Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hand Dipped Roses

Danielle Flanders is our hostess for the PTI Make It Monday challenge this week.  I was so excited that I found the time to play along with her wonderful challenge!!  You can see Danielle's beautiful inspiration project and easy video tutorial HERE.



I used "The Sweet Life" stamp set with coordinating die from PTI.  After my flowers and leaves were cut and stamped I inked up just the side of each with Versamark Ink and then dipped them in gold embossing powder.  I heat set them with my embossing gun for a unique and elegant result!

My card design was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #158



I was worried my card was not clean and simple enough so I tried again. 



I'm not sure this one turned out "cleaner" LOL but somehow it feels a bit cleaner to me. : ) My first card has a lot more gold and I attached my focal point section directly to the card face.  On my second card I tried to limit my gold embossing slightly and actually popped the focal point section up with foam tape and I like it much better.  : )

I have also decided to enter my card in Virginia's View Challenge #8 - Clean and Simple : )



Virginia suggests Clean and Simple cards with interesting texture, dimension and good use of white space.  She also suggests "creating your own simple embellishment" which, I believe Danielle has shown us how to do beautifully! Gold dipped flower petals - an elegant embellishment! : )

Thank you for looking friends!  I will be busy in the next couple of days visiting the blogs of each of these inspirational challenge blogs.  I hope you will visit some of these talented sites as well.

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Supplies:
White cs by PTI
The Sweet Life stamp set and coordinating dies by PTI
Pink Polka Dot paper strip from Imaginisce
Overlaid ribbon and pearls from my stash

25 comments:

Carole Z said...

I'm on catch up again Patti! This is simply gorgeous! I love the simplicity of the beautiful stamp and lovely colouring, hugs Carole Z X

Lisa said...

They're both wonderful Patti! The pink and gold are so pretty together and I like the little strip of polka dots and pearls!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous CAS card! I like your sketch too! Every time you use those roses, they turn out beautifully! And every time you use them, I want them LOL! Enjoy your weekend, Patti!

Alanna said...

Your flowers are so pretty.

*Vicki* said...

WOW! Really gorgeous and elegant design Patti!! I love the look the embossed edges have!! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Martha said...

Patti, this is simply beautiful!
I love the pretty flowers & design.

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous card, Patti - the touch of gold is just perfect for those gorgeous roses!

Kelly said...

oooooooooooooooh LOVE LOVE LOVE the dipped edges. that is just gorgeous!!!

Deepti said...

This is sooo pretty :) The roses dipped in gold looks awesome !

Jen said...

These are both beautiful! I love the gold tipped edges! So glad to see you at Freshly Made Sketches!

Danielle Flanders said...

This card is so gorgeous! I am in love with the soft, romantic and clean look of it! Thanks for playing along!
Danielle

Monica K. said...

This is so pretty!! The gold is perfect on the roses.

Monica K. said...
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Monica K. said...

This is so pretty!! The gold is perfect on the roses.

alexandra s.m. said...

This is such a beautiful take on the technique!
It's a very romantic and beautiful card Patti!
Thank You~

Virginia Lu said...

You nailed this CAS challenge! I so love your gold-dipped roses! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

Helen F. said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Patti! The soft colors and the roses dipped in gold are totally elegant.

Taunya Butler said...

I am so in love with this idea of gold tipping on these beautiful roses!! Most definitely gives your card a super unique and totally elegant feel!! Good for you for entering 3 challenges with this beautiful, clean and simple card!! I am so impressed with you and your lovely talents and skills!! Thanks for being a friend!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is so lovely - the colours you've used are so soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Patti, I haven't seen you around much lately so I wanted to pop by and tell you I used on of those lovely embossed panels you sent me way-back-when. I didn't want you to miss it:
http://ktdesigns2013.blogspot.ca/2014/10/rainy-days-gerda-steiner-image.html

I hope everything is going okay with you, my friend.

Hugs,
Kitty

Marybeth said...

Oh this is so elegant, feminine and beautiful! I love the simple elegance!

Diane said...

Really elegant design Patti.

Hugs Diane

Jane Knudsen said...

Wowsa! These are beautiful. I am not sure which one I like better. Two things...I need this stamp set and I have to try this technique!!

Asha said...

So delicate, so pretty and I love it. Awesome card, my friend!
hugs, Asha

Anni said...

Stunning roses!
Anni