In fact....this project is the first time I think I've actually *used* this set....and now I'm wondering why!!! So thanks go to my DSS for inspiring me to pull it out....and here's what I came up with...
The background is done by stamping all three pieces of the rose on ivory cardstock. For the base rose I used Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery ink. For the middle layer I used Always Artichoke and Jim Holtz's Fired Brick Distress Ink and stamped it off once. For the sketch of the rose I used the same colors at full strength.
The next step I crumpled that baby up....several times!! Then I applied Fired Brick and Always Artichoke direct to paper, hitting the high spots. Then I took a sponge and added some muted smudging along with the additional color of Chocolate Chip. As a final step, I sent the panel through the cuttlebug script folder.....sounds like a lot of steps...but I love the look I got with it!
Other card info: May Arts Ribbon, Prima Flower, Making Memories Decorative Brad, Savvystamps Happy Birthday Stamp
This one I went just a bit lighter on the background colors and when I was finished I ran the Always Artichoke pad over the Cuttlebugged words...and I really like that effect too!
Making Memories Hardware, May Arts Ribbon
The final card in the set uses the other half of the torn sheet. I punched a circle out and layered it on the Martha Stewart scalloped circle and finished it off with a Making Memories Decorative Brad.
Cardstock is River Rock, Ribbon is May Arts, My Friend is by Wordsworth.
Thanks so much for stopping by...and I'd love to hear what you think!!!