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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Blue Beauty Roses with Faux Letter Press

Hello Friends!

I finally got a chance to ink up this gorgeous  Beauty Roses - F8842 stamp from Impression Obsession.  I have so many beautiful stamps that I really want to play with that haven't been loved with ink yet but this one was really  calling out to me. It has been colored up with Copic markers and antique Linen sponged around it, even though the photo is not showing it.  The sentiment has been embossed and sponged in the same fashion, with a gorgeous bling button by Close to My Heart that I received from my Pampered Crafters Sorority Sister, Diane. Thanks Diane!

 The background has been faux letter pressed with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and Antique Linen sponged around the edge, using a Sizzix embossing folder.

I am entering this card in the following challenges......

Really Reasonable Ribbon RRR69- Buttons and Bows 
Through The Craftroom Door~Anything Goes 
City Crafter Challenge ~ Anything Goes Sorta- I used an embossing folder  and dies
Craftin Desert Divas ~ Cute as a Button

Thanks for stopping by and have a most fabulous day!

Blessed  -A13112
Beauty Roses - F8842

X-press It Blending Card , Stampin Up

Tuxedo Memento Black, Ranger's Distress Ink- Antique Linen and Stormy Sky, Tsukineko Versafine Black Onyx

 Impression Obsession's Mini Rectangle Tags 2 Die Set DIE014-J , Sizzix Framelits, Blending Tool, Sugar and starry Night set Embossing Folder, Pop Dots, CTMH Bling Assortment, Green Satin Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Vintage Crochet Lace


  1. Ellen, love this color palette! Your faux letter press turned out beautifully! Great job coloring/shading those gorgeous blooms!

  2. Ellen, gorgeous blue roses that are colored to perfection! Love the way you framed them out too. So lovely.!

  3. Very pretty! This would be perfect to link up at my Craftin Desert Divas "Button" Linky Party. Hope you visit.


  4. Wow, Ellen- this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the stamp and your coloring. Fabulous colors too! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment! Hope you have a fantastic day :)

    - Jenn

  5. El dahling, this is so sophisticated and elegant. you are certainly a master copic artist. what a beautiful card with great details. Hugs

  6. OMGOsh this is so beautiful, love the ribbon and the fabulous design with your beautiful image. So pretty.

  7. Such a beautiful card Ellen. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is fabulous. I love the background too.
    Sue xx

  8. OMG this is stunning ... I adore your roses!! Beautifully done ... Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  9. Such a pretty card! I love the color combo! Thanks so much for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!


  10. Wow, this is a blue beauty! Excellent coloring and design! Thanks for you visit to my blog! I am following you now!

    Cyber hugs,

  11. Gorgeous design Ellen, love colour combo and your colouring of the beautiful rose image (just went onto my IO wishlist. You create the most beautiful bows! Have a wonderful day! Shirleyx

  12. Beautiful layers!!! Thank you for linking up with us for linky party #3 over at http://craftindesertdivas.com/.


  13. Just gorgeous card and so elegantimage my dearest friend^_^
    I celebrate my first blogaversary with a surprise candy and if you want partecipate I'm very happy^_^
    Huge hug,

  14. That background is perfect for your beautiful blue roses Ellen! what gorgeous coloring on this!

  15. what a gorgeous card and roses Ellen and beautiful coloured.

    greetings karin

  16. What lovely roses, Ellen! Love the "letterpress" embossing and that pretty frame!

  17. What lovely roses, Ellen the colors are beautiful. Just a great job.

    Regards diane

  18. Stunning Ellen!!!! Roses are my favorite and you've captured them beautifully!! Thank you so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  19. Yikes! I can't take my eyes off that beautiful, blue rose. It is such eye candy. Your card is magnificent

  20. Stunning, love the colors. Thanks for linking up with Craft It up & Link It Up

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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  21. OMGoodness, this is utterly gorgeous! I love the flowers and your coloring! Also love the design, die cuts, color palette and papers, and wonderful embellies! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  22. awesome, love the colors!

  23. This is stunning! I want to try this technique, and to color as well as you do! Lovely!

  24. Beautiful roses. Thanks so much for joining us at TTCRD magazine.

  25. Just gorgeous! Love those stunning flowers! Also, the dies used are very eye catching, too!

  26. Okay, shucks. All the really good adjectives have been taken by previous comments. But they are all absolutely correct! This rocks beyond rocking! So beautiful and your coloring is so spectacular that it makes me want to crawl under a rock. You go girl!

  27. Lovely design. Thanks for joining us over at CCCB!

  28. WOW!! Your card is gorgeous. I love your coloring.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

  29. This is so pretty and you have colored it beautifully.

  30. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.


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