Apr 14 2010

A Rose is a Rose…

I love roses, and especially this color…Apricot Appeal with a touch of Cameo Coral on the edges.  I think they are called the Peace Rose?  I used to have a beautiful rose bush with these colors!  Gorgeous!  These are the two colors that I will definitely stock up on before they retire. 


This challenge is also for No Time To Stamp's 3D Flower challenge (ssnotime137)!  What a great idea!  I've seen some beautiful 3D flowers out there and I'm always anxious to learn more ways to craft them. 


I knew when I saw MOJO Monday's sketch #134 that I wanted to use one of the roses I made when teaching "everyone" how to do them at the stamping retreat in March!  They have just been sitting in my studio waiting to be used.  I use the XL Fancy Flower Punch to make mine.  Last session, I did a little tutorial on how to make them over on Create with Connie and Julie, too!  They are LOTS of fun and look so different when you use different colors!


I started with a base of Apricot Appeal cardstock and added a layer of Cameo Coral.  On top of that I used the Kaleidoscope Designer Paper in both the green bubble print and the apricot stripe pattern.  I added the Scallop Edge punches to the bottom of the stripe design pieces.


I made the Apricot Appeal Rose using the XL Fancy Flower punch in the Occasions Mini and layering it.  I inked up the edges with a sponge dauber and Cameo Coral.  The leaves are made with the 5 Petal Punch and Garden Green cardstock, then crimped with the Crimper Tool.  I  adhered the Rose to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


Finally, I stamped Happy Mother's Day stamp from Stampin' Up!'s All Holidays Stamp Set in Garden Green on Whisper White and layered it on Garden Green cardstock.  I used my Piercing Tool and Mat to make the piercing decorations in the two corners.  


I love how this turned out and think I'll give it to my mom for Mother's Day, since I can hand it to her with her gift.


Lots to do today.  I need to work on my Control Freaks swap for the Summer Mini!  I want to get that mailed out tomorrow.  Have a great day!


If you haven't checked out the Create with Connie and Mary site yet now is the time to do it!  There will be a new project using Summer Edition products posted every day and there will be a minimum of two fabulous tutorials each and every week. We like to have lots of fun so we have challenges and prizes for our subscribers. Our sites stay up long after the session is done so you will have access to the site and the tutorials. For more information and to see our Early Bird Preview projects, please visit at Create with Connie and Mary!


4 People have left comments on this post

Apr 14, 2010 - 11:04:34
Rhonda said:

This card is so beautiful.
Thanks so much for sharing!

Apr 30, 2010 - 08:04:45

What a lovely creation!  Beautiful 3D flower and lovely colors!  Thanks for linking to the Stamp Simply Challenge.

Apr 30, 2010 - 09:04:03
Deb Neerman said:

LOVE this fabulous 3D flower … and your beautiful card!  I just love the color combination … and all the pretty details!
Thanks for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" challenge!

May 3, 2010 - 09:05:59

Connie, I love your two-tone roses–they look juat like my neighbor's!