Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Roses are Red...
I know it seems strange to start again with a bow but I just love this double sided two tine red ribbon so I started this card by making the bow! I then thought how well it would match with the stunning new design of stamps to die for Retro Roses which is designed to match with the Sydney die shape from the new Australia collection designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.
To start this one, once I had tied by bow, I stamped my stitched Heart A6 background stamp onto coconut white using red geranium archival ink. If you look closely you will see all the hearts that make up the pattern are hand drawn as if stitched with cross stitch and straight stitches. I cut this to size and mounted it onto rich red foundation card.
Next I cut the whole piece out using the outline die from the Sydney set and used the largest centre circle from the set to cut the centre out. I cut the smaller centre circle from a piece of rich red and mounted the coloured image above. I then cut a plain mask in red from the Sydney outline and cut the centre out before cutting this in half and mounting each piece behind the stamped image to give a shadow or border. Finally I used the circle lattice, again in the Sydney die set, how versatile is that?!? in white card and foam mounted this behind.
The whole piece is mounted over the stitched hearts background so that the pattern shows through the lattice. I added this piece to a larger set of layers onto which, for balance, I added a further strip of the two tone ribbon.
Card Size: 21 x 28 cm
Colours: Coconut White, Rich Red foundation Card
Stamps: Retro Roses Stamp to Die For, Stitched Hearts A6 background.
Dies: Sydney die set
Inks: Red Geranium archival Ink
Embellishments: two tone fabric ribbon in red (for ribbon stockists Click HERE)