Sunday, 10 February 2013

A rose by any other name....

    Hello again....Glad you are here to see my second Valentines card. Some people might have noticed that I switched titles on these last two romance themed posts...Ok...I will own up to the fact that I didn't really think it out too well. My mind isn't so sharp at the moment with my back being bad and yes, it was pointless to name the 'Hearts' card with a rose quote and the 'Rose' card with a heart quote! - Never mind, it is all set in place now.

     This is my original card. If you read my last post you will know I made this over a month ago and couldn't find any challenges for it and I was desperate to enter a Valentines challenge - So I made another...I did still want to share this one especially as it contains a gorgeous image by Nicecrane designs - I adored this image and couldn't wait to use it.

The picture was placed behind an embossed frame that had Antique Linen and Pumice Stone DI's blended all over it. I chose several printed items - An artist advert, music sheet, postcard and envelope...all distressed with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs DI's.

       I made two roses from die-cut flowers inked with Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet. The red rose was made using the same die-cuts but inked with Fired brick and Walnut Stain. The leaves were inked with Peeled Paint and then edged with Walnut Stain. I had some ribbon that I stained red and I weaved it around the roses and postcard.

       If you like this image and want to use it for your own creativity then pop over to Nicecrane designs and have a peek...and to make it really easy why not click this link and it will take you straight to this picture in a set with seven others!

       So there is my Victorian Valentine - I really hope you liked it!

   I would like to enter this card for the following challenge -

Vienna Impression Inspirations - Roses


  1. Wow, a wonderful and romantic postcard, Laura.

    Thank you for joining us at VIENNA IMPRESSIONS INSPIRATIONS.

    Have a wonderful Sunday

  2. Wowwww Laura,,,,,,,love your embossed back,,,,,,and the way you used my vintage lady pict,,,,,,,and what a stunning roses,,,, OMG,,,,they are really perfect to showcase on St. Valentin Day. Very well done,,,,Laura.

  3. This is wonderful, no wonder you were eager to find a challenge to enter it in to. Good luck.

  4. Beautiful make here Laura. The image is lovely and I love the embossed background. Stunning flowers.

    Great work

    Annie x

  5. Beautiful romantic card Laura - I would want to frame this if I received it. Love the embossed frame, the gorgeous lady and those wonderful roses.

  6. Eine wunderschöne Karte und so romantisch, toll! Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

  7. Hi Laura. This is such a lovely card and so beautifully vintage! The image is gorgeous and the roses add a perfect finishing touch. Btw. Did you or your DH ever got my email? If not, could you email me via my blog your tel number and i could call you/text you my postal addy? Big hugs from me! xxxxxx

  8. Oh honey I hope you get better soon, your still creating beauty, this card is beautiful, love your flowers, and I loooove the way you weaved the ribbon, brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing and sending healing wishes to you and big hugs...


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