Wednesday, February 25, 2015

xoxoxo roses

A little something eclectic today.  I let the card take me for a ride the day I made this.  The starting point were two String of Hearts die cuts (Simon Says Stamp) I made, as tests that the die worked okay.  Do you check your dies when you first buy them?  I learned the hard way to always try them right away, before too much time passes.  I've had a few dies with glitches on them, where the metal is messed up and you don't get a clean cut.  Luckily, the companies stood behind their products (My Favorite Things, Memory Box, Spellbinders) and I was able to get replacements.


I joined those two strips of hearts together, and used pearls between each heart.  I added a seam binding bow, a tiny tag with Lawn Fawn stamping (from Love n' Breakfast), a beautiful old-fashioned roses sticker from Anna Griffin, and a tiny piece of Wrought Iron Gate die cut (Memory Box) in pale gray.  It was lying on my craft desk, and thought it looked kind of neat on here.


Oh!  Not sure if you can tell, but the little white strip of paper, under the roses, is actually white glitter cardstock from Colorbok.  It's another cast-off that was just lying on the desk, and almost made it into the trash bin.

Thanks so much for your visit today!



Stamps: tiny heart, xoxo - Love n' Breakfast - Lawn Fawn Paper: white glitter paper (strip) - Colorbok; black/white patterns - Harper's Boutique - The Paper Studio; True Black, white - Papertrey Ink; Going Gray - Stampin' Up! Fibers: Pink Aster seam binding - Hug Snug - The Zipper Stop; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: String of Hearts die - Simon Says Stamp; rose stickers - Anna Griffin; Tiny Tags die - Papertrey Ink; Wrought Iron Fence die - Memory Box; pearls; button

9 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the hearts and the flowers!!!!!

Stella said...

That flower is a gem and I love how it comes together with bits and pieces that were there on your desk. It's gorgeous Colleen!

Lisa said...

Lovely card Colleen! The hearts and pearls are so very you, love them!!

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful, Colleen! Those pearls are a great addition to the banners, and I love that little xoxox tag!

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my goodness, this card is stunningly gorgeous!!! Love that rich and elegant look of it, just amazing!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, this all came together beautifully! How fun to play with all those bits and pieces and have it turn out like this. Gorgeous! BTW, Wally & LuLu are well and as precious as ever. Replying here 'cuz I'm having some email issues. Technology... love it when it works, but...

Benzi said...

Gorgeous rose stickers and I really love the string of pearls and hearts. I always admire your pretty ribbon/bows.

Linda R said...

So Beautiful my friend. I do enjoy seeing your cards on IG.. I am so glad you use that medium as well. But I'm doing a little surfing and thought I would drop in and say HI..

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

lisa808 said...

Pretty card! Love the pearls between the hearts.

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