Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine's Day cards & Roses and More Roses

Well I am back as promised to show you some Valentine's Day cards that I have been making for my local market stall. It is not that far away, 1st February tomorrow (why is the year going so fast!!).

Now I have made these cards with a similar style but they are quite different. Here are my first two to share:-
Now the first one was inspired by this lovely creation belonging to Petronela (Keep Stamping) which you can find here. I have used Cherry Cobbler as the base followed by a Pink Pirouette layer which I have run through the Polka Dot embossing folder. The scallop envelope has also been made using the Big Shot. I have stamped up a variety of hearts with Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz and Chocolate Chip. I have also punched out three big hearts and a couple of smaller ones.

The second card is using the basic style as the first but instead of adding hearts to my envelope I stamped one of the stamps from Life Definitions and adding a couple of hearts for good measure. The base of this card is Pear Pizzazz.

Now as my title suggests I am going to show you roses and more roses. As I stated in my previous post I was asked by a lovely friend if I could stamp some roses for invitations and boxes for her sister's wedding.

Well this is what 60 buds and stems, 100 roses and 200 leaves look like:-

Now here is where I say that I can definitely be tempted by chocolate to help in the cutting out of all of them!!!

I might have a play with a couple of challenges this morning but I won't count my chickens just yet. So far I have looked but nothing seems to be jumping out at me.

Happy stamping,


Patrice said...

Oh my goodness Karen...all those roses and leaves. I notice you've had to use two markers for a good portion of them too! Well done.

Love your Valentine cards - so have to CASE.

Hope you're keeping safe up there!

Tammy Hanlon said...

How sweet are those cards!! My pick... the one with all the hearts how cute!
Now it would take a lot of Choc's to convince me to cut all those roses and leaves, well done for just stamping them all!!
Will chat soon to make sure you are all OK up there, thinking of you, hope it doesn't get to wooly for you.


Karen said...

OMG!! Two words for you - Lotsa Chocolate! lol

Your cards are just beautiful!


Nikki Stalker said...

Very nice Karen. Good luck with the cutting out. Just do them in batches so your hands don't clamp up....

I hope you are all safe up there. I'll be thinking of you all.


kirstyscardnscrap said...

I love your Valentines cards Karen esp the one with all the hearts in the pocket. You must have spent quite some time to stamp all those roses and leaves. You would need lots of chocolate energy to cut all those out.LOL!