Hi All!!! Welcome to our first Creation Station Blog Hop of 2016. This month we're all featuring our "favorites" from the upcoming Occasions Catalog (which will go live on January 5th). I haven't had a lot of time to play with some of my new things - and wasn't really sure what my favorite is.....but what I seem to be drawn to the most is the Rose Wonder stamps and the Rose Garden Thinlits.
I have several projects that I've been working on with this bundle. Up first - a wedding card.
Much like yesterday's card - this one is clean and simple on the outside. I simply die cut the flower images from the Rose Garden Thinlits from Gold Foil paper. I adhered these to a Calypso Coral card base, that I had first stamped around the edges with the new Timeless Textures stamp set. I wanted the sentiment to stand out and that was hard to do against the foil paper, so I added the vellum strip. I really liked the way it soften everything up. However, I needed a way to cover up the vellum on the inside!
That led to this:
One thing I LOVE about the Rose Wonder set is it's sentiments. The fonts, the sentiments that work for the insides....it's all good!
This next card is a little different - but much fun!
For this one - I used the flower as my card front. It was little tricky to do - but I love the look in the end. I used some Sale-A-Bration DSP for the inside of the card so that the color shows thru when it's closed. I didn't take a pic of the inside of the front - but I doubled up the portion where the Happy Birthday is stamped so that the same shape is on this inside. That help keeps things clean on the inside.
Ok - time for the last card - and personally my favorite!
For this one, I went with a "no-line" watercolor technique. I wanted the card to be soft - and sometimes when you stamp the outline image in black or even basic gray, it's too dark, and you have those lines that really pop out. So, for this I inked the image in Smoky Slate and stamped it off before I stamped it on my watercolor paper.
I used three different colors for the flower - Rose Red, Watermelon Wonder, and Calypso Coral. The leaves are simple in Mossy Meadow.
I used my new Wink of Stella pens to flick some splatters on the card - they added the perfect splatters, but they are also shimmery too! (it shows better in the first pic) The gold really stayed dark in places, and the clear was a little gold in spots - depending on how thick the splatter was.
Since the sentiment was embossed in gold, I decided that I needed to balance that out with some little strips of gold foil paper.
Well - I hope that I've inspired you in some way to create something with the Rose Wonder bundle (available Jan. 5th).
We have a great line up from the rest of the Creation Station Design Team - so be sure to follow all the way thru the hop to see what they've all come up with! Enjoy!