Monday 25 March 2013

Box of Pink Roses

This is the card I've sent crafting buddy Lorraine who celebrates her birthday today.  I've been a bit cheeky as the design and layout comes from a birthday card which Lorraine herself sent me earlier this year so I've actually cased the card from her own card.  Being in a rolled roses phase this seemed another ideal way to use them.

The box topper on the front of the card is raised up on foam pads.  The parts of the lid which don't overlap the box are on double layer foam pads.  When the roses are added this makes quite a dimensional card as can be seen from the side view.

It was back to another addiction for the backing papers which came from the Nitwits Collection Thimbles n Threads.  Other embellishments used were self adhesive pearls, ribbon and coiled green beading wire which was attached  amongst the roses to create fronds.
The gift tags were cut using a Sizzix red die and then the top one was overstamped with a small Anna Griffin rose spray stamp before a sentiment stamp from the Stampin' up set Sincere Salutations was added using the aloe vera shade of ink.  The edges were then sponged with ink before the tags were layered up. 

After the roses were cut and rolled they were sponged with the pink shade of ink from the Brilliance Aurora pearlescent ink pad. The leaves for the roses were punched using an X-cut beech leaf embossing punch and then the edges were sponged with VersaMagic aloe vera chalk ink and the scalloped edges of the main card were sponged with VersaMagic pink petunia chalk  ink.

On the inside of the card the insert edge was masked off and decorated to match in the roses backing paper.  The small Anna Griffin roses spray stamp was inked using the VersaMagic aloe vera and pink petunia ink and stamped on to the masked off area and pink petunia ink was sponged in between the images.  The corners were rounded off before the edges were also sponged with ink.

Thanks for reading today and I hope Lorraine has a lovely birthday.
Liz xx

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  1. A beautiful card Liz! The roses look really pretty tumbling out of the box. Lorraine is a lucky girl! Hugs Susan x

  2. Gorgeous card anf flowers Liz...Lorraine will LOVE this. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. Very pretty card Liz and those roses are gorgeous!

  4. Wow, another stunning design.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  5. So pretty, lovely design and love your Roses. So like making my own too at the mo, Carolxx

  6. Wow Liz, this is a gorgeous creation - so much attention to detail. LOVE the colours too! I'm sure your friend will love it.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x

  7. Oh this is gorgeous and love how the roses are inside the box.

  8. This is just wonderful Liz, and so very beautiful..gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. So beautiful with all those roses Liz, thanks so much for sharing with us at Pretty Little Ribbons challenge.

    B x

  10. gorgeous card liz.i really love the fab design and pretty flowers and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. Gorgeous card! I love all the roses. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  12. I saw this beautiful card at MIM. I love the rolled roses and I am sure friend was delighted to receive such a gorgeous card.
    Jean x

  13. Gorgeous - those roses look so beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  14. Such a wonderful card, liz!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon challenge.

  15. pretty card
    thanks for joining us at Charisma

  16. Such a beautiful card. Love the colours and the flowers are amazing. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Hugs Iwona

  17. Beautiful creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week! :)

  18. Pretty box and your rolled roses are lovely. especially like the colour. Saw you oon MIM this week and popped in for a closer look. Hugs Mrs A.

  19. This is truly beautiful!! What an inspiration. Saw you on MIM!

  20. A beautiful card ~Liz. Lovely colour and stunning roses. Linda x

  21. Visiting from MIM: This card is even more beautiful in the larger view. Your roses are gorgeous!

  22. This is so adorable. Love the gentle peach colors and the way the box literally opens up
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects