Monday, January 26, 2015

Roses Galore

Who doesn't love flowers?! When I saw The Sweet Life by Papertrey Ink, I knew I had to have it (sounds like every other set I have lol). I tried to work with sets that involve stamping multiple times to get a finished image of a rose or other flower, but it's always failed! This is one of the easier sets to work with, in my opinion (and happy that it has coordinating dies!) I spent some time just figuring out what color combinations worked for some of the flowers. I have a lot of inks, but compared to many experienced crafters, it's obviously not enough! ;-)

The sets I used for the sentiments were from Wet Paint and Signature Greetings. I needed those, too. ;-)


The colors that worked for the pink roses from bottom layer to top: Mama Elephant Piggy Bank, Memento Rose Bud, and Stampin' Up Melon Mambo. No need to buy these exact ones because other colors will work -- just practice until you get a look you're satisfied with!




The colors that worked for the orange roses from bottom layer to top: Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Cantaloupe, Stampin' Up Pumpkin Pie, and Stampin' Up Tangelo Twist



I didn't want to bore you with an individual image of each card, nor did I want to post a separate entry for each one. Here are some of my favorites:


I definitely plan on trying different color combinations, techniques, and thinking outside the box for these sets! For now, I really needed some quick thank-you, birthday, and hello cards for friends! Blessed to have SO MANY friends and especially ones who appreciate and support my work!


I think I ended up with about 21-24. I lost count because my creative mojo kicked in and I made so many cards in a whole week!! 


Thank you for visiting and leaving me some love. Be sure to check out my first DT post about The Ton's January/February release! 

For those of you who are wondering what paper I use, it's the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80#. The best price I've found is here. Happy crafting!

This one is for you, my friends! ;-)


Linking to the following challenges: 
The Card Concept: Challenge #27 Love (clean and simple)
Craft Stamper: Take It Make it Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge: Use something new

35 comments:

  1. Oh WOW! I couldn't wait to see how you used these roses on your cards. BEAUTIFUL friend!!! I am thinking I need them now too. :)
    Very happy to hear your mojo kicked in and you made a bunch of cards. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concept! Have a GREAT day!

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    1. Haha, right? I want to get the other Wet Paint sets now after making these cards! No, no, I need! ;-) Thanks so much for your sweet comment. ♡

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous roses!! Glad to see you got your mojo back!! Can't wait to see what it brings!!

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  3. Wow, you really did an awesome batch of cards! They're gorgeous!

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  4. oohhh this is beautiful!!! LOVE these rose images, and your colors!

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  5. gorgeous cards!!!! That is exactly what happened a few weeks ago when I was playing with the SSS jan card kit- before I knew it I had TEN thank yous! :)

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    1. That's awesome. Days like those are the best! I hope to continue while I still got my creative mojo! :D

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  6. Oh, your roses are gorgeous!! Love the colors and the sentiments are great- thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

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  8. Those roses are simply beautiful!!!! Love your colour choices too! Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

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  9. What gorgeous cards!!! I love those blooms!!!

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  10. Beautiful roses! I like your attention to detail :)

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  11. Gorgeous set of cards Ruby. I love the colors on the roses. I have that set, but I am still having a hard time lining up the layers.

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    1. Thank you, Monika!! I have a few other sets where you layer and stamp flowers. Those are SOO hard. I almost gave up. This one seems a little bit easier. I would suggest to keep practicing. I hope you're able to because it's a gorgeous set!! ♡

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  12. Your roses are SO beautiful! Such a stunning set of cards. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  13. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Best wishes ~ Renee xx

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  14. WOW! Simply, beautiful!!! Love!

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  15. WOW! These are beautiful, Ruby! Love the colors, flowers, and design! Lovely suite of cards!

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  16. I love theses cards!! These flowers are beautiful and love the choices of ink you chose. I want this stamp set now!!!

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  17. Love! Need these stamps now!! :)

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  18. I love these so much!! The colors are so pretty and you make the best combinations!!

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  19. Loving your cards Ruby, so happy you joined us for Craft Stampers Take it Make it Challenge, Tracy xoxox

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  20. Wow! Beautiful cards! I have the Sweet Life set but haven't used it in so long, you've inspired me to dig it out! Thanks for The inspiration!

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  21. Beautiful cards! love all the variations.

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  22. Beautiful cards! love all the variations.

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  23. Did you stamp and then die cut? If so, how did you line up the die so perfectly with the stamped image? I tried stamping then cutting and use the magnetic platform, but still miss my image ever so much.

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