Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Handmade Rose Cards for Heartfelt

I know that you are probably over these cards by now, if so please feel free to skip back or ahead. . .

Heartfelt was such an amazing event.  The staff at Stampin' Up! go that extra mile and do it all with professionalism and enthusiasm.  If you ever have opportunity to attend one of these events make sure you do so.
This is a very traditional card.  It is good for weddings, anniversaries and specific age birthdays (21st, 40th, 60th etc).  It is surprisingly easy to make and always makes an impact.

The cardbase is Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler.  The flourish you see behind the leaves is from Everything Eleanor stamped in Always Artichoke.  I love how the regal colours all compliment each other and I tend to used colour family ink colours together for that reason.
The leaves are cut out with the Little Leaves Sizzlet in Always Artichoke cardstock.  The roses are all made with the Fancy Flower punch and Cherry Cobbler cardstock in the same manner set out in my Hand Made Rose tutorial in an earlier post.  I sprayed the creation with Crafters Perfume - isocol and Champagne Shimmer Paint.  You will also note a piece of ribbon to break up the bouquet - Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding.
This card is made in almost the identical way as the card above except it has a few more elements to add to the feeling of vintage and weight (which I think makes a card all the more appealing). Cardstock is Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.  First Edition Specialty DSP daubed with Riding Hood Red ink.  Flowers made with Fancy Flower punch in Riding Hood Red cardstock and leaves in Old Olive using the Little Leaves Sizzlet.  You might also notice the latice in the background - cut from Brushed Gold cardstock with the Bigz Lattice die.
The butterflies are from the Papaya Collection stamp set, stamped in Basic Black Craft ink and coloured with Watercolour Crayons and Aqua pen, then daubed with Frost White Shimmer Paint.  I stretched the butterflies using a flower balling tool so that they had dimension.  I have also used Rhinestone Jewels to add whimsy to the card.

I hope you get some more ideas from this post. Drop me a line if you need to know how anything is done.

Cheers
Shanni xx

2 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! I love to see what you make. Maybe you could visit the challenge blog I design for? It's TwistedTuesdaychallenges.blogspot.com/
    Would love to have you enter a challenge!

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  2. would love to know how you made these flowers. the card is gorgeous. I love making paper flowers and love stampin up products. my addiction gets soothed every month at someone's party!

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Shanni