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Vintage inspired rose card

Vintage inspired rose card

Hello friends, welcome back to another post.  This week I got to play with the Happy Rose stamp that was recently released.  If I have my facts straight, I believe this is the very first 4X4 stamp ever made and release by Brutus Monroe. 

I have made lots of other cards with this rose but I was inspired so mix it up this time and use it with vellum, I didn’t know how, but that was the main idea starting out. 

I began by stamping my roses onto vellum, heat setting them with a heat fun to make sure that the ink wouldn’t move when I played with the paper.  I stamped it using Brutus Monroe Raven Detailing ink. 

When I was sure it was completely dry I colored my images using alcohol markers and coloring pencils, I colored both the front an the back of the vellum to make sure that the image would show like I had envisioned it.  Using an embossing ink pen i outlined each leaf and applied embossing powder in gilded and heat set it.  Immediately after I fuzzy cut each rose.

I prepared my base by getting a piece of white card stock and cut it to 4.25 X 5.5” and distressed it using distress inks until it looked weathered.  

I still felt that I needed something more to make this card perfect, it needed more “gold”, so I applied embossing ink to a scrap piece of card stock and embossed it with gilded once again.  I cut it into 1/4 inch strips and glued those to the card base. 

Lastly, I arranged my roses in a way that I thought looked pleasing and I glued them to the card base.  I had intentions of adding a sentiment to it and gave it a couple of days until i could decide what I wanted to put on it, but I just couldn’t make myself do it.  The roses are just too beautiful to put anything that would cover their beauty. 

And there you have it.  I just LOVE how this card turned out, this roses really are beautiful.  

Thank you all so much for hanging out with me today, I hope I was able to inspire you to create something.  

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Amanda Stevens - April 26, 2019

Such a beautiful card!!!

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