Designer's Tip: To color the roses on this card, I used Spectrum Noir alcohol pens. When I use alcohol pens, I start by coloring the lightest shade first. Then, while it’s still wet, I color the shadowed areas with the next darkest shade, going back over the entire area with the lightest shade to blend where the two colors overlap. If needed, I’ll add in a darker shade for deeper shadows, blending with the lightest shade. It works best to color and blend a small area at a time; if the first shade dries, it’s difficult to eliminate overlapping lines when blending in the second color.
- Painted Lace Double-Sided Paper Pack (link)
- Ultra Smooth white cardstock (link)
- Cardstocks: white (link), light olive green, raspberry
- Watercolor Roses stamp set (link)
- 9 Tiny Tags & Little Labels cutting die set (link)
- 18" of ¾” wide yellow crepe ribbon (link)
- 12" of ⅛" wide yellow sheer ribbon (link)
- Yellow embroidery thread
- Brown Bling rhinestones (link)
- Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (link)
- Spectrum Noir alcohol pen sets: Yellow (link), Pink (link), Green (link)
- Liquid Metals inks: Metallic Saffron (link), Metallic Rose (link)
- Acrylic stamping block (link)
- Die cutting machine (link)
- Craft sheet (link)
- Old toothbrush, paper towels
- Specialist Acrylic glue (link)
- Foam tape (link)
- Adhesive (link)
- 5"x6½" white card & envelope (link)
- For the card front: Turn the card with the fold on the left. Cut 4⅞"x6⅜" Painted Lace yellow paper with the border on the left and glue it centered on the front. Cut 4⅞"x1¼" Painted Lace striped paper and mat the long edges on white cardstock with 1/16" borders. Wrap a 2½" crepe ribbon around the strip ½" from the left end and glue the ends to the back. Glue the strip to the card front, 1½" from the bottom.
- Stamp the triple rose image onto Ultra Smooth cardstock and trim to 3½"x5⅛". Follow the directions above to color the roses. I used CT1 for the two outer roses, shading them with CT2 and CT4. I used PL1 for the center rose, shading with BP2. And for the leaves, I used CG1, shading with DG2 and CG2.
- Place the roses panel on the craft sheet. Squirt a pea-sized puddle of Metallic Saffron onto the craft sheet and dip the toothbrush into it. Hold the brush over the roses panel and drag your thumb across the bristles, causing the ink to spatter across the panel. Repeat with the Metallic Rose ink, then let the panel dry.
- Mat the roses panel on green cardstock with 1/16" borders, then foam tape to the front, ¼" from the right edge. Make a 4-loop bow with crepe ribbon and tie the center with thread. Glue to the first ribbon, overlapping the panel as shown. Place a large rhinestone in the bow center.
- For the inside: Cut 3½"x5" Painted Lace pink netting paper and mat on raspberry cardstock with 1/16" borders. Glue to the inside, ⅛" from the right edge. Stamp the medium rose onto Ultra Smooth cardstock and repeat the inking and spattering process as for the front center rose and the leaves.
- Trim the rose panel to 3"x4", then mat on raspberry cardstock with 1/16" borders. Glue to the pink paper, ⅜" from the right card edge. Cut 1½"x6½" Painted Lace striped paper and mat the right long edge on raspberry cardstock with a 1/16" border. Wrap a 2½" sheer ribbon around the strip, 1⅝" from the top, and glue the ends to the back. Glue the strip to the inside as shown.
- Die cut a 1¼"x1½" tag from Painted Lace yellow paper and stamp “with love” on it at an angle, then foam tape it extending from the ribbon as shown. Tie a shoestring bow with sheer ribbon and glue to the tag top.