Friday 15 March 2013

Box of Roses

At the beginning of the year I was lucky enough to be sent this birthday card.  It was made by crafting buddy Lorraine and she'd found the inspiration for her card from this blog post.

At the moment I'm hooked on making rolled roses using the Marianne English Rose die so thought this card design would be another ideal way of using them.  It was another crafting buddy's birthday coming up soon after so I decided to make a box of roses card for Rhona.


For Rhona's card I resized the box to fit on an 8"x8" card and raised it up on foam pads.  The parts of the lid which don't overlap the box are on double layer foam pads.  When the roses were added this made quite a dimensional card as can be seen from this side view

The leaves for the roses were punched using an X-cut beech leaf embossing punch and then the edges were sponged with Encore blue metallc ink.  The scalloped edges of the main card were also sponged with this ink.  

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 Stampin' up was added using Versafine majestic blue ink.  The edges were then sponged with ink before the tags were layered up.  The backing papers were both digital downloads.  The plaid one came from Diane Rooney's Harvey digital kit and the hearts one was a single sheet download from Download Craft Shop.  Other embellishments used were self adhesive pearls, pearl beads for the centres of the large roses, Stampin' up's Night of Navy ribbon and coiled silver beading wire was attached  amongst the roses to create fronds.

To decorate the insert the right hand edge was masked off and overstamped with the same Anna Griffin rose spray stamp that was used to decorate the tag.  Blue ink was also lightly sponged over the stamped images to give a shaded effect and a punch was used to round off the corners.

Blue seemed a strange colour to choose for making the roses but with the toning papers and embellishments it all came together at the end and they made a nice change to put together from all the pink roses I've been making.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Forever Friends Monthly Challenge March - Lots of Flowers
Southern Girls Challenge 64 - Tag You're it
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 162 - Add a Sentiment
Inky Impressions Challenge - Add Blue
Penny's Paper-Crafting Challenge 116 - Die Cuts and Ribbon
Everybody Art Challenge 227 - Box
Going Grey with Scrap Creations Challenge 148 - Favourite Embellishment (Coiled Roses)
Card Mania Challenge 16 - Lots of Layers
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge 206 - To Die For
A Gem of a Challenge 70 - Frenzy of Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. Really pretty Liz! Love how you did the insert too, masking it off! Have a fab weekend Susan xx

  2. A super take on your Birthday card Liz and nice seeing the inside decorated as well.

    B x

  3. Very clever design--love all the flowers you made! Love the pretty papers & embellies, too! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. Liz love your roses, beautiful work, I especially love the blue of my favourite colours.
    Happy crafting and have a super weekend.
    Hugs Erika.

  5. fab card, love the desing and paper flowers
    thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday

  6. A lovely card. Super design. Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC and good luck.

  7. WOW, I love this card. Beautiful blues with fabulous rolled flowers. I need more practice with my flowers...they never look this good. Thanks so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  8. So beautiful! I love your embellies!! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challendges.

  9. Love your card, Liz. The different blues look great, as does that masked, stamped edge on your insert.

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

    Jennifer. x

  10. stunning cards liz.really love the gorgeous design and really fab colours :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Fabulous card Liz, love the design, roses and of course the awesome tags you added!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls this round! Hope to see you again soon!

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    ((¸¸.•´ ..•´ Shell in Alaska♥

  12. Gorgeous cards… thanks for entering Forever Friends monthly challenge, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again for our next challenge. Pop back to the Forever Friends blog - we have some great candy on offer Click here to enter

    Diane x

  13. Gorgeous cards! I love the idea of opening box full of flowers! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Card Mania! Good luck and hope to see you again playing in our challenges very soon! Hugs, Ani

  14. What a gorgeous card.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  15. What a great idea! Love both these.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  16. Gorgeous cards and colors Liz. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

  17. Beautiful card! I love the rosettes... Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


  18. Oh, wow! These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at MIM.

  19. saw these on MIM-I love the flowers! really sweet card x

  20. This is fab. Love the design with all the rolled flowers and the gift design. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx