Thursday, December 16, 2010

One Layer Set...

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. -ZiggyI needed to get my Grandma's gift ready and wrapped quickly this weekend so I could put it in the box my Mom was shipping. I sat down with my Waltzing Mouse Roses in Bloom set and the last of my White DCWV Textured card and went to work. I Really wish I had the Frame It set, but I had to wing it. I stamped the roses and the sentiments, then I put my large-ish clear block over it and drew around it with a Micron Black Pen. I did it backwards...should have done the frame first, because, as you can tell, some of my sentiments are not in the frame portion. Ce la Vie! This is handmade, nothing is perfect, right?

I needed lots of subtle color choices, so you can see below I found some fun inspiration challenges to help me out!

Here are the Birthday ones...

And the Thank Yous...

Roses in Bloom (Waltzing Mouse,) Script Thanks (Memory Box,) Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: DCWV Textured Card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Micron Black Pen, Copic Markers
Misc: Clear Block to trace around

Etsy Inspired: (Love the simple Rectangle with a single flower)
Off the Wall: (Lower Right Thanks Card)
Splitcoast Featured Stamper: THIS card
Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge: Bottom Right Happy Birthday (Love these colors)
Color Create: w/ Optional Frames (Upper Right Thanks)

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Love, love, love these! Your grandma will adore them! :)

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous set ... and such a personal and thoughtful gift ... fabulous Etsy Inspired designs.

  3. Beautiful gift! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at OTWC!

  4. Beautiful! Perfect for your inspiration pieces!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  5. A beautiful gift set Rachel!

  6. My Goodness, I'm so glad I found your blog! These cards are beautiful and I have that stamp set - so I'll be setting to work immediately trying to imitate your design! I need a couple of birthday cards for the first week in January!

    Nice work!

  7. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge and have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    Sharon x

  8. love the cards !! simple, clean and beautiful~


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