Thursday, April 8, 2010

PPA37: Roses are Pink and Purple


Aren't these roses gorgeous!? I learned how to do them using Julie Williams tutorial- so easy to follow and the results are amazing. And since the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts is a theme challenge using flowers, it works perfectly!

Here are some tips:
  • I added a tiny bit of Frost White shimmer paint to the edges of some of the petals using a paint brush. I haven't decided if I like it better with or with out the extra shimmer, but I decided to just go with it. The shimmer pops in the photo more than in person (maybe a bit too much!).
  • This gorgeous Certainly Celery satin ribbon was tied in a "bow" and fastened using a Pewter Build-a-brad.
  • I used my Circle Scissor Plus and Scallop Circle Die (Big Shot) to create a fun backdrop for my sentiment and flowers.
  • The rose "recipe" calls for using the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch, which I don't actually own. But... Stampin' Up! just released this as a digital download for My Digital Studio! In some ways I think it worked better because I was able to size the punch down to create smaller flowers (purple). In the future, however, I think I will go ahead and get the punch so I can easily mass produce flowers vs cutting them out by hand.
Well, I am off to try and make more flowers. I am thinking a bouquet. A Mother's Day Gift perhaps??? Hmm... off to create!

Remember to keep thinking about Stampin' Up!'s new Color Renovation Project. Keep in mind the retiring colors when ordering! Be sure to stock up on your favorites because after July 1 they will be gone!


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Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral Ink: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Lavender Lace Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry DSP Accessories: Bone Folder, Stylus, Paper Snips, My Digital Studio (for Fancy Flower Punch), Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissor Plus, Polka Dot Texture Impressions Folder, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Build-a-brad, 1/2" circle punch, mini glue dots, dimensionals, eyelet border punch

13 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Those roses have such a wow factor - so beautiful! Gorgeous card!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

WOW factor is right.

Carrie - you have outdone yourself. Fantastic flowers!

Mike Funke said...

WOW! Carrie!!! When I first looked at it I wondered where you got the rose DSP. I didn't see the dimension of it. Then when I clicked to the tutorial - WOW! You have outdone yourself with this project! Absolutely beautiful!
Mike

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful job, Carrie! I love the roses!

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your card and roses! Wow, so pretty. I can't wait to see your bouquet. Hugs,

Dallas said...

Beautiful card and amazingly gorgeous roses!!!

Patti MacLeith said...

O-M-Gorgeous!!

Mary Fish said...

Those roses absolutely sing. Beautiful work! Hugs, M

...the twinklestamper! said...

Those roses rock!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Carrie! Congrats on being named a PPA Pick!

Kim said...

Gorgeous card Carrie! Well deserved artist pick!!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Congrats on being picked for the Paper Pals Artist Pick! Your card is wonderful. Those roses are just amazing!

Mary Fish said...

A well-deserved credit for creativity. Hugs, M