Patchwork and Roses

FloralThatchThe idea for this card came from the saying “roses around the door”. I was trying to get the feel of a country cottage with patchwork and roses growing around the door. We used to have roses climbing up the front of our cottage but sadly the ivy got the better of them and now we just have ivy round the door, which really doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

Thomas Kinkade is always a good ‘go to’ product for cottage designs and this is from the Thomas Kinkade Card Collection Volume One. The backing papers are from the Joanna Sheen Backing Paper pads Volume 3.

This is a very simple card to assemble – just use a Spellbinders oval nesting die to create the aperture and then get to work on the roses.

The Wild Rose Signature Die is a pleasure to use, the diecuts fall out of the die beautifully so no scrabbling about and there are various different ways you could colour the flowers. You can just cut them from assorted pink/lilac/pastel coloured card. Or, alternatively, you can cut them from white card (our Elegance Satin 300gsm) and work on them with Promarkers. It really is easier than you may think. Just scribble across all the edges using the chisel end of the pen (don’t panic or try and colour it all completely) and then take a lighter colour and again using the chisel end, cover the entire flower, focussing especially on the joins between dark and light. Then if you want to blur the joins even more, take the blender pen and use that in circular motions to mix it all together.

I like adding self-adhesive pearls in the centres but you could just have, say, some yellow card behind them or leave it as it is. I use Pinflair glue gel to attach them to the card, then they will be movable for a little while.

4 replies
  1. Caroline Reed says:

    hi Joanna,
    That is a beautiful card! You always have great ideas! Really liked your hanging basket card the other day, so much so I went straight to your website to buy dies etc! I have almost all of the flower dies, but didn’t have that one! Thank you for all your wonderful ideas and pictures of cards to inspire us all!
    lots of love
    Caroline Reed

  2. Heather says:

    Hi Joanna
    What a beautiful card I have loved Thomas Kincade for a very long time and was so pleased when you had his Cd’s.
    Hugs x

  3. Maureen york says:

    Hi Joanna, love the card you have made, I have Thomas Kincade cds so all I need now is the dies. love your cards you make them so easy to make as well. I live in devon in a very pretty part of the coast Paignton.
    Best wishes.x


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