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Roses Are Red

Roses are red, my love, violets are blue…………!! The Red Pepper Classic Linen  PT cardstock was the perfect base for my watercolored rose project. I sang the song “Roses Are Red'” over and over as I created this card with some of my very favorite Paper Temptress papers.

It was an interesting project for me, because I used my favorite Retro Silver Lustre stock……..BUT……this time, I used text weight rather than the usual cardstock. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the paper performed very well considering all that I “put it through”. Great stuff!!

I stamped the rose image (Close To My Heart) with VersaMark ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder. I tried the very popular “Floating Re-Inker” technique on it and found that the water affected the paper very little. That’s something that you can’t say about a lot of stocks. Sometimes the warping prevents you from using very much water. Not this paper!! It endured all the water I put on it.

I loved the way this paper punched!! I used the Martha Stewart lace punch to create a lovely side panel for my card front. WOW~this stock punches HEAVENLY!! The thinner basis weight makes punching so easy! LOVE IT!

I added some ribbon and a few self adhesive pearls for a little extra flair and finished the card off with a corsage pin with a few pearls added on. The corner is pierced with an Ornare piercing template.

I hope you enjoy the card project as much as I did creating it!!

2 comments to Roses Are Red

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  • AWEsome! I love painting with reinkers. The way you embossed in white is brilliant! I like mixing craft & classic reinkers too. You get some really nifty effects I love the way you layered your stunning rose over that pretty lacy edge. Beautiful! :0)

  • Wow, I hadn’t even thought of how easy the text weight would be for punches! I am definitely going to have to pull those punches back out. Thanks Kathie!

    the PaperTemptress


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