Monday, 5 March 2012

Heartfelt Mother's Day

My next piece for Creative Expressions features the Heartfelt Bella Rose Bold stamps and matching dies. For my card I die cut 6 rose buds in a fairly smooth, but absorbent card stock. I inked up my stamp using some Marvy le Plume pens that I've had for ages...roll on the arrival of the new Distress Markers...(need to save my pennies big time!). I then pressed the die cuts onto the stamp. I found it easier to get the die and stamp lined up this way. I then coated the rose buds with glossy accents and allowed them to dry. I didn't spritz the stamp with water before stamping because the glossy accents makes the ink bleed....can you guess I what you see here is my second attempt? Just thought I'd save you making the same mistake!
>My card base is heavy duty acetate. I stamped the tiny rose bud randomly around the outside in Saddle brown staZon. When making an acetate card you need to be careful to line things up so that each side of the acetate is perfectly covered. To do this I used the Spellbinders Lacy Oval die cut out 4 times. I distressed and stamped these ovals in Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.

When my rosebuds were dry I curved them carefully so as not to crack the glossy accent coating. I worked out my positioning first then stuck two leaf flourishes (one cut down)(dark green pearlised card) so that they would be under my bouquet. Then I mounted 5 rose stems on the front of the card using silicone glue to form a bouquet. I chose to use silicone glue so that I had time to move them around and it also gave me time to poke in the sprigs of foliage...(The foliage was the spiky leaf die cut up)(again dark green pearlised card).

I also stuck a single rose bud on the inside of the card and finished the card with a tag tied on with an organza ribbon.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:>

"Classy Cards and Such - Flowers"
"Clearly Inspired - Anything"
"Crafty Catz - Punches/Dies"
"The Stampman - Use colours of spring"
"Stempelsonne Challenge - A Flower for You"
"Wags and Whiskers - Spring or Travel"
"Crafters Companion - Spring"
"Cup Cake Craftroom - Spring bouquet"


Elaine said...

Sue I love this what a super card yuor mum will be delighted.
Hugs Elaine

Zoe Sanderson said...

Stunning your Mum will be thrilled with such a special piece love it and the colours wonderful XOXO Zoe

lindyloo said...

stunning your mum will love it thank you for joining us at crafty catz linda x

debbie said...

some great ideas in your cardthanks for joining the classy cards challenge

Janet Baldwin said...

Fabulous card, yet again Sue. Hop on over to my blog as there is a surprise for you there!

Holly said...

Beautiful card! Love that you made the card base clear so the gorgeous flowers really stand out! Thanks for playing in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

Gabrielle said...

Love the card and the colours are fabulous! The orange is just gorgeous and reminds me so much of my favourite coloured roses - I think your mum will love this! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card, love your use of acetate. Beautiful. Tracy x

Sue C said...

Fabulous card, love how you've used the acetate. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

Seija said...

Oh wow, it's a so wonderful kind of card!Looks so pretty!
Thanks for joining us at Stempelsonnenchallenge.
XOXO Michi

carol said...

fabulous card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Stine said...

Beautiful card.
Thnaks for joining us at stempelsonnenchallenge.
Hugs Stine

hazel said...

This is a stunning card Sue, your mum will love it.
xxx Hazel.

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Spring" challenge on CRAFTERS COMPANION MONTHLY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness - how AHH-MAZING is this. So beautifully done. Thanks for joining us this month at the Cupcake Craftroom.