Monday, March 12, 2018

Rose Wonder

This card is so soft and delicate. The stamp set, Rose Wonder, has the perfect rose for coloring. I really wanted to give it a little something extra special too. I hope you think it turned out as well as I do!

IMG_5055_thumb12I started by stamping the rose with VersaMark ink and sprinkling it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. This is the “little something special” I was referring to.( Before I stamped the image though I ran my embossing buddy across my paper to make certain my embossing powder was only going to stick where I wanted it to. ) I heat embossed the image and watched the sparkle come to life. This was a great choice. The amount of sparkle it adds to the finished card is just perfect. When the glitter in the iridescent ice embossing powder catches the light its shine is very subtle…and delicate.

IMG_5056_thumb1I used my Stampin’ Blends to color in my flower and leaves next. I used light and dark Pink Pirouette for the flower and light Old Olive for the leaves. I felt like this flower was a bit big to put on my card front so I decided to use only a portion of it. You can see that I didn’t color the outer most ring. I think it looks just as good and its gonna fit my card front much better. I chose three of the four leaves to color also.

IMG_5057_thumb1I cut out the flower and leaves. See?!?!?! You can’t even tell that it was once a bigger rose. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

IMG_5058_thumb1Next came the dry embossing with a polka dot embossing folder. I used a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut to 4 5/8 X 3 3/8 inches. I chose a Pink Pirouette mat for this and it measures 4 7/8 X 3 5/8 inches.

IMG_5060_thumb1I wanted it all popped on my card face so I made sure to add plenty of dimension on the back so there would be no sagging anywhere! Lets face it…at our age we have to watch for that saggy stuff, right???

IMG_5059_thumb1Next I die cut the Happy word from the Happy Birthday thinlit. However, I only wanted the Happy word so I carefully trimmed it off of the Birthday part. I wanted this to pop also, so then I went to work cutting the thinnest strips of foam tape I have ever cut! I think the extra effort was well worth it though. I also stamped the word Birthday on a 7/8 X 2 1/8 inch piece of Whisper White cardstock with Pink Pirouette ink. I used the birthday sentiment from Happy Wishes which you could earn during the Sale-A-Bration event.

IMG_5061_thumb1Everything is prepped, now it is time to adhere it all down. I folded the card, popped the face, popped the rose, popped the leaves and popped the sentiments. Done!

What do you think? I know that it is probably difficult to see the subtle glitter of the Iridescent Ice embossing powder, but it is just a beautiful addition to this card. The next time you need to use clear or white embossing powder try the Iridescent Ice instead and see how it looks.

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