Hello everyone, Asia King here. Today I am sharing a friendship card, which I had lots of fun with. The inspiration for my card came while looking through some old photos of my auntie’s cottage garden. She has a lovely patch with a beautiful rose bush climbing over a wooden trellis. I’ve always loved sitting there, enjoying the sweet scent and delicate rustic blooms so I thought it would be fun to create a small rose trellis on my card.
I began by covering a piece of golden sand cardstock on both sides with Adhesive Sheets 6×12″. Next I peeled off the protective sheet from one of the sides and covered the card fully with Gilded Mica Fragments. Once I’ve rubbed off any excess flakes, I run the panel through my die cutting machine with the Grateful Lattice die. This became my trellis frame (I’ve kept the die cut Lattice pieces for another project). Because the frame already had the adhesive, it was really quick and easy to fix it in place on a red mat card.
Next I stamped Wild Roses collage stamp onto the Shuttered cardstock, covered the back with Adhesive Sheets 6×12″ and die cut it with the Grateful Lattice die. This time I used the Lattice shapes to ‘fill the gaps’ in the trellis frame (and kept the rest for another project).
Finally, I stamped the Wild Roses again onto watercolour paper and coloured them in with Inktense pencils. I again covered the back with Adhesive Sheets 6×12″ and fussy cut the roses. I then decided to snip the stems off and adhere them straight onto the card and I popped the blooms onto some Thin 3D Foam Squares – Mix White.
To assemble the rest of my layers I used Home & Hobby E-Z Runner® Grand – Permanent Strips (available soon!) and for my embellishments I used DODZ 3D. I finished the card with pearls, seam binding ribbon and decorative pins. I also cut out some words from an old acetate packaging (for Prima flowers) and fixed them in place with Adhesive Sheets 6×12″. Adhesive Sheets are perfect for transparencies because they are ‘invisible’ due to their full and even coverage – seriously, I just love this stuff! 🙂
Stampendous: Cling Wild Roses, Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear stamps, Gilded Mica Fragments; Spellbinders Grateful Lattice die
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered cardstock, patterned papers, Ganache StazOn Mini ink, Liquid Pearls, Inktense pencils, seam binding ribbon
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s inspiration. Thank you for stopping by today!
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