May 11, 2020

Memory Box English Rose Collage

Purchased the beautiful Memory Box English Rose Collage die and made these two cards. A few things  about this die --

-- I got it from Starlit Studio. This is a great shop to buy Memory Box, Poppystamps, Penny Black and a few other manufacturers. They are always sold on a discount and shipping is lightening fast.
-- I tried to link the die but no longer see it in the shop. I'm sure it is available elsewhere.
-- The die is detailed and prepare to spend some time using it. I needed a metal shim and patience!

The first time I used the die I ran it through white cardstock and then through pink, red, yellow, and green cardstocks. Adhered the white panel to a white card and then painstakingly glued each leaf and petal into the die cut spaces. Had The Godfather** on in the background and I'd say it took from the opening wedding scene until the tollbooth massacre to finish!

Since I had the die out, decided to make another card by watercoloring underneath the die.

Die cut the panel and gently placed it over a watercolor panel to eyeball where to color. Used some Zig pens to color through the design and then lifted the design to finish the watercolor. Lots of placing the die panel down, touching with color, lifting and finishing it off. Popped it up with teeny pieces of cut foam tape. Got me to end of the Baptism scene!

MOOD WHEN DONE: Great. Life goes on in this new and extraordinary way. I hope you are all doing well.

** The Godfather and The Godfather II are my favorite movies. I have them on record and often put them on in the background when I'm stamping. If you haven't seen them, get out from under that rock and watch!


Helen Kalb said...

Hi Joan,
I so enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you are talking about and making. Today I looked in planning to tell you how much I enjoyed your You Tube recommendations the other day - so thank you! And then I find out we have the same favorite movies... I bore my surroundings with regular references to “sleeping with the fishes” and other mafia talk nonsense, ha! When we are looking for something to watch my husband usually comes back with “and not The Godfather again!” But I’ll watch it while ironing, impossible for me to craft with the tv on.... stay safe and healthy!

Leslie Miller said...

These two cards would have taken me a lot longer than that! I'm completely smitten with your watercolor version. Oh, my word, it's beyond gorgeous! It only took me 7 days to get here. Not bad, huh?