Rose Garden Thinlits Meet Timeless Elegance

by Joanne James12. January 2016 10:41

Good morning everyone! Today I'm sharing a card for this week's sketch over at Pals Paper Arts - I can't resist a good sketch! 

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I decided to use the Rose Garden Thinlits for the focal point on my card today, but having used lots of pink on my cards lately I decided to veer away from Valentines and make a card for one of my January birthdays whilst trying something a little different - take a look:

I lightly sponged a piece of the rose-patterned Timeless Elegance designer series paper in So Saffron and Daffodil Delight, then in addition to my panel, I took one rose and ran it through the Big Shot with my Rose Garden Thinlits Die and paper-pieced the negative pieces into an outline die cut in Basic Black, having first adhered this to a piece of cardstock to hold everything in place. I then cut the outline out by hand. I stamped my birthday sentiment from the accompanying Rose Wonder set onto Very Vanilla to complete my card. I had originally intended to make a sympathy card, but decided that the paper made this card a little too 'flowery' for the intended male recipient, so instead switched to birthday at the last minute. I think the paper-pieced rose works quite well - whilst the petals don't line up, I think it adds an interesting depth and illusion of texture to this otherwise post-friendly card. What do you think? One thing is for sure, this framelit set is gorgeous and I can see me using it lots more this season for all kinds of cards!

That's all from me today; I'm off to work through more annual accounts (my least favourite job!) and do more preparation for my open house event later this week. Back tomorrow with Wednesday Weekly Deals and a new project. until then, happy stampin'!

 

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brent scheffer
brent schefferUnited States
1/12/2016 1:37:06 PM #

I like the vintage look of the card.  The sponging appearance is excellant.  Great card!

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/12/2016 5:10:46 PM #

Wow! So creative! Paper piecing the negative die cuts into the outline is genius! A gorgeous card...as always.  Thank you for joining the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts this week!

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brent scheffer
brent schefferUnited States
1/13/2016 8:47:24 PM #

Congratulations on your card being Pals Paper Arts Pick!  Great job!

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Hideko Lagan
Hideko LaganUnited States
1/14/2016 8:28:46 AM #

What a creative way to use DSP behind the rose die cut-out! The card is so elegant and beautiful. I love it!

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