Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rose Birthday Card

I made this card for a challenge using aqua, red and white for our monthly card club.   Aqua seems pretty popular right now!   This is another out-of-my-box color combo, but I like the way it turned out.   This card ultimately became a birthday card, but could certainly be used for a lot of occasions!

I started with a white card base and layered an aqua mat, topped with a white layer.   I cut a Swedish Spring Oval Frame out of aqua.   This frame is so delicately detailed and was perfect for the roses from the With Sympathy set.  I did have to mask off  some of the foliage on the upper portion of the roses to get them to fit properly on the oval cut from watercolor paper. I just put small pieces of Post-It notes over the parts I didn't want to stamp before I inked the image and then removed before stamping the image.  It was either that or fussy cut around them and some had pieces that were too small for that!

I colored the roses with my Distress Ink Markers using a small paintbrush dipped in water.  I colored these before the Detailer Brush Nib waterbrushes arrived.  More about those in a later post.  I got an added benefit from using the paintbrush as I used water that I had previously used for Twinkling H20 coloring and got a nice, subtle sparkle on the image!  I sponged Old Paper Distress Ink around the edges of the roses while they were still in the Spellbinders die cut.  Hint:  If you don't have the Distress Ink pad of choice, you can always use a Distress Ink marker.   Just spread a small amount on your craft mat with the brush tip and pick it up with a sponge to apply.

I added a couple of corners cut from aqua from the Lace Deco Corners I, but I trimmed each one just a bit on the lower corners.   I finished the card by adding Baby White Pearls in the centers of the flowers on the edge of the Swedish Spring Oval Frame.

And there you have it!  A quick, classy card for a birthday, get well, sympathy, thinking of you...whatever kind of card you need for a special person!

There is still time for you to enter our current challenge using AQUA, ORANGE, and YELLOW!   Please join us by submitting your creation via the InLinkz tool at the bottom of this post.

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

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Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very pretty card. love the colors and the frame around the image.


loz said...

Stunning card and love the colouring Beverley..Loz

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Such a pretty card so soft and love those corners. I am only getting started in card making and want every die and everything I see. LOL but your card is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beverly Bohannon said...

Thank you, Luanne, Loz and Lady Bug!!! It was fun to do once I got my head around the colors. It's one I might even try it again sometime!


Shelley said...

Wow! Soft and pretty and lovely, I really love this one!

Beverly Bohannon said...

Thank you, Shelley! Glad you like it!