It helped that the idea came into my head pretty quickly after seeing Amy's challenge design. That isn't usually the case.
I decided to dig into my Scripture stamps and find one that would work for this design since Amy used one for hers. I bought this stamp so long ago that I forgot where. Somewhere online. It's unmounted, so no name on the side of a wood block to check.
I enjoyed creating this card. Lots of extra stuff was done to give a sense of depth.
First, I used a piece of Baroque Burgundy for the biggest piece of cs and sponged black around the edges to soften the transition to the black in front of it.
Then, I stamped the Canvas background stamp on Always Artichoke using Baroque Burgundy ink (still haven't switched over to Bravo Burgundy yet). Then I ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Script embossing folder. Then I sponged black and burgundy inks over the embossed areas. After that, I mounted it to the black cs.
Next, I added the gingham ribbon and adhered the Script/black cs to the burgundy cs.
When making the pieces for the rose, I started by squiggling different red markers (Ruby Red, Baroque Burgundy, Real Red, Rose Red) here and there on the biggest rose stamp in the Roses in Winter set. Then I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on white cardstock. I actually made 2 of the biggest rose stamp so I could add even more depth. And I stamped the biggest rose yet again so I could use the center for the top of the rose. I varied the colors and even put a little Close to Cocoa on a few spots for variation. I did this with the other rose stamps that are in the set. I used Old Olive and Always Artichoke inks when doing the leaves.
To create the rose, I cut each piece out and layered them with Dimensionals. After putting the rose together, I sponged the edges with black. That really made a difference! Then I curled the edges a bit with whatever was handy (in my case, a crocheting hook). I mounted the leaves just behind the rose with Dimensionals after sponging them also with the black ink. You could say this card is a sponge-a-rama! The sponges touched everything!
Once the rose was on the card, I stamped the Scripture stamp on white cardstock with black ink. Then I stamped the leaf sprig stamp from Roses in Winter in True Thyme, but I stamped off once first as the full color was too intense behind the Scripture. I spritzed it with the Basic Black marker using the Inkworx air art gun. Then I mounted this piece onto the Script piece with, of course, Dimensionals. What would I do without Dimensionals??
So there you have it. Another fun stamping session thanks to Amy!