Friday, May 1, 2009

Roses for Mom

I was playing around with my Manhattan Flower embossed image after reading this post on Patty Bennett's blog "Pattys Stamping Spot." I started by embosssing a piece of pink metallic cardstock with the roses. {Thanks Heidi, I still have a couple pieces of that gorgeous cardstock left} I sponged the NEGATIVE side of the rose image with regal rose and rose red instead of brayering them with 3 colors, but I was happy with the look. I have a brayer but I hate to use it??? LOL After cutting the image out, I matted it with some gorgeous satiny dsp from SU! called Rockabilly. I tilted the card to photograph it so you could see the shiny stripes and how fancy the paper is. I had no intentions of using black on a Mother's day card, but once I got the roses colored and chose Garden Green cardstock for the leaves, I knew black was the only color that would work to make this floral image pop. The sentiment panel & bottlecap mat were diecut with my Quickutz and stamped with $1 stamps. I added some ivory taffeta ribbon and a little clip to adhere it to the card. It's all on a 5x51/2" square base of Rose Red. The leaf branch was made with a sizzlet diecut, and the single leaves were made by folding a piece of cardstock, punching with oval punches on the fold, and run through a crimper.
I think this wraps up all the Mother's day cards I needed to make..........unless I get some last minute orders from procrastinators :)
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by again.........we love having you :)

Carol

7 comments:

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

So pretty! Neat way to make the leaves. I love these flowers. They make the prettiest cards!

JD said...

Very nicely done...thanks for sharing the link...

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

This is just beautiful! And how clever you are in the way you made the leaves!!! I'm impressed!!!

Silke said...

Oh WOW - Carol!!! This is beautiful!!! Love how you used the Manhatten folder, the DP and the leaves!!!

Deanna said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your creative genius. I really need to get busy on my Mother's Day cards.......

Monica Anderberg said...

Lovely!

Hugs Monica

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful!