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
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
As You Like It Challenge 10 - Favourite Flower or Tree (Marianne English Rose - this die can be used to create 3D roses to co-ordinate with any project.)