Hello fellow crafters! Today I’m showing you a timeless design – elegant roses that will delight everyone. While my favorite flowers are tulips, I just love the intricate build of roses and the different colors they come in. I’ve created a set of cards that can be adjusted to any occasion by changing the sentiments. Check out the video to see how this set came to be:
I’m using one of my new favorite Pretty Pink Posh supplies – border dies. You might only know PPP from her sequins, but Paulina carries a few very interesting and unique dies and this border die is absolutely gorgeous. When I saw that The Card Concept was calling for “Romantic Roses” in their current challenge, these dies immediately came to mind – I find that their elegance just complements the images and design of the cards.
To help offset the colors of the roses, I mounted each white panel on a colored mat, which was die cut from the smaller of the Mama Elephant Femme Frames. This thin border helps to create contrast, yet it’s still slim enough not to distract from the actual stars of the show. Which brings us to the roses:
I have both the Wplus9 Coming Up Roses set and the Altenew Vintage Roses, which I used here today. I decided to go with the Altenew set because it has more layers than the Wplus9 set and I wanted to created as intricate an image as I could. As I mentioned in the video, it took me a few practice runs to figure out how to align the stamps and which colors would works and which won’t. I have my “results” from these practice sessions in the stamp sleeve so I can refer to it whenever I use the stamps.
The sentiments on these cards are by Altenew and Wplus9 – I wanted to keep it as general as possible so I could use the cards on more occasions than just birthdays. I also used Ranger Archival Ink for the sentiments because my usual choice – Versafine – takes longer to dry and I didn’t want to wait. I was surprised how well the Archival Ink stamped so I’ll be using it again for this in the future.
Each card base was also stamped with Hero Arts Woodgrain background, just to add some interest to the card. Since I’m also trying to use up my stash (or at least use what I have instead of buying new stuff) I grabbed my ribbon supplies and created yet another layer by adhering it to the card base behind the front panel.
And last but not least I added a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins … I have so many colors and sizes already, but I still want them all. I mean, how can one ever have enough sequin colors?
I’m sending this card off to the following challenges: The Card Concept, which wants “Romantic Roses” and well, my cards are all about romantic roses 🙂 The yellow card is going to Simon Says “All Things Bright and Beautiful”; the red card is going to Inkspirational, which asks for “Rose Colors”.
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