To start, I stamped the big rose from Fifth Avenue Floral in Versamark on Watercolor Paper. I next heat embossed the image with Clear Embossing Powder. Using an Aqua Painter, I did a full "wash" over the embossed rose using Summer Sun ink. I did not mist the image as Patti does in her tutorial. Touches of Really Rust and Pumpkin Pie were added randomly with the Aqua Painter to create shading and depth.
After the image air dried, I snipped it out and adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals to a horizontal banner of Always Artichoke Textured card stock followed by Summer Sun and a Pumpkin Pie Eyelet Border. TIP: Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon provides a striking contrast against Always Artichoke.
The Very Vanilla card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored at the top. It's topped with Very Vanilla that was given a pretty texture using Texturz Plates and a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine. Summer Sun card stock is sandwiched between.
I stamped Very Vanilla with the rose stamp in Really Rust and Summer Sun before adding the mother's day sentiment in Always Artichoke. I discovered this idea in this post by Carrie Fitch, one of my Stampin' Pretty Pals. TIP: A Ticket Corner Punch and Always Artichoke Brad provides an interesting detail to the corner before matting the sentiment on Summer Sun.
TIP: I used a Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit) to precisely align the three brads.
My color inspiration was from today's Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge IC178 and this prom dress. I also combined a Card Positioning Systems Sketch CPS113 and the Our Creative Corner Mother's Day Challenge.
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Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral (113734), All Holidays (114916)
Paper: Very Vanilla (101650), Summer Sun (103124), Pumpkin Pie Textured (108697), Always Artichoke Textured (108696), Watercolor Paper (105019)
Ink: Versamark (102283), Summer Sun (100537), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Really Rust (102549), Always Artichoke (105219)
Cool Tools: Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Texturz Plates Kit #4 (114531), Eyelet Border Punch(113692), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Aqua Painter (103954), Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch: Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109030), Rich Regals Brads (106953), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)