The Last Roses of Summer Card: Guest DT at Cheery Lynn Designs
Hello, Friends! Summer is well and truly over for most of us. Although I suspect we’ll still get a few days of Indian Summer before it’s all said and done, things have definitely turned toward fall here in North Carolina. A few brave roses are still blooming, and they inspired me to create this Last Roses of Summer card for my guest designer spot at Cheery Lynn Designs.
This was my first opportunity to play with Cheery Lynn dies and it was a complete pleasure! These dies cut through paper, even heavy cardstock, “like buttah.” For this romantic 5″ x 7″ side fold card I used the Large Rose Die, Medium Rose Die, Fall Leaves 8 piece Die, and Ornament 1 Die.
The roses were cut from Prima’s Stationer’s Desk paper collection. I love to die cut flowers from patterned paper, as it adds instant depth and texture to the finished product.
The roses were shaped in all stages of blooming, from buds to full open blooms. Because of this, I colored the backs of the petals as well as the fronts.
I needed some greenery in with my bower of roses, and these die cut fall leaves added so much lovely texture. I love that the design is imprinted on them when they are die cut! The Ornament 1 die makes a gorgeous doily layer.
Another sweet cluster of roses tied with sheer organza ribbon. Be still my heart!
I’ll be guest designing with Cheery Lynn all this month, and I have lots more pretties to share with you!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Kathy a beautiful card and sentiment. I have a gorgeous perfumed rose a friend bought when I lost my son. It usually flowers at his anniversary time, and It’s flowering now ready for his birthday on 17 October. Special flower that evokes wonderful memories. Hugsx
Hi Kathy, simply lovely, I love roses of any color, well done.
This card is lovely, lovely, lovely and another memory jogger for me, Kathy. My Grandfather grew beautiful roses and in his backyard, instead of having a lawn, there were neat rows and rows of different rose varieties he babied every day. Growing and nurturing all his different roses was his relaxation from being a business owner. He was a big, gruff man from a dour German family and first generation American, not really a big children lover, but the roses were an excellent bridge for him to relate to all of us kids. He’s been gone for many, many years, but the fragrance of roses was, and always will be, a fragrance of love for all his grandchildren. Your beautiful card brought the wonderful fragrance of love to me this morning. Thanks so much, my friend!
Beautiful card Kathy, my friend. My neighbour, Norm, who is 97 and lives just a few mobiles down, has been in his home for 38 years! He has these two rose bushes in the front, both magnificent, but the light pink with yellow towards the center of the petal is amazing! Loaded with fragrance. I must say there are a few hundred buds still to come but we have had some heavy frosts already and I fear they will not open. I go down a cut some and my place smells like, well, a rose garden. I just wanted to say how we must stop and smell those roses. Their fragrance is calming and rejuvenating. Your card reminded me of how special those roses are to me, and Norm for growing them.
Kathy, as you know, roses inspire me so I cherish this lovely card! The sheer organza ribbon
indeed made my heart smile, along with the exquisite detail in the roses. You’ve captured the essence of the rose; a dream of sweet fragrance, the joy, the quiet beauty…roses are truly one of God’s great gifts to the world. I’m thankful for your inspiration as always.