ID: DT Apr/15 - Heirloom Roses - Those Who Find - HB card
size: 5"w x 6.5"h

Created: April 3, 2015

I just got a few new crafting tools... and I have to say that the Hybrid Heirloom Roses (Die-Namics) is the BEST rose die I've come across... It's a 3 piece die set. The center cluster is one of those coil type that just shapes so beautifully without having to adjust or force it to shape. It's beautiful just on it's own too. But when paired with the other two layers - I'm loving it. Can you tell BIG GRIN

The other die I'm in love with is another Sue Wilson (Creative Expression) die from the Gemini series "Lyra". It makes such a gorgeous edge - sigh!!

OK now on to the card ROFL.

I used a bunch of birthday sentiments for the front and a quote on the inside by Quietfire Design  

("Happy Birthday Plain & Simple" 7 pce set); ("AlwaysBeMyFriend" 3pce set)


I die cut my edge then scored, folded and trimmed down my card. 

Masked of my edge design, stamped the birthday sentiments using Versamark and clear embossed. Repeated till the front was filled. Sponged Distress "Mustard Seed" heavily all over. Removed the mask and wiped off the embossed words with a damp paper towel.

adhered some olive green satin ribbon. Stamped the "Happy Birthday" with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to ribbon.

Created the roses from 65# Staples brand white cardstock. Sponged with "Picked Raspberry" using a streaking motion rather than evenly filling the die cuts. Then streaked with the mustard seed. Repeated the process on the backs. Rolled up my coil, allowed it to loosen and glued it to it's backing, set aside to dry. Used a large balled stylus and a foam mat to shape the petal pieces on both sides, glued the little tabs and then glued the flower parts together.

The smaller flowers:
Note: For those of  you that have the capabilities of scanning and uploading images to an electronic cutter. I then cut the shapes at two smaller sizes than the die cut.

PS if you don't have this choice, just use a couple of the die cuts - eliminating the larger petal layer and or adding a 2nd small layer or just using the center bud - so you get a variation of sizes.

Colored some 110# cardstock with the mustard seed and die cut the rose leaves (Memory Box "Sonora Rose"). Held the leaf down on my craft mat using the flat edge of the point of my x-acto knife and direct to paper with "Peeled Paint" ink pad.

Note: since the pad doesn't go edge to edge in the container, fingers get in the way when inking small pieces, so using the tip of something narrow or fine to hold down the leaf, allows the pad to skim right to the edge.

Then added a few pink rhinestone flourishes.

On the inside: embossed the right edge using Crafts Too "Blossom" embossing folder. Skimmed "Spin Sugar" over the high points.

I made a little booboo when I stamped the quote... So had to cut a separate piece of white cardstock using the die cut edger die. Trimmed it down and adhered.

Stamped the quote with the black onyx and clear embossed.

Stamped the birds on branches (Local King Rubber "Asian Essence") using Distress markers to color the stamp, misting with water and stamping. masked off part of the design to stamp the 2nd stamp.

Bottom bird (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn; Flower: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry; Leaves: Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss; here and there some black.

Upper bird: (Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry; Flower: Festive Berry; Leaves: same as above and the black)

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