Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bella Rose Tutorial

Good morning, Steph here again. Have you seen all of the new products yet? There are some wonderful new products in the Store that you will love creating with so go check them out!

I began by creating a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square card using Luminized Curious Metallic (silver) cardstock. This cardstock is a heavy weight cardstock and creates the perfect card base and as you will see, it's NOT just for creating Christmas cards.

I pulled 2 coordinating sheets of paper from the Glitz Pretty in Pink pattern paper collection pad, cutting the dark pink 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and the "Lovely" top sheet 5" x 5".

This paper is pretty, but it did need a little detailing. So, I placed the "Lovely" paper on my Scor-Buddy, and created 3 score lines across the top of the paper, scoring at 4 1/4", 4 1/2" and 4 3/4". Be sure to score on the reverse side of the paper for maximum impact.

Next, turn the paper so that the scored lines are now horizontal. Score 1/4", 1/2" and 3/4" along the left side stopping at the first horizontal score line.

Turn to the right side of the "Lovely" pattern paper and ink the edges with brown ink. This really helps to emphasize the score lines. Adhere the pattern paper to the card.

Die cut 2 ovals from the remaining Silver Metallic cardstock and ink the edges with brown ink. Adhere them to the card, slightly over the scored lines.

Stamp and die cut the large rose from Heartfelt Creation's Classic Bella Rose stamp set on the left over piece of Silver Metallic cardstock.

Color the rose with Copic Markers - R81, R83, R89 and the leaves with YG61, YG63, and YG67. The silver cardstock adds a hint of shimmer under the Copic Markers.

Ink the edges of the rose and adhere it to the ovals with Joy Foam Adhesives for dimension.

I'm thinking this would make a lovely Valentine's Day card, or even a "just because" card for someone special.

Thanks, Steph!  Beautiful card!!!

Unfortunately, since Steph wrote this tutorial, Pretty in Pink paper pads have sold out and even been discontinued by the manufacturer.  The good news is that this technique applies to any patterned paper with large open spaces!  It could even be used on solid paper and you could personalize it with your own stamping and embellishing style!  Click here to see all of the paper pads.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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