This month, my darling daughter celebrates her 22nd birthday. It is hard to believe that my baby is all grown up. She is strong, smart and beautiful and currently living in Pittsburgh for the summer. This time next year, she will be studying for the bar exam and advising people in important legal matters. Wow! Where did the time go!
Since she already received her card in the mail, it is safe to post photos of her card. Using scraps of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the rose from Healing Hugs stamp set in Lovely Lipstick, Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay inks and the leaves in Granny Apple Green inks. The roses and leaves were fussy cut, so that they could be popped up with dimensionals. For the background Whisper White piece, I stamped the sprigs in Crumb Cake ink and the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet in Gorgeous Grape ink.
To create the 3-D effect of this card, I used snail adhesive on the bottom of each rose, and dimensionals on the top of each rose. I then attached the leaves with glue dots or dimensionals, depending on their location. I added the seven Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, and matted the piece in Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather cardstock.
This photorealistic roses are is so pretty, and they just pop with the vibrant colors and dimension of this card! Here is another version of this same card using Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo and Gorgeous Grape.
Until next time, sending you crafting hugs and inspiration wishes!