Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Red Roses

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I started this card by picking up the designer paper that was sitting on my desk and deciding to use it.  After cutting it to size I embossed it with a Spellbinders folder, and the sponged the edges with Spun Sugar distress ink- I liked the way the ink picked up the pattern, so then swiped the ink pad across the whole piece.


The roses were stamped in Espresso ink using some Firecracker Stamps I received in a RAK from Shelly of  My Creative Rumblings recently.  The stems were bent to help form the bunch. After stamping I painted them using Aqua crayons. (This photo is the truest to the colour of the card).
The image was then cut using a spellbinder oval, and sponged with the same ink I used on the edges. The bow was attached with a glue dot, and the die cut mounted over a floral oval die cut in deep red.


To finish the card I stamped the greeting in Espresso and cut and sponged it as I did the main image, and mounted it over a scalloped oval to match the main image.  This was attached over some more of the ribbon I used for the bow. The final detail was the rhinestone flourish.

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30 comments:

  1. This is lovely, such a classy card! Thanks for joining us at PTW! xxx

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  2. An elegant card for the craft room challenge :)
    Von ☺

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  3. So very elegant! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

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  4. so beautiful Maxine. I saw it over at Word Art Wednesday. It is really pretty.

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  5. What a gorgeous card, Maxine! I love the bling and the way you colored the flowers!

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  6. Beautifully colored rose image and card. Love the background you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

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  7. This is lovely, Maxine! Very nice design. Glad you shared it at TTCRD.
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  8. Very pretty Maxine! Classy image and that dotted paper is so pretty!

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  9. Beautiful card! Love the pretty image and your die cuts! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W

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  10. Beautiful card, love how the inked embossing looks on the dp, very effective, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

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  11. Lovely, the way you have arranged the rose's is very effective and your colouring is terrific. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  12. Maxine,
    First of all thank you for all the sweet comments you leave for me. This card is such a beauty. The roses are wonderful and the layout reminds me of an old fashioned oval picture.
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful project with us this week.
    It means a lot to us that you to pop in.
    God Bless you,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

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  13. Very elegant card.

    Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this time.

    Susan

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  14. Beautiful card Maxine! I love the different shades of pink and the texture.

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  15. Oh my friend, I do believe this might be your most magnificent card yet! It's stunning!! Blessings!

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  16. Fabulous job on this card Maxine. I love it. I love how you coloured the roses and I also love how you embossed the patterned paper and then sponged it. Love the darker frame around the roses too.
    Hugs Maz

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  17. Gosh just love your card, the roses are just divine! thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

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  18. Gorgeous embossing, thanks for joining us at OBAG

    Francesca x

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  19. Beautiful! You know I LOVE pink- so already I love it- but your coloring and the beautiful bow you added to the stem of the flowers- soooo pretty! Oh- and don't let me forget my friend- Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com


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  20. gorgeous image and love your colouring,love what you did with the B.paper,love the die an bling flourish-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
    Carol DT x

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  21. So pretty Maxine - love those roses and so beautifully coloured! {{{hugs}}}

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  22. Very pretty card...Like all that PINK! (my favorite color!)

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  23. Gorgeous image and I love the embossing. Thank you for joining the challenge at SweetStamps.com and good luck!

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  24. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com and good luck in the challenge!

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  25. So beautiful. Love the pretty flowers and colors.

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  26. Another beautiful card, Maxine. Love the softness that comes with all your sponging and shading. So pretty!! Blessings to you!

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  27. What a beautiful card! I really like all the details you included - especially all the great sponging. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

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  28. Hi Maxine, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  29. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Craft-Room Challenge. xxx Hazel.

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  30. Lovely card - really pretty!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

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