Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What Color Is Your Rose?

Hello friends,

Today we feature the I Love Roses set. The classic rose is steeped in tradition where not only color but the type of rose and the number of stems can carry just as much significance. Here are the meanings of just a few of the colors:

Red - the traditional symbol of love and romance

Pink - a symbol of grace, elegance and admiration

Yellow - friendship, joy and happiness

White - innocence, purity, honor

Orange - desire, passion, enthusiasm

Lavendar - enchantment, love at first sight

(source: proflowers)

This first card in the traditional color of romance will be the valentine card for my wonderful husband! The rose buds and leaf (from the I Love Roses set) were stamped in Palette Noir and colored with Twinkling H2O's. They were carefully cut out and mounted to a white panel that was stamped with the "How do I love thee" sentiment from the Lace Heart set.

The designer paper is from the Scarlett's Letter series from Basic Grey. Riding Hood Red and black cardstock compliment the color scheme.

A luscious dark red satin ribbon and black rhinestones were the final touches!

This yellow rose card will be perfect to send to any friend! Once again I used the Scarlett's Letter series and matched it with Marigold paper.

I started by using a 3 inch square of white and stamped an image from the Flourishes Elements set in versamark - look closely and you can see the faint flourishy images. The edges are sponged with Pallete ink - Cognac.

The rose (from the I Love Roses set) was stamped in Palette inks - Landscape and Cognac with the main bloom stamped twice and popped up. I have to say I just love using the Palette ink line. Once the image was stamped I colored using Twinkling H2O's, which was a breeze because the Palette inks are fast drying and waterproof!

Reversable yellow/orange satin ribbon and yellow rhinestones (which actually look more greenish-yellos) finish it off.

I Love Roses set is sure to be one of those sets you will reach for again and again. What color will your rose be today?

Thanks for stopping by!


retiredheather said...

I love this stamp set. What beautiful cards you have presented us with.
Happy Holidays All

bolha said...

Wonderful card.
Merry Christmas to you all.
x Natasha x

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I did not know the meaning of the colors, how cool. Merry Christmas!