. . . I love this one too!! Actually, it is a combination of the die template that I used on Tuesday called Nested Medallion Labels and a new one called Nested Oval Medallion Labels. I’ve used two of the latter together, stacking them then turning one 90 degrees. It was pure serendipity that the resulting shape matches the Nested Medallion Label shape. When I cut out my roses using the Nested Medallion Labels, it is slightly larger and makes for a great matting behind my intertwined shapes. I pulled the pointed corners through and it gives a cool look. (Available now, these dies are made through the Spellbinders Custom Product Program and are exclusive to JustRite Stampers!)
It’s been ages since I tried to color anything – I’m never quite sure what I’m going to end up with. Have a peek at this new set from JustRite Stampers called With Sympathy – this is a large format 6″ x 8″ set which is larger than the sets you’ve seen in the past. If you’ve visited me before when I’ve stumbled on a great image, you’ll hear me raving about shading. Well get ready for the rave, the roses in this set are already shaded so that people who are more challenged with coloring (like me), don’t have to. I used three colors of Distress Ink and dry brushed the roses with one color – Stormy Sky and the leaves with two shades – Forest Moss and Peeled Paint. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. I didn’t go for full watercoloring because I stamped on design paper and I didn’t want it to buckle from the moisture. By keeping my brush nearly dry, I could get intense ink in the nooks and crannies of the rose without slopping lots of color around. The end result is that it looks like you fussed around alot but you didn’t!
Because my main panel is rather large, I offset it by hanging a small tag from JustRite Charm Dies with my small sentiment to balance out the card. The bow is my favorite figure eight loops bow made on The Peg Bow Maker with 5 wraps on the 2 1/2 inch width setting.
|SUPPLIES I USED
|Stamps: JustRite Stampers – With Sympathy
Paper: Memory Box, My Minds Eye, Bazzill
Ink: Stormy Sky Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Forest Moss Distress Ink
Accessories: JustRite Stampers Nested Medallion Label Dies, JustRite Stampers Nested Oval Medallion Label Dies, JustRite Stampers Charm Dies, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Lace, Stick Pins, Recollection Pearls, Pearl Brad
Here is a visual on how I put my main panel together:
Several of the other JustRite Stampers Design Team members are ready to share their creations from this set too.