Monday, March 14, 2011

Vintage Rose

How do you like that rose?  I believe it or not, the rose is made with the Two-Step Owl punch!  Last night I read Julie DiMatteo's blog and HAD to make one.  She found the original idea here.  So, I grabbed some supplies to make this rose and headed for the tv to watch Big Love.  Voila! I created a rose!

The card base is Soft Suede. I also used the First Edition designer series paper.  This was my first attempt at making a vintage-type card.

Here's another peek at the top corner.  At first I just tore the edge of the dsp and sponged it with Crumb Cake ink.  Then I decided to get a little rough and wrinkle the paper.  I liked that look, but it needed a little more distressing.  So I sponged it some more with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.

The sentiment is from the hostess level one set called Afterthoughts.  I inked up the stamp with Always Artichoke ink, then wiped off the portion of the stamp that says, " you don't have to share" with a baby wipe. Otherwise the sentiment didn't fit in the wide oval punch.  Then I layered it onto a piece of Soft Suede cut with the Decorative Label punch.  That got distressed with some Soft Suede ink, too.

Oh, and the leaves were made using an oval punch. I first folded the Old Olive card stock in half then punched just a portion of it.  Then I added some drops of Crystal Effects to the petals to look like dew.  Kinda went overboard with that.  If I do that again, I'll be a little more strategic in where I place them.

Stamps: Afterthoughts (hostess level one)
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Real Red, First Edition designer series paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Two-Step Owl punch, Extra-Large Scallop Oval punch, Decorative Label punch, Wide Oval punch, Oval punch, bone folder, sponges, Tombow adhesive, dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Bradley is home today with pinkeye!  Dide had it last week, but got over it.  I kinda thought that this little bug had escaped the rest of the family. I was kinda paranoid that Clarice would get it before her surgery. ... While writing this post, one of my eyes started to feel a little funky.  Hope it's just a psychosomatic symptom!

I took photos of several other projects today. Can't wait to share them with you!  I'd stay at the computer all night and write, but then who would cook supper, LOL!

Happy Stamping!



Penny Hanuszak said...

Susan your card is beautiful. Love this new technique with the Owl Punch. Who would have thought this punch was so versatile. Certainly a wow factor for the new customers and old for that matter. TFS!

Dale Morin said...

You did a beautiful job on the rose. I am going to have to try and make one myself. TFS Followed over from SC

Michey said...

Your rose is LUUURVLEY, as is the entire card! This reminds me to whip out my owl punch and give it the good old college try ;-) Thanks for the inspiration!


Julia said...

This is a really great card! I can't wait to make a rose with my owl punch!!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful and a I love that rose!

Patti said...

Beautiful! TFS where you found the tutorial.