Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Let Us Rejoice- More Roses for Two Challenges :-)

Hi Stampers!
I wanted to create a few cards for this week’s Fusion #2 Card Challenge- I just love the inspiration photo as well as their sketch and for this first card, decided to use the new Spiral Floral Die along with a few more rolled roses (hope you are not getting tired of the roses yet :-)).    I used the colors from the photo and followed the sketch (although a bit loosely) and since this card has texture, it also qualifies as my second entry into the Card Concept#2Challenge (not sure if this would be considered Clean and Layered or Classy and Elegant) :-)). 

If you have not had the time to stop by either site yet, I would encourage you to do so—both challenge sites have a very talented Design Teams and many entries for their challenges!  Just another example of how you can interpret a sketch and photo inspiration so differently not to mention the theme of texture....
To create this card:
Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Cut into half and mount onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock.
Adhere the horizontal strip of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a piece of Basic Gray cardstock- I used a piece of retired Sycamore Street DSP and added scrap strips of Basic Gray cardstock to the top and bottom (to give the illusion of being mounted onto a whole piece of Basic Gray cardstock- love my scraps!)
Stamp the sentiment using Basic Black Classic Ink (this sentiment is from the retired set- Say It With Scriptures) and cut out using the Big Shot™ with the Window Frames Collection Framelits™.  Cut an additional frame from the same size framelit™ and mount behind the sentiment (split the frame in half vertically and mount- the flowers and leaves will hide the small gap).
Add the double satin ribbon bow (ribbon from my stash) to the card and adhere the DSP panel under the sentiment.
To create the roses:
The large yellow rose was created from Crushed Curry cardstock using the Big Shot™ and the new Spiral Floral Originals™ Die.  After cutting the floral spiral with the die, use the Crimper Tool to crimp (run through the Crimper Tool twice) and roll up starting from the outside.  Adhere the bottom portion to hold the flower shape in place using a Hot Glue Gun.
The medium size roses were created with the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle-punch two form Basic Gray cardstock and one from Crushed Curry cardstock.  Starting on the outside, cut a wavy spiral towards the center, crimp twice with the retired Crimping Tool and start to roll up from the outside edge toward the center.  Again, hold in place using the Hot Glue Gun or Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive. 
Take the same steps as above for the smallest rose, use the 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out one scallop circle from Whisper White cardstock and use the same instructions above for completing the rose.  If needed, here is a basic written tutorial at Splitcoaststampers for the rolled roses. 
View to show the height of the new Spiral Floral Die 
Use the Bird Builder Punch to punch out the leaves from Basic Gray cardstock.  Adhere the roses and leaves to the sentiment panel using either a Hot Glue Gun and/or Mini Glue Dots (or Tombow Multi-Purpose).
Stamp Sets: Say It With Scripture
Ink: Basic Black
Paper/Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, retired Sycamore Street DSP
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Window Frame Collection Framelits™, Punches- 2 3/8”, 1 ¾”, 1 ¼” Scallop Circle, Bird Builder;  Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Just a note- the flowers on this card are very dimensional so I would definitely recommend either hand delivery or mailing in a small box (or one of our Wood Mount cases). 

Thanks again for visiting- I will be posting my second card for this challenge in a few minutes!!  


Teresa Kline said...

wow, stunning! so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful flowers and design. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty, love your rolled roses! I came over via the Card Concept Blog!

Cathy Weber said...

This is an absolutely beautiful card...you have made the most beautiful rolled flowers...so much texture and your card is so interesting...so many really pretty elements!

Kerin said...

Your roses are gorgeous!!! Oh my, love every single thing about this card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Lyndal said...

Fabulous flowers Julie! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! This is a classy and elegant work of art and perfect for both challenges! So glad you joined us at The Card Concept this week!

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