Valentines day is two days away! First of all, where the heck did January go and second of all, how the heck are we half way through February already? Slow down, 2014!! Check out this ombre fringe Valentine card with paper rose! Isn’t this so pretty? I got the idea from Pinterest, of course!
Supply list for Ombre fringe Valentine card with paper rose:
- Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set
- Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
- Real Red Cardstock
- Melon Mambo Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon(Sold out, but Melon Mambo is still available!)
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Fringe Scissors
- Paper Snips
- Blossom Punch
- Stampin’ Spritzer
- SNAIL Adhesive
- 2-Way Glue Pen
First, I will say that you should choose a really thick cardstock for the base because this card is very top heavy. I used the thickest cardstock I could find, which happened to be some old stock I had from Michaels. They sell super thick cardstock in packs of 100 for around $15. It’s not super great for stamping because it’s porous and it’s not super great for card bases because it’s so thick but it worked perfectly for this card! It’s also pretty great for watercoloring in a pinch. Second, this looks way harder than it is!
You’ll want to start with the rose since it needs time to dry. I made the paper rose out of 6 punched flowers. Using the paper snips, I made a small cut in between each petal. I used the Stampin’ Spritzer to wet the rose (you could also use one to add a splash of color if you had some re-inkers!). From there I rolled each petal around the end of a paint brush and set each piece to dry. That’s probably tough to follow but here’s a pin that will show you how to do it: How to make a paper rose on Pinterest.
Anyway, I cut two sheets of each cardstock color. They are about 1/2″ shorter than the previous piece and extend all the way to the top of the card. There is a piece in there that you can’t see but it sits underneath the bottom piece of cherry cobbler so the white card base doesn’t show through. I used the fringe scissors to cut about 3/4″ up into the sheets. Pro tip: do not cut all the way to the tip of the fringe scissors or your paper will tear at the ends! Instead, open the fringe scissors as wide as is comfortable for you and cut until you’re about 1/4″ away from the tip of the scissors.
Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig (my favorite tool!) I positioned the greeting at the top of the card. I added the scalloped ribbon by wrapping it around the cut pieces and securing it with SNAIL adhesive. I then made a “faux” knot underneath the greeting by tieing a second piece of ribbon around the first. Using more SNAIL, I added this to the card base.
Once the rose petals are dry, glue them together with the 2-way glue pen, offsetting each as you go. Then use a little more 2-way glue to add the rose to the card. Set it to try for about 10 minutes and enjoy this beautiful card!