Saturday, February 1, 2014

Victorian Roses for a Wonderful Friend!

Hi Again Stampers! 

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  I had the pleasure of spending my day with two wonderful friends celebrating a belated birthday for one and creating a card together (I cannot think of a better way to spend time with friends :-))

I wanted to take a moment to share her birthday card and matching gift that I had created- both were designed using the colors from this week’s CQC226 ColourQChallenge , the card also incorporated the STS#12 Sketch from Seize the Sketch and the coordinating gift qualifies for the Stampin’ Royalty SR212 “Anything But A Card Challenge”.  
The colors looked so soft and feminine, I just had to create more paper roses and since my friend loves the vintage style, I had to comply- lol!!

If you have not done so, I hope you will find the time to visit all three sites- I love their Design Teams’ inspiration not to mention the variety of the many other entries they have each week!



To create this card:

Create the rolled roses for the card using the 2 3/8”, 1 ½” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle Punches.  Punch out two of the 2 3/8” Circles from Primrose Petals cardstock and one from Blushing Bride cardstock.  Punch out two of the 1 ½” Scallop Circles using Primrose Petals cardstock and one from Blushing Bride cardstock and lastly, punch out one 1 ¼” Scallop Circle from Blushing Bride cardstock.  Run all of the punched scallop circles through the retired Crimper Tool (twice for each circle), hand “scrunch” , hand cut a wavy spiral toward the center on each one, roll up starting from the outside edge toward the middle and adhere using Tombow Multi-Adhesive or a Hot Glue Gun (I prefer using the Hot Glue Gun with a Silicone Sheet).  If needed, here is a basic written tutorial fromSplitcoaststampers using Designer Series Paper- I have found that cardstock is sturdier and will allow more manipulation of the petals to give a realistic look…

Punch a few leaves from Crumb Cake cardstock using the Bird Builder Punch and set aside.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Scallops Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Crumb Cake and Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper (both from retired sets of DSP)- lightly sand with the Sanding Block to bring out the white core and adhere to a piece of Primrose Petals cardstock, trim and mount again onto a piece of Crumb Cake, trim and mount onto a piece of Primrose Petals.
Add the Pink Pirouette colored lace (pretty but also represent the banner in th and the sketch), add the satin ribbon to cover the edge and the string of Pearls.
Adhere the leaves first and then the roses using the Hot Glue Gun.
Stamp the sentiment from Express Yourself (2013-2014 hostess set) using Primrose Petals Classic Ink onto a scrap piece of the Beau Chateau DSP, create the banner using the Hexagon Punch, add to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals™ and finish with a string of Pearls.
Mount the entire panel onto the Pink Pirouette card base to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Express Yourself
Ink: Primrose Petals
Paper/Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, retired Crumb Cake and Beau Chateau DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Scallops Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sanding Block, Punches- Bird Builder, Hexagon,  2 3/8”, 1 ½” and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Crochet Lace (from my stash), 5/8” Satin Ribbon (from my stash), retired Crimper Tool, Pearls, Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Can you tell the mistake I made on the card?  I accidentally mounted the lower Crumb Cake portion upside down…oops!!  Too late to change now- lol!!
The coordinating gift was a battery operated Vanilla scented wax candle- using the Hot Glue Gun, I added the lace around the candle and created the larger roses using Primrose Petals cardstock and the Big Shot™ with the new Spiral Floral Originals™ Die.  Again, the same steps were taken as with the punched flowers – crimp, “scrunch” and roll (you do not need to cut with the new die- yea!!).  I also created a few of the smaller roses with the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch and used the Bird Builder Punch for the leaves.
This view shows the dimension of the Die Cut Flower 


My friend seemed to enjoy the gifts and I know I had a great time making them for her!!  Now, I will have to make a few more for some of my other friends and maybe one for me

Thanks again for stopping by- I will be posting my card for the new Dynamic Duo Challenge at noon today- have a wonderful Saturday!!

6 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, and candle, Julie, love those roses! So nice to see you at the colourQ with your projects, thanks for playing with us.

stampwithsandy said...

Just stunning, Julie! I'm sure your friend will cherish them both!

Claire said...

Wow Julie! Those roses must have taken forever...if only I had the patience to do something like this! They look so beautiful clustered together. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q this week!

Jessi Fogan said...

WOW WOW WOW!
My jaw dropped seeing these - what a perfectly paired set. All those roses are stunning, and every little detail is so precise & perfect. I am in total awe, Julie!
Thank you SO much for coming to play with us at Seize the Sketch :) You ROCKED it!

núria claverol i català said...

WOW, the candle is amazing
I love the roses, beautiful

greetings

Lori said...

OMGOSH, Julie! WOW!!!! This card/candle gift set is absolutely STUNNING!! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Sketch this week xoxoxo

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