Sunday, May 15, 2022

Corner Rose Birthday for The Flower Challenge

Hello friends, so glad you've come by to visit! Can you believe we're halfway through May already?  As such, it's time for our reminder post at The Flower Challenge.  The challenge ends on the 25th so I hope you'll find time to join us - this month, all you have to do is use a number along with your flowers.

I'm also joining the fabulous crew at the As You See It Challenge.  This time we are to fill in the blank for "The Best Thing About Mothers is: ________."  When I think about the mothers I have known as friends, my daughter and of course my own Mother, is the unconditional love they give.  

And I'm also sharing my card at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge, where the theme is any Occasion.

My Mom passed away many years ago and I decided that my DT card would honor what would have been her 100th birthday this June.

My Mom's favorite flower was the deep red Mr. Lincoln rose, so that is what I chose to create for this card.  The image is from a newer stamp illustrated by the amazing Emily Midgett and was a dream to color with my Copics.  It is very large, so the card size ended up being 5"x 7".  After completing the coloring it was die cut with the coordinating die, layered upon two additional die cuts from white paper, then cut down to fit the background panel.

For the background panel, Antique Linen was applied using the Spring Boho Circle stencil, then I lightly ink blended the rest of the background to achieve an aged look.  When the floral image was adhered to the panel, I lightly ink blended a bit more to soften the white edges of the die cut.  The sentiment was stamped and trimmed down then adhered with the gold numbers.  I find it a bit tricky to get it all lined up but I think it is centered pretty well and I was happy with how the gold kind of dressed things up.

For more inspiration, head over to The Flower Challenge and take a peek at all the amazing cards by the other DT members!

Take care!


Stamps:  Celebrate Rose Corner (Simon Says Stamp), Elegant Sentiments (Waffle Flower)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Matte Gold (SSS)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Distress Antique Linen
Other:  Celebrate Rose Corner die, Sentiment Labels die (SSS), Festive Alpha & Numbers dies (, Spring Boho Circle Stencil (SSS), A7 Layers Rectangle die (WF)
Copics:  R89, 59, 29, 17, G28, 17, 03


Heather said...

Wow, Stef, a glorious rose to honor your mom! I love it! Your bold coloring always takes my breath away! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!

Lisa Elton said...

The regal red blooms are magnificent, Stef! What a lovely way to remember your mom!

Jan Clothier said...

What a glorious tribute to your mother! Such blooms - I feel as though I can almost smell them! Beautiful work, Stef. Thanks for joining in with us at As You See It Challenge.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a wonderful card in memory of your mum Steph - those red roses are fabulous, such a deep, rich colour and as always executed perfectly. Love the subtle stencilling on the background too. Thanks for sharing with us over at As You See It this week!

Aileen said...

Absolutely stunning Steph, I love why you chose it and the amazing colouring. Perfect, hugs Aileen

Heather Cooper said...

Those beautiful red roses come alive right off the card front, Stef! You did a fabulous job of colouring them! What a stunning tribute to your mother and her unconditional love! Thanks for filling in our blank at As You See It Challenges!

LeAnne said...

What a sweet way to remember your mom's birthday...those roses look SO REAL, I can almost smell their beautiful aroma! Great job on the coloring! Thanks for sharing this with us at As You See It this week!

Bobby said...

The roses are gorgeous, Stef, and I bet you hated to cut part of them off to fit the panel. What a wonderful way to honor your mother.

Jane Knudsen said...

What a beautiful card! Those flowers look so real that I think I should be able to pick them up and smell them! A stunning card! Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It.