Saturday, May 30, 2009

Manhattan Roses Anniversary Card

This new Manhattan Textured Impressions Die is just an invitation to creativity! I've seen so many beautiful things done with it and have enjoyed using it for a number of projects myself. Today's card features an experiment. :) I saw all the beautiful watercolor roses (done like on my Mother's Day card here) but at the time I made this card about a month ago I didn't yet have the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I decided to use my Manhattan Impressions Die (it's an embossing folder rather than a die that cuts) and see what I could do with that.

I first ran a quarter sheet of Shimmery White cardstock through the Big Shot in the Manhattan Impressions die, then heavily misted that with water. With my AquaPainter dipped in dye reinker, I added color to the rose. I used several different colors of reinker, and actually I've done so many now that I'm not sure what I used, lol! However, I believe it was Riding Hood Red, Summer Sun, and perhaps Tangerine Tango. The dyes blended somewhat and spread because the lines were not heat embossed. I really liked the effect, and several friends have said it looks like tie-day!

When it was dry, I trimmed out the background, leaving only the roses, and added a Circle Fire Rhinestone Brad to the center. Although I didn't use Apricot Appeal when coloring the rose, that color of cardstock really looked the best with it to use for the card itself. Who would have known! I stamped a background in VersaMark using the branch from Eastern Blooms and embossed the sentiment with VersaMark and White Embossing Powder then adhered the roses. I was happy with the way it turned out.

We're going to a 50th Anniversary reception today and will be giving this card to the celebratory couple.

Hope you have a great day and weekend!



Kim Robin Hicks said...

This is beautiful!

Jose said...

Only just found your blog, and I just love this card, thank you for the explanation of how you did it, I have this folder and will give it a try, mmmm... I bet mine wont look as good as yours! gorgeous!

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