The patterned papers for Elaine's card are from a new Nitwit Collections digital kit called Romance and Roses which were a good match to Stampin' up's melon mambo and marina mist cardstock. There are some lovely papers and elements in this collection. 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.
Rolled roses made using the Marianne die English rose are certainly my favourite embellishments to use at the moment and these ones were cut from card printed on both sides with two of the papers, one dark and one light patterned, from the Romance and Roses collection. To hide the white cut edges Melon Mambo ink was sponged over the roses rolled to show the dark patterned paper on the inside.
When the roses are added this makes 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 half had their edges sponged with VersaMagic chalk ink in sea breeze and the rest were sponged with Stampin' up's island indigo ink. The scalloped edges of the main card were also sponged with the sea breeze ink.
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 set in the middle of the frame was stamped on to white card using a stamp from their Sincere Salutations set and melon mambo ink. It was then punched out using their extra large oval punch and around the edge sea breeze ink was sponged.
On the inside there is a double layer insert using another patterned paper from the Romance and Roses kit 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 and the edges of the top layer were sponged with sea breeze ink.
Other embellishments used were self adhesive pearls, Stampin' up's marina mist and rose red grosgrain ribbon, coiled gold beading wire attached amongst the roses and gold brads.
Elaine celebrated her birthday in Edinburgh with Andy and had a great weekend even if the weather didn't play ball. Here are a few pictures of the weekend.
Meeting the Conservation Girlies for a night out on Friday night. It's hard to believe that ten years have passed since they started the course at Aberdeen University together. Elaine's in the middle.
Although she wasn't at home to celebrate her birthday I was amused to see the tradition of setting out cards and presents ready for opening on the birthday morning was still carried on.
After a birthday breakfast cooked by Andy the pair of them spent the rest of the day shopping and meeting a friend for lunch.
Then out for dinner at night.
The next day was spent at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and attending a Seth Lakeman concert at night. A busy but happy weekend.
It's hard to believe we're supposed to be warming up for the summer months with the wind, low temperature and the snow threatening to fall yesterday morning but twenty seven years ago on the 28th of May, as we drove away from the hospital with our new baby, the hail was hitting the roof of the car so hard that we couldn't hear ourselves talk.
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