I was fortunate enough to be asked to share how I make my cardstock and paper roses that I use as embellishments on my paper crafting projects at Heartfelt. I got to share the technique with hundreds of talented paper crafters which was a great experience (if somewhat daunting). Anyway thanks to everyone that attended and for all the positive feed back.
This is made with a combination of materials - Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler cardstock, a piece of the corrugated packaging cardstock that my Stmpin' Up! orders come in, First Edition Specialty DSP and Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.3/8 circle punch cut into spiral flowers for the filler flowers.
Here is a simpler card incorporating three roses.
I have used Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla cardstock, incorporated Fan fair DSP. I have also used En Francais and Summer Silhouette stamped images (I fussy cut the stamped leaf image). For texture and interest I used the Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Linen Thread and Island Indigo Bakers Twine.
I love tag cards and usually find it hard to avoid making at least one of these whenever I am asked to share some of my card making skills.
I adore the images from Papaya Collage and have used the filigree frame for this card. The leaves stamped in Always Artichoke from the French Foliage set (which I fussy cut). The background is En Francais.
I punched out a Paper Doily using the Big Shot Sizzlet and vellum cardstock which I then aged. The card base is Very Vanilla daubed with Crumb Cake ink and the flower is made from Very Vanilla cardstock daubed with Rose Red ink and sprayed with crafting perfume - isocol alcohol and Frost White Shimmer Paint. The ribbon is Very Vanilla Seam Binding and Linen Thread with a Vintage Faceted button for bling!
Until next time