Paper Rose Studio, Disterss Oxide Spray Play with Ella'sr Rose Garden and Brick Die
The inspiration for these cards came from a recent card class I took at my local craft shop, where we played with distress oxide sprays and learned some different tips, tricks, and techniques to create fun backgrounds. I was so inspired I came home and made so many backgrounds, which you will see in another post.
While I was creating those backgrounds I had an idea for a card using Ella’s Garden Rose and Brick border die. I decided to die cut it out and what came next was a happy accident.
I wanted to try using the die-cut as a stencil so instead of using it just as a border I die cut it twice from a piece heavyweight cardstock cut down to just over 4¼ x 5½. I placed it into my splat box with some watercolor paper and went to town with the sprays creating many many panels which I will be turning into cards for another blog soon.
As I mentioned previously this all came about as a happy accident, as I had initially used the die-cuts as a stencil but then thought to myself, “Hmm, what if I sprayed the oxides right onto the cardstock and added water? What kind of print would I get?” Well, what I got was BEAUTIFUL. At least I thought so lol.
I loved how I ended up with a rainbow looking impression.
I decided to keep the card itself very simple to allow the focus to be on the sentiment and the inked background.
The card itself is 5 ½ x 4¼, I cut down the inked panels to 5¼ x 4 and then I took some mirror cardstock that really matched the colorus of each inked panel and cut that down to 5 3/8 x 4 1 /8 leaving just a little colour peeking through.
The finishing touch was the sentiment, which I created using these wonderful Large Hugs die from the latest release. I really love how Paper Rose creates their sentiment and words with the shadow die to match. I cut out the sentiment 12 times. 3 layers for each card, from heavyweight black cardstock. I used the same mirror cardstock to die cut the shadow portion which really brought it all together. I adhered all the sentiments together and added some Nuvo shimmer pen to the top. As you can see I may have gone a little heavy-handed, but, can you really have too much shimmer!
Thanks for joining me on this latest crafty journey. Hope you enjoyed it and good luck with your own adventures!