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:

NGCARDS said...

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

Von said...

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

Majo said...

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

Dawn Turley said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

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

Vickie Y said...

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

Roxann said...

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

Marilyn said...

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

Jackie W said...

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

Jac said...

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

Zoe Sanderson said...

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

Carole Robb Bisson said...

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

mixamatoasties said...

Very elegant card.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this time.

Susan

she who must stamp said...

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

MiamiKel said...

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

Only By His Grace said...

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

Debi said...

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

Francesca said...

Gorgeous embossing, thanks for joining us at OBAG

Francesca x

Shelly Schmidt said...

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


crafty-stamper said...

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

Lovely Linda said...

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

JD/ Jill said...

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

Calypso's Crafts said...

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

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

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

Margaret said...

So beautiful. Love the pretty flowers and colors.

Gemiel said...

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

Stephanie said...

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.

Chris said...

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
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hazel said...

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

Helen said...

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