Bordering on Romance

I’ve wanted to create a card using this stamp set for some time, but wasn’t really happy with where I was going until I come across a card from Anne Craig & decided to case it.  I loved the whole look of & the fact she had coloured the flowers onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using her Aqua Painter.  Mind you, when I saw it, I thought it looked simply stunning in Perfect Plum until I read on……

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 22cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Perfect Plum – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Vey Vanilla – 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 8cm x 6.5cm

Inside Card…

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Bordering on Romance
Ink – Early Expresso
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum
Ribbon – 5/8 Crochet Trim – Victoria
Embossing Folders – Stripes, Finial Press (Retired)
Embosslits – Designer Frames
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesives, Pearls, Aqua Painter, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue, Sponge, Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer

Prior to embossing my piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, I applied Early Expresso Ink to both the Stripes & Finial Press Embossing Folders & lightly sprayed Vanilla Shimmer over the top.  To emboss the Cardstock & to cut out a lot of mucking around, I embossed both folders at once & set aside.

I stamped the flower image onto the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Early Expresso Ink.  I repeated this step onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, ensuring that I ended up with the main flower from the image stamped.

I coloured the image by first going around each section one at a time with my Aqua Painter so that I could spread the ink very lightly.  While still wet, I then started to fill in section by section using my Aqua Painter & picking up a little ink at a time from the lid of the Early Expresso Ink.  By doing it this way, I found that the ink spread a lot easier & the colour filled each section randomly.

Once completed & dry, I ran it through the Rectanglar Designer Frames with the Big Shot.  I tore around the edge, sponged with Early Expresso Ink & Sponge, applied a little more ink with my Aqua Painter to highlight some of the edges, sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer & applied Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I gathered the Crochet Trim, prior to adhering to the embossed piece of card.  The coloured image was adhered over the top of the Trim with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also adhered a Pearl to the top of the Crochet Trim to finish it off a little.

To highlight the colour even more, I decided to match it up with Perfect Plum & added a layer of the colour prior to adhering to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.

Isn’t the colour very deceiving.  Bet you thought it was Perfect Plum Ink too…..  I love the whole effect, especially since adding the piece of coloured cardstock. 

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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