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May 13, 2017

Roses for Allsorts 415

Hello everyone, it's time already for a new challenge at Allsorts, this week Brenda chose the theme of Ring a Ring o' Roses. We have two great prizes to give away, hope you get a chance to play along.

The old stamp set "Roses in Winter" by Stampin Up seemed perfect for the occasion, and it's just been sitting in a drawer collecting dust, so I dug it out to use. I have also used the similar styled set "Watercolor Garden" also a really old Stampin Up set. The reason why I am sharing 3 cards is because I was not happy with the outcome and kept trying a different style, in the end I didn't want to waist any of them and turned them into cards.Glad I did because now I actually do like how they turned out.

Below are close ups of each card. I used the same inks and card stock for them all, the last card also uses designer paper from my stash. Sentiments are from Penny Black and Stampin Up. The words stamped onto the backgrounds is the old "French Script" background stamp by Stampin Up. 
I used the "Rock n' Roll" technique to add a darker shade around the edges of the roses.

Although the floral stamps I have used are retired, they are all available on ebay at really good prices too.

Below are the prizes we're giving away this week, hope you decide to join us!

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you all have a nice and sunny weekend! Lots of sunshine in our forecast this weekend and I am looking forward to planting some vegetables over the next few days :)


brenda said...

A very pretty trio of cards Ellie and so pleased you decided to share them all.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of flower cards, so beautiful each one;-))m

Marilyn said...

Pretty cards!!

Amy Johnson said...

These are so gorgeous! I have this old stamp set, so I pinned this for future reference. I love it when paper crafters use old stamp sets once in a while to give us fresh, new ideas.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous cards Ellie, I love your designs, really pretty.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what beautiful cards you have made with this pretty rose set Ellie

Kathleen said...

Three really gorgeous card, super colours and beautiful design's. I have to say that I am really into Rock and Roll but not in the crafting sense, can't get it right.

Kath x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Ellie, they all turned out beautiful.Lovely stamps too x Susan x

Rika said...

Beautiful set of roses cards.

KandA said...

All three are lovely cards but I especially like the first xx