Monday, June 11

Red Roses: CSS Group Post


Happy Red Roses Day!  Clear & Simple Stamps is stopping to smell the roses today in honor of this fun holiday with projects featuring an array of floral sets from Collection 3.  I thought it would be fun to make a sweet baby card and combine the Flowers set with Special Bundle.

I love the Flowers set and find new ways to layer the blooms and grasses each time I use it.  I chose to pair the long stems with shorter grass and stamp in two shades of green for depth and interest.  The roses were stamped in bright red.  I also rolled the edges of a few of the medium blooms in a darker crimson to give the allusion of shading and variety.


To create a subtle sky I stamped a small strip from Hexagons Plus.  I didn't want it to be solid so I staggered the strips to taper off.  My stork was stamped onto Kraft Like a Rockstar and shaded with a white pencil.


For a finishing touch I stamped a quick label onto an envelope... a perfect touch for gift giving or delivering a bunch of red roses to the new momma.  ;)

The team is filled with rosie inspiration... head over to their blogs to see what's blooming:


All supplies are CSS unless noted.
Stamps: Flowers, Special Bundle, Hexagons Plus, Labels 9 (envelope)
Paper: Kraft Like A Rockstar (cream & original); SU! Riding Hood Red
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Rain,  Dark Chocolate; SU! Always Artichoke
Tools: Ric Rac/Pinking dies, Special Bundle die-cuts

13 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

Hi Denise!! Your card is ADORABLE!

Elena said...

L-O-V-E the hexagon skie, the white-pencil shading on your stork, the gorgeous red blooms... I could go on and on - this card is stinkin' gorgeous and so fun!

Melissa said...

This card is beautiful, Denise!! I love the subtle background, the gorgeous red roses and that sweet stork and bundle. The peek of red pinking is just the right finishing touch--your trademark!! xxoo

Steph Zerbe said...

Love all the stamped layers, the two color grass and the fabulous stork, edges and hex background. I could go on and on. Fab!!

Kristii said...

Absolutely gorgeous my friend!!!

Jennifer said...

Denise, this is so pretty! And that stork is a rockstar!!! But my favorite part is the subtle background you achieve with with the hexagons -- perfect "extra" little touch! I love visiting your blog -- your cards are always so "polished!" :)

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful baby card! I love all the attention to detail--the subtle sky, the darkened flower edges, and the white shading on the stork. So creative and fun.

whoistracy said...

Doesn't that stork look perfect flying over the field of poppies!?!? Love it Denise!

Lori said...

So very sweet! Love the look of your hexagon patterned sky.

Emily Keaton said...

This is just adorable! I love that kraft stork--the white pencil highlights look awesome!

Cecilie said...

This is such an adorable card with many lovely details and great colours.

Dana Grothaus said...

I just love this whole scene you created, just brilliant! And that sky is such a subtle detail, but really adds a lot to the card. Love it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, gosh, how sweet is this??