Monday, August 15, 2011

You're Always Invited.

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No point in denying it, but I have a thing for roses.  Yep, by virtue of being a rose alone is enough to get me to either purchase it, want to wear it, ogle it, or even smell it.  Roses absolutely capture my attention (especially seeing that at times I can have the crafting attention span of a gnat).  So when I caught sight of this Penny Black rose stamp called Rosa, I knew it had to be mine, mine, all mine!  (Bit strong? But only if I say that in a maniacal voice, right?)  Another image or family of images that I seem to have eyes for are flourishes.  I do love a good flourish or two.  Particuarly ornate ones that are reminiscent of vintage wallpaper (again, another of which I have a rather strong penchant for).  So when I can create something with roses and flourishes, I am a happy chappy. But if I really wanted to amp up the enjoyment factor even more, all I need to do is add a tag.  Swing tags, shipping tags, charm tags, any tags really will merrily fulfill the brief.  Heaven.

This card was especially created for this fortnight's CR84FN Color Challenge using Yellow, Kraft, and Neutral.  Just perfect.  Funnily enough, this card is a wedding invitation...my kind of wedding invitation.  Well, at least the soon to be betrothed won't have to worry about having the same ones as the Jones', right?  *wink*

Thanks so much for popping by and here's to a fantastic day!

Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Penny Black Rosa Woodblock, Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish Woodblock, and Watzingmouse Stamps Afternoon Tea
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Kraft and 7 Gypsies Conservatory
  • Accessories:  Size #4 Shipping Label, 1" Satin Ribbon, Large Champagne Satin Rose, Fiskars Small Tag Punch, Copics, WRMK Corner Chomper in Scallops, Jute, and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold and Coffee Shop, Cream Acrylic Paint, and Zing! Embossing Powder in Burnt sugar.



25 comments:

Gisèle said...

so very pretty Jen...I love flourishes also..just got the tim holtz mask flourished and used it on a basmati rice bag...

Marybeth said...

Such a pretty rose card Jen. Your ribbon with the rose is beautiful. Very elegant card with the flourishes in the backround.

Gayatri said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love the yellow flower on the tag and the bow with the flower is lovely! Great work as alaways, Jen!

Stephanie said...

Hmmmmmmm........Roses, tags, and birds! Those are your favorites! I wonder if you could get them all on the same card? I bet with your stunning abilities that you would not have a single issue with that combination. Lovely card, Jen......Perfect for the challenge!

Elena said...

that is so beautiful! The flourishes in the background are so pretty, and that rose and ribbon combo is divine. Great job!

Karen C. said...

Jen, you really create such fabulous layered vintage cards. The Flourish background and the pretty yellow flower really accent the focal images.

Mad for Paper said...

Jen,
This is just gorgeous. The wide ribbon is especially beautiful matched with the ohther elements.
TFS
Ang

Debgem said...

Wonderful!! I really like the embossed flourishes, the gorgeous roses and the lovely bow. Such a pretty vintage look! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Kara said...

gorgeous!! i love roses too:)

Denise said...

Fortnight. I married my husband because he knew that fortnight = 14 days. How many people know that? Plus. he's handsome and lets me boss him around. ;) THe flourish is divine and the color scheme is perfection... beautiful job!

carol (krillsister) said...

this is a beautiful card; one I am sure the happy couple will treasure. Love the colors.

Anne B said...

Beautiful card, Jen. I'm with you on roses and this is just lovely. Super elegant :)

Lorraine said...

Beautiful, Jen! Love the roses, flourishes and that lush bow! and LOL @ crafting attention span of a gnat!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Jen! Love the embossed flourish and that sweet tag! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the flower tag and fabulous distressing. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)
Hugs~

Marie said...

Lovely card Jen. The flourishes add a special charm to the vintage feel of your card.

Camilla said...

Your card is very beautiful - I like the flourish background - it sort of set the scene for the rose w. bow and tag. very nice.

Keva said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous. What a fabulous wedding invite. Totally unlike any of I've seen and just perfect for a bride to love. Great job with the colors,too.

Rose said...

Aww thanks Jen I love you too LOL!
Seriously this is one fantastic invite-one of a kind for sure. Definitely looks like a real labour of love

Michelle said...

You always have the prettiest bits of ribbon and lace and roses, etc. That wide gold ribbon here is just lush...simply lush. This is all that a wedding invitation should be, romantic, elegant, with a little vintage in there too. Love.

Andrea M said...

So stunning Jen!!! Very very BEAUTIFUL!!! What a fabulous take on the challenge colors! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Sue Lelli said...

JEN, love the roses and the tag! Just stunning! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just beautiful, Jen! Love the embossed flourishes and lovely rose! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous Jen, love your beautiful detail and rose, take careX:)

Michele in La said...

simply beautiful !!