Saturday, December 4, 2021

Roses for Encouragement


I made this card for a friend who has been in hospital for quite some time - far longer than she would like, I am sure, and I know she would be missing her roses, of which she has many!

I started by stamping the image, from Rose Thinking of You set by Stamp Simply,  three times, with London Fog ink and colouring it with  Polychromo pencils before die cutting it

The three rose stems were laid over each other to form a curve, and added to some silver patterned paper, leaving some of the leaves over the edge.

The blank edge of the yellow layer was embossed with an edge EF 
(make unknown, possibly a magazine freebie) 

The sentiment was not the one from the set, but one I have owned for a long time.  
I stamped it on a slightly darker yellow card snippet in Cottage Ivy ink.  
I had first put some Versamark ink on the stamp, then the die ink so it was slightly sticky, then I sprinkled over some Kiwi Perfect Pearls to give a little shimmer to the words. 
I would normally have heat embossed the sentiment, but we had a day long power cut that day, so I had to 'think laterally'. 
 After trimming the panel and rounding the corners, the panel was mounted on foam dots over the background

Some washi tape finished the inside - this was in rose gold, but it shows tan... 

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Gerrina said...

I love the embossed background; it fits the beautiful roses so good! A beautiful card! Enjoy the weekend!

brenda said...

It's a delightful card in the soft lemons Maxine and I am sure will cheer your friend no end.

B x

mamapez5 said...

Beautiful roses and a very pretty coloured card. I hope it cheered your friend. I am sure it did. Kate x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the soft yellow and those gorgeous flowers. Lovely card!

Caroline said...

Lovely card, and such nice colours!
Thanks for taking part in the Polkadoodles Challenge!
Caroline DT

Glennis F said...

Very pretty Maxine, love the colours

Mac Mable said...

What a thoughtful and very beautiful 'rose' card for your friend Maxine x. I am sure it will cheer her up x.

Kristine said...

Beautiful card Maxine, she will love those roses, and yellow is sure to cheer her up 🥰 very thoughtful.

MaryH said...

Hi Maxine, what a lovely card for a friend who needs some encouragement. And if she loves her roses, she is going to just love this beautiful card. I was happy to hear your news about your DD. At some point, I expect I shall do the same. She & her DH want me to be there so they can look after me. I can't move just yet, as I have other family obligations here to hand. As long as I am able to do what I can. I was so pleased to have a comment from you, and when I had a moment, I surfed out to 'chat' and enjoy this wonderful card. So glad that you are doing well. Hugs & Prayers. Mary H.

LOU said...

Gorgeous card Maxine - love the yellow roses with the grey/silvery background paper.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Week 48 - Anything Goes Colouring Challenge sponsored by Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Maxine, lovely roses - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Dawn T said...

This is a gorgeous card Maxine and a wonderful gesture for your friend. Hope she gets home soon.

Myriam said...

What a lovely flower card.
Thank you for sharing your card with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge. I look forward to see more of your creations.
Hugs, Myriam
DT Polkadoodles

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card for your friend. I'm sure it will help to cheer her. Hope she will be able to come home soon. I will add her to my prayers.

aussie aNNie said...

wow, Beautiful card, and gorgeous colours as well...
Great designing...xx

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SO pretty, Maxine. I love that Stamp Simply stamp set, too. Pretty yellows and a lovely card. Thanks SO much for sharing with us, my friend.
Word Art Wednesday

R's Rue said...

So beautiful 😍

Neet said...

What a lovely thought for your friend to send her some roses in this way. And what a beautiful card to do it with. I love how you have put the roses in a gentle curve like that.
Blessings, `Neet xx

NickScrapShack said...

Beautiful! and I´m sure your friend will love it! I like the yellow and grey colour combo, they are so pretty together. Great embossing pattern too.
Thank you for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week. Best of luck with your entry. Nick DT

Jackie C said...

So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze.
Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ TTPH

Maz said...

Beautiful roses! Fab card :) Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge - best of luck!
Maz DT

MeSi said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again!
-Merja DT

Eivor Larsson said...

Beautiful card, Beautiful colors.
Good luck and hope to see your creations again!
/Eivor- DT Polkadoodles

Cass said...

Beautiful card. Love the yellow.
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.