Thursday, January 01, 2009

A rose is a rose

This card is for the Holiday Challenge Extravaganza #12 at SCS, which is a sketch challenge. I "sorta" followed the sketch, LOL. It needed to be a birthday card so I changed it up a bit to allow for a sentiment and I like it.

My base card is Whisper White with a layer of Riding Hood Red, then a layer of Kiwi Kiss card stock, then a layer of Bella Rosa DSP. The next element is two more designs of the DSP with some Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla two sided satin ribbon tied around it. The focal image rose from A Rose Is A Rose set was stamped on Whisper White with Riding Hood Red and Pretty In Pink and cut out. I added a little shimmer to the red areas with a red Sakura glitter pen. Three leaves from the set were stamped in Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive and also cut out. More leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart punch from Kiwi Kiss and Old Olive and all of the leaves were adhered under the rose image. Then the whole rose image was popped up on 3M foam squares on Whisper White, and matted with Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red. A Dew Drop from the Poinsettia bottle added balance. This entire element was also mounted on 3M foam squares. This was my first time to use this stampe--I've been a little intimidated by the two-step stamping. It's not perfect but not bad. The sentiment was stamped in Riding Hood Red on Whisper white from MFT's Essential Sentiments set. I traced over this with a red Sakura Glaze pen for a little definition, punched it out with a Word Window punch, and then it was mounted with 3M foam squares on the two layer oval, which was punched with the small and large oval punches from more DSP and Riding Hood Red card stock. The finished sentiment element was attached with 3M foam squares and two more Dew Drops finish it off.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: A Rose Is A Rose (SU!), Essential Sentiments MFT)
Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rosa dSP (SU!)
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories: Sakura glitter pen (red), Sakura Glaze pen (red), Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla two sided satin ribbon (SU!), 3M foam squares, Dew Drops Poinsettia bottle, small and large oval punches, Word Window punch (SU!)

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