Just a (yellow) Rose card for Kennedy Grace Creations
Before I go into the how-to's of this card, I want to tell you about an up-coming Blog Hop with the Kennedy Grace Creations design team, that I'm a part of. Watch for posts on Instagram and Facebook for the date (it's coming up soon!) It will feature cards primarily using New Release products.
My idea was to create an elegant card with bold accenting.
I chose to use Stampin' Up!'s black and white striped DS paper as my backdrop for the card's main design layer. I first stamped the rose image on NSW 80# cardstock, then carefully masked over it so that I could white heat emboss the leaf images from Altenew's Floral Shadow stamp. I then blended some Antique Linen and Old Paper Distress Inks onto the cardstock to bring out those leafy images. I then unmasked my rose and proceeded to color it in Copic markers, light yellows and oranges (my favorite color rose). I used a slightly darker/browner orange for the stamens, then swiped some Wink of Stella across them for a little shimmer. I colored the leaves then decided I wanted to frame the flower panel, so I die cut a frame using 2 Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp from some NSW 110# cardstock. I foam mounted the frame onto the flower panel for some dimension. I then stamped the sentiment from the same KGC stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink (the best for really black, detailed images I think). After adhering all the layers together onto #110 NSW card base, I gathered several sequins from KGC's Honey Bee mix and 1 silvery sequin from the Tropical Treasure Mix and randomly placed them into a visually appealing pattern (Hmm, a "random pattern" sounds a bit contradictory, but I think you know what I mean!). **Of note, because I needed a certain amount of the black striping to show, my card dimension is not standard. It ended up being 4.5" x 5.5". Thank you for stopping by and seeing my creation. I hope it gives you some interesting ideas to try out.
NSW 80# and 110# cardstock
Stampin Up! Designer Series Paper Stack, Stacked With Love
Kennedy Grace Creations stamp, Just a Rose
Altenew stamp, Floral Shadows
WOW! Ultrafine White Embossing Powder
Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink (Copic friendly)
Copic Sketch Markers (list provided upon request)
Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Old Paper
Wink of Stella Clear
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies (x2)
Kennedy Grace Creations Sequin Mixes, Honey Bee and Tropical Treasure
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
3M foam adhesive
Scotch ATG Adhesive Transfer Tape