Monday 24 February 2014

Rose Script Anniversary

Hi there.  Forgive me for not posting sooner, but I have been quite busy recently, and I don't know if it's the time of year or what, and my mojo has been sorely lacking, but hope to make up for lost time this week.  Well, we are nearly into March and although there still seems to be plenty of wet weather to cope with which is still making life difficult for a lot of people, it is in fact only about four weeks to the official start of Spring.

Anyway today's card is an anniversary card as there will be some family anniversaries coming up in April, so thought I would get ahead.  I decided to us a Chocolate Baroque stamp called Rose Stem Script.                                                                                                                                                    

 Here is what I have used to make this card:                     

White square card
White stamping card
Black card
S/B Labels Thirty Two
Freebie Butterfly die
Promarkers -  Ruby, Lime Green,
Forest Green, Henna and Blender
Memento dye ink - Tuxedo Black
Adirondack dye ink - Pink Sherbert
Pink Parchment

I stamped the Rose on to a scrap/snippet of white card cut just a bit smaller than the base card, and coloured with Promarkers in colours as above.  I heard Sue Wilson talking about the under the edge die cutting technique  when she was on the tv, so thought I would give it a try.  Her blog is here if you want to take a look. You have to lay your die where you think you want it, and mark with a pencil.  You then cut around anything on the image  that lies within the pencil marks and just a little beyond so you can tuck the die underneath.  I die cut with the Labels Thirty Two second largest die, and used the Adirondack Pink Sherbet ink around the edges on the side stamped with the rose, and also laid the die back over the card and inked though on to the base card, having made sure everything was positioned correctly.  I removed the die and lightly inked around this inked shape so the centre was darker than the edge.   I decided to layer this on to some black card having cut around the die cut and inked shape.  I stamped one of the sentiments which comes with the set using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I finished the card with a freebie butterfly die cut twice with some scraps/snippets of pink parchment.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 113 where we have to use scraps/snippets of card or paper, and I used snippets of pink parchment, and white card.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary
Butterfly Challenge - Butterflies and Flowers


Mrs A. said...

What beautiful colouring on your rose, so life like. Looks fabulous on your card . I think mojo is back with a vengeance!! Thank you for fluttering by my new venture. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Lin said...

What a lovely anniversary card, Pat! The script and the rose are lovely, and I love your sentiment, too! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a clever card with it die cut opening that still has the rose over it. I've done that technique before but never with such stunning results as you have here. A very lovely card!

Jean said...

A beautiful anniversary card Pat, The rose script is one of my favourite stamps and you have coloured it so well. I love the technique with die cutting I shall have to check that out.
Jean x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, I love the window with the sentiment behind (fantastic words). The rose script image is beautiful. Take care, Shirleyx

MaryH said...

This is simply gorgeous, and thanks for the link to this video. I know about 'out of the box' nestie cutting, but what you've achieved on this beauty is different I think. It is lovely, your coloring is really marvelous, especially that wonderful rose. Whomever gets this stunner, is going to give you a big, big hug. TFS & Hugs.

scrappymo! said...

That is an effective technique! Your card is beautiful...the image with script behind and the over edge die cut are just lovely! The inking was a great finishing touch!

Di said...

Wow Pat, a really stunning card! Love the way you used to under the edge die cutting too.

Playing commenting catch up here!

Hugs, Di xx

Julie said...

Really nice design. Love the Rose & sentiment.
I've been busy making cards for March, April etc. It seems to be a busy time of year. xx

Anonymous said...

I can't add to the above comments---- it is just as everyone has said---- a beautiful card, Pat! (---and I even found myself leaning towards my screen to read the script!) With love M xx

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous rose! Beautifully colored! Cutting around the design to fit the opening! A beautiful card, Pat!

Darnell said...

Oh, my word, Pat, you have just blown me away this extraordinary card! Everything about it is just immaculate and perfect!! Hugs, Darnell