Monday, August 29, 2016

Roses in December

One of my mom's favorite flowers is the rose so I always try to grow some in my garden - but gosh, they are hard to grow properly.  In July they are absolutely devoured by those nasty June beetles.  Then they have those black fungus, caterpillars - I'm so much better at sticking them on cards!

And I have a lovely variety of them - perfect for placing on a wreath around this beautifully lettered quote by Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design.  



Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, God gave us Memory, calligraphy, card

I stamped the quote in black pigment ink and embossed it with clear powder.  I then embossed my layer with an oldie but still lovely Rebecca embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, God gave us Memory, calligraphy, card

To add warmth to the card, I then sponged the edges with Tea Dye distress inks.  It really brings out the embossing.  The wood wreath by Spellbinders was colored with Zig clean color brushes and centered around the quote.

Diana Nguyen, Quietfire Design, God gave us Memory, calligraphy, card

God Gave Us Memory - Mounted