Happy Saturday Stampers,
Well a little dull in colour and I know a lot of people don't like brown however I wanted to show this stamping technique which you could replicate in any choice of colours.
I started by stamping the border image twice using perfect medium onto Gloss white foundation card (this was part of the special finished card pack however it is available separately and is perfect for stamping with alcohol inks) and embossed it with cosmic shimmer detail clear embossing powder. I the added shades of distress ink randomly over the top. The benefit of the gloss card is that the ink goes on beautifully smoothly.
I then stamped the rose onto another piece of the card, using the same embossing, and using a die cut with a circle aperture inked over the image. Once the images were inked I rubbed over the embossing with a dry wet wipe to remove the excess ink form the image.
I then die cut the rose bud image and placed it onto the larger optic with the border using foam tape for dimension.
This is placed onto a background which I stamped (hopefully you can see it in the picture) using the tea dye distress ink onto more gloss card, the rose randomly down the edge. To define the stamping I matted each piece with black foundation card.
Finally, I know this won't be to everyones taste a large bow in champagne silky crush ribbon.
Creative Expressions rose border stamp
Creative Expressions Rose Bud singles stamp
Cosmic Shimmer Detail Clear embossing powder
Gloss White foundation card
Couture Creations die
Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
Silky crush ribbon champagne.
To answer a question a few people have asked which is how do I make my bows. Well originally I used a small bow maker that I purchased on EBay however now I have designed my own and Mr Next Doors dad made up in wood for me as prototype. I am looking to see if we can produce this as It does lots of different bows and a few other things as well if It goes into production I will let everyone know!