Rose and Chamomile

Power Poppy Rose & Chamomile
Rose & Chamomile

It’s the 15th of the month so that means a new release from Power Poppy. In honor of National Rose month, Marcella has incorporated a single rose bloom unfurled amongst a swirl of chamomile and rosehips. Stop by the Power Poppy blog to see what Marcella has to say about this image.

I don’t really enjoy fussy cutting an image, so where possible I use my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine . For this card I used the Silhouette Design Studio software to trace and detach the white background from the digital image of single rose. Using the software, I drew a circle so that I have a shape to aid in the placement of the roses. I made multiple copies of the detached rose image, rotating and overlapping them as necessary to get the desired shape. I wanted to add the sentiment to the circle, but the sentiment as provided in the stamp set was too long so I cropped it and turned it into two shorter lines instead of one long line. Once the image was printed and colored, I used my Silhouette to cut out the image.

I don’t use embossing folders very often – actually I usually forget that I have them! — but after playing around with a lot of different patterned cardstock, I decided that the texture of an embossing folder would add some interest without distracting from the central image of the rose.

UPDATE 6/16/2016: Now that it’s been announced on the Power Poppy blog, I can reveal that I’ve joined the Power Poppy team this month as one of the Instant Gardeners. You know my love for these images so I’m excited for this opportunity to work with this incredibly talented group of artists. Stop by their blogs and see what they are up to!

Broni Holcombe
Cheryl Scrivens
Debbie Olson
Barb Walker
Jennifer Dove
Rhea Weigand
Nancy Sheads (me!)


Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Wild Flower Line Dance from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Copic X-Press Blending Card Stock
Digital Stamp: Rose & Chamomile (*) by Power Poppy
Embossing Folder: Dainty by We R Memory Keepers
Copics: R81, R83, R85, Y32, Y35, Y38, RB10, V01, V04 (roses); YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

16 thoughts on “Rose and Chamomile

  1. Fantastic coloring of the roses, and love how you arranged them. Beautiful combination of technology and your artistic talent. The embossed background is perfect! It’s so good to see you on the Instant Gardener team!

  2. Fabulous card, Nancy! I absolutely love the colors you used for your beautiful roses! And I’m so glad that you’ve joined the Instant Gardeners!

  3. Hey Nancy! Your card is lovely! What a gorgeous arrangement of roses. And your coloring skills are AH-MAZING! Glad to have you on the IG Team! I’m looking forward to seeing more of your creations.

  4. Hi Nancy! Your card is lovely! What a beautiful arrangement of roses! And your coloring skills are AH-MAZING! So glad to have you on the Instant Gardener team! I look forward to seeing more of your creations. 🙂

  5. Nancy, this card is just gorgeous! The textured background is perfect – a patterned paper that close to the roses would have been overwhelming. Your coloring is exquisite!

  6. First of all, Nancy, welcome to the team! It’s wonderful to have you, and what a gorgeous card you’ve made with this fabulous new digi! I love the circle of roses and your amazing coloring, and you were right to use an embossed background in white. It’s very striking and just perfect! Love that you used your Silhouette. Big hugs!

      1. And thank you for all of your kind remarks about my cards. You never miss a post!

  7. Congratulations on your new DT gig, Nancy! You will certainly fit in beautifully with your fantastic designing and coloring skills! Love this creation with multiple roses! hugs, de

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