Saturday, 11 May 2013

Paper Roses Card

It's time for the new challenge on an Oldie but a Goodie Challenge Blog and this fortnight it's inspired by a song.  The classic song Paper Roses has inspired my offering!
Card Recipe:
Stamp: Tonic Studios Chrysanthemum Clear Stamp 
Colouring Mediums: Memento Sweet Plum Ink Pad, Encore Metallic Ink Pad, ColourBox Fluid Chalk Ink Pad, FlexMarker Pens, Promarker Pens, Cosmic Shimmer Angel Mist
Paper & Card: Tonic Butterflies Beautiful, Elegance Satin, Vellum, Textured pearlescent
Tools: Tonic Studios Doily Square Die, Simplicity Doily Strip Punch, Petal Pairs Punch Set 1,Tonic Window Basket Die, Silhouette Cameo, Grand Calibur
Embellishments: double satin ribbon 3mm, crystals, pearl-ended stamen, hatpins

I used a double-masking technique to create the focal point for this card, so that the main stamped image came out as a relief.  After using the masks to colour the background, I then subtly coloured the main image using Promarker and Flexmarker pens.  Finally, I carefully painted gilding seize over the petals of the flower and applied a layer of clear embossing powder.  (Take a look at my step-by-step tutorial on this double masking technique).

The chrysanthemum image was stamped onto a topper cut using the gorgeous Simplicity Doily Square die by Tonic Studios.

I made the Paper Roses using four layers of petals punched from Punched Petal Pairs, and accented them with glue and crystal glitter. You can see my signature hand-made decorative beaded hatpins peeking out from behind the roses. The leaves were cut using the foilage dies that come with the Tonic Window Basket die set.

The pretty border strip was cut using the doily strip punch, through which I've laced 3mm double satin ribbon that I coloured with a promaker.  I then trimmed this with crystals and a satin bow.

The card base, patterned paper mat and vellum scroll background were all cut using my Cameo Silhouette, which, once assembed, I spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer Angel Mist.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Shaped but not Sqaure
Country View Cards - How Does Your Garden Grow
Deep Ocean Challenge - Let's Sparkle
Dream Valley Challenges - No Squares Allowed
Fab 'n' Funky - Use Beads
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - Music Lyrics
LEJ Designs - Summer's Coming
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Emboss
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Sparkle, Bling, Ribbon
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  1. beautiful card,love everything. sue xx

  2. Dips these are gorgeous.

  3. Gogeous card...Fabulous colour...Joolsx

  4. What a fabulous piece of work!

  5. Beautiful flowers and a lovely card, Jx

  6. This is so pretty, I have that stamp set so you have inspired mme to use it x

  7. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the delicate colours, fabulous shape and gorgeous detailing
    I hope you are having a good weekend

  8. This is amazing - so pretty and I love the soft colours. Your image within the die cut shape is really stunning. The glitter on your flowers just adds that extra special touch too.

    Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.

    Rachel x

  9. gorgeous. love the colours. fab flowers x

  10. Gorgeous shaped card and lots of lovely detail

  11. superb card and tutorial! Fi xx

  12. Just gorgeous, I LOVE your flowers and the stamped image is wonderful. Maddy x

  13. Ooh I love this, its gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend, happy leapblogging! Elaine-xxx-

  14. really stunning, love the shape
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  15. amazing card ... and thank you so much for the detailed instructions ... you make it look sooo easy lol ... well done ... just hopping about ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  16. Gorgeous card, love the details, absolutely awesome. Thanks for playing with us over at Fussy&Fancy :)

  17. This is gorgeous! I love your papers and lay-out! Thanks for joining our Sparkle challenge over at ABC.
    X - Natalie - X

  18. Lovely card!
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  19. This is simply stunning thank you for joining in over at LEJ Designs LEJ DT

  20. Hello again. Thank you for entering your stunning card into the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

  21. Stunning creation. Love the shape, colour and beautiful detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. xx

  22. I absolutely love this. Those roses in the top corner are so pretty xx

  23. WOW!!! What a fantastic card, beautiful soft and feminine!!! Love how you have created the shape for this. Thanks for joining us at AGCB this time and good luck.
    Carol xx DT

  24. Fabulous!. Such a great design. Gorgeous flowers and pins.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


  25. Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs Challenge #52 'Summers Coming'...
    Whast an absolutely bneautiful shapes card. I love teh image and the colours you have chosen. The embellishments are stunning and those stick pins are perfect. Such a beautiful card
    I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog. We always have wonderful digi images and prized to be won.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx LEJ DT Member

  26. This is stunning. Love the roses. You should enter it at Craft Your Passion Challenges.Thanks for entering this at PPT.

  27. Such a gorgeous card with your fabulous handcrafted flowers, lovely stick pins, and laced ribbon!! Thanks for joining our Sparkle, Bling, and Ribbon Challenge at RRR!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  28. A lovely creation. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges and good luck.

  29. Just hopping by
    Stunning card....lovely colours
    hoppity x

  30. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at PCJ! HUgsxx

  31. Beautiful card! I love the shape and also the delicate ribbon border with the gorgeous bling!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  32. Gorgeous creation...thanks for playing with Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  33. This is beautiful and thank you so much for sharing it with us at Diva's by Design. Good Luck.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  34. Just hopping bye! This card is lovely!

  35. Wow such a wonderful card. Great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at the Creative Card Crew!!

  36. Full of details!! Elegant pink and beautiful flower.
    Thank you to share it with us on Deep Ocean Challenge.
    Come back soon on our blog.
    xoxoxo Eulalia

  37. Absolutely stunning. Love all the details. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  38. fabulous card thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ love it hugs sassyxx

  39. So much beautiful detail on your lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  40. What a gorgeous card! Love all the layers and the shape! Thank you for joining us at FSC.

  41. Hi Dips, such a beautiful card and love the soft pink hues. Thanks so much for sharing with us this fortnight at FSC. Good luck in the prize draw. XX

  42. So pretty!
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    xxx Ellie xxx

  43. A stunning card, do like the patterned dies used on this

  44. Just popped back to say thanks for sharing this at Country View Challenges too.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


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