Friday, August 22, 2014

Red Red Roses

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.

Thanks for visiting everyone!  I'm so glad you stopped by!


Anne Temple said...

Both of these are stunning! Love the deep red color of the rose and the glittery edges.

Julia Aston said...

Gorgeous roses Anne! thanks for the hints - lighter paper and spray with water - I need to take some time and try making these! Your cards are beautiful!