Monday, April 6, 2015

Heirloom Roses - Those Who Find - HB

Yogi here today using a couple of my newest acquisitions that I absoultely love... I have to say that the Hybrid Heirloom Roses (Die-Namics) is the BEST rose die I've come across... It's a 3 piece die set. The center cluster is one of those coil type that just shapes so beautifully without having to adjust or force it to shape. It's beautiful just on it's own too. But when paired with the other two layers - I'm loving it.

The other die I'm in love with is another Sue Wilson (Creative Expression) die from the Gemini series "Lyra". It makes such a gorgeous edge - sigh!!

OK enough drooling and on to the card...
I used a bunch of birthday sentiments (Happy Birthday Plain & Simple" 7pce set) for the front and a quote ("Always Be My Friend" 3 pce set) on the inside by Quietfire Design

 I die cut my edge from white 110# cardstock, then scored, folded and trimmed it down.

Masked of the die cut edge, stamped the birthday sentiments using Versamark and clear embossed. Repeated till the front was filled. Sponged Distress "Mustard Seed" heavily all over. Removed the mask and wiped off the embossed words with a damp paper towel.

Adhered some olive green satin ribbon. Stamped the "Happy Birthday" with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to ribbon.

Created the roses from 65# Staples brand white cardstock. Sponged with "Picked Raspberry" using a streaking motion rather than evenly filling the die cut shapes. Then streaked with the mustard seed. Repeated the process on the backs. Rolled up my coil, allowed it to loosen and glued it to it's backing, set aside to dry. Used a large balled stylus and a foam mat to shape the petal pieces on both sides, glued the little tabs and then glued the flower parts together.

The smaller flowers:
Note: For those of  you that have the capabilities of scanning and uploading images to an electronic cutter. I then cut the shapes at two smaller sizes than the die cut.

PS if you don't have this choice, just use a couple of the die cuts - eliminating the larger petal layer and or adding a 2nd small layer or just using the center bud - so you get a variation of sizes.

Colored some 110# cardstock with the mustard seed and die cut the rose leaves (Memory Box "Sonora Rose"). Held the leaf down on my craft mat using the flat edge of the point of my x-acto knife and direct to paper with "Peeled Paint" ink pad.

Stamp Pad Note: since the Distress pads don't go edge to edge in the container, fingers get in the way when inking small pieces, so using the tip of something narrow or fine to hold down the leaf, allows the pad to skim right to the edge.

Then added a few pink rhinestone flourishes.

On the inside: embossed the right edge using Crafts Too "Blossom" embossing folder. Skimmed "Spun Sugar" over the high points.

I made a little booboo when I stamped the quote... So had to cut a separate piece of white cardstock  using the die cut edger die to cover it up BIG GRIN -. Trimmed it down and adhered.

Stamped the quote with the black onyx and clear embossed.

Stamped the birds on branches (Local King Rubber "Asian Essence") using Distress markers to color the stamp, misting with water and stamping. masked off part of the design to stamp the 2nd stamp.

Bottom bird (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn; Flower: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry; Leaves: Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss; here and there some black.

Upper bird: (Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry; Flower: Festive Berry; Leaves: same as above and the black)

Click on any image to enlarge. Enjoy


Unknown said...

Beautiful card.
Janice W

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous, and how nice to know 'others' make mistakes too ;) Great way you've disguised it.

Kathy Eddy said...

What a beautiful card and those roses are gorgeous!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Yogi!!!
WOW - it is SO BEAUTIFUL, inside & out - LOVE IT ALL!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful. The inside and the outside are amazing.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, this is gorgeous. I love it.

Jean said...


I'm a Little Teapot said...

Beautiful, Yogi!!

stamper said...

Beautiful card Yogi!! Love it.

Dawn said...

A gorgeous card inside & out Yogi!
Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Flights of Fancy challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Teresa said...

This is just so pretty... love the flowers and the die on the side :) Amazing!!

Cec said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

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