my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday 11 May 2016

A Birthday Rose

This is a card that I made recently for a friends birthday. The Joanna Sheen rose was stamped onto a piece of white stamping card that had been used to mop up the last bit of ink from my craft mat at the end of a previous ink smooshing session. I can't remember what inks I used and the result is very subtle. I used black Memento ink to stamp the image and then coloured it with Promarkers. Next I cut it with a die from the Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles set, and then mounted it onto a green mat. I chose two patterned papers from an old Papermania pad called Regency, and cut two rectangular panels each with a scalloped edge on one short side. These were also mounted onto matching green card. I wrapped a length of green silk ribbon around the striped one and tied a bow on the edge, before fixing them to the 15cm. square base card, and sticking the rose panel on top. I stuck a piece of the spotted paper to some thin card before die cutting the small butterfly with a Cheery Lynne die. I gave it several coats of clear Wink of Stellar before adding it to the card and sticking some tiny pearls to it's body. The Birthday greeting is my favourite little Stamp Tapestry stamp. As I used my Cuttlebug machine for the die cutting I am entering this at,

                        Cuttlebug Mania - May Flowers, and also at the following challenges.      Simon Says Stamp - Flowers
                        Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes