Pink seems to be popping up a lot when I choose my paper combos for cards these days, and today's card is no exception. This time, I mixed it with gray, cream, and green...
Here's the Mojo Monday sketch it's based on:
The large center rose started as a white mulberry rose from the craft store. I wanted to color it a very soft pink, so I sprayed it with Spun Sugar Distress Ink diluted slightly with distilled water. It looked too pale at first, so I spritzed again (while still damp) very lightly with Worn Lipstick diluted ink.
As I carefully dried it using my heat tool, I was pleasantly surprised to see it drying much as my rayon seam binding does when I spritz it...the dye ran to the edges, giving them a deeper tone than the rest of the surface. I was getting a two-toned rose without even trying...gotta love that kind of happy little surprise!
The small scalloped circle inside the fancy-edged square appears as though it's cut from the center of the square, but actually it's a separate piece popped up a bit with foam tape. Originally I wanted to punch the circle out of the square, but realized that the paper below it was the black damask as well...and I didn't want that paper to show through. But I didn't have enough of the floral wood stripe left to cover the back of the punched-out circle completely. What I did have, however, was a piece with a seam that I could match to the seam in the background paper. So it gives the illusion that you're seeing the background paper through a punch out...but you're not.
You can see part of the edges of the scalloped piece in the photos below...on the first, it's easier to see it's a separate piece...
...but in the next two photos, where it's in the background, it looks like a punch-out...
Patterned papers: My Minds Eye Bramble Rose collection (grey rose wood print, black damask);
Glitz Pretty In Pink collection (stripe); Authentique Cherish collection/Cherish C (cream solid)
Dies: Spellbinders Adorning Squares; Sizzix Flowers Branches and Leaves
Sentiment stamp: Paper Sweeties "You Are Amazing" set
Rose crocheted lace: Prima Pearls: Recollections Flowers: local craft stores
Miscellaneous supplies: pearl stick pin, cotton lace, cheesecloth
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today...I hope your week is going well.
For my USA friends, have a happy and safe 4th of July celebration tomorrow!