Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Double D - Rose Garden

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Diane is hosting today and as you can see by my blog title ... the theme is
  Here is the fabulous mood board she has created to help inspire you . . .
 I was amazed when I was looking through my 'goods' to see
I really don't have much in the line of actual ROSES ... (interesting)
BUT I did discover I had an OLD Stampin' Up set
called Fifth Avenue Floral which I felt would work just fine!

I actually stamped and fussy cut THREE panels.
Colored only the one using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
and then proceeded in stacking the three panels together
and tucking my Cheery Lynn Designs rose leaves
in between the panels.  I die cut the leaves from green card stock
then sponged a bit of red along the edges (that's what the leaves
on my new rose bushes look like so mimicked them).
Other dies used are:
Tutti Designs HAPPY and BIRTHDAY

Tutti Designs - Word Set - Happy
 Tutti Designs - Word Set - Birthday

Jeanine's Art - Dies - Classic Butterflies & Flowers - Butterfly Corner
I fussy cut the butterfly from this die because
I liked the 'lacy' look of it ... lol.
 Check out this beautiful stamp Diane has up for grabs to one lucky random draw winner.
 So, come play along using our theme and YOU might be our random winner!! 
Be sure to pop over to our challenge blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!  
   Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Such a pretty card! I truly love the butterfly!

  2. Beautiful, beautiful card and the stamp worked perfectly!! Lovely colors on the Rose too, making it look so real...another fabulous card my friend!!

  3. Beautiful Darlene! The rose patterned paper in the background looks amazing. Love that you always give dimension to the die cuts on your cards. I need that rose leaf die!

  4. Your card is stunning Darlene! The coloring on your rose is perfect and I love the detail on the die cut leaves. What a perfect pairing on your lovely card.

  5. All you really need is one rose stamp, but it is so nice to have a lot more. Lol, Just kidding, you have proven that you can created beautiful cards with less. Love the die cuts on the sentiment and the butterfly.

  6. Beautiful card. The rose is outstanding. 


  7. Interesting... you did not have much in the way or roses. Me either. Now why is that? I love roses. Of course, I have some now because I made some for this challenge. I am glad you found this one and colored it so beautifully. The butterfly is the perfect addition.

  8. Very pretty card! Good for you for doing all that fussy cutting. I do like the die cut leaves, they have a very nice texture!

  9. How lovely!! Fabulous rose and the butterfly is a sweet detail!!

  10. Beautiful rose it is just a really stunning design...big hugs.xx

  11. This is absolutely beautiful, Darlene! You don't need many roses when you can make ONE look like this! It's especially pretty with the butterfly and the rose sprigged paper in the background. The inspiration board sure is pretty!

  12. How beautiful. I love the color of that single rose, and the background patterned paper is perfect. Such a sweet card, it just makes me happy.

  13. Your triple rose looks like it is freshly picked from the garden, Darlene! It's stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. I would say that the rose is just perfect for this, love how you colored the leaves too, our rose bush is the same way. I do love the detail in that butterfly, so lovely!

  15. What a gorgeous card! I love that oversized rose and beautiful die cut butterfly!

  16. Your rose is so pretty in that color. I love the butterfly you added as well. A very gorgeous card design.

  17. Beautiful! It looks like the background paper was made just for this pretty flower, they go so perfectly together. You're right, the butterfly is beautiful and just the perfect finishing touch to your card.
    Have a wonderful day.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  18. Your beautiful rose really POPS! I love all of that dimension! Even your leaves are pretty lol And the white butterfly makes for a beautiful accent!

  19. Fabulous card Darlene. Love the beautiful rose that looks absolutely stunning on your background paper. The butterfly is the perfect touch.

  20. This rose is my favorite among my collection of stamps and I love how you used it with those beautiful dark green leaves! The white butterfly is the perfect accent for this lovely card!


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