Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Magenta Rose Buds

Hi everyone.  Playing along with the STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge using the optional colour twist ...

Hard to see in the photo, but the background has embossing from a texture plate which adds a little interest.

I stamped and heat embossed the bouquet of rose buds and sentiment in gold, and then heat embossed the bouquet again onto some mixed media paper which had been watercoloured with magenta and a touch of orange.  Then I fussy cut the coloured blooms and paper pieced them onto my card front.

Super easy card that didn't take long as I had the embossed background in my stash (a gift from a friend), along with my watercoloured background in my stash. :)  Love it when a card comes together fast. :)

I used a snippet of paper for my colourful rose buds, so I'm popping into the Playground for a visit! :)

And even though this card is very CAS, it is also a CAS Mix Up card with heat embossing, watercolouring, dry embossing and paper piecing. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Rose Buds (The Bee's Knees); Fond Expressions2 (STAMPlorations)
Paper:  White card base; Mixed Media (Strathemore 400 series)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Sprays made from Liquid Watercolour Concentrate in Magenta and Orange (Dick Blick), Gold embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge - Optional Colour Twist: Magenta
Snippets Playground - Week 228
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing


  1. Hello Loll,
    how do you do that every your card is more beautiful than the previous one? It seemed that it's peak, and you still makes me admiration. I love the subtle extra dimension to your card. Another great inspiration.

  2. Beautiful CAS card, Loll! Love seeing this beauty in the STAMPlorations gallery :o)

  3. Beautiful CAS card, Loll in that lovely shade of rose! Love the gold embossing on this. Still struggling a bit with CAS but love the look!

  4. A beautiful bouquet of roses, my friend! What a gorgeous CAS mixed media card!

  5. Love all the dimension you achieved Loll by heat embossing your beautiful rose bouquet and sentiment. TFS my friend.
    Still catching up with all our gardening, etc. Hope to stamp soon.
    Hugs, Nancy

  6. Sweet little bouquet. Great colors and it looks so nice with the gold sentiment too!


  7. Beautifully CAS. I love how you've layered the roses. xx

  8. Love these hot summer colors with the gold embossing. Wonderful CAS and great use of your w/color background too. Like the dimension of popping the fussy cut pieces over the stamped ones. TFS

  9. Beautiful Loll! I love that flower stamp and the gold embossing is so stunning in combo with the soft pastels! Beautiful! hugs :)

  10. LOVE the arrangement of those pretty roses Loll and the beautiful gold, heat embossing! Such a fabulous demonstration of CAS! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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  11. Your 'fussy cutting' is fabulous...Such a pretty card and love how CAS can be mixed media too.

  12. simply lovely, Loll! I especially love that you chose to pop up the buds--beauties!


  13. Such an elegant card Loll! Of course I adore pink roses to begin with and love this design with the gold as well.


    Di xx

  14. A CASlicious design, Lolly, and oh so very beautiful and elegant! I adore this!! Hugs, Dolly

  15. What a beautiful CAS card Loll! I love the beautiful blooms and love how you have watercolored them. Love the elegance this card has with the gold embossing too. Wish I could see the embossing paste, I can see a hint of it, but that is all. I know it looks beautiful though! Hugs, Brenda

  16. Beautiful, Loll ... love how those gorgeous gold and magenta blooms pop against the white! Hugs, Anita :)

  17. Love the vibrant magenta colour - perfect with the gold embossing!

  18. Oh, how I love the magenta and orange on your flowers...so sweet! I also love the thin stems on these rosebuds, and of course gold embossing just makes this card so elegant! I'll bet your background looks amazing IRL, too!


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