I got a bug in my head about doing a monochromatic card with this set from Our Daily Bread. I decided on Rose Red because I think it's like the Cinderella of colors. It's usually in the pile of colors that people just don't use, which is why I don't think you find it in many of the designer papers from Stampin' Up!, which is sad. And now that I have told you it's one of my favorites, they will probably retire it. Also, I wanted a color that I had some matching ribbon for, and there aren't too many companies that make ribbon to match their exclusive colors.
So anyway, I had the idea of just using the roses from this set and not the tea pot. And then since I left the tea pot out of the equations, none of the greetings worked, so I borrowed one from Good Day. I wanted to put a kind of wreath of roses around a circular element, but when I got several stamped and die cut, they were really too big to do that. So I decided to do something else, and it turned out GOJUS! Lookie:
GOJUS!!! (YILM!) I'm afraid this seam binding ribbon has retired long ago, which makes me sad.
I stamped the greeting with Versamark and embossed with white EP.
The background was stamped in Rose Red, but the roses on top got lost in the busy-ness. So I sponged more Rose Red over it to create a tone-on-tone look. That allowed my roses to pop forward.
I thought the roses would look better paper pieced, and I was right! It really helps dress the card up even more.
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