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


Linda Carson said...

GORGEOUS! Your so good w/those roses!

Anonymous said...

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

Kimi said...

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!

Regina said...

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

Nettie said...

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.