I made this card this week (I've told you before, I'm a slow crafter, Lol!) for no particular reason except I wanted to try using just shades of brown with a touch of gold.
I stamped the main image once using Adirondack Espresso pigment ink and clear embossed it and then again in Versamark and embossed using Ranger Queen's Gold EP. I love this particular gold as it's very soft and not at all brassy like a lot of gold EPs. I then blended Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks from the edges of my card in towards the images and finally used the same stamp and Walnut Stain to stamp around the edges stamping three times before re-inking. I then matted this onto a pearlised bronze card.
I again used Antique Linen and Walnut Stain to blend all around the edges of my base card and then used part of an Inkadinkado wood backed flourish stamp and the same DIs to stamp round the edges. I then rubbed my Versamark pad around the edges and embossed with the Queen's Gold EP. I used the same ink on the card for the sentiment which was from a clear set that was part of a kit from QVC way back when!
Finally, I added the Sissix die flourish and the gold paper rose. This rose was my first attempt at making one myself but I made two mistakes. 1) I didn't use double sided paper and 2 ) I thought I was clever and didn't need to look up a tutorial again - WRONG! I couldn't do the middle two layers properly because I'd used single sided paper, DOH! Anyway, rather than waste what I had done I just put a little tea rose in the centre of the 3 layers which had worked. I am determined to keep working on these roses though and would like to be able to make the teeny ones but I think I'm going to need a lot more practice.
I'm quite pleased with how this card turned out except for the rose which definitely needs a lot more practice.
I hope the weather is being kind to you wherever you are as we have had three lovely sunny days although still cold. The sunshine really makes me feel so much more cheerful.
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