Sunday, 5 June 2011

CR84FN31 - Birthday Greetings to Andrea ...

..... must be something special about June as my fellow design team member - Andrea - is celebrating her birthday this week and I'd like to take this opportunity to send her my very best wishes for a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

And now to show you the wonderful colours for this week's CR84FN challenge - you're going to love them - light pink, medium green and neutral!  Gorgeous!!!





Our inspiration photos this week are courtesy of Steve Steinhardt - those roses are lovely.  I love this week's quote - Jonathan and I spend so much time laughing.  Only two months and he'll be back home with us!

Anyway, to my card - it's a birthday card for Andrea - and I happen to know that she has already got it!  Which is good - because it was a real surprise to her.  The inspiration for Andrea's card are the lovely roses from the inspiration pictures - and it also meant that I could play with my new rose stamp.  I stamped the rose in Regal Rose and clear embossed it to give nice raised lines defining the petals.  Next I sprayed the image with water and added dots of Regal Rose ink to the water.  The ink disperses in the water and as the card dries out, the result is a lovely shaded effect.  I think I saw this technique on Splitcoaststampers.

While the rose was drying I made my backing paper.  I used one of my favourite - Bride's Paper (discontinued) from Stampin' Up!.  I sponged Wild Wasabi all over the paper and then used a soft cloth to buff off the excess - revealing the lovely resist pattern on the paper.  I wrapped the last of this lace around the backing and attached it to the cardbase.  I used Labels 10 to make the sentiment tag and added a simple frame around the sentiment.  The leaves were die cut and inked.  Then I assembled the card, took some photos and popped it in the post to Andrea.





Stamps:  Stampin' Up! - Fifth Avenue Floral; Waltzingmouse - Say It With Style, Very Vintage Labels No 10
Inks:  Versamark;  Stampin' Up! - Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
Spellbinders:  Labels 10 (S5-022) die # 2; Foliage (S4-328)
Accessories:  Card, lace, embossing powder from stash





The picture above is a close up of the rose - here you can really see the embossed petal edges and the lovely shading from this technique.  It's really easy and lots of fun - and no two roses look alike!!

For more amazing and inspirational cards don't forget to visit the other DT members:


That's all from me for today.  I do hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.  See you tomorrow!

20 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

Come to Texas, Deb, and show me how to do that technique in person! WOW! What a LOVELY rose! LOVE the shading! FAB leaves and background, too! Andrea will LOVE this!

Jackie said...

A beautiful card, the colours are lovely :o)
Jackie xx

Davi said...

Beautiful card with that big lovely rose and pretty dp.

pink latte said...

Beautiful card! Love how you did the rose, it's very pretty! :)

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful, I love the resist that you did on the paper, great technique and the rose is gorgeous. xxxxx

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, the rose is fabulous, and the background is lovely too.

Suzanne C said...

Lovely soft and pretty! Sweet touch of lace and beautiful flower.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

That rose is gorgeous! I must try that technique! And the background is amazing too!

Andrea M said...

THANKS Deb!! That flower is STUNNING in person ;) I really love the technique and will absolutely have to try it!!! This card is AMAZING! Thanks so much for the wonderful birthday wishes and the GORGEOUS card, friend!!!

Katiejane said...

This is so pretty Deborah! Timeless colours this week, I must get around to this one!
Andrea will adore it!
Katie x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Deb! That rose is stunning and I love the stenciled foliage! I'm sure Andrea will treasure this!

Paula said...

Delighful embossed leaves with the green inking & something tells me you like that rose - good to see so many varied uses of one stamp.
Paula (PEP)

Jenny said...

This rose is fabulous and i love the technique you've used to colour it. Beautiful card...I'm sure it was well recieved :)
Jenny x

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, wonderful coloring! Love the added lace trim!

lynn said...

lovely rose coloring technique, deb!

Daniela said...

What a beautiful rose!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Love the stenciled leaves and detailed embossing on the rose petals!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty! I love that lace trim you used!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Deb, this is one beautiful card! Awesome take on the colors...hugs ~S~

Shannon White said...

Wow! This si sooo PRETTY! 8-) Love the fabulous rose and how you did your BG too! So Pretty!

Hugs!
Shannon

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