Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Inkspiration 56 - A rose for you

Hi all,

this week I feel busy, like seriously up to my eyeballs busy! My Miss 6 is starting "big" school and I have had to sew all the name tags into her clothes (I'm not a natural born seamstress folks), I have made invitations to the kids birthday party (just simple but it takes time), Mr almost 3 has got a cold and needs lots of Mumma cuddles (OK no complaints from me about that - I love my cuddles). I still have to wrap all his presents (he will be Mr 3 on Saturday!) Oh and I'm preparing for my first workshop in a year!! Looking forward to it though :) AND now I have Mr almost 3's cold - sniff sniff drip :( Hmm doesn't sound like that much but trust me I'm finding it hard to find time to breathe!! (but that could just be my drippy nose - lol).

OK now onto the stamping (which I did manage to squeeze in and I'm so glad I did) as ooh I have got to tell you Makeesha set a gorgeous colour challenge this week!! A really nice combo to play with, here it is.

I have been meaning to try making a rose using the Fancy Flower punch for a while, and one of my fabulous Just Add Ink DT colleagues (Tania Gould) has posted a fab tutorial about it so I decided Cherry Cobler was just the right colour and went from there.

I've been feeling very vintagey lately so bear with me if I post alot along that theme. For this card I decided to make a scalloped circle easel card, so I cut one Baja Breeze circle for the top and a joined scallop circle card base also in Baja. Cut a Cherry Cobler mat and then a Whisper White one. I cut some Parisian Breeze DSP for the bottom half of the front, and stamped En Francais on the top half (Baja Breeze stamped off once.) Then I added a thin strip of Newsprint DSP rumpled along the join between the two. I also sponged Cherry Cobler around most of the layers.
I used Tania's tutorial to make a rose out of Cherry Cobler, I crumpled all the bits before rolling them into shape. I also sponged Cherry and a light coating of Black on the edges of the petals, once it was all put together I also gave the rose and the black swirls a light misting with Silver Glimmer Mist (a Secret Santa pressie from Tania - how appropriate is that ;)) Then added a pearl. I continued the vintagey, swirly feel through to the inside. Not sure who it's going to yet but I have two possible lovely ladies in mind - I might have to toss a coin!

I have to admit I really like how this one turned out - hope you like it too :)

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU!(unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: En Francais, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Vintage Labels (R)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobler, Whisper White Basic Black
Ink: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobler, Basic Black
Accessories:Scallop circle BigZ die, Fancy Flower punch, Large Oval punch, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Swirls and Scribbles sizzlet, Lots of Tags sizzlet, Newsprint DSP, Parisian Breeze DSP (R), Jewel - pearls, Crystal effects, Silver Glimmer Mist, Dimensionals, Double sided tape, SNAIL adhesive, sponge


  1. GORGEOUS! That rose is divine in the Cherry Cobbler. Love all the different elements of your card, simply lovely.

  2. Absolutely stunning Kim, so very elegant and 'vintagey'! Love the look of that gorgeous flower too! Thanks for playing at Inkspirations.


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