I am experimenting in using DP more often and I find it challenging. I have been so used to making my own designed paper for backgrounds.
The image is Row of Blooms by Leigh Hannan of Impression-Obsession. It was stamped on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock with Brilliance Galaxy Gold and then heat embossed to speed up the drying. (See my left side-bar for Embossing Without Powder.) It was painted with Twinkling H2O's. The roses were rubbed with Dorlands Wax and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. (Dorland's Wax has the same properties as Micro Glaze, but sooooo much cheaper.) They were then accented with a fine tipped brush and Liquitex Acrylic Gold Basics. If you click on the image, you will see the Liquitex matches pretty close to the Galaxy Gold on the leaves. It just makes the roses more distinct. The dots in the stripes are Stickles Cinnamon glitter glue.
Every time I use a border punch for the first time I make a template so I can figure out the corner for then and in the future. I keep them all together in a blister box. This punch is EK Success Fleur De Lis. I suggest practicing at least once to get the feel of it.
Neenah Classic Laid Solar White cardstock was used. I like the texture and tooth it has. You can see it if you click on the image photo above the punch how to. The steps I used to get the edges and corners are above. I should mention that the left hand measurement is also .75. I know it makes sense, but we all aren't mathematically gifted.
I used DP from Basic Grey and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. This card is 4.5"X6". Go figure, because I haven't the vaguest idea how I got there except turning my punched image makes it wider than 4.25 and I bought 6X6 DP pads. LOLOL
Assembling Card And Embellishments:
I mounted the image to the punched edges piece using 3D Pop Dots. It was then mounted to the embossed Swiss Dot background. at an angle as shown.
The ribbon is a deep brown from Michael's one dollar bin. I measure the ribbon for each end and tied 5 knots spaced out. It was lined up horizontally with the image and mounted through the punched edge at each end and attached to the back of the Swiss Dots. Bow was done with the Bow-Easy
The gold flowers are actually 4X7mm gold bead caps that I flattened using rounded needlenose pliers like those shown. The ends are round for bending wire and the inside is flat to flatten things. It is actually pretty fast. To do 3 it took me probably 3-5 minutes. They were mounted with glue dots. The rhinestones are 3mm by Mark Richards.
Stamps: Row Of Blooms G2157
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth and Laid, Basic Grey Porcelain Empress Cream
Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's Warm Pecan, Cherry Sorbet, Olive Vine, Buttercup, Honey Amber .(They are staying in business too.)
Accessories: Dorland's Wax, Liquitex Basics Gold, EK Success Fleur De Lis Edger Punch, Bow Easy, Stickles Cinnamon glitter glue, Mark Richards Amber Crystal Stickers, Ribbon from Michaels $1 bin, Gold Bead Caps 4X7mm
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