Saturday, August 3, 2013
The rose gardens are beautiful this time of year and I couldn't resist creating another pretty rose with the Susan's Garden Rose dies.
To start this card, which is 6"x6", I used The Crafters Workshop "Mini Bricks" template and Liquitex "Modeling Paste" to create the brick background. The modeling paste was applied over the template then using the little frosting spatula I have, I pounced it over the paste to give it some texture. The card stock I used for this was a dark gray. I then used deckle scissors to cut around the edges after it was dry. The peach piece behind the wall was distressed using the Zutter "Distrezz-It-All tool.
I love making flowers with any of the Susan's Garden flower dies because everything you need for the flower is in the kit and they always come out looking so realistic. I used the Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit to shape the flower and all leaves, and the glue I used is the "Crafter's Pick, Ultimate Glue". It doesn't show very well in the photos, but I used the Orange and Pink Susan's Garden Pan Pastels to color the base of each flower petal. It gives some depth to the petals. It is so fun to mix and blend the colors using Pan Pastels; you can get such a variety of colors. In this tray of pastel colors, you also get a black and a white pot of pan pastels and they are used to either lighten colors to create a darker color. If using the black Pan Pastels, be sure you only start with a tiny bit and blend it in until you get the darker color desired. If you do get too much of any color or change you mind about a color, you can easily erase Pan Pastels and start all over. The extra leaves behind the rose were die cut using the Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" die. Two were die cut and tucked behind the rose.
The Crafters Workshop "Mini Bricks" template
Susan's Garden "Rose" dies (658411)
Susan's Garden "Flower Tool Kit" (658437)
Susan's Garden "Ladybug Kit"
Susan's Garden "Pan Pastels"
Crafter's Pick Ultimate Glue
Twinklets Diamond Dust
Memory Box "Fresh Foliage" die (98502)
Memory Box "Kaleidoscope Butterfly" (98261)
Memory Box "Pippi Butterfly" (98508)