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