Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Roses for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! Our challenge theme at SweetStamps this week is Roses. Seems like a good choice for the day, and these ones will never wilt!

Join the weekly challenge following this theme and you could win $20 of SweetStamps rubber stamps! Don't forget to stop by the SweetStamps blog to see the beautiful card creations from the Design Team!

I've set a goal for myself to try to make a new card at each show we do, as Sundays are usually not quite as busy, and it is the only time I have a workspace and my craft supplies accessible. I created this card in Lawrenceville, Georgia. It is sweet and simple (that's my style), I only wish I would've had some of that 1/16" shimmery mauve cording (that I know is sitting back home in my craft room) to weave around the frame.

I used Echo Stardream cardstock for my A2 card base, stamped 786h Swirly Rose Vase with White Dye Ink onto a 36# vellum layering swatch and etched the vase white with a stylus and blue embossing pad.

I love sparkle so I colored the vellum on the front using Stardust Gelly Roll Pens (Rose and Pink for the flowers, Green and Lime for the Leaves) and blended the colors with a Dove Blender Pen. For the darker centers of the roses, I put some Fuschia Fizz Shades™ Dye Ink on the back side of the vellum using my Dove Blender.

I cut the vellum layer with Cheery Lynn Designs XM7 Oval Little Stackers Dies that I adhered to the dark A2 card with V2 Vellum Adhesive Spray. I cut DL136 Japanese Garden Lace Oval (Cheery Lynn Designs) from cream CS and adhered over the vellum layer using Krylon All Purpose Spray Adhesive which works like magic when adhering the delicate, open lacy of Cheery Lynn's dies.

The corners are adorned with two different sizes of pearls from the Cream & Pearls Embellishment Collection.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:

Next week's challenge at SweetStamps.com is using the BINGO card you see below. You can choose any line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) to create your card. Hope you'll join us for your chance to win $20 worth of SweetStamps.com rubber stamps!

Happy stamping,


Dawn's Craft Place said...

Stacey this is so elegant! Love that mat die, oh yea I need to add to my list
Have a sweet week

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- I never thought of coloring on vellum with Gelly roll pens- love the look of it! The die is fabulous! Happy Valentines Day!

Bonnie Brown said...

How wonderful to see you create a card for our challenge!!! I love your vellum coloring. The Japanese Lace Frame is perfect too!! Very pretty!!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

This is so pretty!! Love the image you used and the sparkle is perfect!! Love the frame around the roses!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty card, I love the ornate frame. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Susan Flynn said...

What a pretty card the image is so delicate. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautifully Sweet and simple, love the sparkle on the flowers (I really like that stamp). The Japanese Garden Lace oval looks like real lace around the image.

Crafty Daffy said...

Gorgeous work of art. I love the embossing and the lace is lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Valentine theme. xx Denise

Sandie Edwards said...

So very pretty, the embossing is beautiful, as is your card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really lovely work, your embossing is beautiful. Thank you for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Wowsers! Love the die cut frame and the roses in the vase. Very elegant!

julie_woolston said...

This is really lovely,you have done a wonderful job.

Hugs Julie x

febe said...

Lovely work on the embossing, lace and the pretty image. Elegant card!

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Susie said...

Great card! Thanks for joining our Valentine theme at Dream Valley. Susie x

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Stacey, gorgeous card love the colours and the sparkle.

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card,the roses are stunning!!

Thanks for playing along with The Squirrel and The Fox - hope we'll see you again soon!


Kianel said...

beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

melsanford said...

A beautiful card - really pretty! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Olga Wright said...

I love etching, the card looks professionally made. I like your style.
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