Sunday, February 17, 2008

Catching Up!

It's been one of those weekends where you just can't seem to catch up. I was busy with the kids' Valentines "stuff", then they didn't have school on Friday (Winter Break). I was also finishing uploading my Fan Club cards into the gallery at Splitcoaststampers. (The gallery is totally rockin' this month, so be sure to check it out!!) We were away from home for much of the day on Saturday, and now I am trying to get caught up on e-mail, commenting...and of course, making cards. ;)

Today I have a card using Big Iris, a gorgeous new image from Starving Artistamps. It can be purchased separately, or on a full sheet of lovely new floral images.

Tracey also has a special going on right now, and you can still use my discount code rosedis for your 10% off:
For the next week, buy one 8½ x 11 inch sheet of rubber images, get one sheet of original cling for FREE!! Offer is good on all FULL SHEETS by Red Castle, Doodle Factory, and Starving Artistamps.

Okay...so enough chit-chat. Here's my card:

Images © Starving Artistamps & SunSpirit Studio


The Iris was stamped with Arirondack Pitch Black, and colored with my Copic Sketch markers. Sparkle was added with my clear Spica glitter pen. The base is Perfect Plum with a layer of Whisper White and Vellum Card Stock. The Vellum layer was embossed with my new Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder & Big Shot. The ribbon is May Arts. I think everything looks pretty straight-forward on this, but you can let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Stamps: Big Iris (Starving Artistamps), Thanks (SunSpirit Studio)
Card Stock: Vellum Card Stock, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Solar White (Neenah)
Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Copic Sketch markers, Clear Spica Glitter pen
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder & Big Shot, Ticket Corner punch, May Arts ribbon, White Adornit Gems, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

32 comments:

Alli Miles said...

I know all about catching up! I am doing the same thing after CHA--both at home and online!!! This is a beautiful card. I love how subtle the background is with this gorgeous image.

Wendy said...

Great card!! Love that new Cuttlebug folder! So pretty, Rose Ann! Thanks for sharing!

Wendy

My Paper World said...

Oh Wow! Rose Ann, That's really beautiful! xx

Susie said...

Wow! Beautiful and elegant. I really love the look the CB polka dot folder gives. Mine's waiting for me when we go home. I've also got Adironack Black Pitch waiting. I want to try it with Copics - looks like it works well.

Jessica said...

Gorgeous card! The Swiss Dot sets off the iris so nicely. So clean and crisp.

Donna said...

what a pretty card, Rose Ann!

Corie said...

Oh my this is just so beautiful

Julie Masse said...

Such a pretty card Rose Ann! I'm playing catch up too! :)

fran said...

Really beautiful! Love how the background makes the flower pop off the page. It's catch up around here too - long weekened following snow days is just too much!

Dawn griffith said...

WOW Rose Ann your card is sooo amazing .. Love the purple :-) Such an elegant card LOVE IT!
xoxox
Dawn griffith

Alexandra said...

How beautiful Rose Ann! The colors are amazing - the whole thing is very elegant! I did not get to stamp not ONCE this weekend so I know what you mean about begin busy :-) *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Deborah said...

Lovely Iris card Rose Ann! Just curious as to why you didn't use the CB to run the folder through? I have the Big Shot too, is it better for vellum? Hugs, Deb

Susan (rainy) said...

Rose Ann the card is amazing! I have ordered that swiss dotted embossing folder and can't wait for it to get here.

Lauren said...

This card is gorgeous! The clipped edged on the sentiment is such a great touch.

beate said...

Wow, Rose Ann! This is gorgeous!!!
Hugs and smiles

dpkennedy said...

I love the swiss dots! I am still waiting for mine though :(
I love how the bright flower jumps off the page!

Carolyn King said...

Beautifully done-love the simple background with that amazing flower...you showcased it well!

Marlou said...

this is beautiful rose Ann, so elegant!!! and im loving your swiss dots {cant wait to get mine , :) } :) x

Bethany Paull said...

That flower looks so elegant against the white on white embossed bg.

Deb said...

such a beautiful, crisp, clean card. I love the swiss dot embossing folder on the white card, it is such a perfect backdrop for this gorgeous stamp!

Dawn Easton said...

Hey Rose Ann!

I'm playing catch up too! LOL!

Still in Florida but wanted to pop in ;)

Your card is gorgeous!! Wonderful colouring, as always!

Take care!

Savor the Journey * TexasGrammy said...

***gasp****

I am in LOVE with this gorgeous creation! LOVE!

Catherine said...

Absolutely...gorgeous!

nitestamper said...

way too adorable !!!!
love that clean CB BG
tfs, RoseAnn
chat

sophia landry said...

I LOVE this!!!!! That cuttlebug BG is awsome, and the image looks great on top. Its a real stunner!

joslyn said...

very cute. love the swiss dot folder i need to get that one.

Janine said...

Beautiful !! Love that flower..

shel9999 said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I *LOVE* the big flower on top of the embossed dots! Wonderful sentiment too!

shel9999 said...

Ok...I'm embarassing myself...I came in here to comment on your DD challenge card, saw this one and got distracted but the DD card was still in my mind. THAT one has a wonderful sentiment...but "thanks" is always nice too! Bwahahahahaaha! (Sheesh...it's too early.)

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

BEAUTIFUL! I have that Cuttlebug folder, but haven't used it yet! LOVE what you did with it! And you're not alone. . .I can't keep up with my blog reading alone! LOL

Leslie Miller said...

Hi, Rose Ann! What a great idea to cut out the whole flower and mount it right on the embossed vellum! I just ordered 3 new folders, but not this one. I love it so much but I heard the dots get squished. I'll be wishing I had it, I'm sure, if I keep seeing beauties like this!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is one fabulous card -- I just love the Swiss Dots folder -- it looks wonderful here -- great way you did the flower -- so love this!!!