Saturday 10 March 2012

Roses all the way

Today is the birthday of Neet of Hickydorums so it is now 'safe to show the card I made for her.  Not done one of these double, twisted easel cards before and I missed the stamp club session when Alison showed how to make one but I did manage to see a few when I went to Padgate Stampers the other week and together with  the wonders of YouTube I managed to make this.  The beautiful face was stamped out for me by a friend as I don't have this stamp - boo hoo - and I think it has been discontinued.

A big happy birthday to Neet and I hope you like your card.

I had a play-day yesterday and sat down (for a change - I usually craft standing up and then moan about my back) with my new Pine Cone die and various card weights to make some roses.  Tried Grungepaper, too soft and springy, ordinary card, too hard and not at all springy, and Coredinations - just right.  I made some of them into faux porcelain roses by following the tutorial by Jenny from The Artistic Stamper who shows how to do this without using a Melt Pot.  Jenny uses a Distress Embossing pad but it difficult to get to all the petals so I used some embossing fluid from a refill bottle and paintbrush.

The Grungepaper one is on the left and pink one slightly below and to the right of it is unglazed.  all the others have been dipped in UTEE, some even had a bit of glitter added as well.

The blue (really lilac) and green ones are going on the front of a double concertina book I am making for my Great Niece's 20th birthday on Friday - better get cracking then.  I need to finish that one quickly as I have a Mother's day card to make - more roses - before I can get down to working on my altered book project. There truly is no rest for the wicked.

Have a great weekend everyone.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Ann. Love the roses. Happy Crafting.
Florence x

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, stunning card, love the easel design. Tell your friend she has great taste in stamps. I have that one I nabbed it in the LB Crafts sale LOL! Chocolate baroque have a set with this design in their retired section if its any help. xx

Redanne said...

Hi Ann, your card is really lovely, I am sure Neet will love it, You are right that lady is just beautiful. Your roses are great, never thought to use the pinecone die to make flowers, must get mine back down from the loft and have a go - thank you!

Janet said...

Love your card Ann,the roses are fabulous must pop over to see how to do them.
Janet x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The roses are really beautiful!

hazel said...

A beautiful card Ann, Neet will love it and your roses are gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

Neet said...

Neet LOVED her card - it has pride of place right in the centre of the beautiful display of birthday cards. Thanks you so much Ann, it is lovely.
Hugs, Neet xx

Neet said...

Forgot to say - love the roses.
Neet x

Anonymous said...

Such a stunning card. WOW.

Ephemera said...

Ann I just spotted someone selling that that stamp on flea bay here's the link if you are interested

Karen said...

A stunning card Ann, its gorgeous and I love the flowers :) Karen xxx