3/8 Tangerine Rose
Here is the Weekend Sketch Challenge that Sharon posted on her blog called Paperfections. I was anxious to use my new set called Fifth Avenue Floral in conjunction with the BEAUTIFUL Textured Impressions Die called Manhattan Flower. It didn't matter what the sketch challenge was because I was going to Make It WORK! lol! And, it did! It actually worked really well! Lots of room to show off all that BEAUTIFUL embossing. (I love my Big Shot, I love my new Impressions Die and I love In Colors!!)
Here is my card. SOOOOO gorgeous - - - even with little oopsies that I will not point out! lol! I thought a Tangerine Rose would be so striking with Pacific Point. I used some brand new small grommets that I pre-ordered from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. I discovered that the 5/16th inch Jumbo Brads fit perfectly into the center of these grommets. Cool, huh. (I won't discuss WHY I was led to discover this . . . lol!)
Those rose panel really turned out nice. I used my Aqua painter . . . my very MOST FAVORITE way to color anything and everything stamping related. It really looks a mess when you are in the middle of it . . . but I always keep sloshing through it and every time I am surprised just how awesome it turns out in the end. To make it shiny . . . which you probably cannot discern in the photo, I sprayed it with a couple of coats of a glossy fixative. Which I discovered makes your paper warp! So, to combat that, I glue sticked the entire image and stuck it onto a piece of white chip board that you get with your designer series paper. That took care of the warping and I liked the tiny skinny white border that was created around the whole image.
Supplies I used to create this card:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, All Holidays
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Whisper White, White Chipboard
Ink: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Manhattan Flower Textured Die, Big Shot Machine, Small Grommets, 5/16th Jumbo Brads, Pacific Point Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
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