Friday, March 9, 2012

Mercer Rose

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for the weekend?  I received some new Memory Box products the other day and love the stamps and dies that coordinate like today's feature, the Mercer Rose Wreath.  It is so delicate and beautiful.

I knew right away I wanted to do the Faux Mother of Pearl technique.  I placed a small amount of Metallic Pearl White Acrylic Paint on a paint palette then bunched up a piece of Saran Wrap and dipped it into the Pearl Acrylic Paint.  I started tapping on my Shimmery White paper to transfer the paint leaving some areas uncovered.

Using the Mercer Rose Wreath die and my Big Shot I cut out the wreath in Shimmery White paper.  The matching Mercer Rose stamp was colored with Old Olive and Pretty in Pink markers.  I tried to work rather quickly then breathed on the inked image to re-moisten the ink before stamping it.  Just as I was doing this my husband walked into the room and gave me the strangest look :-)  I should mention I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for placement of the wreath.  I did the same technique with the Mercer Rose Background stamp, but only colored the top portion of the stamp.

A pink double loop bow was added to the wreath before it was popped up.  Lace ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store was added to cover the seam on the bottom strip.

I adhered the main panel to a piece of Pretty in Pink and mounted it onto a solar white linen card.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Memory Box Mercer Rose Wreath, Mercer Rose Background Stamp
Paper:  Solar White Linen, Pretty in Pink, Shimmery White
Ink:  Old Olive & Pretty in Pink Markers
Accessories:  Folk Art Metallic Pearl White Acrylic Paint, Lace Ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Memory Box Mercer Rose Wreath Die
Techniques:  Faux Mother of Pearl Technique
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")


Laura S Reading said...

This is so pretty I am adding it to my spring board on Pinterest!

shari said...


EG CameraGirl said...

Very pretty, Donna. YES, I am ready for the weekend. :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donnan this is a gorgeous card.
great dies and colors.

greetings karin

Chris said...

I love all things from Memory Box! This is just beautiful!

Donna said...

This is a beautiful card, Donna! I love the pretty, soft colors of spring! And, right now, so welcomed!

Blessings, and thank you for sharing,

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Donna,
love the rose wreath. This is a technique, I never tried. Your cards are beautiful.
Best greetings, Johanna

Olga Poltava said...

How adorable! I love the combination of green and pink.

Cheryl said...

Hey Donna, Your card is gorgeous. I'm a big Memory Box fan too. I haven't tried the faux mother of pearl technique. I'm going to have to give it a try. Enjoy your weekend!

Vicki said...

Absolutely beautiful, Donna! If it were mine, I would frame it. Pink roses are my favorite. Enjoy your weekend! Vicki

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Beautiful and delicate pink flowers wreathe! Looks so pretty..

Becky said...

I love their dies...and you did a fabulousl job on this card. So pretty.

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