Friday, October 17, 2008

Red Roses Happy Birthday



Yes, another rose card. ;) I hope you've not grown tired of them. I haven't, so I hope that means you haven't either. This is for my mother whose birthday is next week.

I used 2 SCS challenges to make this: one was for color challenge CC183, Riding Hood Red (or Real Red, which I used), Green Galore, and Going Gray. The other was for sketch challenge SC198.

I hope you don't mind if I skip all the repetitive explanations. Much of this card is similar, technique-wise, to others I've recently made.

One thing I did on this card that I haven't done in awhile is I used my Inkworx air art gun to spray black ink on the roses. I used to use that thing on almost every card (an old favorite), but I put it away one day and hadn't used it in a long time.

Another thing I did on all but the black cs was to DTP with matching inks. And I sponged the red cs after cuttlebugging it with Baroque Burgundy ink to smoke it up.

For the roses I stamped the roses in Real Red ink on white cs and then DTP'd them with the same. I sponged the edges first with Baroque Burgundy and then with Basic Black. For the leaves I stamped them in Green Galore on white cs and then DTP'd them with the same. I sponged Old Olive ink along the edges and then Basic Black. I curled the edges, assembled with pop dots and spritzed with the black ink. Same with the leaves.

I'm pretty predictable these days in my card making. When I try something and like it I tend to keep doing it until I tire of it. The paper piercing and Cuttlebugging are things I love to do, so I tend to incorporate them into each card I make.

I love cards with lots of depth, so I look for ways to pop things out as much as possible. Sometimes I kind of go overboard, but I try to keep the balance.


The latest thing I've enjoyed adding to my cards is the addition of colored cs inside them with a bit of embellishment to add interest. I haven't gone too far in that direction just yet. I've seen some cards that are so wow-ish inside that you'd think you were getting 2 cards for the "price" of one! Mine are simpler.



Well, I hope you enjoy this rose card!

Stamps: SU Roses in Winter, TAC Happy Birthday stamp, Purple Onion Designs small Girls Are Weird alphas

CS: Black, Real Red, Green Galore, Going Gray, White (for roses)

Inks: Real Red, Baroque Burgundy, Green Galore, Old Olive, Going Gray, Basic Black

Other: Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders, Nestabilities dies, Small and large oval punches, Corner punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, 1/16" hole punch, Silver mini-brads, pop dots of various kinds, paper piercing tool, cushion from Mat Pack, Inkworx Air Art gun, Basic Black marker, Sponges

5 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! Your so good w/those roses!

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  2. cherylquilts at scsOctober 21, 2008 at 8:12 AM

    Gorgeous card! I so love Roses in Winter...I will never get rid of this set. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  3. Your work is beautiful and you need to create to sell! Your cards could fetch up to $30 and probably more each. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. this card is so brilliant!!! The coloring on your image is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Fantastic card. I am a new subscriber just found your blog and I love love ALL your rose cards. You can really see all the love and work that go into them.

    Nettie

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