Saturday, April 6, 2013

Life is Sweet

Some of you know I have many rose bushes--my dad & I shared our love of them.  Naturally, when I saw the PTI Sweet Life stamp set I knew I had to have it.  My sister who's in another state recently commissioned me to make a wedding card for the daughter of her friend.  She didn't know the wedding colors, so we decided to use their dishes since I could look at them on-line.  I had a couple more of the roses stamped from practicing, so decided to make a card for my sister with one.  She will be so surprised when she sees it--fun!  This card is a little different than the one for the couple since I wanted to try the negative die cut technique with the leaves.  The cutting is easy enough, but there must be a better way to figure out how to get your stamping in the right place.  Close enough--probably just need more practice.  This is my entry for the Passion for Papertrey challenge that fortunately was extended!  Big day planned tomorrow & hopefully I'll have some pictures to share.  Thank you for stopping by--I always appreciate it.

21 comments:

Anita Rex said...

So pretty Greata! I love your stamping and the negative die cut makes it hine even more!

Dawn Turley said...

Just gorgeous Greta. Your sister will enjoy getting this one. You did a great job on the negative cutting.

Kim Robertson said...

This is gorgeous Greta , sooo lovely xxx

Jessi Fogan said...

She will definitely love it :) The negative cut is really appealing - it looks tricky! Can't wait to see what you were getting up to! I hope it was fun :)

kathi17 said...

I love your roses Greta, and all the dimension from the negative cutting. Those little square pearls look pretty under the sentiment too!

walchowDesign said...

Great job done on the negative cutting with the lovely rose, Greta! It definitely gives a different dimension to it. I am sure your sis will love it!

cm said...

Hi Greta ~ your roses are simply gorgeous, and those, along with the negative die cut to frame the leaves and the diamond pearls makes a stunning, eye-catching combination! Your sister will love this - how thoughtful you are! I'd love to see photos of your rose bushes in bloom, especially since we live in an area (Canadian Rocky Mountains), where roses aren' too plentiful (I miss having a garden...). Thank you for commenting on my 'pastel' frame and butterfly (with the hitch-hiked pearl!); you're messages are always so warm and motivating!
You asked about Bend: this little city of about 81,000 is in Central Oregon, east of the Cascades. We've been 5 times - and hopefully will be heading back in July, when my husband will race in the Cascade Classic road cycling event. Two days' drive both directions, but worth every kilometer (er, mile!!). LOVE Bend! At some point we're hoping to add Portland as a destination, too.
Have a wonderful Sunday!!
c

Stacy said...

Greta, this card is so pretty. I love the die cut elements, especially around the leaves. I haven't seen that done before. It would be cool if you did a tutorial sometime in the future.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

The roses are lovely!

Martha said...

OH, Greta! Your sister is going to love receiving this BEAUTY you've made for her! Love the pretty roses, the negative die-cutting, & the design. The placement of your sentiment is perfect. All so beautifully done!

Barb Murphy said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, greta! your friend will love it... and your stamping looks pretty darn fabulous to me!

sheila said...

Lovely, lovely card Greta...such a beautiful look to those flowers and what a fantastic idea to look at the wedding china! you can really tell alot about a person's taste by what they put on the registar and that is a perfect way to get an idea of how to make a card!

Lisa said...

Oooh I love the story of you and your dad sharing a love of roses, so sweet!
Your card is just beautiful Greta and what a clever idea to use her china pattern!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fantastic idea to use the dishes for your inspiration when choosing the colors, Greata! Your card is so beautiful! I adore the negative leaves idea and I especially love the bling you used!!

Brandi said...

Gorgeous flowers! Love the detail of die cutting the leaves behind the flowers!

Aileen said...

Love your negative and die cutting. Pretty flowers. x

Suzanne Russell said...

How beautiful, Greta! I think your stamping through the die cut looks great. Love those little diamond shapes below the sentiment.
My husband grows the roses around our house, and he does a great job-I just cut them and bring them inside. : )

cm said...

Hi Greta - thank you for your heart-warming comment on my blog. We're home, back to 'the routine' and missing Oregon!! What a lovely state you live in...simply lovely! Have an excellent Tuesday!
c

Kailash said...

Your negative die cut flowers are gorgeous Greta, I love that you are always trying new techniques. You have a great eye for design!!

Nat said...

gorgeous!!