Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sweet Birthday Wishes


Hello Friends!  Hope you are having a lovely weekend!  It was far too hot here to do much, but I did get round to make a few cards. One of the cards was for my favourite challenge - Waltzing Mouse Stamps Sketch #100!


When I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the rose from the Roses in Bloom set - I had in mind a romantic birthday card, not sure why ;-)  Do let me know what you think, if it worked out.


I stamped the rose on white cardstock, masked it to stamp the second rose image.  Then I masked both the roses to stamp the large leaf as shown. The images were coloured with Copic Markers and fussy cut out.  The third rose was stamped on another piece of white cardstock.  After colouring the image, I fussy cut (lots of cutting..here) and adhered it to the first piece using pop dots.  The Copic Markers I used are : Roses (R02, YR00, YR0000, YR30) and Leaves (G40, G43, G46).

The cardbase (linen cardstock) was cut using Grand Rectangles and embossed.  On the patterned paper just above the cardbase, I adhered some chevron die-cuts (horizontally) and two crinkled ribbons in maroon and green (vertically), with a strip of die-cut in between them. For the Oval piece, I used the Floral Oval die - cut once with a maroon shimmer cardstock and again with a peach shimmer cardstock.  The centre piece of the maroon oval diecut was cut out along the tiny pierced border.  Using the Petite Ovals, I cut two sizes, one with the linen cardstock and another with the Cryogen (shimmer) white cardstock.  The Cryogen piece was sponged using Memento Peanut Brittle first before adhering the roses image on it. What a lot of layers huh.

The sentiment was from Compact Sentiments set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and cut and embossed with Petite Oval die.  To finish off the card, I die cut a butterfly and adhered it just above the roses.

Here's another look at the card :


This week's Waltzing Mouse sketch is Special as it's their 100th Sketch celebration.  There will be more lucky winners if more people participate in the challenge.  For every 50 participants, there will be an extra lucky prize for grabs.  And, to top it off, a lucky person will be chosen to be the Guest Mischief Maker for a month!  So, if you have never joined the challenge, it's a great time to do so.  I look forward to see your creation!

Thank you for visiting me.

Have a great day!
Kary

Products used : Waltzing Mouse Stamps sets Roses in Bloom and Compact Sentiments, Memento Rich Cocoa & Peanut Brittle, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Grand Rectangles, Floral Ovals, Petite Ovals, Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly die, My Favorite Things Solid Bracket border die-namics and Chevron Stripes die-namics, Crinkled ribbons - Maroon and Green, PTI Linen cardstock, Cryogen cardstock, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Maroon & Peach Shimmer cardstock, Webster's Pages Sweet Season 6x6 pad.

30 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Kary, this is just the sweetest! Yes, very romantic. And your coloring on those roses is magnificent. Beautiful work!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW, Kary - you have mad coloring skilz and you have done a wonderful job with this amazing project for this week's sketch challenge. Thanks again for playing along and for your continued support of the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge.

Lindsey said...

I am in complete awe of your colouring skills, Kary. I think you have the ultimate in romantic birthday cards with this one!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely wonderful! Such a beautiful take on out 100th sketch!
Hugs, Karin

Kelly S. said...

I am floored Kary! You are seriously making me run out of adjectives every week! I have never thought to use the single rose bud image that way, and it looks AMAZING in a little bouquet. It's masked just perfectly (eek, masking does scare me ;)) Your coloring really is beyond fabulous! The lovely die cut frame is perfect, as is the butterfly which adds the extra POP without taking away from the roses. Just WOW! Happy 100th sketch, Kary! It's so wonderful to have you playing along EVERY week!

IamDerby said...

Those roses are amazing! Excellent job!

Christine Ang said...

Those are real lovely peachy roses. They are so well coloured and a lot of work is involved in this card. Good job.

Pryn said...

WOW Kary!!! This is stunning!! It simply takes my breath away!!!

BloomingPink said...

Much the same as everyone else's comments...this card is just wonderful...absolutely fabulous...and yes, VERY romantic indeed!

Pauline said...

This I stunning Kary, I love those roses in this peachy shade! Beautiful!

Jeanne J said...

Kary - I saw that little thumbnail of your roses and had to come in for a closer look - WOW! Your coloring is really amazing! The shading is beautiful - those roses look just perfect. What a beautiful card! Hugs from your latest admirer - I mean follower!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is gorgeous, Kary! I love how you tilted the sketch and your coloring amazes me every time I see it! Super job!

Renee said...

It works!
It works! :)
This is stunning!!
Your coloring is AH-MAZ-ING!!
Those flowers just come to life on this...
they're incredible!
Such a gorgeous take on this sketch...
I just love it! :)
Thanks so much for playing with us each week...
and for celebrating with us! :)

Lisa Arana said...

those roses are extraordinary! the sweet butterfly is the perfect touch.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Kary! You did an amazing job coloring those WM rose buds! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)

Teresa Kline said...

great coloring.....stunning card!

enjoy *~*

Michelle said...

so beautiful!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oooooo!! LOVE what you've done with this sketch Kary!! Your flowers are simply stunning!! And I love how you framed them!! WOW!

-Aneta- said...

Excellent job and your card is simply stunning !!! Beautiful colours and everything all together ... PERFECT :)

Beate said...

Oh....that's just gorgeous! Beautiful coloring of the lovely image
Hugs and smiles

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Kary! Your roses are so well colored!! Love your butterfly too!

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely stunning Kary. I love the softly colored rose buds and beautiful frame. :)

Hugs~

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh such BEAUTY!!~

Vickie Z said...

Coloring is fabulous and love the bg layer!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the die cuts, colors and gorgeous roses on this Kary!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

This card is perfection! I never thought of bunching up a couple of these rose buds, you just enlightened me :) Perfect die cutting too! Thanks for joining us for the 100th sketch!!

Jean Martin said...

OMGosh! This is soooo perfect!!!! I LOVE the way you colored the flowers. And those die cuts are amazing! Thanks for playing with us on our 100th sketch! :)

Lenet said...

Beautiful! Love the coloring . Thanks for joining us at the 100th challenge of Waltzing mouse..

Kim Duran said...

Just beautiful! Those flowers are colored in so pretty. I could just stare all day. And the lacey frame and butterfly....so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week during the Waltzingmouse festivities!

Charmaine Stack said...

Kary, I love the design and your coloring is superb. The floral oval is the perfect frame for this bouquet. Lovely!

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