Friday 6 May 2011

LIM - Congratulations again

I've been having a play with some new stuff tonight.  There was a little papercraft fair in Sheffield on Sunday and I managed to catch the last hour of it.  I got some essentials (like more cardstock) but a few interesting bits too.  One of which was one of the new marianne d "rolled rose" dies.  I managed the rolling really easily, but the ones I'd seen done all had pearl centers so I assumed they were "bradded" together and I couldn't do it.  I noticed however that one of my blogging mates Lynne had done a card with the same roses today so I asked her for some tips and she obliged with this fabby tutorial - thanks Lynne :-)

So I managed to get my roses to stick together and I decided not to add centres.  The papers are some old handmade papers I had in my stash so IRL the roses are really mottled.  I cute the leaves from the same die set in black, and used a blue metalic rub on to bring the out the veins.  I decided to make it into a final entry for this weeks LIM challenge and found this black congratulations ribbon in my stash and thought that would set off the roses OK.  I think it would have been better on a plain white rather than the pearl cream card though, but hindsight is a lovely thing lol!  Roll on Saturday for the new challenge.....

Night, night, Craftilicious x


  1. You did a fabulous job with the blooms!! Lovely card!

  2. Those flowers are superb. I've just ordered myself the die with the smooth edges, I hope I'll manage to do them properly.
    Lovely card, but I tend to agree about the cardstock... on the whole I'm not a great lover of pearlised card as a card base.
    Thanks for joining us once more Tara.
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  3. Your roses are fabulous Tara. Thanks for the name check but I am disappointed... yours are much better than
    Lynne xxx

  4. A stunning card xx Jan

  5. Hi Tara
    Fab card, I love those rolled roses, I have the sets and sit rolling them for England ha ha
    I think Id have use the pearl for the leaves, it would make the roses stand out offence! as always
    Congrats on the success of your challenge, log may it continue

    Continued thanks
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  6. Such an unusual colour combo... love the flowers and the leaves and the congrats ribbon. Great card!
    xxx Monica

  7. A lovely card. Carol x

  8. Love the blue roses!! Such an elegant card! It's lovely!


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