The roses

I had to pull out my metallic watercolors again to play. They are so much fun and are beautiful to look at in real life even though photographs do them no justice. I needed a birthday card for a friend who loves roses, so I got busy.


I created a 5x7 inch cardbase out of black heavyweight cardstock. I have a rose stamp that I won in a giveaway and so I stamped into the top right-hand corner of the card with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder. I then used the watercolor paints to paint the roses and the leaves.


Since I was delivering this card by hand, dimension was not an issue on this card. I put a cluster of mulberry paper roses in the bottom left hand corner.


I cut the sentiment out of gold foil cardstock using a Spellbinders die set and a Hero Arts set. I added Stick-it adhesive to the back of the cardstock before cutting out the words. That makes it so much easier to stick them down onto the card.


To complete the presentation, I made a box envelope that was half an inch thick to be able to go around the roses without squishing them using my envelope punchboard. The box envelope was held closed with a ribbon.

Supplies Used
Versamark
Versamark
Princess Gold
Princess Gold
Paintbrushes
Paintbrushes
Envelope Punchboard
Envelope Punchboard
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Blessings Stamp & Cut
Blessings Stamp & Cut
Favorite Font
Favorite Font
Stick It Adhesive
Stick It Adhesive
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Monica

Flower Crash

Today I am back with another DT inspiration for the Crash your Stash Challenge over at Outlawz. The purpose of the challenge is to get you to use something that is in your stash and you have not used in forever. The cue this month is paper or silk flowers. Our sponsor is Alex Syberia Design and I got to work with the digi called Candy Cupcake.


I printed the digi out onto Canson C' a Grain Drawing paper and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I added some purple gel pen to the sprinkles on the icing and some Nuvo Crystal Glaze into the center of the front heart cupcake embellishment.


I cut the digi out with a lacey oval die from my stash and adhered it to a green cardbase onto which I had glued a strip of patterned paper. I added the sentiment which is a Spellbinders die cut out of gold foil cardstock and I completed the card with a mulberry paper flower and some leaves from my stash.


Come and show us your flower cards over at the Crash your Stash Challenge at the Outlawz. You have till the middle of October to share your entry.

Supplies Used
Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Canson C' a Grain
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Gel Pens
Gel Pens
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Favorite Font
Favorite Font
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Scrappy 1/8
Scrappy 1/8
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Partial die cutting

Today I am back to show you my make for a new challenge with BożenA. It was my turn to choose the topic and this time I opted for a technique rather than a topic and I chose Partial Die Cutting. The purpose of this technique is to take two dies and only partially cut each one so that one ends up with a new shape.


Inspired by Carole

Happy Friday! Hard to believe that it has come around again. Today I have a card to show you that was inspired by my friend, Carole. She created a card with a die cut lattice detail in the corner behind which she added a background that she had made herself. I used a digi from Imagine That Digistamp for my card.


Progressive Challenge

Start of a new month and it is time for the new Progressive Challenge at Outlawz. This month our sponsor is Jan's Digistamps and the image is from the Signs of Autumn digi set.