> To A Wild Rose - The Spot Challenge #110 - Rick Adkins

To A Wild Rose - The Spot Challenge #110

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at The Spot.  This week we have an fun inspirational challenge for you.  I am going to share the inspiration photo and you can make what ever your little heart feels inspired from the photo.  You may be inspired by the image, the colors, the flowers, the subject; the skies the limit.  I was inspired by the color and the image itself. So, I created a wedding card using the To A Wild Rose Bundle.  Here's a look at my card.  

To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Here's the inspiration image for this week's challenge.  

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I started out my card by stamping the roses from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I stamped the darkest color first with the outline.  I then stamped the next solid layer in my lightest color.  For the peach rose that was Petal Pink, and for the Red Rose I used Cherry Cobbler as my lightest color.  I then stamped the last image of the rose in the darkest color.  For the peach I used Calypso Coral Classic Ink and for the Red Rose I used Merry Merlot Classic Ink.  


To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

I then stamped the leaves in Soft Seafoam Classic Ink (for the lightest layer) and Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink (for the middle layer), for the outline I stamped in Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.  I then added the centers to each rose with So Saffron Classic Ink.  Next to have the little green flowers in the inspiration photo I stamped the centers again in Soft Seafoam Classic Ink.  Once everything was cut out using the matching dies I decided I needed something a little more. So I pulled out the Forever Fern Bundle from the 2020-2021 Stampin Up! Annual Catalog and did a little stamping and die cutting with the set.  I cut out the large fern image behind the roses in Soft Seafoam Cardstock.  And a couple of the other dies in Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  I did stamp one of the images from the stamp set on the inside of the card.  

To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Before building the bouquet I took the Lace 3D Embossing Folder and ran my piece of Whisper White through my embossing machine.  I then took the Frost White Shimmer Paint on the end of a Sponge Dauber and ran it lightly over the embossed area.   This gave the raised areas a nice contact to the cardstock and made me think more of a wedding dress.  I then took added that to a Merry Merlot Mat layer and added this to my Thick Whisper White card base.  Next I arranged the bouquet and glued everything in place that was going to be flat and then added Stampin' Dimensionals behind some of the flowers to pop them up off the card.  I then took a piece of Petal Pink and used the Ornate Layers Dies and cut out a very lacy panel and then stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot Classic Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out using the long stitched rectangle die from the same die set.  I popped the sentiment up onto the lacy frame with Stampin' Dimensionals.  By the way incase you are wondering the sentiment came from the new Forever Fern Stamp Set.  I finish off my card I sprinkled around a few basic pearls.  

To A Wild Rose, Forever Fern Bundle, Rick Adkins, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for dropping by I hope that you will play along with us this week for the Inspirational Challenge.   I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  If you need any of the supplies you can order them in my online store (unless they are in the new annual catalog that doesn't go live until June 3.  You can however add them to your starter kit when you join my team.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 



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Rick