Monday 27 February 2017

Roses and hugs

I hope you're not bored with my marbling experiments just yet, because I have another marbling card to show you.


As before, I used alcohol inks on vellum. Because I already knew I wanted to stamp roses on this particular panel, I made swirling motions using my mini ink blending tool, so there was a flower-like pattern showing on my inked panel. Next I took the large rose of the In Bloom: Elsa's Flora stamp set (Winnie & Walter) and started stamping my roses on top of my swirled flower shapes and heat embossing in batches using white embossing powder (SSS). I used a bit of masking where necessary and also used the smaller rose from the same set a few times to fill in the smaller areas.

BTW, I created this panel just before the new W&W release was revealed with the gorgeous Mini Scenery: Bed of Roses. Obviously, that stamp set is now high on my wish list!

I absolutely loved how my panel had turned out, but I had a hard time figuring out how to turn it into a card. So I put it aside for a while and in the end decided to cut it slightly smaller, using a rectangle die by SSS (from the stitched bundle set), because I wanted a narrow white border around my panel. I adhered a few stacked die cuts (Hugs cutaway, Winnie & Walter) from white cardstock, but was not entirely happy with how this looked. This weekend, I decided to die cut another sentiment from white glitter cardstock and added this on top of my earlier stack. Much better! To enhance the wonderful colour of my vellum panel, I added a few amber coloured gems that have been in my stash like forever.


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  1. Marianne, your roses make a gorgeous background for the big Hugs! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Magnifiek, prachtig. Wat mooi gelukt Marianne. I love it! Kus Ineke☀️

  3. Wow, this use of that orange/red marbling is even better. This card is just fantastic!

  4. This is beautiful, Marianne! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  5. Your background looks FABulous! Love it!

  6. Oh wow! What a totally fabulous card! I love the effect you've created. Thanks for joining us at JAI!

  7. The little swirls in your background were such a clever touch - they go perfectly with the roses! Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!