Roses are...Pink

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hi Friends! Only one more day until Valentine's Day, and I'm still making Valentine's cards! Nothing like waiting until the last minute. :)
For this card, I used the layout (3rd layout, turned sideways), color scheme (Colors 1), and choice of embellishment (satin/silk) from the Flourishes' Pick 1 Challenge. The prize is the entire February stamp release, and even though I won the January stamp release (the rose on this card is from one of those stamp sets), I'm giving it a shot again. ;)

Isn't this image beautiful! I love that all their images are so detailed. It makes them much easier to color. I used Copics to color this, then shaded the background with Antique Linen Distress Ink while it was still in the die. (I'm finally going to take the Copic certification classes in April, so I'm hoping my coloring skills will be much improved after that.)

Every now and then I try out a new stitch on my sewing machine. The heart stitch was the perfect accent for this card. And, I usually use some kind of bow maker to make my bows, but they often look stiff when I'm done, so I used Heather Jensen's bow tutorial when I tied this bow, to get a softer look. I obviously need to practice to get a bow as beautiful as Heather's, but this one isn't bad. ;)

The inside has a couple of dp's that I used on the front, and the sentiment is from the same stamp set as the rose.

I still have one or two Valentine cards to make today, so I better get busy!

I'll be entering this card in the following challenge:
Flourishes Pick 1 Challenge-FLLCFEB13

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fab day!

Stamps: Roses are Red (Flourishes)
Paper: Watercolor Bouquet (K&Co); Antique Flower Stall-Country Rose Digi Paper by Jenni Schoenberger, Embrace Digi Paper Collection by Diane Rooney (Design House Digital)
Ink: Copics; Memento; Distress Ink
Dies: Romantic Rectangles, A2 Matting Basics, Classic Squares Small, Marvelous Squares (Spellbinders)
Accessories: Ribbon; rhinestones; Corner Chomper; sewing thread
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")
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ChristineCreations said...

Oh Cheryl, this is SO pretty! Beautiful coloring with these pinks and purples. Gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Flourishes!

Sue Lelli said...

This is so PRETTY! LOVE your coloring of that rose and the heart stitching is just Delightful!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty, great coloring and awesome stitching.

Silke Ledlow said...

Cheryl...I like how you flipped the sketch...perfect idea!
Such a beauty! Thanks for playing along!!!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, the heart stitches are amazing! What a beauty this card is! Thanks for playing with Flourishes!

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely beautiful Cheryl! I love the pretty pink and purple color combo. Your bow turned out fabulous!

Thanks for playing at Flourishes.


Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, such lovely coloring and just love your special stitching!

Julie Koerber said...

Cheryl, your coloring on this is just gorgeous and the way you flipped the sketch? Too fun! It all adds up to one beautiful creation!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wowee, that is one GORGEOUS card, Cheryl! Your coloring is outstanding, as are all of your little details! Thanks so much for playing along with Flourishes!