Roses in Abundance

Hello friends,

Another Wild Orchid Craft project to share today. I made this card for the Wild Orchid Craft Challenge blog where the challenge is to create a card using the embossing technique (either dry or heat) with layers (use at least 3 layers of paper/ embossed card). As my regular blog visitors  already noticed, I love bird-cages. I counted my birdcage stamps a few weeks ago and came to the sum of eight plus 2 dies and 1 embossing folder! I don’t know why I have this passion for bird-cages but they look so pretty on cards. I also love the ornamental bird-cage s and is always searching for old and weathered ones to decorate and display. To decorate them with roses are my number one way and this birdcage card is no exception. My WOC guest designer kit left the door wide open to  embellish this card with pink roses in abundance. The flourish and birdcage is from the Tim Holtz stamp set “Artful Flight” and the bird from  7 Gypsies clear stamp set “Victoria” The images are stamped with Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet” and Versamark ink and heat embossed with white and clear embossing powder to give a raised effect.  For dry embossing I used my Sizzix embossing folder “Corners and Damask set”. The paper roses, lace and seam binding ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I entered the card in the following challenges:

The heat embossed flourish and little birdie

 The birdcage and roses

The inside with the embossed flourish and label:

Project details:

  • White and pink cardstock
  • Designer papers from NitWit collection  “Affection Too” and Iralamija Etsy shop “Floral backgrounds”
  • Tim Holtz stamp set “Artful Flight”
  • 7Gypsies clear stamp set “Victoria”
  • Guipere lace available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Roses available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Seam binding “Pink Tulip” available from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Pearls and pins
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities die “Labels Eighteen”
  • Sizzix embossing folder “Corners and Damask set”
  • Marianne Design Creatables “LR0106” for leaves
  • Skwiglues Glitter “Sweet Pink”
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Victorian Velvet”
  • SAG clear detail embossing powder
  • Versamark Watermark stamp pad
  • PSX White embossing powder

Thanks so much for stopping by, I would love to know who come to visit. Please leave a comment so that I can visit your blog too. Have a wonderful weekend and happy crafting

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tracey m
    Jun 03, 2011 @ 03:11:06

    Oh my this is just absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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  2. Julie
    May 29, 2011 @ 23:39:53

    This is soooo beautiful,thanks for sharing this stunner with the Southern Girls,Julie.x

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  3. Eleta
    May 29, 2011 @ 21:44:30

    Ongelooflik mooi! – Lief die kleure

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  4. NancyD
    May 29, 2011 @ 00:49:41

    Very beautiful card. There is so much to take in with the layers, pearls, swirl, flowers, everything is so lovely.

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  5. Crystal D
    May 28, 2011 @ 02:48:12

    WOW!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love all the pink and the ribbon, flowers and beautiful image. WOW 🙂 I’m absolutely amazed by your creation!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes this week 🙂

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  6. Sherri Dean
    May 27, 2011 @ 03:46:17

    Oh, my, what a gorgeous, gorgeous card! This is just breath taking! The lace on the birdcage just adds such a new dimension and the flowers are perfect as well. One of the prettiest cards I’ve seen in a long time!

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  7. Michelle
    May 26, 2011 @ 15:43:14

    Hi

    WOW!

    Absolutely stunning! The more I look the more amazing detail I see.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle 🙂

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  8. Carol
    May 25, 2011 @ 22:26:28

    Wow this is gorgeous Amelia, love all the details and your colours. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x

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  9. Gemma
    May 25, 2011 @ 20:27:18

    a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Birthdays in Pink challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma 🙂

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  10. Sandy How
    May 25, 2011 @ 16:48:53

    A stunning card, lovely images and great embellishment – love the lace touch. I saw your card on Make It Monday and wanted to stop by to get a closer look,
    Sandy

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  11. Genevieve
    May 25, 2011 @ 13:09:03

    So romantic, so detailed… and I love pink!!!

    Great card and totally gorgeous!!!
    Thanks for playing with us @ Craft Us Crazy!

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  12. Sharon Keanly
    May 25, 2011 @ 10:06:33

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful Amelia and this one ranks high amongst your list of gorgeous creations. I just love it! That seam binding is gorgeous! hugs Sharon x

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  13. Jenny B
    May 24, 2011 @ 11:35:55

    Simply stunning! So beautifully co-ordinated in every way. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Paper Sundaes this week.

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  14. Kim
    May 24, 2011 @ 08:51:47

    GORGEOUS!!!! Love the shabby chic feel!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Us Crazy!

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  15. Jill
    May 24, 2011 @ 07:05:38

    What a beautiful card, just love everything about it. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

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  16. Sarah-Jane
    May 24, 2011 @ 00:12:00

    Your work is fantastic, so very talented xxx

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  17. Moz
    May 23, 2011 @ 23:06:20

    What can I say but WOW!
    Your manage to outshine your previous card everytime.
    I love the theme and how you used embossing in every way possible.
    The layout is fantastic and all the special details just bring the whole card together.
    Exquisite!
    Hugz
    Moz

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  18. Joyce
    May 23, 2011 @ 23:04:00

    Dear Amelia
    Your Roses card is beautiful and stunning.
    Love the lace roses and the pink bird looking at the cage.
    Good Luck.
    Stamping Hugs Joyce.

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  19. scrap joanna
    May 23, 2011 @ 21:27:35

    stunning work !!!! I love your vintage look !!!! super job :-))))

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  20. CHRISSY
    May 23, 2011 @ 19:48:45

    So glad you joined us at ‘Make it Monday’ this card is just as beautiful if not more, from the last time I saw it. Gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  21. Carol (Granny)
    May 23, 2011 @ 18:10:55

    Beautiful!! I know I must sound redundant every time I visit but your creations are so gorgeous and take my breath away with each new creation. The details and love you put into your cards are mesmerizing. You are definately doing WOC proud my friend. They are blessed to have you and I so hope you continue on. “Love & Hugs” Carol

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  22. mudmaven
    May 23, 2011 @ 16:39:37

    Totally stunning card!!! Love those roses. Thanks for joining us for our Distress, Rip, Tear Crumple … challenge on Kaboodle Doodles. ~chris

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  23. Lisa
    May 23, 2011 @ 16:06:43

    This is stunning, Amelia! I’ve just ordered the lovely floral papers from seeing your card! I have to say, I’m a pink girl anyway, so this is right up my street and those roses are to die for! Feel a shopping trip coming on at WOC! Thanks for the inspiration. Lisa X

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  24. Dena
    May 23, 2011 @ 13:28:03

    Amelia this is just so very stunning!!!! Love the gorgeous pink roses and GREAT papers!!!!
    I’m so glad you were a guest designer with us this week at Wild Orchid Crafts!
    Hugs, Dena

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  25. CHRISSY
    May 23, 2011 @ 12:09:58

    Beautiful, stunning, elegant card. I love this so much.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  26. Riet (harikini)
    May 23, 2011 @ 09:08:38

    Uh what a beauty , the idea to glue the lace on the cage.
    Wonderful, you really have your own style.

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