Sometimes you want to make cards that are a little extra - extra intricate, extra flashy, extra special. Today's Wow Wednesday card delivers all of that!
A glitzy gold circle frames a window to the inside of the card. The frosted window, created by adding a piece of vellum, adds a hint of elegance. Vellum is a very thin paper that softens the appearance of the image under it.
I began this card by stamping the rose image from Stampin' Up!'s To a Wild Rose stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. I then masked the rose and stamped the leaves in Tuxedo Black as well. Coloring the rose was so quick and easy with Stampin' Up!'s blends. These are alcohol markers that come in packs of two with a light and dark marker for each color. This allows you to easily blend the colors to give dimension to the image by adding shading and highlights. I used Mango Melody blends for the rose and Old Olive blends for the leaves.
I then cut a circle in the Mango Melody card stock using the layering circles. To give the circle a frame of bling, I used two dies to cut a thin circle outline from glitter paper and adhered it to the card.
I finished the card with a die cut thank you sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Well Written dies. After cutting the words, I embossed them three times using a Versamark pad and black embossing powder. This gives the sentiment an enameled look.
This card gives a high class look, but is still pretty quick and easy.