A Rose Is A Rose

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Angel Gift

You may recall, that is if you have been reading my blog for a little while, that a few months back I was participating in my 3rd Round of Secret Sister in ESAD. I was very spoilt by my Secret Sister and I’m pretty sure the demo I sent to was happy with her gifts also but sometimes these swaps don’t always go according to plans. Be it life, unexpected illness or some other unexpected event, sometimes people don’t meet their commitments. This unfortunately was the case with some demonstrators and therefore their partners did not received all they were entitled to. The lovely organiser of the group therefore called on some other players to become Angel Sisters. I was happy to offer to send an extra gift to one of these ladies and today I’m going to share what I sent.

In her questionnaire she listed that she liked the stamp set “A Rose is a Rose” so I decide to use it before it retires. I teamed it with the Bella Rose DSP and coordinating cardstock, ribbon & ink colours.

Here’s the whole set (and I must apologise in advance for the photos as I forgot to snap some at home before going off to mail them so rather than come back and go out again I took them in the car on my phone…..lo)

Unfortunately you won’t be able to tell in any of the pictures but all the large roses and leaves have Dazzling Diamonds glitter in highlighted areas too.

First up I made the little ‘Tucked Away’ box from Timeless Templates.

Inside this box I placed a 1/2 dozen or so 2m lengths of some Stampin’ Up ribbons.

Next up I made a Chocolate Slider.

This of course contains a family sized Kit Kat chocolate bar.

The next item I made was the gift box.

Inside the gift box I packed a lot of consumable items – Stampin’ Dimensionals, snail refill, hemp twine, linen thread, brads, sanding blocks and sticky strip. I think these always come in handy and is usually what I always list on my questionnaires. I hope the recipient feels the same way.

And last of all came the card.

I was really happy with the end results and so hope the recipient enjoyed them too.

Till next time….

Lilac Rose Thanks

Finally I’m finding a little bit of time to edit my card photos and post to my blog. You’d think School Holidays would give you more time but not around here and we’re only on day 2. I have a couple of cards and posts ready for the next few days and hopefully by then I would have found some time to create a little more.

As Stampin’ Up! are having their ‘two-step into fabulous July Promotion I’ve decided to create and share cards using some of these stamp sets. I actually have all the sets that are on special (I’m sure that doesn’t surprise some that know me….lol) but we’ll see how I go with time as to whether or not I can create something to share with each of them.

Seeing how the ‘Color Renovation’ is just around the corner I’m also going to use some retiring colours in these cards too. Make sure if there are any colours that are leaving us that you need to stock up then do so sooner rather than later as we have already run out of Close To Cocoa cardstock as well as Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP. There are many others on backorder already too but backorders can only be filled with stock that is already manufactured and is just needing to be shipped from the US to Australia.

I’ve used the ‘A Rose Is A Rose’ stamp set for this card from the July Promotion. The colours I’ve used for the Roses are Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac which are both leaving us and I’ve teamed them with Certainly Celery and Old Olive for the leaves, both of which are staying.

Stamp sets: A Rose Is A Rose, Sincere Salutations, Watercolor Vine Jumbo Wheel
Card: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbin, 1/2 Backed Very Vanilla Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Till next time….

Catty Casing Part 2

Today I have another 2 catty CASES and 2 of my adaptations to share with you.

This first card is using the Eastern Influence stamp set and is on page 77 in the IB&C.

Eastern Influence 1

The colours used are So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Garden Green and Very Vanilla.  This is such a pretty set and I can’t wait to play more with it.

For my adaptation I needed to increase the size of my card as I choose ‘A Rose is a Rose’ stamp set and the rose is much bigger than the one in Eastern Influence. The colour combination I went with is Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive and Basic Gray.

A Rose Is A Rose 1

I left the button off this one as it just didn’t go. Well that’s my opinion anyway.

My next catty CASE is the lovely soft card on page 114 using ‘Three Little Words’. I like the colour combination in this one and it is a reasonably simple and quick card to recreate.

Three Little Words 1

The colours used are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.

Using the same layout I choose the Bloomin’ With Beauty stamp set. New sets are wonderful but we can’t neglect our carry over sets either.

Bloomin' With Beauty 1

As I was making this card I wasn’t too sure about it. I much prefer to stamp this set on Watercolour paper and use my aqua painter to colour but I wanted a Vanilla not a White. I’ve stamped onto Very Vanilla using Basic Brown ink and then coloured using my Blender Pen and Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Kiwi Kiss inkpads. I almost stopped after mounting it onto the Chocolate Chip layer but thought once I had the base card done I’d make the decision before layering it on. I’m glad I kept going as I’m reasonably happy with the results. Might still recreate though with Watercolour paper and see how much different it looks.

Happy stamping,