Hello friends! I'm so sorry I missed posting yesterday...I was supposed to participate in the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop but I was having internet issues and couldn't get to my blog to post. Hopefully I can make up for it with today's pretty card featuring the First Frost stamp set and coordinating Frosted Bouquet framelits. I am finding myself loving this dynamic duo more and more...it is soooo versatile!
I came upon the idea for this card by accident. There is almost always a little pile of cut pieces sitting on my desk...pieces that I've cut for other projects that either didn't work out or I didn't end up using because there were too many...whatever reason. Today when I looked at the pile, there were some of these beautiful, cut pink roses sitting on top of a piece of Smoke Slate cardstock and I thought the color combination was so pretty!
I already had a couple of the rose cut out so I stamped and cut out a couple more (for a total of two each of the big and little roses) using Powder Pink ink on Whisper White cardstock. I also cut that pretty branch piece from sparkle glimmer paper four times. I left two of them intact and cut the other two into smaller pieces to use as filler. I cut the oval with a Stitched Shapes framelit, stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray ink, then ran it through the Big Shot in the Subtle embossing folder. I added a couple strips of adhesive to the bottom of the oval and began building the flowers and filler pieces onto it. When I had it arranged the way I liked, I splattered it with Wink of Stella then set it aside to make the background.
I still love the Basket Weave embossing folder and am so glad it carried over to the annual catalog! It makes such a pretty background. For this card, I lightly inked the inside of the embossing folder with Smoky Slate ink before placing a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock into the folder and running it through the Big Shot. The ink in the basket weave really helps to make the embossed image pop! I also spritzed the piece with a Stampin' Sprizer which had a mixture of Champagne Mist shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol. This was layered onto a Powder Pink card base.
To finish the card, the oval was adhered to the card front. The finishing touch was a polka dot tulle bow secured with a couple of mini glue dots.
Thanks for stopping by today....I'll be sharing another quick and easy project on Sunday!