Roses and lace

A happy new year to you and I do hope it has got of to a positive start! This card is just gorgeous combining two of my favourite things – roses and lace. It’s an 8” x 8” base so makes a really good impact. The main artwork is an image from Marjolein Bastin, whose work is so pretty, her cardmaking pads are just full of pages that make you want to start on a card!

This particular image is from the Marjolein Bastin Summer pad and is one of my many favourites. It has been used with two Signature dies, Jessica lace border and the Climbing Rose. I would say they are amongst my most heavily used dies – especially the rose… not that I use flowers a lot! It does make a stunning card to send someone though and although I laugh about my love of flowers and tendency to add them to everything, they are a very beautiful embellishment!

Two borders have been used here, so you need to grab the second border from the second sheet of this pink rose design in the pad. There are plenty of other cards that you can do with the main images and other bits on the second sheet, so it’s not wasted. That’s the joy of having two sheets the same of each of the twelve designs.

The climbing rose die has been die cut in white and coloured. There are two schools of thought on this. Some people swear by cutting the die a few times in the required colours and paper piecing but I think colouring can be quicker and easier. Unless of course you don’t like colouring much and there are plenty of those that don’t! The Jessica lace has been cut in a white pearl effect card.

Finally to recap on the three glues that I use constantly, and all three were needed for this card. Pinflair glue gel is used to create the decoupage and attach the rose embellishments. The backing paper and little square images are all stuck down with double sided tape and then the centrepiece is attached with foam tape.

10 replies
  1. Mary huggins says:

    Beautiful card Joanna. Love reading your blogs and seeing the pictures of the cards you make.
    Happy New Year to you, your family and all your Staff.

  2. Michelle says:

    Loved the Card Joanna. I bought the whole pad set of Marjorie Bastin and love it. Even purchased 2 pads for my crafty friend..Thank you for your inspirations.

  3. Jan White says:

    This is a stunning card. Thank you for showing it.
    Can I ask what backing paper you used?

    Think I will need to get another of these pads as one is not enough!

    • Joanna Sheen says:

      Hi Jan, If I am honest I am not 100% sure, but I suspect it may have been from the Holly Pond Hill CD as that has quite a few small flower designs on. You might also find suitable Rose/small flower designs on Jane Shasky Heart of the Garden CD. Smiles, Joanna


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