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:
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