Happy Friday Everyone!
Here's a couple of cards that I made this week. I was attempting to participate in a Challenge and got totally off the topic and ended up with these two cards instead! But, I did have fun making them so I am going to post them any ways!
Both of the cards feature roses I created using Spellbinder's "Rose Creations" die set. I die cut the pieces from some Recollections Value Pack red card stock. This lighter weight paper is easier to use than 80# CS when shaping flowers, so whenever I can, I try to use this paper weight for my flowers. The swirly leaves are stamped and die cut using Heartfelt Creations Bella Rose die and the coordinating Bella Rose pre-cut stamp.
To create the flowers, I sprayed my die cut rose petals with a little water and used my flower shaping tools to roll the petals. When they were dry, I glued the layers together to form them into roses. I sponged Walnut Brown Viva Stamp Paint on the rose petals to highlight their dimension.
To finish the cards, I attached the roses and leaves onto background panels that I had prepared using Tim Holtz EFs and some distress inks. As a finishing touch to the roses, I edged the rose petals with "Mercury Glass" Stickles.