Saturday, 19 January 2013

Rose Wall

The sketch challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches threw me for a bit.  I normally don't make cards with angles other than right angles, so this bold sketch with a diagonal made me want to run for the hills LOL.  However, I slept on it and came up with the idea to disguise the diagonal a bit which appealed to the right-angled part of my brain!

I'm also entering this card into the challenge at SUO Challenges which is to use something new.  This is the first time I've used my Honeycomb Embossing Folder.

Here's my card:

I didn't stick totally faithfully to the sketch but I did stick to the concept.  I cut pieces of cardstock in varying lengths and then run them through my new honeycomb embossing folder.  I then disguised the diagonal look with lots and lots of punched branches from the bird punch.  Three rolled roses made using the 1 3/8" circle punch were placed in conjunction with the sketch.  If I made this card again (and let's be honest, I most likely won't!) I would like to see a row of cascading roses rather than just three.

Thanks for looking.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

Stamps:  Made for You
Cardstock:  Whisper White; Raspberry Ripple; Primrose Petals; Rose Red; Old Olive
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Honeycomb EF; 1 3/8" circle punch; bird punch



Linda Callahan said...

I love the trailing leaves and flowers! Great idea for the sketch! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Karren! It looks great! I love your take on the sketch! Love the the "stairs"! Such great colours! The roses looks fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Suarez said...

I love how you interpreted the sketch Karren! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Heidi Baks said...

This is beautiful! I love your roses!! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a pretty card this is ... love the coloured panels and those roses are so super sweet!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!