Christmas Rose

Time for another color challenge.  I have a more elegant card than I usually post but I do like to change things up a bit.  I'd say many of my cards use more "cute" stamps but I also love florals.  While I vowed to stop buying so many floral stamps, I couldn't resist this one.  It's a limited edition at Stampin' Up! that's only available while supplies last, and I knew if I didn't get it I'd kick myself later.
The colors this week at CAS Colours & Sketches are:
While these are not traditional Christmas colors I felt they weren't so far off that I couldn't use them for a holiday card.  And the pinks were perfect for this stamp.

I heat embossed the image (and the sentiment) in gold then watercolored it using the ink pads and reinkers.  I did add a neutral - Soft Suede - for the pinecones and a light wash behind the floral spray.  I had to be careful not to go overboard as this is a clean and simple challenge.

The sentiment is from a Christmas set that is in the SU Annual Catalog and is one of my favorites.  I used it quite a bit on my holiday cards last year and suspect I'll be using it some more.

I hope you find time to join us for the challenge this week!

Stamps and dies:  Stampin' Up! Christmas Rose Bundle; also available individually - Christmas Rose Stamp Set and Roses die; sentiment: Stampin' Up! Merry Christmas to All
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede
Paper: Watercolor, Whisper White Thick, Gold Foil
Accessories: Aqua Painters

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1 comment:

  1. So beautiful, Jeanne. The background watercolouring makes the flower bouquet stand out! I love this!!!!