Just like I hoped

It's very rare that I buy stamps with a clear vision of how I intend to use them, but these stamps from SweetStamps just called out to me.  The roses fit perfectly around an oval focal point, and I thought that the vintage lady looked perfect with them.
 The ovals were cut with a new Little Stackers die set I just bought.  The set contains 6 dies in the sizes I would actually use for making cards, with less than a half inch difference between each die - this makes it possible to layer them without huge borders (the one thing I hate about spellbinders dies).  My copic coloring still needs work, but you really can't mess up roses; they are a naturally messy flower.

So, what I have here is a nice card that has fussy details while still being nice and flat for easy mailing.  I think this will be good with red and purple for my Red Hat friends, too.

Challenges:

Juliet Arrighi


11 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

OMG- Gorgeous!!! I love this layout and your Copic coloring- so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps for our challenge- really enjoy seeing your creativity!

jonim52 said...

Oh this lady is so gorgeous. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful coloring on Margery and the Rose Surround. I love how she fits in the oval and the polka dot paper makes a great background. Thank you for joining our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

Niki said...

This is a beautiful card. It all goes together so well. And I totally agree with you about the spellbinders dies. You have to buy 2 sets to get the correct spacing for the borders.

Myrna said...

Juliet
This is lovely. You did a great job of coloring.
Myrna

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Juliet, what a gorgeous card. She is such an elegant lady. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

Shar said...

So very pretty and elegant!

Sue said...

Gorgeous Card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month :)

Shannon83k said...

Love the vintage look. Thanks so much for participating in CMC challenge. DT Shannon

Beach Cat ! said...

This is so perfectly vintage and charming! Nice job on the coloring too!

Vicky said...

pretty in pink , nice stamps too :) roses work perfect on the oval :)