Saturday 7 September 2013

Box of Roses for a Crafting Buddy

Last month it was crafting buddy Norma's birthday and this is the box of roses card I made for her.  I was so last minute in finishing it off that it ended up being delivered in person.  I met Norma through the Saturday crafting group which meets once a month and initially came together as a Dawn Bibby Tiny Team

Marianne's English Rose die was used to cut flowers from pale pink parchment card and pink card.  After being rolled they were sponged with VersaMagic chalk ink in Pink Petunia.  This ink was also sponged around the the scalloped edges of the base card and the sentiment.  The 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.  Small pink rose buds were added around the outside.

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 using Riding Hood Red ink.  It was then punched out using their extra large oval punch.

The patterned papers used on this card were from the Nitwit Collection Always and Forever.  Last weekend they had a sale and I added a few more of their packs to my collection.  The beauty about using digital papers is that you don't need to worry about making a mistake and running out as you can easily print out another sheet.  However, with our printer, I have found that it is better to have all your printed sheets done at one time as ink levels can affect colour strength and tone.

The inside has a double layer insert using another patterned paper from the Always and Forever 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.  Green self adhesive pearls along with the usual addition of ribbon and a bow were added as embellishments.

Recently Norma and I met up at Erika's Christmas demonstration at the Papeterie.  You can read about her visit here on the Papeterie's blog and on her own blog Snappycrafts you'll find information about the cards she made on the day.  In the Papeterie's photographs Norma and I are sitting in the middle of the back row, Norma with the blue t-shirt and me with the glasses.  We won't see Norma at our Saturday craft meet this month as she's off on holiday to Lanzarote.  Hopefully she'll have a lovely time and will relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

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  1. Beautiful card Liz I am really going to have to give this a go once I get some time! I have missed some gorgeous cards whilst I have been on holiday! Susan x

  2. What a fabulous card Liz and what patience it must have taken to make all those beautiful clever thing! Thanks for sharing it with us at AYLI Challenge and Good Luck. Sarah

  3. Simply fantastic, love those rolled flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at As You Like It Challenge.

    Suzette x

  4. This is so, so pretty!! I love the colours and those rolled flowers are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  5. A very pretty card, beautiful flowers, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  6. That's a VERY pretty card; I LOVE the roses. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at the Sister Act Card Challenge blog! ~Valerie

  7. Very pretty card! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  8. Beautiful card. Fab design
    Thank you for joining us at crafty ribbons
    Hugs Kelly

  9. Just gorgeous. love the papers and the flowers and the finish inside.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira xx

  10. so beautiful liz.i love your roses and the pretty pink colours are gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  11. Gorgeous card and LOVE the way you have made the roses and why they are your favourites too! thanks for adding that info next to the link!

    and thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  12. Hi Liz; I love your card; it looks lie a present and you must have worked hard making thise roses! It fits perfectly in our challenge Anything Goes with Ribbon! Thanks for joining us this week and welcome back!

    La Vikinga, DT Crafty Ribbons

  13. This is beautiful, and I love all of those rolled roses! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize The Birthday :)