I wasn't sure if I'd have roses this year. The deer chomped off the tops of the branches before there were many buds. Luckily, they haven't come back---yet.
At the last minute I got a card made for the April Altenew challenge.
Betty, created the current board for TTTC112. It's been awhile since I played there, but couldn't miss this challenge. I used Heat Embossing, Die Cuts, Circles/Squares.
Didn't plan it, but ended up using some very old wood mounted circle stamps from Hero Arts & Memory Box. The inks are Distress Oxides faded jeans & peeled paint. Since it's an anniversary card, I added some silver splatters. I was on a roll, so black heat embossed a very old wood mounted sentiment on a circle die cut. Emboss resist is such a great technique for backgrounds or, in this case, to make the sentiment match. Fun to use a strip of silver ribbon.
I really love the new DO kitsch flamingo which I used with the beautiful Gina K Stellar Snowflake stencil to enter the May Monthly Mix Challenge.
The sentiment from Sketched Wreath Builder was stamped in DO candied apple & heat embossed on the Pigment Craft Company stacked cup die cut. Again I used emboss resist to make the sentiment match. The card front was also brushed with kitsch flamingo. I used a shimmer pen on the cup & added white Pico Embellisher dots. Not sure I've ever used pink & red for a Christmas card, but I like how this turned out.