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Layered vintage roses Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Heidi here! First of all I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, I hope you have lots of laughter with family and friends during this holiday season. 

Secondly I'm sad to let you guys know that today is my last post as design team member for the Kennedy Grace Creations team, I will still be creating with the beautiful KGC stamps but not on the KGC blog.

For my last project I choose to create a vintage roses birthday card with different layers for a 3D like effect.

To get this card started I stamped the roses from the Kennedy Grace Creations “Splendid Roses“ stamp set onto a die cut square panel (using Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper), hanging the stamp a little of the edge. I used my MISTI for this and Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink. I also stamped the same rose image twice on separate pieces of this Bristol paper and clear heat embossed all the panels afterwards.
Of course the square panel is going to be my base. From the other two stamped images I’m going to create the layers for the 3D effect. 

I also stamped my sentiment on the square panel. For this I choose one of the sentiments from the Kennedy Grace Creations “Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose“ stamp set, I stamped with Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink and clear heat embossed afterwards. And to create the swirls I stamped parts of the swirls from the Viva Decor “Floral Embellishments“ stamp set with Memento “Northern Pine“ ink (using the second generation stamping technique, because otherwise I felt it would turn out to dark).

Next I started colouring all the images but not all of them entirely or equally neat: on the square panel I colouring everything neatly except the two biggest roses that are going to have the second and third layer (on these I only coloured the edges to give them a red colour, nothing fancy). On the other two layers I also worked in the same way, colouring only the parts that I needed.

For my colouring I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and my Pentel Aquabrush. I used the following colours: Carmine Red, Wine Red, May Green, Deep Green and Pale Dawn Gray (this last colour only around the outer edges of the rose images, the square panel and also on the edge of my card base, this way I created that vintage look).
I also brought back in some details with a white Sakura Gelly Rol pen after all the colouring was dry.

When the white pen application was dry I fussy cut the second and third layer out using my Fiskars scissors. And then we can put this card together: I choose a crème coloured card base, because that’s about the same colour as the Bristol paper I used (and as mentioned before I edged the card base with one of the Zig Markers). I die cut a dark bordeaux red coloured stitched panel for my mat and adhered the stamped square panel to the bordeaux panel using liquid glue and then adhering these combined panels to my card base using one millimetre thick foam tape. I also adhered the second and third layer for the roses this way using one millimetre thick foam tape.

I love it when a project comes together the way I imaged it in my head: adding the second en third layer on this card really made this card complete and I love the way the petals from the roses hang of the edge of the squares.

For my finishing touch I added some Kennedy Grace Creations “Moonbeams“ sequins in different sizes, adhering them with Ranger Medium Matte.

And that’s it for today’s card! I wish you all lots of crafty fun in 2018!

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