We've had a beautiful red rose bush blooming back against the fence in the backyard which inspired me to make this card with Fifth Avenue Floral (#113734). This set and technique were quite popular awhile back after someone demonstrated it at a Stampin' Up! event. Just stamp the flower with White Craft Ink on Shimmery White card stock, emboss with White Embossing Powder and use your Aqua Painter (#103954) to moisten the flower petals. Pick up some reinker with your Aqua Painter and let it just float and fill in the spaces! In the past I used various colors and lots of lighter and darker areas, but on this flower I wanted it to be deep red.
Here are the real roses:
And here are my stamped roses!
For the leaves I just used the new Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch (#117191). First I was going to use the little branch with leaves but then realized the bird wing looked like a leaf and for today, I liked that better! I used my Aqua Painter to pick up some Old Olive ink and draw on some leaf veins and sponged the edges a little.
You can use the stamp set Well Scripted (wood or clear) for the sentiment.
Don't tell anybody, but I wobbled a little with my stamp, if you can pick out the mistake. But all I had to do was grab my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker and smooth out the rough spots.
I think you might even be able to pick up the shimmer of the Shimmery White card stock in the photo, especially if you click on it and enlarge.
And the best part of all is that this stamp set is part of the Stampin' Up! Two-Step Into Spring Promotion going on right now! You can get Fifth Avenue Floral and others for 20% off! Order today at my Online Store!
|Item||Page||Description||Regular Price||Sale Price|
|113734||98||Fifth Avenue Floral||$24.95||$19.96|