Friday, May 20, 2016

Thank You For Being My Friend

Hello there! It's grand opening day for Kennedy Grace Creations!
 I've made two fun cards with the Beautiful Blooms, Sweet Rose stamp set. Let's take a look.
I white heat embossed the rose onto some Canson cold pressed watercolor paper and used Zig Clean Color brush markers to bring the bloom to life. I die cut the black banner using the Wonky Stitches die set from Avery Elle and white heat embossed the lovely sentiment. I pulled out the sparkling clear sequins from the Red Sangria sequin mix and from the Iced Berries mix for a variation of size. The patterned paper is from the Dear Lizzy Documentary 6x6 paper pad.
I stamped the roses from the Beautiful Blooms, Sweet Rose stamp set, colored them with Copic markers and added a layer of vellum over it to soften the look a bit. The patterned paper is from Pink Paislee's C'est la Vie collection No. 5. I die cut the patterned paper with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Scalloped Borders and once again with the reverse side of the paper to add a pop of color. The smile sentiment is from Lil Inker Designs which I die cut 4 times from black cardstock and adhered together for dimension. I gave the sentiment a once over with some Ranger Glossy Accents for some shine and called it a day. 


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87 comments:

  1. Wow your flowers just pop off your cards. You ladies have truly outdone yourselves Monica.

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  2. Both of the cards are lovely. But the 2nd one did make me Smile.

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  3. two wonderful cards, but the first one with the polka dots is my favorite - love it!

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  4. Your coloring of these beautiful images is exquisite! Great cards.

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  5. Good examples of how to use the same stamp and make two very different looks

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  6. My word! All you ladies in this hop have such gorgeous cards! TFS
    Dolly

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  7. Very nice card designs! These new stamps are so pretty.

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  8. Very lovely card. Love the stamps on vellum.

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  9. Great cards love the Colour Combs

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  10. Love the first card! Your watercoloring is beautiful.

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  11. Another beautiful card showcasing this wonderful stamp set!!

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  12. Love the vellum overlay in the second card!!

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  13. You certainly *did* bring the first card's blooms to life-absolutely in love with the color! And the second card- the vellum overlay makes an elegantly muted background that makes the smile die-cut pop Thx for reminding me I can add dimension to my die cuts w/ out the foam tape. :)

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  14. Both of the cards are GORGEOUS! Love the style and design.

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  15. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Both of your cards are super gorgeous Monica! Love the floral pattern on the sides of your card, really frames the focal portion. Just beautiful!

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  17. Hey Monica, I love both of the cards. The white embossing really makes the flowers pop! Love the sequins and pattern paper coordination. Beautiful!

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  18. Hey Monica, I love both of the cards. The white embossing really makes the flowers pop! Love the sequins and pattern paper coordination. Beautiful!

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  19. O wow I really like your second card it is so gorgeous. I love that stamp set.

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  20. Wow! Your cards are absolutely stunning! Love all the detail.

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  21. Such beautiful cards. I'm in love with this stamp.

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  22. Wonderful take on your two projects using this stamp set.......very, very pretty!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  23. Both cards are absolutely beautiful!!

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  24. Wowzers! You did an amazing job with both of these cards! I love them both. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  25. Beautiful cards! Love that rose stamp set!

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  26. Great cards! I really love the blue wash on the background of the first card! Beautiful!

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  27. These are both lovely (and I love the fun name of your blog, too)!

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  28. Love the Sweet Rose stamp set, such a beautiful card!

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  29. The new rose stamp is really gorgeous. I love both of your cards!!!

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  30. This sweet rose stamp set is absolutely fabulous! The colors in your first card are so vibrant...so pretty! Love both cards.

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  31. I surely do admire the ability to see and produce two completely different cards from the same stamp set! Good job!

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  32. I love both of your cards! The colors are so pretty!

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  33. It's great the different ways you used that stamp set. The top card is pretty. Thanks.

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  34. Love both your cards.thank you for the inspiration.

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  35. Both of your cards so feminine, soft & beautiful! I absolutely love them - wonderful designs!

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  36. Love the soft colors. Just beautiful.

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  37. Two gorgeous cards you have created with such a beautiful stamp

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  38. Very pretty, Monica!! Love that stamp!!

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  39. Very pretty thanks for sharing

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  40. Both the cards are so pretty. The patterned paper matches the rose design so well. How did you get the color along the scalloped border?

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  41. Both of your cards are beautiful. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Both of your cards are beautiful. Love the fun choice of papers on the first card and the vintage look of the second. Love them both.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  43. Your cards are both beautiful!!! LOve them and this new stamp set:)

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  44. 2 great examples of how to use this new stamp set. Than you.

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  45. STUNNING cards Monica! Absolutely LOVE them;-)

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  46. Both cards are wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  47. Beautiful cards! Love them!

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  48. Monica I'm so happy that you join the team and that this was such a successful hop I hope you enjoyed it!! beautiful card!!

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  49. Nice cards. You used the stamp set I would use.

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  50. This is a beautiful stamp set and you have done a gorgeous job with it. Thanks for sharing with us and for the chance to win.

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  51. Monica, your cards are lovely and unique. <3 Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. Beautiful cards, the second one is really unique - love it!

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  53. Two gorgeous cards! The first one, the purple! Oooohhhh! And then a totally different style on the second! Absolutely fantastic!

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  54. Both of your cards are lovely!

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  55. The first card is my favorite (I love purple!), but I really like the way you used the stamp in the second one... just by changing the focal point, you've practically created a whole different image!

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  56. Love the way you used the roses on the second card but they are both beautiful

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  57. Very Pretty Card and lovely Stamp sets at Kennedy Grace Creations

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  58. Lovely cards, these stamps are just beautiful. The flowers really do take centre stage

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  59. Your cards are so pretty! I especially like the design of your second card!

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  60. Love how you softened the colors on the second card!

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  61. Beautiful cards!! I love the colors!

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  62. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing =)

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  63. Love your watercolors, love the flower, love your designs. LOVE your cards!

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  64. Beautiful cards - thank you so much!!!

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  65. Love the vellum idea. And the patterned paper was so perfect with the stamp. Anxious to try that..

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  66. Such nice cards! All the flowers look great especially that purple rose!

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  67. I love roses and
    both of your cards
    are so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

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  68. Beautiful!! This rose stamp set is becoming a favorite!

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  69. Hi Monica, Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! I love the blending of colors you've done on them. Nice blog!

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