Sin City Stamps Romance Plate
Print papers: Gold Wedding Texture, Eloise Floral (Paper Studio)
Cardstock: Cartulina (silver pearl) (Recollections)
Light Pink Metallic (Bazzill)
Die: Marvelous Squares (Spellbinders)
Gold Detail Embossing Powder
Black Archival ink
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Spun Sugar
Distress Ink Markers: Picket Fence, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters
3D Crystal Lacquer
Color the rose with the Picket Fence distress marker. It does not show up at first, but then, all of a sudden, it starts turning white. It reminds me of painting with bleach, without the smell. Lightly remove the ink from the embossing powder. Next, apply a tiny amount of Spun Sugar distress marker. Voila! You have a white rose with pink highlights to match the paper. I also added a bit of Shabby Shutters distress marker to the leaves. The effect is subtle, but effective.
Adhere stamped image to this layer. Adhere to lower right of card base, as shown.
I decided I needed one more element, so I stamped the Love Potion No. 9 bottle onto a scrap of Cartiluna CS paper with black archival ink, then colored with Vintage Photo and Shabby Shutters distress inks.
After fussy cutting it out, I applied a coat of 3D Crystal Lacquer over the bottle, and let it dry before "round"shaping it a bit and gluing it to the lower left side, as shown. I discovered that I was able to achieve the most beautiful glittery look using this paper, as you can see in the closeup. I am sure any metallic pearl type of CS would give this effect.
For the card inside, I stamped the love sentiment onto a piece of parchment and adhered it inside.
I sure hope you enjoyed my card project this time, and that you will take a moment to visit the Sin City Stamps online store to see all of their beautiful stamps and stamp plates. It is a real bargain to buy the whole stamp plate, and as you can see, all of the stamps go together. Of course, they are interchangeable with other stamps, too. And for more ideas, visit the Sin City Stamps blog to see what the other fabulous designers are creating.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful Summer!