Inspired Vintage Roses

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and the Craft-Tim Holtz Pinterest  site was our inspiration. Wow!  There was tons of fantastic inspiration on this site but with that said the Tim Holtz vintage and mixed media techniques take me way out of my comfort zone.  My card was inspired by several different creations on the site but it was the Paper Roses  found here that was my initial inspiration.  This is one of those projects that I just couldn’t leave well enough alone and kept adding and adding until I finally couldn’t add any more. I pulled several Spellbinders sets that I haven’t used in quite a while.  The roses were made using the Rose Creations set, the larger leaves were made using the Foliage set and the decorative background layers were made using the Decorative Labels Eight.  The smaller sections of foliage was made using the Impression Obsession Foliage set.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 right

I cut the background layers and attached them to the card base with strips of mounting tape.  The large foliage leaves were cut and scored with the leaf tool.  The rose layers were cut using pale pink and before forming them I sponged them with Antique Linen and Worn Lipstick Distress ink.  I formed the petals of the roses using a larger stylus to soft the paper and then used a much smaller one to roll the petals inward. The center section of each rose was rolled tightly and then attached together with touches of glossy accents.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 center

I attached the large leaves to the card base using glossy accents. Nest I attached the three roses with glossy accents and then filled in around the roses with the small foliage sections. I was basically finished with the card and was getting ready to take my pictures when it struck me that the dark green foliage was a little stark for the delicate pink roses. I decided to apply gold Wink of Stella to all the leaves of the smaller foliage sections to soften the arrangement.  From there I thought pure gold foliage would be pretty so I cut the smaller sections of foliage using white cardstock and then colored each piece with the gold Wink of Stella and tucked them around the arrangement. I just couldn’t stop there.  I pulled out some thin gold organdy ribbon, created a multi loop bow and heated it with my heat gun to crinkle and curl for another touch of vintage.  I attached the bow and streamers with glue dots.  So as I sat looking at the card I felt the roses were too plain now that they had all the gold foliage around them so I took to coloring the edges of the petals with the gold Wink of Stella.  Whew!  Finally I had to let it go and just take my pictures.  LOL!

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 close

Here’s a closer view.  I like how it turned out.

KC Spellbinders Rose Creations 1 left

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

8 thoughts on “Inspired Vintage Roses”

  1. Morning Kittie, I always think that you can’t outdo your self when it comes to making cards and then you do it…. This is such a pretty card…and you are retaining your crown as the Queen of flowers… Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity

  2. You make me laugh with your “letting it go”….the card is gorgeous and you always seem to top you last creation. You have so much talent. I just keep staring at your floral arrangement….stunning!!!

  3. just outstanding………could you do a pictorial on the making of the roses. showing how many petals were laid out and each step in the process ? Your roses are the “most true” roses, I have seen.
    thank you
    Kathy S………

  4. WOW!!!!KITTIE, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! It makes me think of a Wedding Bouquet! I LOOOOOOOVE the colors of the roses too. Gold Wink of Stella & all!!!! 😉 This one is TOTALLY STUNNING!!!! 😉 PERFECT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉

  5. OMG……OMG….this is beyond gorgeous…Absolutley breathtaking Kitte….how long did it tak you to make this Masterpiece….I think you need to frame this one….how could you ever give it away…unless of course it is to me. 🙂

  6. Good evening,kittie, wow! out standing
    Gorgeous beyond words. a keepsake an must be framed. roses look real. perfectly Done……..hugs for blessing us with your creation


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