Hello everyone, Lisa here today to share two cards using A Rose, some Paper Glaze, Paper Glaze Enhancer and a stencil that I love! Both cards are similar in design, but changed up a little with the sentiments. I had spare Paper Glaze that I had mixed so I couldn't let that go to waste so two background panels were created. I think both these cards would make great Wedding/Engagement cards. One would also be a great all occasion card for your stash.
I started off by taking a panel of Neenah 80lb cardstock and securing the Watercolor Brush Strokes stencil down over the top. I really love this stencil - as I think it adds a very unobtrusive background to your card. Sometimes you don't want the stencil to be the star of the show, but still have it's place on the card and that is what I think this stencil does brilliantly, especially when you use soft colours. I used three colours of Paper Glaze, but my bottom colour is a custom blend of Pink Carnation and Golden Rose. I was attempting to make a coral colour and tried mixing the two together. I wasn't sure it would be what I wanted and I was right, but what it did produce was this GORGEOUS ballet slipper blush colour (bottom 6 or so lines below).
I then added some Paper Glaze Enhancer to it, to remove some of the shine and that results in a more textured matt finish. I used the Paper Glaze Enhancer with each of the glazes. So, I applied the mixed blend through the bottom of the stencil with a spatula, cleaned the spatula off and then added Pink Carnation with enhancer above it, and then Snowdrop White with enhancer above that, fading out towards the top and making sure not to have the lines stretching all the way across the card, a more unfinished finish at the top! And as I had some of the custom blend left, I cleaned off the stencil and secured it to another panel and went through the same process.
These were set aside to dry whilst I worked on my main image. I really love A Rose, and thought it would look pretty over the background. So I grabbed some Arches Hot Pressed card and stamped the image twice using Versamark Ink. I applied gold embossing powder and heat set. Both images were watercoloured with Mijello Mission Gold paints and left to dry.
For my first card, I popped the rose up with foam tape and I used the Always Word Die with it's shadow die. The shadow was cut from vellum, and the word part was die cut twice from Neenah 80lb cardstock. As I wanted my gold to match the gold of the embossing powder on the rose, I smooshed my Versamark ink pad onto some scrap white cardstock, applied the gold embossing powder and heat set before die cutting the final layer from that. All my layers were then stacked together and adhered over the top.
For the second card, I adhered the rose flat onto the panel and then took a strip of vellum which I prepped with an anti static bag. I stamped a greeting from More Fancy Sentiments using Versamark Ink, applied gold embossing powder and heat set. This was then placed over the rose and secured at the back of the panel with tape.
Both panels were then adhered flat to a top folding notecard. And that finishes my two cards.
I hope that you will try mixing your Paper Glazes - I love the sometimes unexpected blends you can create when you do this. And If you don't have time to use up your spare glaze, you can always pop it into a pot and save it for another day. Picket Fence sells spare containers for this exact reason.
Thanks for joining me today. I'll be back soon with another project for you!