Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Roses on Plastic- Forever card

Hello friends!

Today I am posting this card which took longer than usual time for me to design. I was inspired by Simon Says Stamp's- Monday Challenge- No ordinary paper this week. I had purchased a plastic paper pack from the Rubber Cafe booth from my recent visit to the Scrapbook Expo. I wanted to use this plastic paper instead of regular card-stock as a crafting surface for the challenge but I was not sure how. My mind went through many ideas. Finally, I thought of using texture paste as that is the one of the few, non-paper things that stick over plastic. I have not used other kind of plastic/acetate products before but I believe Crafter's companion's acetate. Hot off the press' acetate and Judikins embossable window plastic should work too.

I used stencils- Penny Black;'s Luster and DCWV's Arrows & Moroccan with white texture paste to create roses and chevron patterns in phase-wise manner, letting one image dry out completely before adding another image in orientation I want. After all the images were completely dry, I painted the texture paste with pearlescent watercolors to keep the flowers light and shiny. I had to go over with watercolors a couple of times as the paste seems to absorb and fade the colors. I was not happy with the brightness of colors so finally, I decided to use peerless watercolors to brighten up the flowers. I was not sure how bright they would turn out after drying. As you can see, they turned out a bit brighter than I expected. I guess I should have used peerless colors from the start. 

I used black patterned paper from DCVW's Everlasting Love stack behind the plastic and as the back panel of this vertical card. 'Forever' is from the same designer paper stack. I embossed flourishes and scrolls in gold on the black paper to add interest. Lastly, I decorated it with pearls and metallic twine.
This will make a pretty wedding or anniversary gift.


Submitted to:
Simon Says Stamp- Monday Challenge- No Ordinary Paper
Simon Says Stamp- Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes

Items used:

Recollection- Flourish, Swirls cling stamp set
Stampin up- Elements in Style set


Michelle said...

You did beautiful work with that paste. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

Gayatri said...

Absolutely love the dimension and texture on your lovely card. WOW! Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

Team Clark said...

Turned out great, love the color combo!

Purvi said...


Purvi said...

Thank you Michelle!

Purvi said...

Thanks for the complements, Gayatri!

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous textural card and I love the colour palette you've used, it's so striking! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog... :)

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