Torn Rose

Susan Robinson
April 22, 2018

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Another torn background card. Method is the same as previous post for the first step – cut white card the same width but longer than the folded backing card it’s being attached to.

Stamp KaiserCraft small rose pattern all over it in black ink. Stamp Magenta rose square in Archival black onto separate white card.

Tear paper into ‘v’ shapes and sponge with Seedless Preserves Distress ink. Edge with Dusty Concord, then glue down overlapping slightly. It is always better to sponge lightly, you can add more colour if it needs it, but it’s hard to take away once applied. I was perhaps a little zealous with my colouring as the panels weren’t as distinctive as I would have preferred them.

Lay purple organza ribbon along bottom 1/3 of card and secure at the back. Stamp wording onto scrap of white card, sponge with Dusty Concord, matt onto black card and super tape into position over ribbon. Attach card front onto matting of black card, then white folded backing card which has been sponged with Dusty Concord Distress ink.

I coloured the rose in with Seedless Preserves and Shabby Shutter Distress inks using a waterbrush. Dry with heatgun. Sponge edge with Dusty Concord, matt onto black card, then Magic Mount into position. Lastly I ran some Ballerina Liquid Pearls along the tips of each rose petal. Set aside to dry.

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Flower Flurry

Susan Robinson
May 17, 2017

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Here are some of the flower cards I made recently while away with the girls. I find it hard to do anything complicated whilst talking to people, so am happy just colouring in and assembling basic cards. I try to keep them fairly generic so they can be adapted for future needs.

Botanical Asperula CRP153 by Stampendous. The Blacklabel has been cut from an article of clothing or home wares. You never know when they might make a handy addition to a card.

 

 

An oft used Rose stamp by Stampin Up. Unfortunately I didn’t keep the code. The Thank You is from Stamp-it.

 

 

 

 

Rose Square 19015.I by Magenta; Floral Wallpaper CS296 by Kaisercraft

 

 

Floral Square 19068M by Magenta; Happy Birthday Script 2934D by Stamp-it

 

 

 

 

 

  Rose Quartet K-2291 by PSX

 

Inspire! 3078K by Penny Black; Tiny Birthday Down 4095C by Stamp-it

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Orange Poinsettia

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November 3, 2016

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It always takes me a while to warm up to making Christmas cards. I have to start thinking about designing them months before I even want to think about Christmas at all! I find the best time (as far as inspiration goes) for me to make Christmas cards is straight after Christmas, while I’m still in that holly jolly festive mood. I thought I’d kick off my Christmas run this year with some poinsettia cards, and just pretend I was doing normal floral cards – just to ease myself into the Christmas ‘zone’. Keeping things simple to begin with.20161003_115323

 

 

 

 

stamps: Poinsettia 29013N by Magenta; And Wild and Sweet F2002 by Hero Arts

inks: Clear Versamark Pad; Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade & Barn Door Distress Pads

papers: White Matt Card; Apricot, Pomegrante & Papaya Bazzill Cards; Gold Mirror Board

accessories: Fine Gold Embossing Powder; Rhinestone; Virtuoso Music die 98356 by Memory Box; Stamen Flower Punch

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Tombo Liquid Glue

tools: Heatgun; Sponging tool; Scissors; Big Shot Machine

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Stamp poinsettia twice onto matt white card in clear pigment ink and emboss with gold embossing powder. Heatset.
  2. Apply complimentary colours of Distress inks to flower petals with sponging tool, blending as you go. Cut out flowers. 20160926_125702
  3. Stamp and gold emboss wording onto right side of papaya card (I prefer to use the smooth side of the Bazzill card when embossing). Attach to pomegrante (red) matting, then onto folded apricot backing card with two-sided tape.20160926_131932
  4. Layer flowers over each other, securing with two-sided tape in centers only. Position them at left side of wording on front of card. You can curl your petals downwards if you prefer.20160926_132925
  5.  Cut out the music die in the gold mirror card and attach under the wording with liquid glue.
  6. Affix flower stamen (cut from punch in gold paper) to center of poinsettia and glue red rhinestone in center of it.  20161003_115323
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One Wedding Dress – Delicate Blush

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July 22, 2016

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extra brides 003extra brides 002Encapsulating the delicate beauty of the blushing bride in all her fragile glory.

This was the first card I made of this design, but was getting frustrated with it and ran out of time, so ended up going with the simpler version as shown below for my class. Still needs a few things tweaking on it – but I’ve moved on to other things now so will probably never happen. Thought I’d share it anyway.

I specifically chose vellum to stamp the bride onto, as being transparent means that you can reverse the image to face the other way if you like. Also tore the pink card under wording so you could see the multi-layers beneath, creating the illusion of softness and fragility. Of course I forgot all these things in my rush to finish a quicker, simpler version. Had also intended the green tag to be a bookmark that could be removed.

 

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stamps: Elegant Bride 3207F by Stamp-it; Amour 32-082 O by Magenta; Flourish from Stampin’ Up

 

 

  1. Stamp bride onto vellum tag with black StazOn pad. Place mouse pad upside down on table top and place tag on it. Turn tag over and create a shading effect by dry embossing the skirt and veil area with a stylus tool. Colour in bouquet with peach Spectrum Noir pen (ensure you do this on the back also, or the Spectrum Noir ink will re-act with the StazOn ink). Stamp bride bodice onto thin Magic Mount sheet. Cut it out and attach into place over bride’s bodice on vellum tag. Edge tag with Fushcia StazOn pad.extra brides 004
  1. Stamp flourish image in top left of patterned card in black Archival ink. Stamp “Amour” wording into centre with same pad. Tear across bottom of card underneath wording. Sponge around outside edge with Sepia pad. Attach to peach coloured base card. Sponge around peach base card also.
  2. Position green tag into desired position on front of card (but do not attach yet). With the aid of a t-grid and vellum sheet, line up flourish on main card with green tag. Move away from main card and stamp flourish onto tag. Do the same with the wording. You can now attach green tag onto main card. The flourish and wording should line up.
  3. Attach vellum tag over green tag by means of Magic Mount on bride’s bodice. Glue pink ribbon bow to cover hole at top of vellum tag. Add dot of Fruit Punch Stickles to cleavage line of bride’s bodice and also to top of bouquet.

 

 

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The Sunflower’s Secret

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May 16, 2016

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A few more little cards from my flower series. I wasn’t going to bother putting them up, but the sunflower card with the bee links in nicely with my next few posts to come – featuring other insects (bugs and butterflies).

sunflower & bee magenta daisy

 

On left: “Secret Sunflower” 705 by Inkadinkado (Tin can Mail), “Honycomb” U5-1796 by Stamper’s Anonymous and “The Bumblebee” 4804C by Stamp-It.

On right: “Framed Daisy” 23.292J by Magenta. Quick and easy to colour. Simple but effective design.

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