Thursday, June 20, 2013

Framed Wild Rose

Hello!  It's Bridget here to share a card with you today.
 Due to our computer crashing, I was unable to participate in the
  SNSS Mini Blog Hops highlighting the new releases this month, but here's a card
I made using the fabulous new Flower Blocks 2.
This one has a lot of dimension because of the popped up layers and by using sponging, it
works great for those who don't enjoy coloring with copics so much!
I stamped the flower four times, cut out different layers, then sponged each layer.
I sponged the square base piece with Stampin Up's Lucky Limeade, and then used several Stampin Up ink colors for the flower petals, including Blushing Bride, Real Red, and Baroque Burgundy.
 I do this in several layers, starting with the lightest ink and then building up color,
so that it's darkest at the outside.
The flower center was colored with copics.
The black frame was created with Marianne Designs Frames and Swirls LR0116 die.
 It's a long oval, but it cuts apart easily into eight pieces, which I then arranged around the square.
 Making a die-cut frame into a different shape works with some dies, I can only suggesting giving it a try and experimenting to see how it looks!
The text background is made using Stampin Up dp sponged with Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink and then stitched onto a black card base.  I added a few scattered pearls to finish.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great Thursday!


buggin2stamp said...

Absolutely positively stunning!!! I love the look that you made with sponging the flower instead of coloring with markers. And so clever to convert an oval die cut to a square. That frame makes the whole card so elegant.

Nana Rogers said...

What a Gorgeous card!! So very lovely, thanks for another great idea too.

Jean Bullock said...

Sorry about your computer. This is a beautiful card. I love everything about it. The piecing, the coloring, the layers, the stitching, the filigree die cut. Everything!