretty.  I'm hoping to write a tutorial in the next while on how I made my rolled rose with leaves.
Today I made a card, starting with the rolled rose from yesterday and building on it.  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  It looks like a vintage card (which is very popular these days) ... the only thing I'm not completely happy with is the crocheted lace trim.  I think it's a bit thick and bulky for this card, but it's all I had.  Hope you like.
"Vintage Rose"
Stamps:  Echoes of Kindness (SU!)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall Designer Series paper (SU!)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Sahara Sand (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Nestabilities Label Ten and Large Oval die-cuts, Big Shot, Flourish Texturz plate,  "Clouds" shaped scissors, Two-Step Bird punch, Crocheted Lace (approx. 18"), six mauve half-pearls, sponges, sticky strips, and adhesives
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As mentioned above, I made by own paper by randomly sponging Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss and Old Olives inks on to the large piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I cut out a circle (approx. 3 1/2" round) using the "Cloud" shaped scissors and created a rolled rose.  I used the Two-Step Bird punch, using the "wing" to make two leaves for behind the rose (I pinched the leaves at the bottom to create some depth).

Next I ran the 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock through my Big Shot with the Flourish Texturz plate ... unfortunately, it doesn't show in the photo above, but it adds a little texture and depth to the background paper.

I ran the Label Ten die-cut through the Big Shot with the Cottage Wall Designer series paper to create the frame for the focal point of the card.

I stamped the saying in Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot, cutting out an oval.  I found it to be too shark white so I lightly sponged Sahara Sand on the oval to make it look more "vintage".  I sponged the edges of the oval with Old Olive ink.

I mounted the oval onto the Label Ten and added three half-pearls to both the top and bottom.  I attached a piece of crocheted lace to the embossed panel, about 1" from the bottom.  I adhered the framed saying on top of the lace, so it just overlaps the lace a little.  I added a bow at the side and a rolled rose on top of the bow.  Then, using sticky strips, I adhered the whole front panel to the card base.

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