A wallet full of roses…..part 1

Weird title, but I thought I’d show you the first of two cards we made in a workshop yesterday. These cards are a little difficult to try and achieve in a workshop, with stampers of varying ability, but none the less, everyone did a great job and my hostess was happy to be able to make cards she wanted to…..

rose card This card is made using a number of stamp sets. The background is firstly stamped with versamark using En Fracais and then chalked in using close to cocoa and ruby red chalks….you’ll need to look carefully to see the script. The next layer on the background was done with the sanded stamp using basic brown. These were all stamped on the kraft cardstock. The corners have also been punched with the eyelet border punch. Wrapped around this layer is a piece of riding hood red striped grosgrain, with a smaller piece used to make a fake knot. hehehehehe. This was all stuck onto the riding hood red card base.

The roses, buds and leaves were all stamped using the A rose is a rose set using generational stamping with the riding hood red and always artichoke stamp inks. Generational stamping means that the first stamp in each image was inked, then stamped onto scrap and then stamped straight onto the whisper white. This is a type of stamping that isn’t possible with clear stamps – a real plus for rubber stamps, especially of the quality of Stampin’ Up! © stamps. This gives you the added advantage getting a number colours and effects with just one or two ink pads, like I have here. This stamp set is a two step stamp set that actually has a matching second stamp that allows you to get those darker, shadow highlights on the image and care of the stamp-ma-jig,  lining them up perfectly. Even I get the stamp-ma-jig out when using this set. The look is just so very special.

The sentiment comes from the great hostess set – Best yet, that has such great sentiments in such beautiful scripts and all fit so nicely in the designer label punch.{This is a great time to become a hostess with an extra $40 to spend once your sales reach $600…….contact me to grab your date – just 4 weeks to go…}

This card would make the basis for a great class, if you and your friends would like to come to me, or I could come to you, we could learn how to make this card together for a minimal fee per head. Just e-mail me at sharon@lvh.com.au

The other card will need to wait until later, while I head off to feed the hungry hoards otherwise known as my rugrats!! Have a great week…….

All images © Stampin’ Up! 1990 – 2009

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