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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Norine said…
this is so nice love those colors so rich and pretty
Sharon Harnist said…
Great job with the sketch!
snarflemarfle said…
Wowza! I know what you mean about using the aquapainter...I will finish something I think looks bad and my husband will say, "Wow! You painted that?"
WoW and OMG Wow! I can see I need some tutorials on coloring - especially the shading aspects. Have to try sloshing and see if it works for me. Curious if you had any problems setting the small grommets. I hear they are breaking or getting stuck in Crop a diles among other things.

Thanks for sharing your beauteous card!

Blessings - Jean

PS: Had to laugh when I saw my word verification was unduck. I'd just been surfing earlier on a page with pictures of lots of ducks and captions like duck, duck goose (though gosling would have been closer. This word unduck started me giggling all over again. As in duck, duck, unduck!