Saturday, 19 April 2014

Calypso Rose

It's a gorgeous Saturday afternoon here and it's so nice to finally see the sun after weeks of rain!  To make things even better, today I had time to craft just for me.  It's been weeks since I had time to craft outside of DT commitments and, let me say, I was a bit rusty :)

I chose a couple of my favorite challenges to play along with - Just Add Ink and ColourQ.  Of course, with most of my supplies still in storage, I had to use the current SU colors of Calypso Coral and Pool Party, rather than Peach Parfait and Baja Breeze.

I started my card with a Basic Gray card base, then placed a piece of retired So Saffron DSP over top, after rounding two corners.  The rose is stamped using Calypso Coral stamped off.  The leaves were stamped using both So Saffron and Pool Party to make them look greenish.

The die cut border is a Memory Box die called Tessatina Border and the sentiment is from the Avery Elle set Oh Happy Day.  The inside was finished simply using the same die.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms (SU), Oh Happy Day (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Pool Party
Cardstock:  Basic Gray, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Subtles DSP
Accessories:  Tessatina Border die (Memory Box), Circle Nestabilities, Subtles Candy Dots



Christine Blain said...

Love the flower, love the die, love the sentiment - all-round great card, Karren! How clever are you, combining those two colours to create green leaves?! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week. xx

Sylvia said...

What a lovely card, Karren, love that stamped rose! So glad you joined in the fun at the colourQ, thanks for playing!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karren this is so pretty. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

Jen said...

Lovely Karren. Having most of your stash in storage certainly has not cramped your style. You always make the most beautiful cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Ooooh, that die is a new one to me and I love it, Karren, and I love the way you've used it! How great for you to be able to make a card just for fun!! Happy Spring and have a lovely weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Narelle Farrugia said...

Just beautiful Karren! This is one of my favourite flower stamp sets and you've used it to perfection! Great combining of these challenge! Thanks for joining us at Just add Ink this week!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, I like the random candy dots - they are the perfect embellishment. Very pretty rose and the Pool Party really makes it pop. Chantell JAI

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I really love that Stippled Blossoms set, the flowers are just stunning. You've managed to create lots of interest on your card with the dsp, die and flower. Thanks for playing along a Just Add Ink this week.

JAI Design Team

KimB said...

Very classy card Karren! I love the delicate detail the die cut adds and what a nifty tip about stamping the leaves in pool party and saffron! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Karren! That border die is such a pretty delicate accent to your beautiful floral image! Thanks for sharing this with us at the CQC this week!