Friday, July 18, 2008

Roses in Winter from the heart

Can you stand this design one more time? Actually, 2 more because I have one more planned. This look just popped into my head and I had to make it. But I am slightly regretting the glitter being used on the rose. I'm not a heavy bling user, but I do like some. I had intended the glitter to be much, much lighter, but it wasn't to be for this card.

I stamped the Always Artichoke cs with Always Artichoke ink using the SU Canvas background stamp. Love that stamp!! For the red cs I did the same thing as on this card. I sponged Rose Red and More Mustard on Purely Pomegranate cs. If only Stampin' Up! would come up with a cs that color! Wow! I'd buy a bunch! I stamped the SU French Script background stamp over that using Baroque Burgundy ink. Loved the look that gave! Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the "Traffic Jam" embossing folder and then sponged more Rose Red and More Mustard inks over it to pop the embossing out.

Nothing new to mention about the Always Artichoke part with the "Swiss Dots" embossing folder. Pretty self-explanatory. The ovals, as well. Pretty much like the other 2 cards I described recently except that I used a sentiment (from SU All Year Cheer I) instead of an image. I lined it up using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig. The ribbons are also pretty self-explanatory.

The rose was made similarly to this card except that I stamped and cut out parts of another leaf stamp from the Roses in Winter set and Dimensionalled them to the tops of the leaves to add more oomph. I also glittered the edges of the rose with a rose-colored iridescent glitter. Still not sure that was a good idea, but oh well. I used lots of Dimensionals to put the rose together, and the leaves have several Dimensionals stacked on top of each other to keep them in place.

Well, there it is. Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoy this card. I enjoyed making it (except for the glitter part!).

Stamps: SU Roses in Winter, SU All Year Cheer I, SU French Script, SU Canvas

CS: Always Artichoke, Purely Pomegranate (sponged with Rose Red and More Mustard), Black, White

Inks: Basic Black, Rose Red, More Mustard, Baroque Burgundy, Old Olive, Certainly Celery

Other: Cuttlebug "Traffic Jam" and "Swiss Dots" embossing folders, Nestabilities regular and scalloped ovals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals, 2-way glue, Rose-colored iridescent glitter, Sponges, Plaid ribbon, Polka dot ribbon

1 comment:

Deborah Saaranen said...

This is fabulous...and I LOVE the glitter....I'm not one to add a lot of bling either, and I think this is just perfect! The rich colors and beautiful design caught my eye over at SCS, and I had to come look and read more!