This week, I participated in the TGIF Challenge again. It was a color challenge to use the colors Merry Merlot, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla on a card. I chose to combine these colors with the To a Wild Rose stamp set and the Wild Rose dies. The results were stunning! I love these colors together because they are so dramatic.
I stamped the solid image and the shading image of the rose in Merry Merlot on Very Vanilla cardstock and added a black center using a Tuxedo Black Momento ink. I die cut the leaves from Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Vellum cardstock using the Wild Rose dies. I wanted a little sparkle in the card, so I added a little silver thread under the rose as well. The leaves and thread were mounted on a square of Merry Merlot cardstock cut using the Stitched Shapes dies. It's hard to see, but I popped up the rose on some dimensionals. To give the card even more texture, I embossed the Basic Black cardstock with the Subtle embossing folder. To finish the card, I added a greeting cut from Very Vanilla cardstock using the Well Written dies.