Sunday 8 May 2016

Single rose ...

A step away from the usual today ... still CAS but soft and gentle pastels - not my usual choice of colours!

Two cards using the same stamp set, colour palette and layout. First up is soft pink ...

The rose really is a pastel pink/lilac!
This shows the colour slightly better!!
The rose was stamped and heat embossed with white before I water coloured using inks.  I then fussy cut it before adhering onto the card with foam adhesive on top of some controlled splatters!  The sentiment and splatters were embossed with silver embossing powder.

The second card:

This card was created in the same way as the above pink one except this time I fussy cut the leaves from around the rose - these were adhered flat to the card base and then the flower was adhered using foam pads to add dimension.  At least the lilac shows up slightly better!!

I used:
Distress Inks - Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac
Stampin Up - Pistachio Pudding Ink
Wink of Stella
STAMPlorations - About a Rose Stamp set
UNIKO - All Occasion Sentiments

I'm entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" # 275 Colour Challenge - Use Pastel Shades
STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge
Addicted to Stamps #192 Make Your Mark



  1. Both are lovely, but I like the colors more on the first one Elaine, thanks for joining us at ATSM.

  2. Two really pretty cards and I also prefer the colours on the first one too.

  3. Perfect for the pastel challenge, both look really great :D

  4. So lovely! Two fantastic cards with such gorgeous delicate colours. They are striking, simple and beautifully coloured. Love them!

  5. So pretty. Perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing along at Less is More!

  6. Swooning here at your awesome designs Elaine. Beautifully CAS as always and such dreamy use of pastels. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah

  7. Gasp! Simply breathtaking, Elaine!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Beautiful delicate cards, love them both. Cara x

  9. What lovely cards! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at Addicted to Stamps & More!

  10. These colours so just so delicate Elaine... really lovely!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Two beautifully crafted cards !!

  12. These colours may be out of your comfort zone but you've created two beauties, Elaine. Just wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at LIM and ATSM, Anita x


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