Daisy Birthday

Hello…even though it’s a cold, damp February day, I have a cheerful, sunny card for you.  Daisies always make me smile and I hope this card will make you smile too….

When choosing the color scheme for this card, I wanted to go with colors that I had three graduated shades.  That ended up being So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry.  Creating the daises was so easy using the small Daisy Punch from Stampin’ Up!  I stamped three of each color and layered them.  The centers are a circle punched in Early Espresso and a retired Glitter Dot. The leaves were cut in vellum and colored with Pear Pizzazz ink.

I pulled out a couple of retired pieces of Daffodil Delight DSP patterns and used a scalloped rectangle die to mount the daisies.  The sentiment is from an Altenew set.

I had a lot of fun with this layout and will probably try it in a few other colors.  I think I have the colors I need to make a pink one and maybe a purple one.

Thanks for checking in on my project today and I hope the rest of your week is sunny and bright!

Take care,

Rosanne

Something Sweet for Spring

Hello! I hope you’re enjoying a nice weekend.  Here in southeastern PA, we’re having almost Spring-like weather.  So to celebrate this early taste of Spring, I created a sweet Easter card.

Newtons Nook Woodland Spring Easter Card -Rosanne Mulhern

I recently purchased an adorable set from Newton’s Nook called Woodland Spring.  I just love the precious images and have been having fun coloring them.  I’ll be sharing more in the weeks to come.

Newtons Nook Woodland Spring Easter Card - Rosanne Mulhern

The inside sentiment is from Hello Bluebird’s Spring Banner set.

I really enjoy card challenges and it’s been a while since I joined one, so I’m linking this card to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #52.  I chose the top row across.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Rosanne

 

 

 


Products

Stamps:  Newton’s Nook Spring Woodland, Hello Bluebird Spring Banner

Paper: SU Whisper White & Highland Heather cardstock, My Favorite Things Petite Plaid patterned paper(retired)

Ink: Gina K Obsidian Black, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac

Dies: Newton’s Nook Spring Woodland, SU Layering Ovals

Embellishments: Highland Heather ribbon (SU retired)

Other:  SU Whisper White envelope

 

 

 

CASEing Coast to Coast with Good Morning Magnolia

It’s that time again to travel from the West Coast with Karen Hallam and I (from the East Coast) for our monthly CASEing project.  This month, Karen designed this pretty card and it was my job to decide which of the elements to Copy and Selectively Edit (CASE).  I love the modern vibe along with the vibrant colors of Karen’s card. You can see all the details on Karen’s blog HERE.

Since I have neither the stamp set or the Designer Series Paper Karen used, I decided that along with (mostly) following the card layout, that I would also incorporate the paper piecing technique Karen used on the dress and umbrella.  I actually love this technique but don’t remember to use it that often.  So here’s my CASE…

Good Morning Magnolia Thinking of You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The card base is Petal Pink card stock with a mat of Basic Black card stock and a black/white pattern from the Botanical Prints Product Medley. The paper in this collection is absolutely beautiful.  After creating another smaller mat of Petal Pink, Basic Black and Whisper White, I stamped the Hello sentiment, from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, in Versa Mark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Good Morning Magnolia Thinking of You Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The big, beautiful bloom from Good Morning Magnolia was the perfect image to paper piece and created a pretty focal point.

The flower was stamped on Whisper White card stock and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I cut it out with the coordinating Magnolia Memory dies.  Then I stamped the image on a subtle pink pattern from the Parisian Blossoms DSP  and again on a green pattern from the Tropical Oasis DSP.  Both were also heat embossed with black embossing powder.  The flower was hand cut from the pink pattern and the leaves hand cut from the green pattern and glued to the image stamped on Whisper White. I’m really pleased with how the flower and leaves patterns look against the busier black/white background even though I had to use patterns from several different collections.  Another justification to collect more paper!

The inside is embellished with a strip of DSP and another sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia.

Good Morning Magnolia Thinking of You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Creating a coordinated envelope is quick and easy.  Not to mention, it’s also a prelude to the prettiness awaiting inside!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed our latest installment of CASEing Coast to Coast.  Please be sure to check out Karen’s blog post HERE to get all the details on her pretty card.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

Product List

CASEing Coast to Coast Sympathy Card

Hello…Karen Hallam at Karens Stamping Habit and I are back today with our monthly card CASEing collaboration.  Each month, Karen (from sunny California) and I (from cold and dreary Pennsylvania) take turns at CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) each other’s cards. CASEing provides a great starting point for creating a card.   It’s also a fun and effective way to get your creative juices flowing if you’re stumped for ideas.  This month, Karen is taking her cues from me.  You can see Karen’s card HERE.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Sympathy Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

For today’s card, I used a combination of products both current and retired from a variety of companies.  This is something I’ll be doing more as I find that it’s fun to reach into my stash and find products that coordinate so well but are not necessarily meant to. Not to mention, that it feels great to be using more of what I’ve purchased!

This card started with a Whisper White thick card stock base.  I cut the stitched frame from My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frames.  To create the pretty inset, I simply took a design from the retired SU Delightfully Detailed Laser Specialty paper, cut it to fit and glued it to the back of the frame.  I then added another piece of Whisper White card stock to the back of the cut-out design.  Lastly, I added a piece of white fun foam and mounted it on the card base for a nice dimensional look.

The floral image, from SU Forever Blossoms, was stamped and cut using the Brother Scan n Cut.  This stamp set does have a coordinating die set.  However, I didn’t purchase it knowing that the SNC would be able to cut it out. I colored it with a combination of Stampin’ Blends and Copic Markers with a little added Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Blushing Bride card stock, heat embossed it in white embossing powder and cut it out using SU Layering Ovals dies.  I glued the sentiment oval to another oval cut from vellum and glued them to the front of the card.

The inside sentiment is from the SU set, Flourishing Phrases with a partial stamped image of the floral image used on the front.

While I had everything out, I created another card with basically the same materials. I changed the card orientation, used a different laser paper design and colored the flowers a different color.

Be sure to head on over to Karen’s blog and check out her oh so creative interpretation of my card.

I hope you have a wonderful day…thanks for stopping by!

Rosanne