Friday, September 20, 2019

Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming

Hi, Friends.......

I am here with another card to share in the Simon Says STAMPtember Gina K Designs Collaboration Challenge. When I made THIS CARD with the layered roses, I made two of the backgrounds. I decided to turn this one into a Christmas card. I sooooooo wish there were some Christmas stamp sets with rose motifs, because I love the old carol "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming". I think roses make lovely Christmas cards.

For this card, I layered Noel diecuts, added some sparkly glitter to the roses, and glued a few clear sequins here and there. Placing it on a red card base gives it a festive Christmas feel. What do you think? I really love how it turned out.

Supplies used include:
Gina K. Designs - Old Country Roses stamp set
Distress Inks for flowers and leaves
Canson - Mixed Media Paper
Leftover Easter egg dye for background
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Glitter from stash
Scraps of DCWV solid cardstock
Darice/Core'dinations cardstock for card base

Hope you enjoyed seeing this second rendition of my background. Thank you for stopping by today!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Simon Says STAMPtember Gina K Designs Collaboration Challenge
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #455 - AG Christmas
3. Papercraft Challenges #46 - No Designer Paper
4. Double D Challenges - Focus on the Sentiment
5. ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Sparkle (I used glitter and sequins for Sparkle.)
6. Crimbo Crackers Challenge #193 - AG Christmas
7. Creative Crafters Challenge #20 - AG
8. Allsorts Week 537 Challenge - AG + Opt Twist Photo Inspiration (I took inspiration from the Holiday sentiment and the flowers.)

9. Dare2BArtzy September Challenge - Your Favorite Color (I love ALL colors, but pink is a perennial fave.)


  1. Beautiful Janis! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘FOCUS ON THE SENTIMENT’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Hello, Janis! Your rose card is beautiful! I like how you made it a Christmas card! Just popping in to let you know I'm excited about the Cat Lovers Hop - I just added your badge to my sidebar! My lovely friend Suzanne H. reminded me about the hop - I haven't been blogging or crafting much and it slipped my mind. Hopefully I can get my act together and start early this year! Thanks as always for all the work you do for this fun annual event! I wouldn't miss it!

  3. Such a beautiful card, Janis. Love the colors and design!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  4. Gorgeous sparkly roses Janis - and I agree about roes and Christmas - but then I think roses can be for any season and wishes. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge with your sparkly roses and sequins. :) Lynda DT

  5. Beautiful with the roses and I like this song too.

  6. Beautiful design. Thanks for taking time to share with us at Double D Challenge Blog.
    DD DT

  7. So beautiful in every way. Lovely image, colour and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  8. This is so beautiful and that rose is a non-traditional but lovely Christmas motif! Your subtle background really lets the roses take center stage and that glitter gives such a magical feel to your design. LOVE this!


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