Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wordsworth Roses

I wasn't thinking when I bought this stamp. You definitely can't use it on a standard card. It is big. So I paainted it and set it aside until I wanted to do a larger card. That was 3 years ago. LOLOL Finally I said it deserved a home and this is what happened.


1. The image, Rose Card by Wordsworth, was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink on Neenah Solar White Super Smooth cardstock.
2. It was painted with Twinkling H2O's Pink Grapefruit and Olive Vine.
3. I cut the top part of the stamped area, inside the Gold frame, out with an X-acto knife.
Card Folded (4"x8") and Eyelet Edge and Corners:
1. The next part is a little tricky. I had already folded a card that measured 4"x8" for this image when I first stamped it. Why, I can't tell you, but I decided I wanted to have an eyelet punched edge........ Pretend the picture above is the part of the punch you can see to the left of the actual punching mechanism as you would see it without the cardstock in it.
2. I used the Fiskars Eyelet Lace Embossing Punch and found if I laid my cardstock (CS) in the punch with the left edge lined up with the pattern on the left side of the punch where the black line is.
3. Put your CS in the punch, punching the longest side first. Line the left end just past the single eyelet where the black line is. Finish punching clear to the other end.

4. Now your are going to start your ends. Open the folded card and place the CS in with the same side up as before but on the top part of the card.
5. Turn the punch and the CS over so you can see the punching area.
6. Look at the eyelet shape coming up the left side and then look at where I have marked the next one. There are four eyelets because after you line up the two I have marked and when you punch again, there will be the fourth eyelet on the bottom left.
7. After that continue to line up and punch until you have the single eyelet next to the left folded edge of the card.
8. Repeat steps 4. through 7. for the bottom of the card. You might think, why not just punch through both layers. I would almost bet your punch can't do that many layers.

1. I used Neenah Solar White Super Smooth CS with the Cuttlebug embossing folder from Love Language and then trimmed to 2.75"x3 1/8".
2. I used an Olive Green paper for the bottom with the Cuttlebug embossing folder Textile Textures and then trimmed to 3 1/8"x3 1/8".
3. I mounted them and then mounted the image. I left the image area without adhesive where the two background papers met so I could bring the ribbon through.

1. I taped the back of the May Arts ribbon and passed it underneath the roses on the left and over the top on the right. I trimmed the ribbon next to the borders
2. Tied the bow, Martha style, and then mounted it and the button on top with glue dots.
3. Mounted the Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements 3mm pearls on the upper left.

Thanks for stopping by the blog to look and share!





Teresa said...

WOW!!! Shirley- this is BEYOND gorgeous. You continue to STUN me whenever I visit- your work is so fabulous!

craftimamma said...

How elegant is this! Absolutely gorgeous Shirley and thanks for sharing the border punching tips too.

Lesley Xx

Cheryl said...

Shirley this is just simply stunning. I really like what you did with that border punch and one of these days I will get it right. Thanks for the tips.

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Very elegant card! Your work is fabulous!

Orion Designs said...

3 years?? If I did a piece and saved it for 3 years, I'm sure I wouldn't be able to find it -- ever!!

A gorgeous card Shirley!

Curt in Indy said...

Honestly, this is one of the most beautiful cards you have created! Those roses are magnificent! All the detail and work you put into this card certainly paid off. And to think it was sitting there for 3 years! Gorgeous! Best, Curt

Anonymous said...

Shirley this is gorgeous!!!!!!
Hugs, Christina

Anonymous said...

Shirley, this is just a gorgeous creation! Your flowers are so pretty and so are all of your details!! :) TFS!

retiredheather said...

I am so impressed! The border is absolutely wonderful...such a great idea and done so well. Your coloring is wonderful...this certainly shows you were ahead of your time. Wonderful card.

Carol said...

Just beautiful Shirley! :)

carol x

Theresa Momber said...

Stunning! I love that border.

Ann said...

Oooh, Shirley, this is stunning! I love the pink and green against all that white--just gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! So glad you finished these roses. I was just saying the other day that I didn't know of any beautiful rose stamps.. Now I know why (You have them all!)

Thanks for the tips on the borders!

6 wacky women said...

Oh my, Shirley.
This card is absolutley gorgeous!! Your coloring is just amazing. Love the eyelet border.
Stunning !

Karen x

Tammi said...

3 years wow, love how it finally turned out, it's stunning Shirley!

Anne said...

Good grief! What an awesome card Shirley, you keep pulling them out of the bag, each one even better than the last.

Love the feminine, soft cards you're creating just now

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring of the image and the edging of the card is super.

Lyn S said...

Wow Shirley, you sure did give that stamp a beautiful home! I love what you did with it, just stunning!

Sergei said...

Love the colors you used for the card! the ribbon is great!

Beth said...

Oh Shirley this card is so beautiful and I love the way you did that border around the card I am going to have to give this a try.

Cindy said...

Shirley, I want to reach out and touch this rose! This card is beautiful. Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog. I plan to taking your suggestion on fixing up the "missing" link. Take care and thank you!

The Country Rose said...

Thunk! Yep, that was my chin hitting the desk :D. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!!!!!!! The roses are beyond gorgeous, the entire card is amazing!


Tasha said...

Very beautiful Shirley, its gorgeous i love the embossing and what you did with the xacto knife
love tasha xx

Anonymous said...

soooooo elegant Shirley, love it!

Elena said...

So elegant, Shirley! I really love the border around! And flowers are so beautiful! Glad you could use this gorgeous stamp!

Lynn Put said...

This is beautiful! Love the roses with the pretty lace border!

Elizabeth said...

I am glad you brought this image out, it is so pretty! Great tutorial on how you made that lovely eyelet border!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful in everyway and to think you kept this wonderful creation for so long!

Stamping Cafe said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love everything about it! Thank you for the tip about the borders!

Etha said...

What a beautiful card! I do like that format!! sometimes larger stamps are very cool to use. Love what you did with the cutting and wonderful coloring with the twinks!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just darling!! So soft and elegant with that lovely border... Happy Easter!! :)

Phree said...

Beautiful, what a lovely image and you have painted it perfectly. said...


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