Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sweet Stamps Rose Challenge

Today our challenge at Sweet Stamps blog is a ROSE challenge. This is an awesome challenge, we want to see what you can come up with using a rose somewhere on your project...  Can't wait to see what you all can come up with, but be sure to use a Sweet Stamps stamp....

Anyone can enter, but if you use a Sweet Stamps rubber stamp you get two entries into the challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree. Visit the design team blog and you will see what everyone on the Design team has done.


Here is my creation:



I decided to bring out the parchment and create a card using Stacey's parchment techniques.  You can see her videos HERE as well as some samples that she has created. I stamped "Rosy Heart" onto vellum using White dye ink and I heat embossed it using the Fantasy White fine detail embossing powder.  You should see the sparkle that this embossing powder leaves.  I then used my etching/embossing mat and my soft grip stylus tools to do some etching on the back side of my vellum. I also did a bit of etching on the roses, not sure if you can see it or not, it gives the roses a little bit of definition.  I used my PITT India Ink Artist Pens on the back side of my vellum to color in the roses. I used the 4 split perforating tool to go around my final design to cut it out. Just don't look too closely at my perforating, I still have to work on it to get it to look the way I want it to. Right now it is still a bit choppy.... When I was assembling my card, I thought it needed some type of border on it, so I used the Cheery Lynn Anastasia Border die with purple and also with yellow card stock.  I layered the purple on top of the yellow border and then added some pearls to dress it up a bit.  And of course I added a small bow with a pearl brad in the center.  Whew....

Here's a closer look at my Rosy Heart:



That was a lot of Sweet Stamps items that I used today.  Check out the store, Stacey carries all the supplies/items you need to do the parchment craft.  Hope you will give it a try and please share with us when you do.  It is a fun technique and I hope to be doing a lot more of the parchment craft.

 Be sure to visit Sweet Stamps blog and see what the rest of the team has created for you.   And please join in on the fun!


Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Dawn B (You are Here) *  Dawn L  *
* EveJacqueline  *  Jacki  *  Jenn  *  Joni  *
Kendra  *  Linda  *  Nazeema "Calypso  *
Shelly  Tamara  *





Thanks for stopping by, 
Dawn

12 comments:

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Great job on the parchment! Love the ribbon and diecut borders too!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is elegant as can be-really like the colors

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the Rosy Heart! Beautiful parchment work and coloring! I like the shades of purple and yellow. Pretty!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful parchment craft!! Love the stamp you used! So pretty!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring on the roses and parchment work on the heart. Love the added ribbon and pearl.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this beautiful image- and it is so pretty in purple and yellow! The parchment craft is lovely and I am loving how it accents the image. Great card!

Linda said...

Wow beautiful parchment work!!!! Love the heart color and ribbon!!!! You did a wonderful job on this!!!!!

Jenn said...

This is a very pretty card Dawn. I love your embossing on the velleum. Great job!

Jenn

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Wow! So delicate and pretty! Love the colors and that image.

febe said...

Elegant! Love the colors and the beautiful roses you have. :)

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Tamara Morton said...

Elegant and stylish card love the colours and design.
Hugs
Tamara

Olga Wright said...

the stamps are great! you mad it so perfectly. the color, the styles, the decorations of the card worked so well.
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