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Friday, July 17, 2015

A pretty bouquet of roses...

I recently went to a yard sale where someone was selling ALL their crafting supplies - all their stamps, paper, Cricut cartridges, their Cricut, Zutter Bind-It-All and numerous other items. I had a great time shopping at this sale. Many, many of the stamps were from Stampin' Up. One of them was a beautiful rose stamp that I have used for the following cards:

The stamp that I used for the envelopes and the inside of each card came with an issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft.



Here's a little closer look at the stamp on the envelopes. I stamped off before stamping on each of them so as to make more of a watermark, rather than a detailed image.






I first heat-embossed my roses onto watercolor paper, using Versamark ink and white embossing powder. Once that was done, I used a couple different colors of Tim Holtz Distress Ink for each rose and simple blended them as best I could.

For my leaves, I used an old Cuttlebug die. Once they were cut out, I added some dry-embossed lines by putting the leaf on a sheet of fun foam and then drawing the veins onto the leaf with a stylus. I thought this gave them some nice dimension.

This purple rose is one of my favorites. I used Broken China and Dusty Concord Distress Inks for this one. You've probably noticed by now that each card has a different sentiment.

Once each rose was properly embossed, colored and fussy-cut, I sprayed them all with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to give them just a little sparkle. The pictures really don't capture it, but it is so pretty IRL.

Here's a little peek at the inside of each card:


This get well card is the only one I left blank inside. I don't have a sentiment stamp that would work, and I felt that a personal, hand-written message would be best anyway.














































































Here's one last peek at my little "bouquet of roses." I had so much fun making these cards. I think they would make a nice set to give away as a gift.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.
Cheryl

11 comments:

Hannelie said...

What a beautiful rose Cheryl! And you made even more beautiful cards with it... Lucky you to pick this up at a yard sale!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great find, great buy and great cards Cheryl! Simply beautiful, and yes, they would make a fabulous gift! Hazel xx

designbydonna said...

Beautiful flowers. I love the coloring on them. I love finding yard sales with craft supplies.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Don't you just love it when you find "Treasures" like this. Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors too. The embossing folder you used is cute with this set too, that little birdie looking all about !~ Have a wonderful weekend. Stay Cool.

Sue said...

Wow Cheryl, these are beautiful, would make a great gift too. Gorgeous roses!

Hugs
Sue

debby4000 said...

Beautiful rose cards.
luv
Debby

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Cheryl! Such a beautiful collection of cards! The various colored roses look amazing especially with the white, embossed background! Hope you have a great weekend!

Lynne in NI said...

Bet you had fun at that yard sale! Beautiful cards, that rose is sooo pretty :)

Glittered Paws said...

Absolutely beautiful and what a find - love the different colors of roses you created. What a nice giftie this would be.

Karen D. said...

so pretty...I love cards with roses on them...

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - I am simply so overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of these cards - so lovely and just breathtakingly done!!