I'm sooo behind in posting the cards from last month's Techniques class, so I'm taking time out from working on my Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas (and before tonight's Techniques class) to post the pics and some info about them.
I stamped the flower on some watercolor paper using Black StazOn, and colored it using our Watercolor Crayons and an Aqua Painter. I painted the center of the flower weith Daffodil Delight, but it didn't 'pop' enough for me, so on my finished card, I added a So Saffron button with some Linen Thread tied through the holes.
To make the frame, since I don't have a scalloped square frame die, I just cut a scalloped square of Elegant Eggplant cardstock. Then, using my paper cutter, I cut out the inside leaving a 1/2" border all around. I inked the inside and outside edges of this as well to 'age', and to really make it look old, I covered the frame with some Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint.
It's made using our new Letterpress Plates. The trick to using these plates is to use watercolor paper, and our Craft Ink. I squeeze a drop of ink onto some scrap plastic to use as a palette. I then apply the ink using a Dauber directly to the areas I was colored on the letterpress plate. I carefully laid the watercolor paper on top and ran it through the Big Shot. You end up with a stamped, slightly embossed image ... just beautiful! I added some Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, a Melon Mambo card base with a layer of Regal Rose cardstock in between. One of our Basic Rhinestone Jewels finishes it off with the perfect elegent touch.