Sunday, April 1, 2012

A rose by any other name....

Ok, I know, corny title. But I was trying out a couple things with the below card that I've never tried before: string art, and paper roses. Here it is:



I'm entering this for the Color Throwdown CTD185. Here's the inspiration:


I've been wanting to try the string art and incorporate it into a card for a while now and I knew this challenge was it! Also, I broke out a new die that I got but never used, until now. It's the rolled rose Die-namics from My Favorite Things stamps. First try with a rolled flower die and I think it turned out Ok. When the hot glue dried, I dampened the edges and rolled them back a bit so they looked more realistic. (don't have a water spritzer so I used my fingers - it worked fine!)  I popped a Prima pearl in the center because it wasn't tight enough. If anyone knows a trick to making a tiny center please let me know.

I love to try things that are outside my comfort zone and I think this card came out pretty much the way I planned it to. (probably better! LOL!)

Here are my supplies:
card stock: Bazzill; The Paper Co.
patterned paper: Echo Park (Dots & Stripes Metro) and DCWV (Mariposa)
stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Tsukineko
adhesive: Tombow; Glue Dots; glue gun
accessories: flowers/pearls - Prima; Die: rolled roses Die-namics by MFT Stamps; Floss - DMC; Grand Calibur; Slice

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think!

Chris ☺

5 comments:

  1. Oh, wow--what a COOL look the string adds to this card! I love the way you combined these colors for the challenge--very cute!

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  2. Woow... I imagine it was quite some work with this card! Nicely done! Lovely. Thanks for your comment on my blog. :)

    Have a blessed day!
    Aleksandra

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  3. Wow! You really put a lot of work into this card! Beautiful job! Your rolled rose turned out perfectly! So glad you could join us at the Color Throwdown this week!

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  4. Loving the string art! Great card! Don't you just love those colors!

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  5. wow, what a striking effect!!! beautifully done.

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