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Good morning, ya’ll :)

Well, it’s the 20th of the month again, so you know the Dirty Dozen and Alumni are challenging each other to a new task.    Today is all about a few of my favorite things.

The challenge before us is to create a Mother’s Day/Father’s Day gift/card using our favorite things (stamps, techniques, embellishments etc.)   There are no other limitations.

When I think “favorite stamp”, my mind immediately goes to the Stipple Rose by Stampin’ Up!.   My mom was Joyce Rose.   Her favorite things were roses and anything that incorporated a rose.   I guess she passed that on to me.

My Favorite colors are Red, Black, Green and White.    My favorite technique is Tole.    My favorite embellishments … cuttlebug and nesties.     My current favorite addition to a card is little sentiment tags.    So with that you get:

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The designer paper I used here is NEW to me.. it is called Urban Garden by SU!.   It is quickly becoming a new FAVORITE though :)    The rose was stamped three times.   I cut the whole thing out first, then two different layers of the main bud.   Each layer is on dimensionals.

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Here are my deets:

Stamps: Stampin’ Up!’s Stipple Rose (long ago retired); Holiday’s Galore by There She Goes

Colors: Basic Black, Real Red, GP White, Urban Garden dps

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, copics, white gel pen for accents

Accessories: red velvet ribbon, white tiny grosgrain, 1/2 pearls, SU eyelet border punch, nesties 2 dies, photo corner punch, word window punch, heart punch, swiss dots ef, dimensionals

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Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you have a truly blessed day.

~~ Holly ~~

6 Responses to “~ Raindrops on Roses ~”

  1. on 20 Apr 2009 at 16:47Connie

    Oh, Holly! Your roses are stunning!!

  2. on 20 Apr 2009 at 19:51MelissaC

    Gorgeous!! Your roses look so lifelike!! Blessings and hugs!

  3. on 20 Apr 2009 at 20:52MakiJ

    Just breathtaking!! What a gorgeous coloring! I love how you did the word tags.

  4. on 21 Apr 2009 at 02:02Kellijo

    Totally gorgeous Holly! That rose stamp set is one I MUST FIND….LOL Roses are SO pretty and that card is just absolutely stunning…..

  5. on 22 Apr 2009 at 18:35SonyaSunny

    Thank you! I would now go on this blog every day!
    Thank you
    SonyaSunny

  6. on 26 Apr 2009 at 11:55Jeanette Pulllum

    This is so beautiful. I have stipple rose and must try this.

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