As usual, several members are doing giveaways this month. Be sure to comment on each blog for a chance to win a freebie! Now it’s time for me to announce my winner from last month...
Congratulations Melinda, PM me your address to claim your freebie! Be sure to contact me in the next 2 weeks! Congrats again!
I made 3 cards using the rose from the December 2019 Kit of the Month (love flower stamps), called I Feel Love, and the background stamp (love background stamps), a collaboration with Brutus Monroe called Love Quilt.
I started the first card by making the background for the rose using a TCW stencil called Love Frame. I took Bristol paper, taped the stencil over it and using my Picket Fence Blending Brush, applied Worn Lipstick oxide ink. I then stamped Love Quilt over that with Aged Mahogany oxide ink. Finally, I stamped little roses, from the kit, over the background in black ink. I stamped the rose onto another piece of Bristol paper using black ink and lightly applied both oxide inks and then fussy cut it out. I backed the rose with scraps of torn black paper and very old matching mulberry paper. I used an Altenew Fine Frames die to create a black frame and created a black card base. I stamped and fussy cut a sentiment from the Kit. I then found a K&C patterned paper I could use to frame the background, added black ribbon and enamel dots and called this one done. I think this one has a nice masculine feel to it.
For the next card, I stamped the rose a couple times on watercolor paper using Antique Linen Distress ink and very loosely painted it. I spattered the paper with the paints and then again with Dylusions white spray paint, using a brush. I wasn't enamored with my painted roses, so, I then decided to switch things up a lot by pulling out a WOW red/gold glitter and a Glue Embossing Pad. I stamped the background stamp over the roses, applied the glitter and used a curved Crafter's Companion die to create an edge. I applied the same die on matching colored paper. I then found matching patterned paper that I could use in the background. I glued the pieces together and die cut the set. I white embossed a sentiment from another Unity kit, added Prima enamel crystals and called this one done.
Went with a more tradition style for the last card! Watercolored the rose, using my Schmincke watercolors, stamped on Arches Cold Press watercolor paper. I spritzed the paper with paint and Perfect Pearls. I stamped the background stamp onto Kraft cardstock using a coordinating oxide ink. I die cut both pieces and stamped and gold embossed a sentiment from another kit onto Vellum. Found patterned paper to match and backed everything with more Kraft paper. I assembled the card, added enamel dots and this one was done!
Must admit I had fun coming up with 3 very different cards using the same set of stamps! Hope this inspires you to give it a try yourself!
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