Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Coral Rose

It was pouring rain overnight, but the weatherman has forecasted sun for this afternoon - what a shock!!!  There just hasn't been much sun around here lately.  And, not only sun for this afternoon, but the rest of the week too.  I guess summer has finally arrived here in the Lower Mainland.  My pots of flowers will be so happy!! ... and me too! :)

On to the card for today - SCS Color Challenge (CC382 - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral).  I wanted to try something I had seen on Darlene's blog (Darlene.Design.com) ... marker layering on top of DP.  Darlene used copics, which is probably a lot better on DP, but I don't have any coral copics yet, so used my Stampin' Write marker and a blender pen.  Had to be careful to blend with just the lightest pressure, otherwise the DP starts to disintegrate.  SWM's are much, much better to use with SU!'s Whisper White cardstock or watercolor paper.  Anyways, not only did I try Darlene's idea, but I used the same stamp she did.  Now, I didn't think this through much before starting --- I was just thinking about the color challenge and using DP with the right colors.  I stamped the rose onto a square of crumb cake and white DP, thinking I would mount the square once I was finished and my card would be done.  The rustic look of the plaid DP just didn't go with the pretty coral rose.  I was about to start over when I decided to cut the rose out and see if it looked better.  Good enough!!  You can still see the plaid DP through the markers (which is the whole idea of this technique), but it doesn't look wrong --- cutting away the excess plaid made a huge difference.  Hope you like.

"Coral Rose"

Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Short & Sweet (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Parisian Breeze Specialty DP (retired), Crumb Cake striped DP (SU!)
Ink:  Cameo Coral, Versamark (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  White embossing powder, heat tool, blender pen, 1/2" Crumb Cake seam binding, Stamp-a-ma-jig, adhesives, glue dot, and dimensionals

I stamped the rose in Versamark onto the plaid DP and embossed with white.  I used Cameo Coral ink with blender pen, and a Cameo Coral Stampin' Write marker to color in the rose.  I cut it out.  I stamped the sentiment using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.

I mounted all the elements onto the card base, popping up the rose with dimensionals to add depth.  I added a strip of striped Crumb Cake DP to the inside of the card as well.


  1. I like! This is a very elegant rose, but you've made it cool and funky by using that DP for is - Love this colour combination!

  2. Your card is gorgeous! I would have never thought of stamping a rose over DP. What a great techinque. The plaid rose turned out really pretty. Thanks for the link to Darlene's blog. She has some interesting ideas. I really enjoy your work. Thanks for the great inspiration. BTW could you send some rain toward St. Louis - It's very dry here - most of our communities have cancelled the fireworks for tomorrow.

    1. Judy, I would LOVE to send you some rain. We've had nothing but for the whole month of June (or so it seems). This has been dubbed by the media as "Junuary" ... crazy rain, and low temps. Wish I could share some with you ...

  3. I love the look and will try white paper with background stamp. Thanks for the idea.

  4. This rose is gorgeous stamped on DSP! You have balanced these 2 colors perfectly!

  5. LOVE your gorgeous Rose, Loll! Thank you so much for sharing the technique!!! Happy 4th too!!!

  6. First, a belated Happy Birthday to you! Second, love your card - that rose is a favorite. I've used embossing on designer paper too and it turns out well. Third -congrats on the SCS gigs - you deserve it!


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