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Wed 15

Distressed Windham Collage and English Rose Bouquet...




Welcome to the third day of the Memory Box Spring 2015 Collection Blog Blitz! Pam here... I'm sure you are enjoying the show and have a lot on your wish list already!  One of you will be the lucky winner of the NEW English Rose Bouquet die I'm using today!  

*Comment on this post and all the other blog blitz posts until Sunday, April 19 at 11:50 p.m. Eastern time, for lots of chances to win!*  Winners will be posted here on Monday, April 20th.

For my card today, I die cut one of the corners from the NEW Open Studio Distressed Windham Collage die set twice. Once in the upper left corner and then again in the bottom right corner of a 4 in. x 5 1/4 in. piece of parchment card-stock. I distressed the edges with a Tim Holtz paper distresser tool.  Then I inked most of the piece with Gathered Twigs Distress ink and a mini round ink blending tool. I spattered with Walnut ink and Metallic Gold spray ink.




I die cut the English Rose Bouquet die in Parchment card-stock and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. The flowers are the RV 90 series and the leaves are the BG 90 series. 

I hope I can explain what I did without it being confusing.  Here goes...

* I leave the rose cut in the die after I cut it, this is one time I hope the pieces stick in the die (if any of the pieces come out I stick them back in the die)

* With the wide yellow frog tape (painters tape), I put pieces of the tape over the die cut card-stock  I left in the die (tape goes adhesive down on the wrong side of the card-stock and extends over the edges)

* Now I remove the die cut from the die and all the pieces stick to the frog tape

* Take the outline part of the die off the tape and color it

* The flower petals I left on the frog tape and colored

I know, this is getting long...do you want me to carry on?!  : )  ok!

* After coloring lay your outline die cut wrong side up and put mounting squares all over it in strategic places so they will be overlapping all the lines.  I cut mounting squares in half for this and yes, it takes a lot but it's worth it!

* Now turn your colored outline die cut right side up and you're ready to place all the colored petals into the rose outline.  The rose petals will all stick to the mounting squares.  YES!

*  Add mounting squares to your leaves and place it on the background piece 

* Add mounting squares to the background piece and place it on an A2 Juniper notecard


Here's the inside!




I die cut the NEW Pennington Rose Border die in Juniper card-stock, glued it to the top and  stamped the words, happy birthday from the NEW Party Time stamp set

Thanks for joining me for Day 3 of the blog blitz... stay tuned!  More to come and be sure to check out and comment on all the posts all week, Monday through Friday!  You could be a winner!



What an amazing card, Pam. I love the look of the new collection.

lovely card.new collection is awesome.

WOW! Beautiful card and dies - I love the color combinations!

Gorgeous. Love the roses.

Absolutely stunning. Your card details were very good and so worth your efforts, its beautiful.

This is beautiful, but for a woman who isn't crazy about using dies, this seems complicated....but a joy to look at!

love these roses and your card too!

The card is lovely. The rose dies are beautiful. Well done!

Thanks for the great tips on this technique. I've been wondering how it is done.

This is beautiful Pam,the flower edges look amazing!

What a beautiful card! The detail and texture are amazing.

thank you Rosie!

I think so too Phyllis! Thank you!

Thank you Cortney! It was fun to go back to a vintage/shabby chic look for a change.

Thank you Deepa! There are several rose dies this time!

Thank you Eileen and thank you for the encouraging words! It all makes sense when you're doing it. : )

Thank you Connie!

Thank you Marta!

Thank you so much Jean!

Wonderful card, and great inner side of the card. Use of border to decorate the inside of the card is a great idea. The card is delightful.

You're welcome Marty! It really does work. If you weren't going to color them, You could skip the frog tape step and just put the mounting square pieces directly on the die cut while it is still in the die. Then take the die out and apply it right to the card. Slick. : )

Thank you Marybeth!

:D Thank you Nancy!

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for the step by step, they are always appreciated and are very helpful. I am mourning the loss of my Juniper paper. Please ask Dave to reconsider the paper.

Thank you BożenA! There are several coordinating rose dies this time! YAY!

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