Friday, January 06, 2012

Happy Birthday Rose

My house has now been "un-decorated" for Christmas.  Whew!!  It was a lot of work yesterday ... so I'm going to take it easy today and recoup.  The busy time of the holidays is now over and I can spend more time playing in my art studio.  Today I made a card for two SCS challenges from this week:

Ways to Use it (WT356) - Make a birthday card for Michele (tygerpaws11)


Free For All (F4A98) - Potpourri - make a card with:  3-D flower, gem or pearl, embossing folder, die-cut/punch and designer paper

I managed to fit them all onto the card below!!  Hope you like.

"Happy Birthday Rose"

Stamps:  Sincere Salutations (SU!)
Paper:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede DP, Old Olive (SU!); unknown patterned red swirl paper
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Ruby Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Cuttlebug "Mesh" embossing folder, Sizzix "Little Leaves" die-cut, Spellbinders Rose die-cut, Top Note die-cut, Big Shot, half pearl, bone folder, sponge, adhesives, glue dots and dimensionals

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I sponged randomly and along all edges of a large piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with Soft Suede ink.  I ran the sponged cardstock through my Big Shot with the Mesh embossing folder.  I also ran a piece of patterned Red Swirl DP through my Big Shot with the same Mesh embossing folder.  I used the Spellbinders Rose die-cut to cut out the pieces for the rose from the embossed DP.  I used a bone folder to curl back the edges of all the petals of the rose and layered it together with glue dots.  I used two of each of the three middle sized die-cuts for this rose.  I placed a half-pearl in the middle.  Thanks to Cook22 at SCS for her instructions on how she made her rose - I loved the look and cased her instructions!

I ran the Soft Suede DP through my Big Shot with the Top Note die-cut and then trimmed along the dotted lines to make a smaller version.  I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I ran the same die-cut through again with a piece of Soft Suede cardstock and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

I ran the Little Leaves die-cut through my Big Shot (twice) with Old Olive cardstock.  I sponged the edges of the leaves and stems with Old Olive ink.

I stamped the sentiment in Ruby Red ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock, cut it to size and sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I mounted the sentiment on a frame of Soft Suede cardstock (also with the edges sponged).

I mounted all the pieces as shown in the picture above, onto a card base of Soft Suede (with the edges sponged).  I popped up the Top Note and sentiment for more dimension.

1 comment:

Lura said...

I really like the way the rose mimics the background - great idea.