I didn't count them or anything, but I know from reading your comments you love "A Year of Flowers" and tutorials! So here is project using them that you'll need a good self-healing mat for(how convenient!), this card requires some cutting to allow your flowers to grow right out of the top of you card! Start with a 4 1/4" by 8 1/2". piece of Gina K Pure Luxury 120lb CS (this is important for coloring later since it's a single layer) Stamp your flowers over the middle of where you'll be scoring (4 1/4") but not higher than 5 1/2", so it will still fit into an A-2 envelope (see pic) Then score on either side of and in between the roses. You do not want a score line goingthrough your image! TIP: This is a great thing about scoring with a Scor-Pal rather than having a scoring blade in your cutter, that way is really difficult to see if you are getting right up the the image or not and trying to skip over, with Scor-Pal you simply lift your tool out of the track and start again on the other side. :)
Color with Copics(mainly Pea Green and Olive for the leaves and Coral and Peach for the blooms ( I haven't added my shadows yet in this pic) (BTW, The Copic Box giveaway is almost here!!!!) You can see I left one stem without a flower, because I'm going to cut one out minus a few petals to give it a different shape and attach with dimensionals to make the card more 3-D. I placed my card on the Scor-Mat and cut around the flowers parts only above the scored line with a hobby blade .
Now fold the card back, this is what the back will look like. (When you open the card the gaps fill in when the roses bend back and just looks like an opened square card) Do you see even a trace of bleed through from my coloring?? :) (nope!!) you've gotta get this cardstock!!
After attaching my third rose and adding shadows, I dropped on some Crystal Lacquer to give them a dewy "fresh from the garden" look.
Last I added a rose 5/8" grosgrain bow with a glue dot to the bottom. Really puts me in the mood for Valentine's day, how about you? :)
Please tell me below what techniques and tutorials YOU want to see on this blog in 2009! I will randomly draw a winner and announce it on Monday night, 1/5!
I've really been looking forward to these blog hops the last few days, haven't you? Today we have : Carolina , Barb, Donna, Jessica , Jessie, Julie , Lee, and ROSE Ann (hee!) :) A couple I got advance sneak peeks of, but the rest will be surprises to us both, let's go look!! (Details in just a bit about how YOU can be part of the blog hop!) :)
PS I'm half way through the week and only a quarter of the way through my sets LOL! I either need to double up my posts or we need to keep going a few more days, what do you think??