The border strips are adhered to the decorative paper using my ATG 714 gun. I had carefully picked this decorative paper because I was dying to try out one of the new stamp sets I just received from Stampin' Up. The set is called 'A Rose Is A Rose' (#111560)--and I just LOVE it. It's designed for a two-step stamping process and it enhances the realism of the image in my opinion. I used some Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock to stamp the image on.
I used Rose Red to stamp the base rose image and used Cranberry Crisp for the highlight image. The leaves were done with Kiwi Kiss and True Thyme. I then cut out the image and used All Night Media Pop Dots for the dimensional positioning. Two lines of the new Glitz Stickles in Ruby Slippers accent the border between the puched element and the decorative paper.