Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rosie Posie

Maybe this morning's post should be called "Ring Around the Rosie" as you all blog hop around the Papertrey Ink blogs for Rosie Posie's debut. Should be fun and inspiring.

We were asked this month to come up with an inspiration photo. I saw this one on Jennifer Ellefson's pinterest board and chose it without reading the details so much. Apparently she repinned if off my inspiration board! I tell ya, I don't know which way is up some days.

And here are my projects. I was drawn to the layout and the pops of color against the grey. Easy to do when you got your Smokey Shadow ink pad in your arsenal.

I really liked the vertical alignment on the elements and originally was going to try tor recreate it in my favorite folk art style. But then I discovered something--fold a piece of white cardstock in half and die cut the Rosie Posie stem and leaf, with the bottom on the stem slightly going beyond the fold. When cut, unfolded and both ends stamped (this works because the stamp is symmetrical), it almost has this damask design feel to it. Cool! The awesome hexagons from the set are a nice match up to Honey Bee and Honey Bee Sentiments. Nice to freshen those up!

For more of a focal point look with the rose and leaves, I took the same color scheme and created this card. I'm in love. I was originally just "in like" when I first got the stamp set, but once I stamped those roses on the die cuts and popped them up with dimensional adhesive, it was full on infatuation. And that Filigree Border die? You know how nice the edges are on the die cuts in general? That look is maximized due to all the daintiness of the fans--gorgeous.

That's it for me tonight. Make sure you do the "Ring Around the Rosie" and see what the other girls are up too with this stamp set.

 Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
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Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders


Bee Positive
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Honey Bee, Honey Bee Seniments, Fillable Frames 10, Half & Half
Dies: Fillable Frames #10, Rosie Posie Collection
Ink: Smokey Shadow and CTHM Orange
Buttons: Smokey Shadow

Get Well Soon
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Faux Ribbon
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow and Soft Stone
Button: Smokey Shadow
Dies: Rosie Posie Collection and Filigree Border die
Ink: Smokey Shadow


  1. lovely, absolutely gorgeous color combo!

  2. Wow - beautiful! Stunning colour duo :o)

  3. I'm not usually drawn to orange, but the way you put it with the grey, white and black is really inspiring.

  4. Gorgeous cards Erin!! so prettty! love the cards!

  5. I absolutely love this Erin! Very cool look. ;)

  6. What beautiful cards. Thanks for the tip of folding the cardstock...gorgeous results!

  7. Gorgeous designs Erin. WOW. They just pop right off the screen.

  8. I like the first card a lot. It is super creative and so out of your comfort zone. Great job, Erin! ;)

  9. I love your cards - they're gorgeous!! Now I want this set, too:)
    Cindy H.

  10. I love your use of the hexy background with the bee: that was my direction too (for when I finally get that set!!), and the filagree border in the light grey is just brilliant: a soft color that matches the softness of the filigree. You did an amazing job on both of your cards: thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

  11. Love the cards and especially that color combination!