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A Birthday Card with a Touch of Love

Red the color of love and power has been our focus this month here at Altered Pages so I took a symbol of love this week to create a little birthday card.

The symbol I refer to is the Red Rose - I received some from my hubby for Valentines Day and as they started to droop took the petals off the stems to dry them out to use for making Rose Water but then whilst thinking about my project here today I decided to use a couple of the dried out petals to create a little texture for a print on the Gel Printing Plate.

I started my print with a simple layer of Mustard Distress Oxide Ink.  I placed a punched out circle down on this paint layer to create a space for my desired sentiment.

Then I added a layer of Red Paint to the plate for the second layer of color on my print and covered this with the rose petals to create some texture which also would allow the underneath color layer to show through.

Lifting the Rose Petals I put in place the punched out circle to keep a clear space on the background to stamp my sentiment.

I then proceeded to trim down the print to fit my card base.

Next I added a little more detail and contrast to my background  with black ink and the circles background stamp randomly pressing it across the print.

Adding a Birthday Sentiment with another stamp that fitted in my blank space, I then proceeded to attach my print to the card base for a quick Birthday Greeting.


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