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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Old Fashioned Rose

Hi everyone.  This is a card I made to send to a family member who has had to have a nasty operation to let her know we are thinking of her.  I have recently bought some 120gsm paper/card from Craft Creations which I am trying out with digital images because I like really white card which this is and also it will easily go through the printer which my usual 300gsm card will not.  I have also tried using some Bristol Smooth which is about 250gsm and that proved a struggle too.  I bought a multi media pad because I thought it would be lighter weight, but to be honest it really doesn't seem any better than the BS that I have and it is not white enough to use matted on to my other card unless it is completely coloured with no white showing.


I have this pretty rose digital image which I printed in grey onto the 120gsm material and thought I would use my Inktense pencils with a waterbrush keeping the brush as dry as I could and taking the ink from the pencil on to the brush before adding it to the image.  It started off well but as I went along it did warp in one spot and it would not flatten out so I ended up fussy cutting the image out.  I used  a snippet of white card to make a frame using a Spellbinders Captivating Squares which I don't think is available anymore, and I used the second slightly smaller die within the frame and dry embossed it by running it through my machine.  I added this twisted so that it made this diamond shape and used some silicone glue to attach the rose to the frame which gave it a bit of dimension.  I finished with a sentiment stamped with Versamark and heat embossed using WOW Platinum Metallic Embossing Powder.

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12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, Pat. The flower is beautifully coloured and I love the die cut frame. I know what you mean about the white card, there are so many different shades. xx

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  2. Beautiful card Pat. It is so pretty and elegant with the lovely framing. Your rose is gorgeous with your highlights of colour to bring it to life. xx

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  3. A beautifully coloured rose. Finding decent white card to go through the printer yet be heavy enough to take a bit of water can be a pain and as you mention there are so many different degrees of whiteness to contend with as well. Guess all these things are sent to try us 😉

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  4. Such a pretty card Pat. I struggled to find a printer that would take card but I finally managed to find a Canon MG3050 that does the trick. It's a top feeder that will take 300gsm. I don't use it very often for my card making, mainly just to personalise cards when I need to. The rose on your card is beautiful and the embossing in the background gives your card the perfect finish x x

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  5. Amazing colouring and such a beautiful frame.
    My printer won't take card stock, I'm always so envious when I see printed images.

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  6. The rose is beautifully colored, Pat! I love all the details on each petal and the brown hue in the leaves! Adding more texture by dry embossing the die cut mat was a great idea! I'm sorry that the mixed media paper didn't work for you.

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  7. Wow, lovely colouring with the Inktense pencils! Lovely frame too. Your card is very pretty and elegant, love it!
    My Canon printer takes almost everything, I'm lucky I guess. I have mixed media paper, but prefer whiter paper too. The worskhops Vanilla arts provide are often with a background where you have to use cardstock that takes water. I usually make my own background then, on Neenah cardstock, which is white.

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  8. This is a very pretty card Pat, lovely floral image and beautifully coloured. Lovely die cut doily in the background and a super design.
    I have this paper and it goes through my printer like a dream, it's a lovely paper, Kate x

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  9. The die cutting and dry embossing sure draws your eyes into the beautiful flower and I like how you angled it Pat. Pretty water colouring with the pencils and I am glad you have found the 12ogsm card will happily go through your printer x.

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  10. beautiful and so very elegant.
    xx Karen

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  11. Your rose is beautiful! And I love the design... Gorgeous card Pat

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  12. Absolutely stunning colouring and fussy cutting Pat! it is a really beautiful and elegant card, and your rose looks perfect!

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