Saturday, January 14, 2017

Rustic Rose

Hello Readers,

Busy day today but I wanted to carve out some time to post this card. So, for today I will be playing along with Seize the Birthday, Double D Challenges and The Card Concept. Here is my card for today, enjoy!


A lovely card using the Rose Wonder stamp set by Stampin' Up!.
The center of the flower was done using a combination darker pink alcohol markers
and then blending it in with a lighter color.

The rose was stamped on white lustre cardstock then heat embossed. And because alcohol markers are translucent the shimmer shines right through the color. I also used metallic copper embossing powder for the background and silver dots with silver lustre. Together they prove to look so pretty and elegant.

I dry embossed the copper background by applying VersaMark Ink directly on the embossing folder. This allows the debossed part of the card ready for copper embossing powder. I then took my black inkpad directly onto the card that hit all the embossed areas.
Below/Left: The copper background is so pretty against the silver dots and the magnificent rose. Bottom/Right: The sentiment was chosen for its message but also for its font. I think it fits this design so well. The black it seems sets off brings out all the colors on the card. So pretty.


Challenges Entered:
Double D Challenges: Anniversary/Blogaversary/Birthday
The Card Concept: #64- Pretty Things
Seize the Birthday: Anything Goes





Now that my daughter is reading and roaming the internet (safely) she now frequents my blog and sees what I am writing to all of you. No problem I say... Nothing to hide... It is just me babbling about my life events. So this to my little voyeur who checks up on me every now and then... Know that I love you and now it is time to get off the computer and tell me how wonderful I am... heheee. 

Well, that is it for me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit and do hope you drop by again. So, until next time please take care and happy stamping.

All the best,
Shawna 

9 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW just gorgeous! Great coloring technique ... looks awesome! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

laurie said...

Stunning! I love that background and your bloom is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Ashwini Rao said...

It really is totally gorgeous, Shawna! All the shine and glimmer - what a splendid combination! I especially love the double embossed background - really stands out! Thank you so much for playing with us at Seize the Birthday!
xx Ashwini DT

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, I enjoyed your little comment to your DD, Shawna!!!!! (will she know what DD stands for????!!!) And as for your card, my friend ...simply stunning!!!! Love your beautiful rose and that bg is FABULOUS!!!!!! The soft rose against the copper is just simply great!!! I really like that bg sooooooo much!!!! And I agree with the font of the sentiment being perfect and the white on black works wonderfully!!!! Oh, this is such a great card!!!! Absolutely LOVE it!!!!
Hugz

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, yes, very shimmery and pretty! I love how you did the embossing folder. Colors are outstanding together. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Double D!

Karen Davis said...

Such a striking card. Your beautiful flower against the wonderful copper embossed background is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

Vicki robertson said...

Simply gorgeous card! Wow, love the flower and background. Beautiful details. Thanks for joining the Double D Anniversary/Birthday Challenge.

artful-notions said...

Lovely, lovely rose, Shawna. Gorgeous against your bg! Love that you daughter is scoping YOU out!!!

ionabunny said...

That background is gorgeous and one of my all time favourite embossing folders. Gorgeous card. Hugz

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