Friday, March 4, 2016

Roses, Mixed Media and Press n' Seal

Have you heard of using Press n' Seal with your dies?  It makes these cards so much easier!

No surprise that I borrowed this SU set from Tonya.  She's like having my own crafty store--LOL.  We're drawing ever closer to the SU party.  Time is flying!  Again, if you care to use it, the hostess code is 9HZBDHKP which you enter in a new field under the special offers section of the online order shopping bag.  Thanks!
On the first card I diecut the SU Rose out of a smooshed watercolored panel, stuck the Press n' Seal to the front then carefully peeled off the rose outline before gluing down the remaining pieces in one go.  I did the same with an extra set of leaves (this time out of a Gelli-print) and part of a rose.  I then embossed the sentiment.  I wish you could feel the texture--the smoothness of the white, the slight dryness of the acrylic paint and the slickness of the sentiment.  It's so cool!

The Details:  SU Rose Garden Thinlits and Rose Wonder sentiment, Liquitex Basics acrylic paint, Distress Inks, VersaMark, Ranger gold embossing powder, Tim Holtz watercolor paper, Recollections 110lb white cardstock

I'm entering this in Loll's and Bonnie's inaugarul CAS Mix Up challenge, Mixed Media Mojo Spring with the Optional Twist of Watercoloring

On the second card I stamped the rose then colored it with Copics and a white watercolor pencil for highlights.  Before using the rose die, I mounted the yellow rose on Scor-Tape so I could just peel it off and mount on a piece of plain cardstock.  I quickly fussy cut that out.  I then cut out the leaves and positioned them.  I used the PnS to keep the leaves and rose together so I could glue it down as I had arranged it.  Lovely.  For the black stripes, I cut strips of 3/4" cardstock and adhered them to the card front.  The sentiment is embossed.

The Details:  SU Rose Garden Thinlits, Rose Wonder, Stampin' Up Sale-a-Bration Botanicals for You, VersaMark, Stampendous detail fine white embossing powder, Recollections 110lb white and black cardstock, Memory Box Botanical Stem, Bazzill green linen cardstock, Hammermill 80lb color copy cardstock

I'm entering this in Seize the Birthday Anything Goes, Little Tangles #66 Ombre 

Rose Wonder

Rose Garden Thinlets


  1. What a gorgeous rose image and die-cut. LOVE the rose from your smooshed panel ... such pretty colours and love how the colours flow. Amazing in the yellow too with wonderful shading to create depth. Great designs, my friend! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. I hadn't heard about the press and seal - what genius idea! I bet it made lining up these gorgeous, intricate roses so much easier! Love it!

  3. Wow, Toni, this is amazing and gorgeous! Then I saw the yellow rose! My jaw is still on the floor! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Both of these are so beautiful, love them.
    Love that press n seal too, bloody brilliant.

  5. Great tip with the press n seal. The card with the striped background is so striking! Very nice!

  6. Beautiful! Those roses are gorgeous! :)

  7. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing them with us over at Mixed Media Mojo this time.

    Both cards are awesome! And the technique is unique!
    Thanks so much for joining the fun over at Seize the Birthday!

  9. These are a knockout Toni! Stunning designs! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  10. Oooh, gorgeous cards!! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  11. your cards are gorgeous..
    Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

  12. Beautiful cards! love those flowers! So nicely done and thanks so much for playing along with MIxed Media mojo

  13. very beautiful thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo
    Barb Housner (DT)

  14. Beautiful cards, thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo! Deb xo

  15. Two beautiful cards, thank you for sharing them with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. Love the yellow rose on the black and white stripes! The background provides such a strong background to illuminate the rose! So awesome!


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