Happy Roses

Happy Roses

 I completely loved Altenew’s Vintage Roses as soon as I saw them, and they went straight on my List-Of-Very-Important-Crafting-Stuff-That-I-Must-Have.  I guess they were on everyone else’s LOVICSTIMH because they were always out of stock.  Then one marvellous day, there they were! Clickity-click, *happy dance*, across the big water and to my house to live they came.

I started with a base of SU Very Vanilla (cream) cardstock.  The woodgrain background stamp (SU Hardwood) was randomly inked up with SU So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Hello Honey.  The plaid is SU Sweater Weather (retired), and the yellow band across the middle of the card is the reverse side of the plaid (although thank you for thinking I could match colours that well without assistance!)

The large rose was stamped with So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Hello Honey.  The smaller rose is Crisp Cantaloupe for the first layer and then Calypso Coral for the top two layers.  I used Pistachio Pudding and Wild Wasabi for the leaves.  (Again with the MISTI love!)  After a bit of fussy cutting roses and leaves, and plenty of moving the pieces around to find the right placement, I used Tombow and foam tape to stick them on and layer them up.

I love the big scripty sentiments that are everywhere at the moment.  This one is from SSS’s Big Scripty Greetings set, which I use heaps.  The twine and bow were final touches – I had tried various combinations of colours and ended up only stamping two coral-toned roses, so I needed a third coral-toned something.

I still refer heaps to “The Rules”. As a beginner card maker/designer I find them hugely helpful to refer to when I just KNOW that my card isn’t quite complete, but I’m not sure why.  Do you still use “The Rules” when you’re making cards?

Stampin hugs


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