Thursday, 19 March 2020

Roses for You

I'm here with a card for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches and our hostess this week is Narelle Farrugia.  Here is her wonderful sketch:

I was planning on using a leaf die for my card, but as I was flipping through my dies, I came across this one that I had never used.

I love the art of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and this die puts me in mind of his work.  I didn't want to go the pink and green route, so decided to go with gray and cranberry for a bit of drama.  The pieces of the die were inlaid and then set aside while I figured out how to finish the card.

I originally thought of adding scored lines rather than a strip of cardstock or patterned paper, but then had the idea to add two strips of black cardstock - further adding to the art deco look.  A simple stamped sentiment, some clear sparkle pen on the "petals" and the card was done.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll check out the fabulous cards made by the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  KIS:  Just for You (PTI)
Ink:  Obsidian (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Black Licorice, Gravel Gray, Cranberry Cocktail (MFT)
Dies:  Rad Roses (Paper Smooches)
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen



annie said...

lovely! that's one of my favorite color combos! I have immediately ordered that die!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve the drama, Momma! So pretty, Karren! [you know i'm loving the grey leaves!] I can believe you hadn't used it... I have one much like it that is also unused! We're bad... xx

Jeanne H said...

Indeed, these 3 colors are super together. Love your rose.

Barb Ghig said...

GORGEOUS take on the sketch, Karren! I love your cranberry roses and using gray for the leaves was such a great idea...such an elegant card. my friend!

Lyn said...

Perfect! Love the die and I love the clean look of the card <3

Dawn T said...

Beautiful card Karren. Love the depth rich colours on the roses.

Kim S said...

Gorgeous! I love the black and the rich colors on the fresh white background - absolutely eye-catching!

Jen Brum said...

Wow! These flowers are so pretty! They remind me of stained glass! I just love the deep colours! You have the best cards!!!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

So glad my sketch got to you to use this die - it's totally gorgeous and works perfectly for the sketch!