Tuesday, 21 November 2017

But he who dares not grasp the thorn…

I’m sharing a card I made to celebrate a milestone birthday featuring the elegant Single Rose Bride image from Sami Stamps and sentiment from the Altenew Beautiful Day set.

I’ve followed the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch for my layout and used a bit of red cardstock to accent my otherwise monochromatic colour scheme.  I also coloured up my image monochromatically with just a pop of colour on the single rose.  I love the elegance of this image and how she can be used for non-wedding occasions also.  It’s hard to see on the photo but the 40s and rose pattern is actually foiled so it looks shiny in real life rather than black.

I chose to use the repeated rose motif so I could enter my card over at the Alphabet Challenge.  I created the background by cropping the rose from the image and alternating that with a 40.  Maybe should have done all roses and just one 40 in the middle not to belabour the point but it is a milestone and one the recipient isn’t dreading reaching.

It is, of course, also cause for celebration.  Well, actually, any birthday is as it’s always a gift to reach another year and have the health to look forward to yet another.  So I am also entering my card in the current celebrate challenge at AAA Cards.

Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Candied Apple, Embossing, Forest Moss, Hickory Smoke & Mowed Lawn
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Currant Sensation

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. lovely card, it could be a wedding card or anniversary too, so versatile. Thank you for playing with AAA cards

  2. How beautiful is your card! Love the design of the numbers corner and the image is so appealing. Super CAS card. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards challenge.

  3. Such an elegant card! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

  4. A beautiful, elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz DT


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