Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Everything is coming up *Roses* at Sweet Stamps

I am excited to be part of the Sweet Stamps team- and this is my first challenge post- with the theme of * Roses*.
 
   I hope you will join in!  Each entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of rubber stamps from SweetStamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win!

   I used the SweetStamps Vellum for my image- after first swiping the static guard across it- to minimize static and flyaway embossing powder.  I embossed using the Ranger Queen's Gold Embossing powder. (When I first met SweetStamps at a trade show, I bought some of this- it is my favorite embossing powder- the color is gorgeous). I colored with Copic Markers on the front side of the vellum.

  For the brads- I did not have a matching gold color, so I dipped each brad tip in Pigment ink and then embossed the tip with the Queens Gold Embossing powder.
  
  I used a Cheery Lynn Die- Italian-deconstructed- I think the edges mimic a heart, so I added that accent in the corners- and sponged on a touch of Satin Rose Shades die ink for a little pop.

  The background still needed a little something, so I scored in diagonals every 3/8". The Pink and Gold shimmery cardstock is the icing : )

Sweet Stamps Products with links to store used on my card:
  Queens Gold Embossing Powder, White Pigment Ink, VellumStamp-Rosy Heart 7067 , Copic markers sets,   Cheery Lynn die-Italian Doily, Satin Rose Shades die ink.

  For a view of the rest of the DT versions of Roses- HERE is a link to the blog post.

  A few challenges to add for my post:
Cheery Lynn Designs- Pretty in Pink
The Crazy Challenge- Valentines Day
Catered Crops- Hearts
Creative Inspiration Paints- Hearts
Fashionable Stamping Challenge- Monochrome plus one other color
Outlawz- CAS Love is in the Air
Robyn's Fetish- Square cards

Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

37 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so beautiful@ love the stamp and Pink.
So nice to have you on the team.
Have a sweet week

Lou said...

Que Bellisima. I must say this is a precious heart. Looks like something one would find at the entrance of their garden or on a trellis on the landing of a deck.
Just Lovely. Thank you f sharing Ur creativity

jonim52 said...

Elegant card today! Love the roses. Welcome to the team!

kyms kards said...

stunning

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Robyns Fetish challenge
Hope to see you again soon!
kym DT

Bonnie Brown said...

Awesome job!! Love the pink. Your favorites are the best!! Great coloring and love the scoring!

Bonnie Brown said...

What a pretty card all in pink with a touch of gold for elegance!! I love it!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pinks with the Queens Gold, and the "hearts" frim the doily die make great accents for the stamped image!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card! Love the stamp you used, looks so nice embossed in gold!

Sue Nicholson said...

So beautiful lovely card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Robyns Fetish square challenge. Cheers Sue N x

Paige said...

Love this delicate card! I love the use of the vellum to soften the look.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! Wow! I saw your link at the Catered Crop and had to stop by.

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous and that embossing powder looks wonderful. Congrats on making the team.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous! I love the embossed & colored image and the vintage feel to it! Just beautiful!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring of the roses on the vellum (Queen's gold is one of my favorite colors of EP too). Love what you did with the Italian doily die, it really does look like hearts.

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS! Love this, Shelly. So pretty and what a great way to do those brads too. Beautiful card.
Lynn

Dawn's Craft Place said...

So glad you could share with us at
Creative Inspirations Paint

Juliet A said...

I'd forgotten how much a little vellum could ad to a card, and I agree, that is an amazing gold! this is a wonderful valentine.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful creations. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Sandie Edwards said...

So pretty, thanks for taking part in the challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs. Your card is so elegant!

cindy said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossing and the coloring. Great job and thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish.

Linda said...

Wow elegance at its best!!!! Love the design of this card!!!! You did a fabulous job on it!!!!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This couldn't be prettier with the images and colour choice.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at FSC.
Wishes
Lynne

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous, Shelly! Beautiful heart, and I love the soft colors you chose.

Jenn said...

Love your embossing! Great job coloring too!

Jenn

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

I just love gold embossing powder! Looks so elegant on the vellum. Beautiful soft pinks too!

febe said...

Love the soft colors and the beautiful stamp you used. Elegant!

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Darlene said...

WOW. Adding to my bookmarks now for future reference. I agree, that gold EP is special. Stunning affect on the vellum, love it. This card is beyond belief. You need to feel proud of this one, Shelly!

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card Shelly, I love the pastel colours. Thanks for linking it to the FSC challenge.
hugs {brenda] xox

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Shelley, wow wonderful card love the colours and design
Hugs
Tamara

Kianel said...

Beautiful card and what a clever way of using the italian flourish die!
Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

NanaConnie said...

Shelly, Just saw that this card of yours took Top 3 honors at Robyn's Nest. Congratulations! Well deserved.

Priyanka said...

Hi Dear thank you so much, and congrats to you to for wining many places.
HUgs

susan said...

Congratulations on being one of our TOP PICKS at THE ROBYN'S FETISH CHALLENGE! Thank you for displaying our badge. We hope to see you again soon.

Terry said...

Oh this is so delicate and gorgeous! Love those little sweet roses and all the special little touches. I will have to try that gold embossing powder, as I really like the look! Most are overpowering. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Ellie said...

LOVELY and so delicate!
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

xxx Ellie xxx

Fliss said...

A really elegant card Shelly and such a gorgeous stamped image too.
Thanks so much for joining in with the FSC monochrome +1 challenge.
Fliss x

Olga Wright said...

The pink and gold colors works well... it has a powerful effect! love the idea that you embossed...so elegant card!
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