Tuesday 28 May 2013

A Box of Roses using the Promises Collection

Yesterday was the birthday of crafting buddy Susan and this is the card I made for her. 

Last week I read a post on Carol's blog where she'd used the Nitwit Collection Promises.  This is one I've been admiring for some time and on visiting the Nitwit site, after reading Carol's post, it slipped into my shopping basket.  Some of the lovely papers needed a test run and this was the result.  The colours match really well to Stampin' up's marina mist colourway and their cardstock and ribbon was used on this card.

It was back to my favourite dies from the Marianne English Rose die set to make more rolled roses.  The lighter coloured roses on this card were made from lilac parchment card sponged with Encore purple metallic ink and the darker roses were made from the same purple cardstock as used on the backing layers.  Leaves were punched from green parchment card and certainly celery card from Stampin' up using an X-cut embossing punch.  Stampin' up's old olive ink was sponged around the edges of the leaves.

The box of roses fits on an 8"x 8" scalloped card and is raised up on foam pads.  The parts of the lid which don't overlap the box are on double layer foam pads.  Along with the roses this makes quite a dimensional card.
An original Sizzix red die was used to cut the gift tags for the box and the top tag was embossed using one of Stampin' up's textured impressions designer frames.  The sentiment was made using a stamp from Stampin' up's Sincere Salutations set and the purple ink.  It was then punched out using their extra large oval punch and the purple ink was sponged around the edge.  The scalloped edges of the base card were also sponged with this ink.

The inside has a double layer insert using another patterned paper from the Promises Collection for the back layer and a message created on the computer for the top layer.  Both layers had their corners rounded off using a Woodware corner punch.

Other embellishments used were self adhesive pearls, Stampin' up's marina mist grosgrain ribbon, lilac ribbon, coiled gold beading wire attached amongst the roses and matching brads.

Unfortunately Susan has been having more than her fair share of health issues recently and has missed a few of our crafting sessions. Hopefully she was feeling well enough yesterday to enjoy her birthday celebrations.

Thanks for reading today 
Liz xx

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges


  1. Thank you so much sharing another of those lovely floral creations Liz and this one is such beautiful colours as well.

    B x

  2. Another gorgeous card Susan I love it! I am a big fan of Nitwits papers and have quite a few!! I am sure it was just the ticket to cheer Susan up! Susan xx

  3. Lovely colours! ~All those Roses just fantastic! Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight. Good Luck...
    Crafty Hugs

  4. Wow a beautiful card that you obviously spent a great deal of time and love on! The roses are just lovely and very apt for entering in to our challenge! thanks for entering it into the Rhedd and Rosie's challenge and good luck! xxx Melissa (DT)

  5. What a gorgeous card, those beautiful roses peeping out the box really is cute, thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  6. This is absolutley gorgeous, love everything about it, thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft, blessings Hilde

  7. WOW Gorgeous card, love the flowers... thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  8. so gorgeous liz.beautiful design and roses and your colours are stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. Fabulous card! Great design and I love the roses.. such a gorgeous colour!
    Thanks for joining us at Hobbycutz

  10. This is just wonderful. Love those flowers and colors. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Ribbon or Twine “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  11. Ah...the danger of visiting Nitwits! lol. Their papers are gorgeous though. As is your card, totally GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining in the fun at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Fiona x

  12. Beautiful card, love the purples and fab design. Thanks for joining the challenge at Gingerloft this fortnight,

  13. wow this is so very fabulous. Love the color choice

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Gingerloft Card Challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky

  14. Ohhh this is so pretty, these rose dies from Marianne Design are so elegant, love them too..
    Great card!

    Goodluck and please join another time this month!

    Hugs MDD DT Blankina

  15. What a lovely bunch of roses...Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz this time...Hugs Kobie...

  16. Your card is so beautiful! Amazing creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Hobbycutz.