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2/08/2015

PB - Rose Bouquet Valentine

Good morning, and welcome to my world. Back with {sorry} another Valentine...this time a pretty Penny Black bouquet of roses. Have you ever colored an image, then started making a card, and it would seem that everything that you added to it, just didn't seem right. You'd leave it, look later, and think "What if I tried.....?", well this is one of those!


- PB Slapstick Cling - Entwined.  Die cut with an oval and DI smudged around the edge.

- Sue Wilson die was split into 4 sections to add some framing.

- C/B Geometric Rings E/F. This was the first effort with the satin paper, and the top edge had quite a bit of the red color come away. You can see specs of it around on the paper, as though it has been sanded. This is just from the embossing. Covered the worst at the top with a shiny red ribbon.

- Black c/s mat, white card base. Bit larger than my usual A2, due to the size of the SW die cut. This one will need an envelope made for it.

- Little Yellow Bicycle sentiment cut 3 times from a black snippet. Layered and used Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) to make it shiny. This one will be sent to someone who is sweet enough to overlook all the boo-boos!

Thanks for joining me today. I'm going to schedule a few posts - sorry they will be Valentine cards too - so that I can catch up on commenting, and also putting away a lot of stamps & dies. Next up will be a few St. Pat's and then on to some Easter cards. This year is just flashing by much too fast. Ya'll take care, and big Hugs.

40 comments:

Hazel said...

Mary, I love this card and the one from yesterday, your designs are fabulous. Hazel x

Donna Hanley said...

Yes I've had many of those cards where I had to keep going back to it and trying different ideas and things. This card came out lovely. Have a nice day.

Pia S said...

I'm a slow card maker and I do recognize the feeling of needing to put aside a card. I find it actually quite often helps when I'm stuck, I leave it, return to it and then know how I will finish off my card.
Your card is really pretty, I think it will work for many other occasions than Valentine as well.

Sue said...

Such a vibrant card Mary it's really lovely..lots of huggles Sue xx

Lisa said...

Gorgeous, Mary!! The flowers are beautiful!! I love the split background die framing the image!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Mary! Actually that is how 95% of my cards come together. They never seem to look as pretty in front of me as they do in my imagination LOL And yes, I have to leave them and come back to them, which is probably why I'm so slow. Your colors look fabulous in this sweet creation. Do you enjoy cutting up your die cuts to use them in other ways? I do. And your use of the SW die looks amazing here. I have to say that I covet your ability to shade - your tulips are gorgeous! Hope all is going well. hugs, de

Jacee said...

This is such a lovely design Mary, beautiful!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Rita said...

Hello Mary. What a pretty card. Love how you have brought it all together and the colours look stunning. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

Sue said...

Beautiful.

Hope you have had a good day. Sue

Carol said...

That's a beautiful stamp Mary, love how you've showcased it....a case of all's well that ends well! We all have those days! Carol x

rachel said...

beautiful Mary - lovely embossing and such a pretty stamped image. Big hugs to you! Rachel x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, I love your wonderful image so beautifully coloured.
Have a great week

Patricia x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Mary this is beautiful I love that central display the stamp looks amazing also the embossed background a lovely elegant card.
hugs
lorraine x

Kathleen said...

I love that image and the red embossed card in the background and the green to match the leaves. Great card.
Gosh glad I don't live in America, you have to make so many cards for so many occasions.
Back to reality now after a fabulous holiday, thanks for yur comment on my RD card.

Kath x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, I love the green die cut behind the flowers, it looks great. Your design in the previous post is also very beautiful. Take good care, Shirleyxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, this is a gorgeous card, the colours are so bold and I love the design with the dies,HUgs Kate x

Veerle said...

Gorgeous Mary, love those flowers and color. Hugs, Veerle xx

Sharon said...

We have all had days like that Mary when I card takes an age to come together.
It was worth your time though cos this is fabulous. Love the image and you have framed it beautifully with the cut up die. such a gorgeous rich colour.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

jimlynn said...

Short and sweet here Mary - but I love your card and it's beautiful!!!
Lynn

Brenda in IN said...

I love this one too. Oh my those intertwined roses are gorgeous. You have outdone yourself for Valentines day!

Pat said...

Another very pretty creation Mary and love the embossed background with the heart shaped entwined flowers from PB resting on that beautiful die cut. I love the glossy sentiment too. x

crafty-stamper said...

I do recognise the feeling have also started making a card an looked for papers and thought oh that will suit that image and made a completely different card lol-love the embossed background and beautiful floral image
carol x

Sandra Baldwin said...

Hello Mary. What a beautiful creation. Fabulous design and gorgeous details too. So talented.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, you made me feel very special and I appreciate your lovely words. Thanks also for being my latest follower, and I too, am following you so that I get to see more of your wonderful works of art.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I like the image and the fabulous design.
Kevin xx

Maxine D said...

Loving this Mary - and I know what you mean!! That's when I say the card takes over and designs itself, but oh it can be frustrating. So glad you persisted as this was worth the struggle.
Blessings
Maxine

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love that image Mary. So delicate - the intricate die cut goes very well with it.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!! Yes I do find myself making a card and not really satisfied with it an walk away and come back to it later

Faith A said...

Lovely card Mary and beautifully designed.

Know what you mean about time flashing past, where does it go?

mamapez5 said...

Hi Mary. I haven´t commented on all your valentine cards as our internet is so poor right now, but I think this one is really pretty, especially the roses stamp.And I can´t see any problems with it in the photo either. Kate x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful wreath of flowers! So beautifully colored! I know what you mean about the card coming together. Some cards just take days! Then, once in awhile one just falls into place quickly and quietly.

Charlene said...

Such a stunning card Mary!!!

Benzi said...

Wow...such a beautiful image, Mary, and I really like the way you cut the frame to get it all around.
I make very few valentines and think I may just be through with mine.

Diane said...

Gorgeous, Mary, great background and fun die cut framing and image.

Hugs Diane

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very lovely creation.
I love your fab designing of this wonderful card.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Hi Mary, I often have those sorts of cards that you have to ponder over and change things around, they are definitely more common than the straight forward ones that's for sure.
Love this beautiful Valentine card with it's gorgeous image and embossing.
Thanks for your comment today on my blog, it's really appreciated.
Lorraine

Liz said...

Gorgeous image, beautifully coloured. A very elegant card. I know what you mean about going back to a card. If I leave it overnight, I often find myself laying in bed going over the design in my head! xx

Brenda said...

Well Momma Mary this card turned out stunning! So you did all the right things on it. I love that bouquet of flowers, the mat you have it on is perfect-it seems to flow right with the flowers and I love, love the embossed red paper! I don't know how you color these smaller images so well, these flowers look real! Hugs, Brenda

SarahGeorge said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Beautiful roses and a makes a lovely valentine card :).

Kim Heggins said...

Mary...this is just one stunning card. I love your beautiful tulips, so fabulous with your embossed background. Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love the vibrant colours, Mary!! Your valentine's cards are all so beautiful!!! Hope you had a lovely valentine's day, yesterday!!!
Hugz