Wednesday, February 11, 2009

What do you mean it's not a VALENTINE?

Alrighty without further Adoooooooo, I will just go ahead and share the photos of this amazing card. At the rate I am going, I will never figure out my PhotoShop and I will never be able to get that glare off of the ribbon. On Monday, I had the best IDEA, I was going to wait until the sun came up and just re-take the photos......... Yeaaaaaaaaaa, NOT.... Completely forgot that I had already given it to the co-worker that ordered it.

For the most part, I cased the concept of cutting out the flowers in this manner from Melanie Muenchinger's tutorial in January. She uploaded several tutorials using the stamps, "A Year of Flowers" that she designed and I just had to have them. I cannot wait to make another card just like this one but I am going to change the colors to lavender. Officially, I am not a roses kind of person but I love Sterling Roses.

The base of this card is Always Artichoke and opens at the bottom. For the complete tutorial on the roses please check out Melanies blog here. I did change mine up a bit and actually mounted it to a card base rather than leaving it the same way that she does. I didn't like being able to see where I had cut them out from. If you look closely you can see the "Dew" on the roses, I used glossy accents to that effect. The two roses in the middle are both 3 dimensional but the larger of the two is mounted on foam squares. At the bottom I added a piece of Berry Sorbet cardstock that I had punched with the scallop edge punch (SU) and then I used the small hole punch to add the holes. It looked boring so I laced a piece of ribbon through them and adhered it on the underside of the card base. The roses, stems and leaves are colored using Copics.

I hate to be such a party pooper but I am unbelievably beat. I am working this week, finishing up numberous Valentine gifts (yea can't wait to share them), And my husband is leaving for a few months. He was supposed to have left today but it got pushed back until tomorrow and now we have heard that it will be Friday. Saying goodbye is always hard and feeling like we are doing it over and over is emotionally draining for myself, him and the kids. We will be "Celebrating" our 20th Wedding Anniversary next Wednesday - APART!!!!!!!! He has been so good to me because I know he feels like he is responsible but I don't blame him. He bought me the Green Apple colored Kitchen Aide and today he delivered a flower arrangement to my classroom. I will take a photo of the rose that is in this arrangement because it is kinda of tye dyeish looking!!!
Anyhow, lots going on and a bit bummed about some of it but bear with me I have lots to projects to share.

Thanks for stopping by and listening.........


Unknown said...

OMG - this is AMAZING!!!

{{hugs}} to you girl!! I didn't know DH was leaving for that long! I would call you but I can't figure out the stupid time difference. Maybe we can talk this weekend. Sounds like we're both stressed and bumming (did you get my e-mail?). Talk soon.

wendyp said...

This is just stunning!!! I love this effect of the flowers continuing off the page!!!

Melanie said...

this turned out gorgeous!! your coloring is beautiful and I love all the extras you added! TFS! :)!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is absolutely stunning. Way to go.

Oh Justine, I feel for you. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. Hope your time apart passes quickly. Hugs!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

A Great Big WOW!

Wonderful Blog!