This is a card that looks so simple, but it actually took me about three hours to make. Isn't that ridiculous? There's a lot of detail in this card that isn't noticeable right away. I did get this sketch off the Internet, but for the life of me I can't find it again. I suppose it doesn't really matter as I used completely different stamps and supplies, so other than the sketch, it doesn't look much like the original at all.
Now, lets get on to why this card took three hours to make. First, I stamped retired Stampin' Up! "Roses in Winter" in white on the edge of the Kraft card stock. Then I stamped a retired Stampin' Up! background stamp in clear ink. I then covered the entire Kraft card stock with Gesso. Then I sewed the Kraft card stock to the white card base.
Now, to make the tag, I cut it out of vanilla card stock with a Spellbinder's Nestability Tag. I put a grommet in the tag hole. I stamped another retired Stampin' Up "French Script" onto the tag. I wanted a more 'aged' look, so I applied Gesso to the tag, that blurred the words a bit but it still was not 'aged' enough for me. So then I took a thin coat of white craft paint over that. a piece of hemp was strung through the grommet and the tag was mounted up on the card with dimensionals.
Finally, I cut the flowers, leaves, and "love" sentiment with more dies. I wanted the "love" sentiment to pop more so I put in on a small piece of green card stock. Pearls were added for embellishment.
I was really pleased with how the card turned out, but not pleased at all with how much time it took to make. Yikes!
Have A Great Day! Amy
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