Thursday, April 26, 2018

What a Rose Can Say

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Lois Bak our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day. Create a card using a poem as your inspiration. 

I recently received this awesome Altenew Mega Succulent stamp set and I soooo wanted to play with it. I went looking to see if I could find a poem that would work with it, I couldn't find any succulent poems, but I found plenty of rose poems and I knew this stamp if colored in rose colors could look like a rose so I went with that.

The poem I selected for this challenge is .... What a Rose Can Say by Margie Driver, you can find the poem here

I stamped the Mega Succulent image onto watercolor paper and then watercolored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I am not the greatest at watercoloring, but hopefully this does it some  justice.

I wanted to create something special with this image rather than just a standard flat card, so I used Karen Burniston's Fancy Label Accordion die set. I needed to make the accordion taller, so when I was cutting my cardstock I placed the the cutting plate just short of the bottom cut line so I could cut my panel to 6inches. 

Here is a look at the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

The third line in the poem mentions that "A rose can say congratulations, whatever the occasion may be" So I added the Congrats sentiment to the bottom on a strip of vellum  and made the occasion a birthday.

I also added a few red crystals to the image.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Paper: White; Canson XL Watercolor Paper; Dark Pink; Paper Scraps DP - 
Dies: Retro Squares - MFT Stamps
Other: Black Versafine Ink Pad; Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink; Red Rhinestones; Foam Tape


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What an interesting poem to go with that beautiful rose card. I never thought of all the reasons roses could be given! I love the way you combined the accordian fold with a front piece. That rose is gorgeous........and RED!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

I was thinking "Rose" too until I saw your beauty!! I knew I better pick again since I couldn't compete with this stunning card!! Remarkable work, Frances!!

Vicky Gould said...

Absolutely gorgeous! 'Nuff said"!!!

Lois said...

This is beautiful, Frances! I like the way you made this accordion card -- with a full-front on the first panel. So much so, that I'm going to make a card today doing the same thing. Thanks for all your inspiration!

Karen Aicken said...

Beautiful! I like the adapted accordion and your lovely colouring.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, this grabbed my heart!! Spectacular!!!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is a work of art! And now I understand your blog comment, LOL, about picking the poem based on inking up some stamps! Yes! Great choice!

jojot said...

what a wonderful to me....and your rose is GORGEOUS