The Roses

I recently received a surprise email from Megan at the Happy Craft Challenge. She let me know that I had been chosen by a design team member to Guest Design for September. The optional theme is Spring and so I decided that there was no better theme for a Spring card than to use flowers.

I had won some digis from Imagine that Digistamps and one was the Rose Blessing digi set. I had often admired cards that people had made where they had stamped lineart stamps onto cardstock to create a background. I decided to try and do that digitally. So using the lineart, I changed the black to purple and laid out the background in Silhouette Studio. Since I could create a rectangle in the software, I could get a visual on my screen of what the scattered roses would look like. I then printed them out onto light pink cardstock and cut the rectangle out with the machine.

On a separate page, I printed out one rose with the original black lines and sized slightly bigger than the background ones onto Daler-Rowney Drawing paper. I colored the rose with my Prismacolor colored pencils and then returned it to the Silhouette to cut the single flower out. I completed the cutout by running a black marker along the cut edge.

I decided to add the focal image to the top left corner of the card as I did not want the background covered up. I die cut a hello sentiment out of purple cardstock. I cut it out twice and glued the two together to create a bit of dimension and then glued the sentment to the bottom right corner of the card. The sentiment sparkles beautifully in real life as I covered it in Wink of Stella. Unfortunately, that does not show in the photos too well.

Thank you Megan and the team at the Happy Craft Challenge for having me as a Guest Designer this month.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Imagine that Digistamps Rose Blessings digi

Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Pink and purple cardstock from my stash
Paper Studio cardbase with coordinating envelope

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Tombow Dual Brush Pen
Wink of Stella glitter pen

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine
Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers

Hello die from my stash
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Entered into the Arty Divas Anything Goes Challenge #4
Entered into the A Gem of a Challenge Anything Goes Challenge Wk 18
Entered into the Classic Design Team September Challenge #9
Entered into the Brown Sugar Anything Goes September Challenge #293
Entered into the Flower Challenge Anything Goes Challenge #36

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  1. Congrats on your GDT spot and love the beautiful card and image-great background you created with it too
    Carol x

  2. Oh, it turned out beautifully. I love the roses. Lovely card. [Bunny]``

  3. Gorgeous coloring on that rose, Monica, and of course, I love the purple. Your background is magnificent! What a great idea. I'm going to have to try that. Thanks for the tip.

  4. Very pretty, you make your flowers come alive, beautiful, hugs, Lori m

  5. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Julie DT for

    Joyfully Stamps

  6. Beautiful, Monica - love the background you created.

    Thanks for joining us at the Arty Divas Challenge.

    Helen x

  7. Such a pretty card Monica, and love your gorgeous flowers and design too.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

  8. Just beautiful, Monica! A very special card. xx

  9. Gorgeous the colours and the background. Thank you for joining us for our Wk 18 'Anything Goes' Challenge at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Polkadoodles and Digi Choosday.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

  10. Fabulous make,love the colors and design...thank you for joining us at GEM OF A CHALLENGE ,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  11. I love the way you used a digi to recreate the look of the lineear portion of a multi-stamp set being used as a background. Very clever! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week.
    Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Love Alex (PinkCraftyMama).
    Arty Divas DT
    Pink Crafty Mama {My Blog}
    Arty Divas

  12. WOW !! Great romantic card, Monica. I love the background and your rose. She looks like she is shining xx

  13. I almost don't recognize my Digistamp 😜😱💖👍🌹💡 you've colored it AMAZINGLY!! And great job recoloring to make a rose by paper!! Looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing in my FB group today!! 💖

  14. This is so stunning!!!!! Love your beautiful coloring😍👍
    Hilde DT member Imaginethat

  15. Hi Monica wow I absolutely love the colouring of this flower and the background. I have admired this type of style before and now I’m back making cards I have pinned this to remind me. I’d also love to colour with pencils like you have, it’s just stunning. What a beauty xx Aileen