Saturday, September 4, 2010

Last Rose of Summer


I loved the colors so much from the Play Date Cafe Challenge (see inspiration picture below in my previous post) that I wanted to try a 2nd idea.  I used the technique that Heather pointed us to with some 6-petal flower templates in 3 sizes to make my flower and the sketch from this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge.  To me the sketch looks exactly like an Amish quilt pattern called Center Diamond, and these colors would be very Amish except for that bright orange!  So last night after I had made the first card I used the mauve paper to make a flower and let it dry overnight.  Then this morning it was easy to put this card together.  Again, I clear embossed some patterns on each square panel before assembling, just to give it more richness.  I thought this gold filigree button was the perfect center for my flower, and to me, it looks like the last rose of the season.  I used the exact same papers (except the plaid) from my previous card, but they look so different!  I didn't add a sentiment because I just didn't want to mess up the symmetry of this design.

Supplies:  beige, burgundy/brick, orange, mauve cardstocks, Hero Arts S5264 Antique Flower Background, S5101 Raindrop Background, CG119 Flourish Background, gold filigree button 

23 comments:

  1. this is stunning, Lin! LOVE that big flower! wow!

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  2. Stunning card, Lin! Love the gorgeous colors and the gorgeous big flower!

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  3. Beautiful! Love all the tone on tone embossing and your gorgeous flower!

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  4. What a wonderful last rose of summer on your card Lin! I love all the embossed stamping and great colors on this! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

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  5. love your card lin - the flower is fantastic and the colors are great.

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  6. So pretty, Lin! Thanks for showing me one last summer rose! It's gorgeous!

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  7. Oh this is gorgeous, Lin! I love the wonderful patchwork bg and what a fantastic flower! Thanks so much for the mention again!

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  8. Wow, that Rose is just beautiful!! And the stamping and embossing on those backgrounds is so pretty x

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  9. Soo pretty Lin!!! :) :) :) :) LOVE IT! Hope your enjoying your weekend!!

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  10. Beautiful!!! These flowers are addicting, I can't stop making these! Yours is gorgeous, Lin!

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  11. What a sumptuous flower, very elegant, and the embossed background is fab!

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  12. Oh this is stunning Lin! Gorgeous colours, superb!! Thank you for playing along at Waltzingmouse Stamps!!

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  13. Beautiful flower blossom, lovely embossed BG. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

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  14. Wow, Lin, you definitely have a hold on your Mojo! This card is awesome as well! I just tried this flower technique as well and I really like how it turned out! Thanks for playing with us this week (x2!) at the Play Date Cafe!

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  15. Beautiful card Lin! That BIG blossom is stunning! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

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  16. So Pretty.. I love the clear embossing and that flower is spectacular with a beautiful brad to top it off.. :)

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  17. Fabulous flower and great use of the sketch and colors! Beautiful.

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  18. This is fabulous, Lin! So bold and rich, the colors are breathtaking!

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  19. Love your pretty summer rose and the colour combo is great too.

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  20. Beautiful entry for both challenges, Lin...we always enjoy your entries at The Play Date Cafe...thanks so much for playing : )

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  21. Gorgeous rose card, beautiful rich colour scheme too!

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  22. Lin that flower is Fabulous! And what a gorgeous colour. In fact its all gorgeous - and you're right, the sketch is like a quilt pattern. I'm going to check out that flower template now.

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  23. WOW! That flower just takes over--love love love it! It is so pretty:} Great job with our colors!! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!