December 30, 2017

ROSY CELEBRATION

In honor of New Year's Eve and the upcoming Rose Parade, 
I thought I would feature this Rosy Celebration card.


Even though the card may look fairly complicated to create, it is really quite easy. 
Keep reading, and you will find a complete tutorial on how to do it.


I love the crispness of the white lines against the Berry Burst background.


Ready? Here we go!

SUPPLIES:
Fresh Fig cardstock
Whisper White cardstock

Birthday Bright stamp set

Berry Burst ink
Fresh Fig ink

Big Shot
Rose Garden Thinlits
Stamping sponges
Silicone Craft Sheet
Paper Snips
Green Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Using two of the new In Colors, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig, sponge the colors onto a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock. Be super careful with the Fresh Fig, as this is a very dark and intense color. You can always add more.

Working on the Silicone Sheet with the gluing saves lots of frustration. Another way of adding glue to these delicate thin pieces, besides dropping glue directly from the bottle, would be to squirt a little puddle of the green glue onto the Silicone Sheet. Then, gently picking up some of the glue with a piece of sponge (dedicated to glue work), carefully sponge the glue to the backs of the diecut pieces and stick in place. The glue will not adhere to the Silicone Sheet. It is really a great tool to keep on hand.

Start out with one large rose and two smaller roses die cut from Whisper White cardstock, using the Rose Garden Thinlits. Arrange the roses over the sponged piece, not letting the pieces touch at all. Have a few extra of the roses that you can cut apart for this next step. Add pieces of the die cuts to the edges to fill up the space. Simply trim off any pieces that extend beyond the edges. You can even reuse the pieces that are cut off in another spot. They don't need to be complete roses, just give the impression of them.

Once you are satisfied with your glued-on rosy arrangement, adhere this to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Fresh Fig cardstock. Then attach this piece to the card base.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the banner in Fresh Fig and the word in Berry Burst. Use the appropriate Framelit to cut it out. Itt can also be fussy cut. Attach the sentiment to any spot on your card with Stampin' Dimensionals that maybe isn't perfect. Or anywhere you want.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Stay safe when you celebrate!

Rosy
Smiles.


4 comments:

  1. Your card is so pretty. Love ❤️ the color. Such a pretty and creative look. Thank you Linda for your sweet visit and kind words. Happy New Year to you.

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  2. That is so beautiful! Pinned.

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  3. Beautiful rose, and beautiful color! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. This card turned out beautiful. I too love the crisp white lines. Thanks for sharing on #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

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