Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mixed Berry Rose

Hey, kids!  How did you like the Nachos' projects yesterday?  I still need to go visit all my teamies' blogs so I can comment :)

Anyway, on to today's card.  When the Occasions catalog came out, I fell in love with the Rose Wonder suite (like a lot of people) but then after I got it, I didn't make anything with it which is a shame because it's beautiful.  So I fixed that problem today!

The rose is a die cut and I'll show you how I put it together further on down the post.  For now though, I got the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary:

Is it just me or are diagonal elements IN this year?  Anyway, I also used the Global Design Project theme challenge:

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  And finally, I just couldn't let the Just Add Ink color challenge pass me by:

All hail the power of purple!  Now, let's talk about how I did the rose.

At first my plan was to pop the rose up on Dimensionals, so to that end I die cut a circle and adhered the rose outline to it.

Then it was just a matter of moving the Rich Razzleberry pieces over to the Blackberry Bliss rose outline.  The one on the left still has the waxed paper on it from when I ran it through the Big Shot; even after my mixed berry rose was done, I have an extra Rich Razzleberry outline and I can use the waxed paper piece as a mask.  Triple win.

Let me tell you that I think one of the detail glue pens would have been fantastic for this project; I ended up with glue on some places that I didn't want it.  And the piece on the lower left of the rose didn't have quite enough of the circle backing to be really stable, so I ended up adhering the whole thing directly to the card front, but it's still pretty if you ask me :D

That's it for me today, y'all.  See you tomorrow!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Rose Wonder
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss
Paper:  Tip Top Taupe, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Thick Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP Stack
Accessories:  Rose Wonder Framelits, Circles Framelits


Tanja Kolar said...

When I look on your card, I can find everytime a new special element. Really beautiful card.
Thank´s for playing with us.
Vielen Dank, daß Du bei uns mitgemacht hast.
Hugs / LG Tanja

Jenny Engelke said...

Lovely! I like the title of your post as well. These colors really do look like mixed berries! This rose is so fun to play with, especially when it gets assembled like a puzzle! Thanks for joining us at create with Connie and Mary!

Chris Slogar said...

I love how you pieced the rose together in two shades of purple! Great effect, and so pretty with your background stamping and paper choices! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Paula Dobson said...

Christy, I love that suite too and like you, haven't used it much. I love what you have done here though and feel inspired to put ink to paper! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

Mary Brown said...

What a great week to use this flower! I love how you created your own dsp and it looks so good with the striped dsp. Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Tanya said...

That is seriously impressive!! Lots of cool ideas here!
I love that you called it your mixed berry rose. :D

CCsMom said...

Beautiful colors. Can't go wrong with PURPLE, can you? LOVE IT!!!

Lisa Martz said...

You went to a lot of work to transfer all the pieces from one rose to another and it looks wonderful! I have not tried this yet with this die, but think I need to give it a go! Thanks for sharing your creation and thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge!

Brian King said...

Such a great card! The combination of these challenges is perfect - I love how you've assembled this flower. Brilliant! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's "Thank You" theme challenge at the Global Design Project.