Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cross Stitch Roses - 2

I've been having fun with this new Cross Stitch Love set from CTMH (NOTE: italics indicate shopping link). Here's the second card I made with it. Click here for the first card.

I stamped the rose in Tangerine Ink and used a Sponge Dauber to add a bit of Poppy ink to the center. The leaves are Willow ink with the edges rolled in Emerald ink. I eyeballed the placement of the rose and leaf and ended up with a small gap between them, so I'll be using my MISTI next time to get my placement right. Before stamping the sentiment in Black ink, I used a very light blue pen to create a halo around my flower. It's a trick I learned a few years ago which makes a subtle but lovely difference.

The background paper is Gimme Some Sugar. I'm crazy in love with this paper. It's beautiful on it's own but soft enough to be the perfect background, too.

Snow day here in Virginia. I did all my grocery shopping and errands yesterday, which is a good thing since my co-author and I need to work on edits for Book 2 in our Montana Brides series.

Until next time,


  1. So pretty!! Love the light blue shading - what kind of pen did you use for that? :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful card!

  2. What a gorgeous card! Your rose looks fabulous - and the stamping is definitely the focal point of this one. I love that!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Beautiful card and I love the light blue around it. I never have used any other color than light gray. Time to break out of my!


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