Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CSS Group Post: Celebrating National Red Roses Day

Did you know that today’s National Red Roses Day? What a fun day to celebrate! In honor of this event, this month’s Clear and Simple Stamps design team group project theme is red flowers. Everyone will be featuring red flowers from the Collection 3 release as the focal point on their cards. I used a classic black and white color combination along with one of the blooms from the Flower Buds set for my card.

I stamped the large flower image in red ink on white cardstock, then cut it out. It’s hard to see in the photo, but I gave it a light coating of a shimmer spray for a pretty sparkle.

I kept the card’s layout very simple to keep the focus on the striking flower. I used a black card base, then added a white circle die cut stamped with the matching dotted frame. A red strip runs across the card, overlapping the circle. The "I love you" sentiment from the All Occasions 1 set is stamped on the red strip.  I added the flower to the opposite end of the red strip using foam tape for dimension and slipped a pair of green leaves underneath as an accent.

Don’t miss what the rest of the CSS team has created for this month’s challenge. Here’s where to find them: 
Lori—you’re here!
Jaclyn Miller
Kim Duran
Tracy Schultz
Dana Grothaus
Laurie Willison
Jennifer Rzasa
Laura Bassen
Denise January
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Materials Used:
Flower Buds, All Occasions 1, and Shapes: Circles stamp sets, Haute Red Couture, Kraft Like a Rockstar Green, and Perfect Little Black Dress inks, Dare to Be a Diva Red, Perfect Little Black Dress, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Shapes: Circles die (Clear and Simple Stamps); Sparkle Shimmer Spray (Tsukineko); foam tape


  1. Gorgeous Lori! What a classic color combo, it just doesn't get old.

  2. Love , love, love your layout and Red Rose!!!


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