Thursday, 5 October 2017

Rose Hello

Hi and welcome!  Today I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer for the 1st anniversary of The Flower Challenge.  I was on the original design team, but unfortunately had to step down due to other commitments, but I'm happy to be back for this challenge which features our favourite flower.

For my favourite flower, I chose the rose.  And for my first card, I chose to use Altenew's Vintage Roses stamp set.

I stamped several roses using orange and yellow inks and die-cut them with the matching dies.  They were arranged in an L-shape with some foliage before I put some Press n Seal on top to keep the arrangement together and set it aside.  On a white top-folding card base, I used the Frames die from Simon Says Stamp to cut out the small rectangular frame.  I also cut it from gold foil and put the gold frame inside the die-cut frame.  My floral arrangement was adhered on top with the topmost orange rose popped up on foam tape. 

The hello die was used with some black cardstock, over which I colored with clear sparkle pen.  After adhering that to the card, I finished with some Nuvo Jewel Drops.

I'd like to thank Aileen for inviting me to guest with them this month!  Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's cards - they are sure to be fabulous.  I'll be back mid-month with a reminder card.

Products used:

Stamps:  Vintage Roses (Altenew)
Ink:  Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, Firebrick, Forest Glades, Frayed Leave, Evergreen (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Gold, Black
Dies:  Vintage Roses (Altenew), Frames (SSS), Hello (MFT)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, Nuvo Jewel Drops



Cindy H. said...

Lovely card!

Susi said...

Fabulous, and so in tune with this time of year with your colour choices (Fall).

Lisa T said...

Gorgeous card Karren, just love this set and your floral composition is just perfect. All framed beautifully with those peeks of gold. Stunning! Lisa

I Card Everyone said...

Did you know that I adore orange Roses? Seldom found, I HAVE to have them when I can!
Gorgeous, Karren ... in every color!

Michelle W said...

Gorgeous card Karren, love your colour choices!

Susanne Vargas said...

Your flower arrangement is delightful! Very pretty card!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Karren and thank you for being our Guest Designer at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE and helping us celebrate our 1st. Anniversary.
I love this Altenew set and the way you arranged this gorgeous roses, the colors are so intense and go beautifully together.
The way you framed this bouquet of roses shows them off perfectly.
Love the detail of the enamel dots, perfetly matched!!
Thanks again for celebrating with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you visit often.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Karen Dunbrook said...

Such a gorgeous, love the fresh looking flowers!!
So happy you are back with us this month. I can't believe it's been a yr already.
xx Karen

Ruth said...

Great to have you back for this anniversary! I LOVE the colours and how you've arranged them at the side, and they work so well with that strip of gold, it's beautiful xxx

TaeEun said...

So happy to have you back for this month, Karren!!! Your roses are so beautifully stamped and arranged!!! Love the CAS style of your card! And the yummy Nuvo droplets!!!

Julye said...

Such lovely warm colours and love the CAS composition and the frame just finishes it off thanks for sharing.

Cara said...

Stunning card. We miss you, but it's lovely to have you back for our birthday celebration x

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your well-deserved Guest Designer spot, Karren! I love your orange and yellow roses and how you added the gold frame! Great idea to add sparkle to the sentiment, too...I'll bet it looks amazing in person!

Narelle Farrugia said...

How beautiful! I am LOVING these gorgeous flowers!

Viv said...

This is such a great card Karren! just love those pretty flowers and the Autumnal colours you used too. Thanks so much for being our GD this month ;)hugs Viv xx