Friday, September 20, 2019
Today I made a card for a very special friend that lives in the Netherlands. Eva is a friend I met through my blog and we have been very good friends for about four years. Eva recently sent me some packages of Foamiran and I wanted to create this pretty English Rose with the white Foamiran.
This is a 6-inch square card. For the front I used a piece of the Tonic Studios Moonlight Rose 6x6 Mirror Card stock. For the die cut design in the upper right, I used a die from the Tonic Monthly Craft Kit #21. I highly recommend these Tonic Craft Kits. You can order them on a monthly basis, or a quarterly subscription. The value of the kits is around $70 and you pay much less. The links are below so you can get all the information about the kits.
Behind the die cut opening in the Moonlight Rose Mirror Card Stock, I used a piece of the Tonic Craft Perfect Speciality Card, Luxury Embossed Ivory Toile card stock. It doesn't show up well in the photo, but there are beautiful embossed roses in this card stock, which look beautiful with the English Rose.
The flower was created with Susan's Garden Notes English Rose die set. Only the three petal dies were used. Die cut 8 to 10 layers depending on how large you want the rose,using white Foamiran. I used Nuvo Victorian Blush Embellishment Mousse to color the base of six layers and the rest of the petals were left white. This Mousse was one of the items in the Tonic Craft Kit #25. Use a small cosmetic sponge to apply the color to the Foamiran. The petals were heated by placing them quickly on a hot craft iron, then shaped. A glue gun was used to glue the layers together.
The die cut design behind the rose is a die from Sizzix. I did not see a name on the package. A butterfly was die cut from a butterfly die from my stash, and added over one of the die cut butterflies in the Sizzix design. This added some dimension above the rose.
The sentiment is a die that was in the Tonic Craft Kit 25. Glue was added to the back of the die cut using the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen.
This card can be mailed in one of the clear acrylic boxes linked below.