Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Paper Trey Ink's Botanical Blocks II: Roses and Out Takes for our Christmas Card

It is Tuesday in blog land. One more day until vacation!!

Charlotte is presently sick with a bad cold, poor bug. Not a good time, either, as teachers are trying to wrap things up with quizzes and tests before the long weekend. 

On Sunday, before she got sick, she and I went to a local park to take her photo for our annual Christmas cards. I know, most people show off their family but since Charlotte is the only one whom is photogenic, she gets star billing. Chris and I are AWFUL with photos. We blink, close our eyes, you name it. Anyway, I thought I would share a few out takes of my beautiful girl. We had a lot of laughs doing this, something that was much needed between the two of us. Lets just say that now that she is a teen, we do not often see eye to eye.

Now on to the last two cards I created for my friend's birthday present....

I used Paper Trey Ink's Botanical Blocks II to stamp the rose images and then colored them Copic markers. I set them aside and decided to do some techniques that I usually am too lazy to do on a card.

For my first card, I die cut two rectangles and then misted pink, white and silver onto the front of both. I then angled them over the card front.

I then took some die cuts I had lying around on my desk and played with them until I was satisfied with the placement and then adhered them to the card front. Next, I used foam adhesive to adhere the rose image over the die cuts.

The last step was to take sequins and adhere them randomly around the stamped image. Not my favorite card but it was fun to play.

The last card I made I started off with a kraft card base that I stamped with an old script stamp from Stamping Up! that I had. Then I die cut a banner from pink card stock and adhered it to the card. I then layered a cropped rose image over the banner.

I decided to pull out some glitter tape and used it above and below the image. 

It is hard to see but the last step was to color the rose with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

That is all for today!! I thank you for taking the time to stop by!!

Paper Trey Ink's Botanical Blocks II
Stampin Up! Script stamp
American Crafts glitter tape