Monday, 19 November 2012

Paper Roses


My sister's mother-in-law had her eightieth birthday last week and this is the card I made for her.  The backing paper from the Nitwits Thimbles and Threads set was the inspiration for this one.  There are some beautiful backing papers in this collection.



An Ornare pricking template was used to create the base for the front panel and then it was layered on shades of pink card.  A sentiment, created on the computer, was die cut and layered using Spellbinders circle nestabilities dies and added to the centre.  The roses were created using a Marianne Creatables English Rose die.  After being cut and quilled Brilliance pearlescent coral ink was sponged over the top of the roses to colour the edges of the quilling.  The same colour ink was used to sponge around the scalloped edges of the base card.  The leaves were punched using an X-cut embossing punch but which colour to make them proved more tricky.  The colours in the backing papers are subtle and any solid green leaves looked too heavy against it.  These ones were punched from beige coloured card and the edges then sponged with VersaMagic Aloe Vera chalk ink.  A few self adhesive pearls from Hobbycraft and a bow made from Stampin' up's Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon finished the panel off.


The backing paper panels behind the front flap and on the inside of the card were embossed using the Regency Swirls 8x8 embossing folder from Crafters Companion.  The backing paper behind the front panel was left unembossed so that the panel had more surface to stick too.  It made a nice contrast to have the two different textures.


The sentiment and number embellishments on the inside were created on the computer and die cut, layered  and framed using Spellbinders nestabilities dies.



With a few more special "0" birthday cards to make in December I can see this one being cased as Christmas card fever strikes and panic sets in.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

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40 comments:

  1. Hi Liz - what a stunning card! There are so many beautiful elements on it. Love the delicate flowers they are just so pretty and the embossing on the DP looks so beautiful. I am sure the recipient will be thrilled to pieces to receive it! x

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  2. WOW! This is stunning Liz. The paper pricked design is so pretty and delicate and your flowers are gorgeous. Such beautiful papers too.

    Sue

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  3. A fabulous card Liz - there is so much detail it's lovely.
    Kath x

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  4. This is a beautiful card. Your Grandma has to love it. Lovely Detail work and card design. Thanks so much for shareing with us at Bugaboo this week.

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  5. Liz
    This is just beautiful - absolutely amazing how you designed this card. This person should treasure this card for always. Love the papers - everything! Hugs

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  6. Absolutely stunning! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

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  7. Fabulous card, so gorgeous flowers and design.

    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Die-cuts and Punches Challenge;-))m

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  8. Absolutely beautiful, I´m stunned! This card is really elegant and perfect. Love it!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    Dream Valley Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  9. Me again! I can only say: LOVE your card! It´s absolutely perfect with beautiful colors.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at The Squirrel and The Fox.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Mian
    The Squirrel and The Fox Design Team Member
    http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, so very wonderfull! I love the flowers you have add. Perfect for an this big birthday! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful card. I so like all those roses and the soft, feminine color scheme. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

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  12. Hi...

    What a fabulous card... I really love those gorgeous handmade flowers.. and I'm sure this will be treasured!

    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink... hope to see you here again soon!

    Hugs
    Christine x

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  13. This is fabulous, love those Roses. Thank you for joining the Dream Valley challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT

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  14. Seen this on "In the pink" and wanted to say how much I liked it. I adore all the beautiful roses and papers.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  15. I am sure the recipient loved this card--it is sooo beautiful! Love the design, the pretty papers, the gorgeous hand-crafted flowers, embossing & ribbons! So lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us at Lady Anne's this month! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  16. so stunning liz.really beautiful design and colours and i love your pretty roses ;D

    xx coops xx

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  17. Absolutely stunning Liz, a beautiful colour combo and great dimension.

    B x

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  18. Wow what an absolutely gorgeous card those roses are fabulous lovely colour choice too
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  19. Stunning card... love it. The roses are the prettiest and so are the backing papers.
    Monica xxx

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  20. So so beautiful!!! I love the roses and that awesome paper!! Thank you so very much for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

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  21. Wow this card is lovely and very elegant. I think the lady will like it.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    XXX Michelle

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  22. Beautiful and elegant...love the roses and backing papers :)

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  23. This is absolutely beautiful, such pretty papers and rolled flowers, your card is perfectly crafted with so much fine detail - stunning.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations this fortnight.
    Pauline
    x

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  24. Stunning keepsake B/day creation..love all the layers & gorgeous papers..lovely design & the roses are so pretty..

    thanks for sharing with us at ITP chall this time.

    smiles Christine GDT ITP x

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  25. Stunning card and love the roses. Sure your card will be cherrished. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the bug.

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  26. Its a lovely n a graceful card....love the colors...

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  27. What a fantastic work. So beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra

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  28. Pink, pretty and perfect! Thanks so much for joining us for Bingo at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug ... and please come and join us again next week!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

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  29. Gorgeous elegant card. It is so pretty and I love the paper roses. Thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations

    Alli x

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  30. What a great project, I love it! Thanks so much for joining our Bingo challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

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  31. so beautiful, saw it on MIM xx

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  32. Saw this on MIM - its beautiful! I love the flowers!
    Mandy x

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  33. Liz, this is stunning!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impression challenge!

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  34. Hello Liz. Your card is Fantastic..Popped in from MIM. Faye

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  35. Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours, design and attention to detail. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desire {Doing Life - my personal blog}

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  36. Stunningly gorgeous card, Those flowers are fabulous. A great design and sure to make your sister's MIL happy.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

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  37. Wow ! lovely flowers I liked the card very much .Spotted on MIM.

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  38. Beautiful, beautiful card. Love everything.
    Gr Elly

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  39. Cute card! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER CRAFTY challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~

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