Today's card was inspired by Paula Laird, many of you might know by her by mrslaird her SCS name, I had the pleasure of meeting her a few weeks ago. While we were discussing stamps (of course!) she mentioned the lack of "theater stamps" available, as she has many people who perform she would like to make cards for, and mentioned roses (among other things) being suitable images for an opening night. Living in the artsy town I do and a lover of the arts myself, I wanted to make a card that would work for this occasion also, my very talented friend Ken Bradley regularly appears in numerous plays around Austin and I would love to give him a special card next time I turn out for a performance! So here's my tribute "to the theater", a single red rose (from "A Year of Flowers")and drink (from "A Charmed Life"), with black and white accents, that gorgeous DP is Black Market Ebony and Alabaster that Gina K sells, and the halfback pearl accents configured this way add elegance (but are also a nod to the stage lights or a lit marquis!) Don't forget to add them to the charm ring!
I wanted to share this card today especially because I used just two red Copics for flower and wine, the same ones I used in this tutorial Gina has featured on StampTV right now, Cardinal and Lipstick Red, R59 and R29. For the "in between" shades, I did some tip to tip coloring by picking up ink from my darker Cardinal Copic with my lighter strong red Copic and coloring. I made that large BRAVO with my Just Rite 95 pt Times Roman alpha and rectangle stamper, it adds such drama, and I love how the large wine glass and rose image can support a huge greeting like this one. After stamping my word and rose, I stamped off both onto the bottom of the glass before cutting out and mounting it over each image to make the glass look translucent, to see "step by steps" of this same technique, see Theresa'a tutorial. Card also uses Gina K Pure Luxury White and Black Onyx.
Have a great day, thank you for visiting!