Now, on to more fruitful things...
My dear friend Kim B. was kind enough to offer sharing some of her beautiful Valentine's Day cards. I love Kim's work, it always puts a smile on my face when she comes to the store with projects to share. Thanks so much Kim for sharing and inspiring us!
I just love all the pink and browns (yeah, I'm partial to those colors!).
Kim was also gracious enough to share a brief tutorial on this last card. I love the effect this technique made. If you happen to try this out, please let us know so I can tell Kim.
The roses on this card aren't just any stamped rose. Here is what Kim sent me about the technique...
The cards with the roses was made using a technique suggested in a Martha Stewart Living magazine. To make the large roses, I used an 8" length of corrugated cardbord from a box, rolled it (this takes a bit of patience as rolling cardboard is not as easy as you may think) and held the roll in place using a rubberband (placed it about an inch from the top of the roll). I stamped the end of the roll heavily with craft ink and pressed it firmly onto white cardstock. I would suggest making trial roses on scrap CS to get the desired effect. I found I had to re-roll the cardboard to get the center just right for me. I also did the exact same rolling technique with a 6" length of corrugated cardboard for the smaller rose. I used a leaf stamp with green ink and a matching marker in green to draw the stem by hand.
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