Monday, February 21, 2011

Rose Garden Diorama Card

Hi all, sorry to be MIA for a while.  My husband had surgery on his knee that kept me busy and I had to be his chauffeur and runner on his job while he was unable to do it.  Early mornings and exhausting days!  But I did manage to get a couple of projects done and I still have some to show you. 

This is one on my "want to do" list and Tracey's pre-colored roses were first on my list to try it out with.  You can find the tutorial on how to make a diorama card here. It is really easy and the hardest part is deciding what to decorate it with.  I wanted it to be like looking into a climbing rose garden and used a Martha Stewart punch for the rose mounts. 
I printed out the single rose spray in pink, red and peach several times and then cut out the different roses to layer.  Some I layered the largest rose and others the smaller to give them dimension.  They are all popped up on foam tape.  The butterflies are from the Fred She Said Ornate Butterfly and Tattered Rose set.  It has a digi file and a cut file for your electronic cutter.  I used only the bottom blackout file of the butterfly and glimmer misted them with pink and gold. 
The sentiment was stamped and embossed in gold on a Cuttlebug tag.  The bow looks blue but really is a in shaded greens.  The original card design easily folds flat for mailing, but with all of the pop dots on this one it doesn't really lay flat enough for a regular envelope. It has a lot of depth that the camera doesn't pick up well.  The pre-colored images makes it super easy and vibrant and a design that has lots of possibilities. 

Tomorrow another quilled jewelry piece.  Until then,

Thanks for your comments, I read them all!


Antonella said...

Sonya - this is a beautiful card!!! I love the dimension and the composition is stunning!!! Hugs, antonella :-)

MariLynn said...

Your rose garden diorama card is gorgeous. I can almost smell the aroma and imagine the breeze blowing through your garden. I love the way you layered all those roses.

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

wow! look at all that dimension!

Carol said...

Ok Sonya that is magnificent. Holy guacamole' girl!!! It's a feast for the eyes. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you DH is on the mend.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}