Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Stripes, Damask, and Roses
The most time consuming part of the card was cutting out all the flowers and leaf sprigs. I stamped the rose with Hibiscus Burst ink on white cardstock. The other flowers were stamped with the same ink on the matching cardstock to get a delicious two color effect. The inspiration for that came from one of the floral fabrics in the picture. The leaves were stamped with Lucky Limeade ink on white cardstock and then painstakingly cut out with a craft knife. I definitely need to add the matching dies to my next PTI order. It took way too long!
As a last little touch, I added small light pink rhinestones to the center of the two-tone flowers. I considered adding some glitter to the roses, but by then I had already glued everything to the card. Next time! I used a sentiment from Women of Life to finish it off. Voila - a sweet Mother's Day card!
(one little side note: my printer rendered the pinks a much softer hue, thus my pinks are not quite as bright as the inspiration photo shows on screen)
Stamps: Garden of Life, Distressed Stripes, Damask Designs, Turning a New Leaf, Women of Life (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Spring Rain, Hibiscus Burst (Papertrey Ink); Lucky Limeade (Stampin' Up); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Misc: rhinestones (Studio 18); Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)