my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Friday, 16 August 2013

Summer Roses

For this card I have used this lovely stamp from Just Rite.It is fairly new in that I have only used it once before when I stamped it with black ink onto white card and I wasn't very pleased with the result as I thought the black ink looked too heavy. So I was quite keen to have another go as I like the stamp so much. This time I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink and stamped it onto some very lightly printed paper that my friend had given me. I stamped the bottom flowers again onto thin white card and the front rose once more. I coloured all the images with Promarkers and coloured pencils, and cut out the extra flowers. This is quite a large stamp so my finished card is about 5" x 7". I trimmed the main image and mounted it onto gold mirri card  and then onto a purple mat which I cut to fit the white base card. I stamped the greeting onto a scrap of the printed paper and mounted it on gold card to match, and fixed both panels to the card, adding some pearls to the bottom one. I used an embossing tool to shape the cut out flowers slightly and glued them over the base image with silicon glue for added dimension. To finish the card I stamped and coloured two little butterflies from a Chocolate Baroque set  and added them to the card also with silicon glue.

I am entering this at It's All About Vintage And Beauty - Summer Flowers
                               Bloggers Challenge - Flower Power
                               Stempelsonnen - Anything Goes.

 Than you for visiting and for your lovely comments, they are all appreciated.


  1. Your stamp is quite a bit different from mine isn't it, but just as lovely. I like the dimensional rose and the added butterflies. Kate x

  2. Eine großartige Karte. Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Dreja

  3. Das ist eine ganz zauberhafte Karte geworden
    Danke das Du bei der Stempelsonne mit machst
    GLG Tamesis

  4. This has come out beautifully using the brown & I love the matting. Stamping onto the printed paper but using white for the shaped elements is so effective for the latter really 'pop'. A lovely idea with a very classy result.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Hi Jean, this is such a gentle beauty... love the roses and softness of it.

  6. A beautiful card, the colours look so pretty together.

  7. thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage

  8. Ein wunderschönes Werk.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  9. Wow, brown ink with textured paper was indeed a great choice! Looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!