Sunday, May 20, 2012

Manhattan Flowers in Watercolour

Manhattan Flowers in Watercolour by Andrea G71
May Stamp Club

I found my inspiration to this card in the 2011-12 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalogue on page 181.  Now that I look back on the card in the catalogue, I realized that I wanted to add tiny pearls to the centers of the roses.  I forgot!!  I will have to go back and add them. 

I think this is a fairly basic card to make just by looking at the card so there really aren't a lot of directions.  I do have a couple of things to note, as usual.

The roses are created by using the Manhattan Flowers Embossing Folder on Watercolour Paper.  They are coloured with an Aquapainter using.... get this..... CAJUN CRAZE ink....  Can you believe it?  I find that Cajun Craze is such a rusty colour and it comes out quite peachy (no pun intended) on the watercolour paper.  I also added some Old Olive ink to create the effect of leaves.

The Oval Designer Frame was used on Early Espresso card stock.  I added another shim (thin piece of card board) to the Big Shot "sandwich" because I tore the oval rather than cut it out. 


Stamps:  Field Flowers (sentiment)
Ink:  Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Early Espresso Marker, Tangerine Tango Marker
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Small Library Clip, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Designer Frame Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Oval Punch,  Edge Distresser, Dimensionals

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