Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sweetbriar Rose

rose card 1It’s another beautiful and breezy spring day here in sunny Florida. Days like today make me think of flowers and butterflies so it stands to reason I started a sweet little flower card yesterday. I just got it finished today after some design decisions were made and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!
It is a relatively easy and straight forward design. I think the magic of this card happens in the coloring. I adore Real Red and Old Olive stamped, colored or combined with Crumb Cake (any kraft color really). A pop of Whisper White to keep it crisp and clean and you’re all set.
roseMy card is an A2 sized card, so the finished size is 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. My Crumb Cake mat is 4 X 5 1/4. I stamped Sweetbriar Rose with my Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a piece of Crumb Cake 2 3/4 X 4. I colored in the roses using a blender pen and my Real Red and Old Olive inks. A little dab of Daffodil Delight for my centers. I used some dimensional pop and adhered my image to a die cut Whisper Whiter scalloped mat. SU didn’t have a rectangular thinlit to fit my image so I used a set I had from MFT. The sentiment, which came from an older retired stamp set called Express Yourself, is also stamped in Tuxedo Black on Whisper White. After I stamped it I cut it out with my trimmer and snipped a fishtail on the end with my scissors. The Old Olive leaves you see added between the layers got die cut from the Flourish Thinlit die set.
rose close upOnce things were stamped, colored and die cut I went to work assembling the card. The roses are popped on their Whisper White mat and then I popped that to the Crumb Cake mat. I also popped my sentiment, off centered a bit, to conceal the words Sweetbriar Rose that is part of the stamped image. I used my glue pen to adhere the leaves behind my scallop, but first I trimmed them down so the stems didn’t stick out.
Are you familiar with a double loop finger bow? That is how I made my natural twine bow to finish this card off and give it a little rustic feel. I just used a glue dot to adhere it to my sentiment. (Although I do feel like anything on Crumb Cake has a natural rustic feel to it anyway. Don’t you??) If you’d like to try a double loop finger bow I found some great youtube how to videos. That’s how I learned to make them. And I’m gonna tell you…if I go to long without making one  of these bows I completely forget how and have to go back to youtube and find a video all over again. I’d say it must be an age thing, but if it is boy am I gonna be in trouble!!! LOL
Hope you liked my card today. I’d love to hear from you. Happy crafting my friends!


  1. Sadley your pictures aren't sowing up on today's post. Your previous ones do.

    1. I see that Kath, not sure what happened. They were there. I'm working on it. Thank you!!

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