Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rose Garden Bundle. . . failed card. . . learn from my errors. . . . this is the beautiful bundle in the Occasions Mini Catalog called Rose has a matching stamp set and framelit set.  GORGEOUS!  

This is definitely not a card I am proud of. . . but I decided to post it anyway to show you my errors so the same thing doesn't happen to you.  

I cut the rose die from basic black card stock and adhered it to watercolor paper card base (mistake one)   I should have heat embossed the image on to watercolor paper and then adhered the watercolor paper layer onto another card base....then there would be no warping and no bleeding from the black card stock. 

I grabbed my aqua painter and flooded the image with water and then picked up ink to color the images.  See the leaf on the right where the black cardstock bled into the green ink....not cool. 

Also, where the glue seeped out around the flower it is impossible to color with the ink...leaving white spots. 

So. . . my message to you is this....this could be an amazing card if:  

1.  Heat emboss image onto watercolor paper (no bleeding, no glue)
2.  Adhere the image piece onto a separate card base (no warping)

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