Sunday, April 12, 2015
Roses, I think, are loved by everyone! In the crafting world, they are so beautiful on any card or project and make you feel good. Susan Tierney-Cockburn has dies to create many different sizes of roses and they always look so real when created. Today I have used Susan's Garden Rose 1 dies, which create the largest rose in her collection, to design this card. For the background, I used a sheet of design paper from a Janneke Brinkman-Salentijn Paper Pad that was sent to me by a very dear friend in Holland. I knew when I saw this piece of design paper that I wanted to create a pretty rose for it. Behind the rose I added a Berry Branch from ECD. The Sentiment is die out of the Happy Birthday PopUp die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs. You not only get the PopUp die to create a fun card; you also get the dies for this beautiful sentiment.
The rose and rose bud petals were die cut using light pink card stock. I used both the light and dark pink Pan Pastels from Susan's Pan Pastels set to give the rose shading. I was able to shape the petals to look very realistic using Susan's Tool Set. The leaves were die cut using green card stock, then shaped with the leaf tool and lightly sponged with a little brown ink just for a little shading around the edges and down the center.
Here is another view.
These roses are very easy to create and will always be beautiful if you take the time to shape them with Susan's flower tools to make them look realistic. If you have any questions about creating a rose, just let me know.
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