Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Roses are Red

Two posts in one day!!  OWH has a tutorial for coloring red roses, so I combined that with Inspired By #76.

All stamps and inks are from CTMH. The flowers are long retired (Forever Roses) but, even though I have a bunch of other rose stamps, I keep coming back to them over and over again.  The chevron background is In the Background (current) which I embossed in clear powder then did direct to paper with Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue and Pacifica dye inks.  The sentiment is from Love Quotes (retired) stamped in Outdoor Denim pigment ink then embossed with clear powder. 

Since the ombre effect made my bottom Pacifica layer so dark, I tested out several inks before deciding Outdoor Denim was the best match for the sentiment.  The card was fully assembled by this time, and I had no desire to pull it all apart because the last thing I stamped ruined the color coordination.  Been there, done that!

I used the following Copic markers:
  • Roses: R24, R29, R39, RV69 and 0 Colorless
  • Leaves: G24 and G28
Ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  I've already used up one roll and the second is 75% gone.  Aaaack!  Time to stock up again.

In retrospect, I'm not sure I like the ombre effect on this card.  Hmmm...maybe I'll have to make another one just to see.

Until next time,


  1. The ombre effect is great! Shading from blue to green (to echo the leaves) would have worked, too. Did you read the OWH lesson today on colouring roses?! So bloomin' gorgeous! I really like that juxtaposition of the graphic chevrons and the organic roses.

  2. What a gorgeous card! Love the ombre! Thanks for playing at Inspired By.

  3. Love the ombre look of your card. I was puzzled at first how you did it, so thanks for the info. I also love your coloring, I'll have to check out the tutorial.
    Congrats by the way for winning the Inspired By challenge! It's well-deserved.


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