I made the Pretty in Pink and Ruby Red rose card first, I think it turned out very Cath Kidston! I like the clean contemporary look but after I'd finished it I wished I'd added a background stamp. So I used my Antique Cracking stamp on the next three cards which are much more vintage and shabby chic looking. It took me a while to find a nice yellow rose combo I was happy with - I finally got a subtle creamy rose using SU! Barely Banana ink followed by Memento Cantaloupe ink for the outline image. I stamped the Antique Cracking stamp in Antique Linen on that card.
Next, I used Pretty in Pink ink followed by Rose Red ink for the outline. For all the cards so far I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive inks for the leaves. For the last card I used Pale Plum followed by Rich Razzleberry for the rose and this time I used Mellow Moss followed by Always Artichoke inks for the leaves. I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the Antique Cracking background on these last two cards. I was happy with my soft, subtle yellow rose but I am loving the dramatic roses you get when you use more contrasting ink colours!
So what's better than a rose on a card? A ribbon rose brooch! Amanda is giving three gorgeous ribbon rose brooches away on her blog. Go here to read the post and enter the giveaway. Good luck - but not TOO much, I have to tell you I want one in Rich Razzleberry LOL!