This coming weekend is my Mom's 87th birthday, so it was time to come up with a special card for her. She loves flowers, and as a child I remember her rose bushes in the back yard. They were always so pretty in the summer! So, I decided to make the flower on this card similar to the colors I remember in her favorite rose. To make the flower, I used a fun technique that I learned on Splitcoaststampers called reinker spread. I believe it was something that was demonstrated at an SU regional.
This technique works best using SU's shimmery white paper. I stamped the flower from SU's Fifth Avenue Floral set and embossed in white. Then spritzed with water until it pooled inside the image. Next, use an aquabrush to pick up just a drop of reinker and then touch it to the water.... and watch the color spread. So much fun!
To finish off, I used the Fifth Avenue embossing folder for the background and used the lace border punch on the rose cardstock across the center. I like how it turned out, so I hope Mom does to!