Hello everyone! Happy hump day! I hope your week is going well!
I made this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. I did tweak it just a bit. I made my card square and made it a 9 patch. I love Priscilla's sketches.... they are a step up and I love them! If you haven't played along, now's the time! If you check out and play her sketches and tell me so that I can tell her that you came from my recomendation, I'll get entered into a drawing for a prize! Here is the info. straight from the MM site:
“Refer your Friends for Freebies” Now sticking to our FRIENDLY theme this week, the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge has an added treat for you. We will be starting the “Refer your Friends for Freebies” this week and this is how it works….. for every "Brand NEW" participating friend you refer to our challenges, you will get an extra entry in our weekly bonus drawings through the end of August. As an added bonus, if three of your referrals enter our sketch challenge during the same week, I will mail you a special gift from Stampin Up. And the person who refers the most new friends by August 31st will Win a "Stampin Up" Grab bag of products worth over $100. Your friends can only be a “Brand NEW” friend once even though we welcome them to stay and play as often as they want and that person could then join in by referring new friends too. All you have to do is leave a comment stating your friend has entered the challenge, who they are and how you know them. Then email me with your address if three NEW friends enter in the same week. And last, email me by Sept 1st a list of referred friends and your grand total of participating friends for the $100 product prize. In the event of a tie, we will have a drawing. So now is the time to get in touch with all those friends of yours, catch up and invite them to play with us!
I finally got to use my SU! Fifth Ave. set for the first time since I bought it... several months ago! I embossed my rose image on a semi-glossy paper from Staples... don't know the name of it but it comes in big sheets for office use. I love it! It's not a full gloss but just a little sheen. I used Ranger Super fine detail gold embossing powder. I watercolored the image with Twinkling H2Os with the addtion of just a tad of Pink Pirouette and Ridinghood Red ink.
My Dsp is from K&Co: Madeline Mat Pad... one of my favorites!
The card base is Mellow Moss, layered with The Paper Co. brushed gold, then pretty in pink and then the dsp.
I cut the corners are Cuttlebug die cuts and cut from the same pack, and the ferns are Nestabilities "Fern Foliage" cut, sponged with Old Olive and then painted with Green Olive Shimmerz. The gold scrolly swirls are Nestabilities Flourish Accents. The butterflies are Martha Stewart Punches, painted in Shimmerz Angel Wings and adorned with a little bling.
Everything is popped up on dimensionals, and the center of the rose is on double dimensionals so I could curl the outter petals back. IRL it almost looks like I used paper tole, but I didn't. I love how this one came out! Hope you do too!
Thanks for looking and