Sunday, June 13, 2010

Year Of Flowers: Roses

Hello friends! I am so happy to be joining this months Papertrey Ink countdown again! Today, i'll be sharing with you a preview of the next stamp set in the Year of Flowers series... Year Of Flowers: Roses. Which is available on the 15th. This set features a dramatic rose in all of it's glory. Your sure to enjoy the coloring or paper piecing opportunities with this set!

This set is beautiful! But, through the projects I share with you today, I hope to show you just how versatile this set truly can be.

This rose is so gorgeously detailed and looks amazing all on it's own. So, here is a simple number that really lets this blossom stand alone and shine...Stamped the rose in Sweet Blush onto a strip of white cardstock. Then trimmed the rose along one side to create a unique border.
Layered the sentiment (in True Black) over the rose and then attached the strip to a Lemon Tart card base (which measures 5 1/2" X 3 1/2").
Finished it off with a couple ribbon tabs (Sweet Blush grosgrain & satin ribbon) and buttons.
This set if full of versatility! The flowers and leaves pictured above are all of the pieces used on the card below. I took this shot to show you just how versatile the images in this set are. The large open rose image from this set gives you the option to include yet another rose into your projects. By using the large rose image I was able to cut out two different roses! A larger open rose (cut from Pure Poppy cardstock) and a smaller open rose (cut from Terracotta Tile cardstock).
Once the pieces were cut, I stamped each rose and the rose bud in different background patterns. By using Versamark ink with Background Basics: Tin Type on the Pure Poppy rose, Background Basics: Text Style on the Terracotta Tile rose and Polka Dot Basics II on the rose bud. Then arranged them onto a kraft cardstock base and stamped a sentiment from the same Year Of Flowers: Roses set.
Embellished each rose with a few black rhinestones.
This rose looks perfectly pretty paper pieced as well! I am a huge fan of a gradient color schemes, I couldn't help but give it a try on this amazing rose image. So, I stamped and cut out layers from Sweet Blush, Melon Berry & Berry Sorbet cardstock and then layered them all together. I love how fun this rose turned out!
Check out those fun paper pieced leaves as well (used Spring Moss & Simply Chartreuse cardstock). Finished off the card with some black rhinestones and a sentiment from Friendship Jar. Here's a Tip: One of my favorite things to do with my tiny sentiment is to tuck them into tight corners or right next to a focal image.
These images are easy to color. I really mean it! If I can do it, then anyone can! Here's a tip: To make the coloring process a little easier, what I have done with this large rose is stamped it first onto colored cardstock (Lavender Moon) using Palette Noir ink and then colored and shaded using Copic Markers.
Another fun use for this set is to use the leaf image to crate a hand stamped pattern paper. For this card, I've stamped and heat embossed the leaves onto Simply Chartreuse cardstock. Then balanced out the yellow rose on top with a couple Lemon Tart buttons and stamped a sentiment from Delightful Dahlia.

I hope you all have enjoyed today projects! Now hop on by and see what the other designers have created for you today. Nichole has more Year Of Flowers: Roses for you, Dawn is showcasing Tea For Two Additions, Lisa has some more Flutterby Friend, Heather has peeks of her three sets and Melissa has more All About You to share.

Hope you all have a great start to your weeks!

Maile


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32 comments:

  1. wow wee! looks at those beautiful cards! cool cool, the colors are so fab, what great inspiration Maile! I really like the 2nd and 3rd cards, the colors are just so eye catching! Very cool! can I stop saying cool? maybe not! :)

    Hugs
    Clouds :)

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  2. Wow oh wow... these are beautiful!!

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  3. Stunning! They're all beautiful, but the first one is probably my favorite. My stamping time is very limited now with the kids home for summer, but I could definitely manage that first one. ;)

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  4. Wow...beautiful projects one and all. I especially loved the simple card and the paper pieced rose with various colors of melon. Thanks for sharing! I wasn't sure I was going to get this set, but I think your projects tipped me over the edge. :-)

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  5. Great job. All of your roses turned out so beautifully. Thank you for showing different styles.

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  6. They are all sooo beautiful! I love the colors and versatility of the set!

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  7. These are genius Maile, especially cutting up the bigger rose to make a smaller one in your second card! You've done a fabulous job as always!

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  8. Wow, thanks for all of the AWESOME tips!! I will definitely be getting this set. It's just gorgeous!

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  9. Awesome - love the paper piecing you did! Thanks! Pamela~

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  10. gorgeous cards! the first one is my favorite for its fab design!! beautiful!

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  11. Maile, great job with this set! Beautiful!

    Julie Cameron

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  12. Holy cannoli, Maile! These samples are absolutely delicious! Thanks for showcasing the modern side of old-fashioned flowers!

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  13. Thanks for the tip!!! Very smart. Love the different ways you used this set. I totally did the On your wedding day one and Just for You. Gorgeous! The fonts in the sentiments are perfection! Not only do you inspire me thru your cards but the photos as well. They are so crisp and modern all by them selves. I might have to try a black background more often.

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  14. Oh my word Maile! You make me want to buy this set!! You have made some amazing cards, but then that is going to be a given. Great work!

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  15. GORGEOUS! I will definitely be getting this set!

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  16. WOW! Your creations are just awesome! I love them. You are so creative and certainly showcasesd lots of great and fabulous ideas for this set!! Definately makes me want one!

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  17. BEAUUUUUUUTIFUL!!!

    The first and last cards are my faves...your coloring is amazing!

    I'll be buying this set too :)

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  18. Just lovely. This may be the first YOF I purchased based on your wonderful designs above. What an inspiration!

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  19. Goodness - such beautiful inspiration!!!

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  20. I just love your work and your cards today are especially beautiful!

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  21. Utterly GORGEOUS Maile, I'm in awe!

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  22. These are all incredible, Maile! I really love the one with three roses on kraft and the last one with the window. These are absolutely fantastic!

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  23. OMG!! you are just amazing!!! LOVE your simple yet stunning sense of style! ALL your cards are beautiful!!

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  24. Wow! All so beautiful! Love the way you pieced all those lovely flowers together! Nice details too! :)

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  25. Maile, each one is so stunning! Don't ask me to pick just one favorite :o) Beautiful work, as usual~

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  26. wow! Maile! you just sold me on this set! LOVE the first one-that ribbon button tab is so simply done and it's a gorgeous embellishment. then I kept scrolling and the rest of the cards are just as beautiful!

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  27. My fave is the Just for You - absolutely stunning! I totally want to buy this stamp now.

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  28. Oy, you rocked this set! Love your new blog look! Isn't Hannah amazing???? :)

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  29. Beautiful roses. I really love the first and third card. Awesome job!

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