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

34 Comments

  1. Kalai Kennedy

    February 23, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    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.

  2. Nancy Carroll

    January 29, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Beautiful cards! love all the variations.

  3. Nancy Carroll

    January 29, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Beautiful cards! love all the variations.

  4. Shaughn Woodruff

    January 29, 2015 at 4:24 am

    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!

  5. Tracy

    January 28, 2015 at 10:13 pm

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

  6. Samia Ahmed

    January 28, 2015 at 9:07 pm

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

  7. fyk

    January 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Love! Need these stamps now!! 🙂

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