Sunday, July 12, 2015

Red Rose

     Have you ever made a card and then fallen in love with it so much you doubt you'll ever be able to give it away?   This card with the gorgeous red rose (image from Morgan's ArtWorld) is one of those for me.

     I know you must be asking yourself why the leaves are blue instead of green but the answer is very simple.  I wanted to try yet another card which used a red, white, & blue combo without it being a flag-waving, patriotic card.

     I also wanted a very CAS card so the image is printed directly onto the card front.  The image is colored with ProMarkers.  I added three score lines to the top of the card and one tiny die cut butterfly for embellishment.  Actually, the butterfly is a negative piece which drops out of a circular die by Spellbinders.  Whenever I use the die, I scoop up all of those negative butterflies and put them into a little drawer where I keep negative die cut bits for use on other projects.  This one was almost an exact match to the blue I used to color the leaves.

     The sparkly, metallic, twine in red and blue were things I bought on clearance and then just never used.  I think it's because I tend to use cotton twine or jute cord most of the time and my mind just doesn't think of glitz in connection with twine.   This card seemed to call out for some sparkle so the twine worked perfectly.  Besides, I got to clear something out of my stash.  :-D

Crafts Galore Encore
Crafty Time
Creative Card Crew
Digitally Sweet
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
Loves Rubber Stamps
Mod Squad
Natalie and Amy's
Outlawz Twisted Thurs.
Paper Sweeties
Stamping Boutique
Through the Craft Room Door
Time Out
Your Scrapbook Place

     I have to tell you that I cut open my first watermelon from my garden yesterday and it was so beautifully ripe, it just split open as the knife sliced the rind.  Juicy, flavorful, and like nothing I've tasted since childhood.  No store-bought watermelon can compare to one ripened in your own garden.   Now, aren't you jealous and don't you just crave a cool slice of watermelon?  :-D   Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Wow, stunning rose. The CAS really makes a statement and your coloring is awesome. Love the score lines. I couldn't find the image though...went looking:-) You are so mean!! Now I want a delicious watermelon LOL
    Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  2. gorgeous is right! I love it! xo

  3. This is a stunning card and I love the fact the leaves are blue! Thanks for joining in our challenge this fortnight. Lisa DT Morgan's ArtWorld

  4. I very seldom have a card I want to keep but can see exactly why you want to keep this one Connie. Double WOW!!!! Clean and simple and absolutely perfect in every way - blue leaves and all. Just can't get any prettier than this!
    The watermelon sounds tasty! Wish you'd called and I would have been right there to join you.

  5. This is such a stunner Connie!! Love the beautiful image on your clean white background! A perfect CAS! :)

  6. Beautiful card Connie. I love the score lines. Did it on one of my cas and it adds just enough to the card. I have watermelon in the fridge but not home grown,lol.

  7. Just lovely! Beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us this month at Paper Sweeties :)

  8. Such a stunning card! Fabulous coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

  9. Before I forget, just want to say how adorable those two kitten are on your blog page, they made me smile immediately! Your card is CAS perfection and love the idea of the score lines at the top, makes for a very stylish design. Your colouring skills are pretty amazing too. So glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

  10. This is totally stunning, Connie! That rose is just beautiful--perfectly showcased on this CAS creation! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. A very elegant, stylish but understated creation. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #36.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  12. I am jealous of that beautiful card. You outdid yourself this time. I agree with you it is such a stunner I would be framing it. Glad you enjoyed your watermelon. It's like that with those first ripe tomatoes from the garden. So good....Hugs, joann

  13. Spectacular image and CAS design! Love, love, love it!

  14. Gorgeous card indeed NanaC! I can totally see why you love it so much!
    I'm so jealous of your homegrown watermelon! Here in Bonnie Scotland, we have to rely on shop bought, but as I don't know any different.....
    Dawn xx

  15. simple and stunning. Thank you for sharing with us again at Your Scrapbook Place challenges.

  16. I don't blame you for wanting to hang onto this's gorgeous! Amazing coloring! Thank you so much for joining us in our Paper Sweeties Red, White & Blue Inspiration Challenge!

  17. Gorgeous! Yes, I've made cards and not parting with them...yup, more than one for me...haha You nailed it for the red, white and blue! I want to be more daring...this is subtle, yet elegant!

  18. WOW! The coloring of your rose is fantastic. It looks so realistic! Great card Connie!

  19. This is gorgeous NanaConnie! Simple yet stunning! So glad you played along with us this week at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Warm Regards, Cara
    Through The Craft Room Door Owner
    TTCRD Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  20. lovely card so delicate thank you for joining us in our challenge at artbymiran
    jane xx

  21. Thank you for taking part in our Art by Miran challenge, your project is so delightful and delicate,
    and is a joy to look at .. good luck hugs tracy

  22. Hello again. Oh my this is so beautiful. Your colouring is amazing. Good to have you back again at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month. Hugs Sheryl xx

  23. Love the red, white and blue! Absolutely stunning detail. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  24. This is simply beautiful. Love the colour choices. Thanks for sharing with us at ABM.
    Cheers Nicole

  25. Beautiful elegant card! Image and colouring are wonderful!

    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore July Challenge "Use Stamp or Digi".

  26. WOW!! Your card is gorgeous!! The rose pops right off the paper and I really like the blue leaves!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!! Sure hope you'll be sharing more of your creations in our challenges!!

  27. Oh, just lovely with stunning colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Your Scrapbook Place Challenge this month. Cheers, Holley

  28. OMG! Stunning, just gorgeous. This is really beautiful, I too love this image, and the blue leaves, elegant! Thanks for joining us at the stamping boutique

  29. NC, I love the rose and the added Twine. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

  30. Great card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges. (I also entered you into the linky and am sorry you had trouble with it!)

  31. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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