Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Joanna Sheen's 'Old English Rose' Garden Flower Stamps

Hi Folks!
This card caused me a bit of a headache. The triple embossing didn't want to work for me and all in all the whole card took about 3 days to complete before I was happy with it (and before it passed quality control, more commonly known as Mr. Dry). Now that must be a some kind of record for the longest time to make a card. It certainly is for me ;o)
I'm really pleased with the end result though. I simply scored and folded the card blank. For the semi-circle flap I just drew around my largest circle Nestability die and cut it out by hand (bit rough and ready but I think it's ok) I stamped the whole of the card blank with the beautiful Old English Rose stamp with Versamark ink and clear embossing powder. You can see it better on the last picture.The pretty patterned paper is from Crafter's Companion Flower Fairies Friends CD rom that I printed straight onto linen cardstock. I cut into panels and added faux stitching around the edges. The sentiment comes with the stamp set and the corners are a Cuttlebug die.
I stamped and embossed the main image into some 350gsm cardstock. Die cut it with my circle Nestability Die. Painted it with cosmic shimmer paints and embossed it with UTEE (Ultra thick embossing Enamel) I adhered it to the scalloped circle with Pinflair glue gel and sandwiched it into a big heavy book overnight so it would dry flat. I was so pleased in the morning when the pages of my book hadn't stuck together :o) I finished the card of with a big cream ribbon bow.
This card didn't make it onto the tv show but Joanna has included it here on her video samples.
Thanks for looking
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Ann said...

Totally scrumptious - thank goodness someone else can spend 3 days on a card to get it just right.

Beautiful work Sandra - just beautiful.

Ann xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous card!

Tara said...

WOW! Totally gorgeous Sandra and i think it was well worth all the effort and time you invested!!
Hugs Tara xx

Desire Fourie said...

All the time and effort paid off beautifully in the end. Love romantic feel to this creation. Great job.

Fiona said...

Another beautiful and unusual card Sandra. You can see time was taken over this with all the lovely details you have used.
Fiona x

Donna said...

Wow, wow, wow Sandra, stunning card and so much attention to detail, beautiful colouring and such a feminine design :) Donna x

Julie said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, so pretty and I love all the texture.

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Wow stunning card Sandra. I saw the cards on Joanna's show and thought they were all lovely you are all very talented.

Jenny x

lisa said...

Hi Sandra. I've just been catching up on these stunning Joanna Sheen cards you've been creating. They are all just gorgeous. I love the orchid one, but the roses are lovely too, Oohh I can't choose a favourite.
Something really different to your usual style.


Swaantje said...

What a beautiful card. Great work,Sandra.
It's romantic...