Monday, December 31, 2012

Roses for you ...


Hi everyone.  Today's card was inspired by a card recently done by Bridget Finlay.  She has a beautiful style and creates the most amazingly gorgeous cards.  I fell in love with her cards when we met while both guest designing for the SCS Color Challenge back in March.  Check out her fabulous blog here.

I'm working on thank you cards for Christmas gifts that I received.  This card will be one of them, but with it being 3-D, it can not be mailed easily, so I will be giving it to someone special in-person.  I love the color combination of the white, red and gray.  Originally it was going to have more layers, but in the end the decorative shape of the card along with the embossed background and spray of roses were enough detail that I wanted just a simple sentiment to finish the card.  Hope you like.



Stamp:  A Word for You (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Light Gray (unknown)
Ink:  Black, Gray (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Nestabilities Labels Ten (Spellbinders), Musical Flourish embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Pine Branch punch (McGill), Modern Label punch (SU!), paper roses ($1 store), sponge, glue, and dimensionals

I sponged gray around the edge of the card front, sentiment and leaves to add dimension.  The spray was created (as per Kittie's instructions), by first creating a triangle of "greenery" and then placing the roses on top. 



Here's a close-up of the rose spray:





13 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Loll, I just can't believe you made your roses. TFS Kittie's link. I have looked at in the past, but after seeing your totally GORGEOUS card I really want to try making them.
TFS and ALWAYS inspiring me to be more creative.
Happy New Year Dear Friend......Hugs, Nancy

nancy littrell said...

Whoops...it was the spray link you shared. You did buy the roses....Your card is still just as gorgeous. TFS

nancy littrell said...

Loll, I just can't believe you made your roses. TFS Kittie's link. I have looked at in the past, but after seeing your totally GORGEOUS card I really want to try making them.
TFS and ALWAYS inspiring me to be more creative.
Happy New Year Dear Friend......Hugs, Nancy

Meadie said...

Your card is stunning and I love the colour combo! Happy new year to you and I hope 2013 brings lots of great things - hugs x x

Bridget said...

Loll, I check out every single one of your posts because I'm in awe of your fab CAS style - so your kind words mean A LOT to me...thank you! You already know how much I love this card, but the close up of the rose spray shows just how real they look!

Kylie said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW! Enough said xx

Nonni said...

Stunning!!!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful 'thank you' card Loll, love the shape of your card and lovely embossed background

Anne

Victoria said...

Hello and Happy New Year! Beautiful roses - the red just bursts out from the elegant card.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and How Very Lovely Loll! Quite perfect, in fact!

Valerie said...

Absolutely beautiful card Loll, so stylish and elegant! Happy New Year
Val x

Ольга Ланковска said...

Great colour combination, the shape and roses are beautiful! Happy New Year!!! :-)

Bonnie said...

Breathtaking! What a wonderful thank you gift!