Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Rose Wonder - Crystal Effects Card - DSC#167 Challenge

Hi Stampers,
Are you ready for a glimpse at this weeks DOstamper Thursday DSC#167 Home Sweet Home Challenge?  I got my inspiration to make this card because I fell in love with the Stained Glass Birthday Card that Dawn Olchefske had made last week using the Rose Wonder Framelits. I starting making her card for myself and then I realized after cutting out all of the pieces and starting to put it together, that the card is perfect for this weeks Challenge DSC#167 which is a pink rose picture.  (see photo of the rose below).  I knew if I was going to use this card for the challenge, I would need to change it up a little so I didn't copy her whole card exactly. So, .... I used her piecing idea, and then I changed the card around a little to make it my own by changing the image position, make the card into to a Sympathy Card, and finish it off differently.  To finish it off I used some heat embossing with Dazzling Diamonds  on little sections of the rose and leaves, and then for the final touch, I used Stampin Up Crystal Effects over the whole Rose giving that "glossy" look. It came out just stunning!

 Don't you just love the "shinny, glossy look" to the Rose? "That is the effect that you get using Stampin Up Crystal Effects all over the face of it.  Super Cool!  I made the custom matching envelope and the liner using the Stampin Up Envelope Punch Board.

This card made for a perfect Sympathy Card.
Now the big question is "Do I ever want to part with it"?

Basic Instructions:

  • Cut Rose Red CS base 8-1/2" x 11" and score at 5-1/2", score @ 4-1/4".
  • Cut basic Black CS @ 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Cut Whisper White CS @ 3-3/4" x 5"
  1. Using Rose Wonder Framelits and Basic Black CS  cut out the small rose and leaves pieces to be used as the outline. (I trimmed away part of the leaf)
  2. Now cut out a rose from both Blushing Bride CS and Rose Red CS, to be used for inside of the rose pieces.  (Try to keep the pieces intact together so it is easier to assemble).
  3. Now cut out the matching leaves from Garden Green CS and Wild Wasabi CS.
  4. I used a small piece of painters tape in a few spots to hold the black rose outline piece to the white layer base paper, and then I used a pencil to trace the inside shape of the small piece so I knew where to place the colored paper images.
  5. I then laid the colored paper pieces and leaves into the tracing using two way glue pen, and then after all were placed I laid the black outline on top.
  6. Put a little 2-way glue pen on few parts of the rose pieces, sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds  and heat set with Heat Tool. 
  7. Finished off applying Stampin Up Crystal Effects over the whole Rose and let set overnight to dry.
  8. Stamp sentiment on top layer, attach to the Basic Black layer, then "pop" black layer onto the Rose Red Card Base.
  9. Both the custom Envelope and the Envelope Liner were made with the Envelope Punch Board .
Product List
Glue Dots
Big Shot
Heat Tool

Be sure to check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from my fellow DOstamperSTARS Team (click on their names below):  

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  1. The Dazzling Diamonds and crystal affects sure make this project pop! Thanks for sharing - it's wonderful.

    1. Thank you Michelle. Appreciate you comment and glad you stopped by the blog.


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