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Double Happy Rose and Image Modification

Double Happy Rose and Image Modification

Hello everyone! I'm so glad you stopped by the blog today. I have a double Happy Rose card for you with a bit of a change to one of the roses.

Sometimes, you want symmetry on a card as a technique. More often than not, though, I avoid letting two sides of a design look the same. I prefer an odd number of design elements on the front of my cards. It gives my eyes a sense of completeness, of roundedness. 

So it may appear that today I have broken this rule by including two roses on this card instead of three. But stick with me. I have actually modified the top rose to avoid copying the image exactly.

To begin, I stamped out the Happy Rose image several times on Bristol Smooth cardstock to color them in with different mediums. Both of these roses have alcohol markers on them. I used violet and yellow-orange markers since they are complimentary colors. Then, I cut them out and set them aside.

I pulled out some violet cardstock and trimmed it down to 4 x 5.25" and then sliced it at an angle. I trimmed a strip of black cardstock and adhered it to the top of the violet piece. Then, I popped it up on an A2 sized card base with some foam tape.

To add some interest and avoid symmetry, I took the violet rose and cut the leaves off. I repositioned them around the flower with some liquid adhesive. I added some foam tape to the top half of the violet rose and adhered it to the card base. Then, I adhered the yellow rose over the top of the violet rose. 

To finish off the card, I stamped and embossed the Love sentiment from the Super Sentimental Stamp Set using Clear embossing

ink and Alabaster Embossing Powder onto some black cardstock. I trimmed it down and adhered it to the front of the card.

I hope you enjoyed this little asymmetrical beauty. For your convenience, I have added grid of supplies below. Thanks again for joining me today and I hope you have a wonderful week!



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Robin Kepler - April 26, 2019

The color combo is really nice. Makes me remember the soft Violet roses my great aunt used to have planted.

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