Thursday, January 31, 2008

More Roses!

I never really understood the appeal of Roses in Winter (a now retired multi-step stamping floral set), but now that I have this multi-step set, I get it. It's almost a different kind of stamping. You need to plan your colours from the base up and it's fun to experiment with what colours work out best.
My first card features pinks and reds. I started with a stamped of Rose Red, then Rose Red, Cranberry Crisp, and finally Bravo Burgundy. I went with the celery, wasabi, and garden greens for the leaves once again. I decided to just keep the main image to one rose, stamped a simple greeting, paired it with the Rose Red striped paper and some of the greens, and that was it!

Supplies:
Stamps: 3-Step Roses & Hearts, Borders & Corners Monogram ed.
Ink: Rose Red, Cranberry Crisp, Bravo Burgundy, Celery, Wasabi, Garden Green, Noir
Paper: White, Celery, Rose Red, Wasabi, Designer Series Rose Red
For my second card, I went with just red roses. I remember seeing a number of the clustered corners layouts with the multi-step flower sets. I decided to take a stab at my own version. I started with Real Red, stamped off once, then Real Red, Bravo Burgundy stamped off, and finally Bravo Burgundy. I wanted a different look to the leaves, so I went with Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke. I added a greeting in black, then stamped in some Moss splatters all around the edges.

Supplies:
Stamps: 3-step Roses & Hearts, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, It's Your Birthday
Ink: Real Red, Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke
Paper: White, Burgundy, Moss

9 comments:

  1. These are lovely! I'm with you--I never understood what people raved about with Roses in Winter, but these images are so amazing, I couldn't resist them. I can't wait for my set to arrive so I can give it a try.

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  2. On day 2, you have convinced me that I need this set too ... off to order later today. I hope shipping to Canada is good.

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  3. Your cards with the roses are just amazing - blows me away how "realistic" they look.

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  4. I'm so upset with myself for not ordering these when I ordered the 3-step daisy set. What was I thinking... or NOT thinking. Natasha these roses are beautiful.

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  5. Stunning! The roses are just amazingly realistic!

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  6. Wow!! Just gorgeous!!
    Dee

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  7. It's all been said... these are wonderful cards.

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  8. Natasha - These are beautiful! Great colors! So glad to see you are having fun experimenting too! :D

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  9. Natasha, these are amazing!! I love your roses. I bought these from a friend as she is a SU demo...but I"ve tried them and mine turn out looking horrible!! Did you use that darn ol Stamp a ma jig??? If you did then I am going to have to get one!!because maybe then my roses in winter might look close to these beauties!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!
    Donelda

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