Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Introducing Ruby Rose

Welcome back to the second day of group posts for Papertrey Ink. Today we are featuring Dawn's beautiful  Ruby Rose set and dies. I'm really pleased with how my projects turned out, which is really a testament to how nicely Dawn designed them. They have all the right elements of whimsy, beauty, and ease. I'm sure you'll find them to be every bit as enchanting and a joy to work with as I do.

I choose an inspiration piece for both projects. I was inspired by the combination of black and pastels on this print.

Click here for the original source. 

First up, I have this striking card in pastel tones set off nicely against True Black. I'm loving this color combination--Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Soft Blush, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, and just a wee touch of Pure Poppy. The leaves and flower centers are some of the favorites that I've ever seen and I'm sure to be pulling them out to mix and match with other sets. Just the right amount of personality.

A close up of my focal point. I stamped the Mat Stack 5 stamp from Modern Wood Mats directly on my Aqua Mist background in Ocean Tides ink. Black leaves and "Baby's Breath" (from Peaceful Garden) set off my flowers nicely. The black really pulls it all together.

For my second inspiration piece, I picked this one. I like the use of blues (Blueberry Sky and Aqua Mist) with just a touch of pink (Hibiscus Burst).

Looks like the link to where this one was originally posted is a bit hard to find. So here's the Pinterest link instead. 

We were challenged to make a stamped background with the elements. I did just that in shades of Blueberry Sky, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, and Hibiscus Burst. I stamped all over that with a pattern from BB: Tin Types in Enchanted Evening. Sort of pulls everything together and balances out my Enchanted Evening card base and sentiment.

And speaking of sentiments, how about the angle on this one? There are some design possibilities there. The first one that came to mind was to put in a corner and angle the panel with the same lines. So easy and effortless.

Thanks for joining me today! See you back tomorrow with the rest of my projects. In the meantime, check out some more Ruby Rose projects on the rest of the PTI  blogs.

Maile Belles
Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Dawn McVey
Melissa Phillips
Heather Nichols
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalcyzk
Danielle Flanders
Ashley Cannon Newell


Black Rose Card
Stamps: Ruby Rose, Modern Wood Mats, Love & Marriage, Boutique 
Borders: Birthday, Peaceful Garden
Cardstock: True Black, Aqua Mist, Soft Blush, Berry Sorbet
Ink: True Black, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Ocean Tides
Dies: Ruby Rose

Corner Birthday Sentiment Card
Stamps: Ruby Rose, BB: Tin Types
Dies: Ruby Rose
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist,  Spring Moss, Soft Blush
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Hibiscus  Burst, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky
Patterned Paper: Hibiscus Burst Simple Stripe


  1. Did you stamp your filigree border on the first card Erin? Love it! Thanks

  2. Wow! You so perfectly captured each of those prints in your cards, Erin. Love Ruby Rose!

  3. Two wonderfully inspired cards! So nice. :)

  4. Fabulous cards -- really like the way your background turned out on the 2nd card, and the use of the wood grain mat on the first one really sets the flowers off.

  5. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! PERFECTLY MATCHED UP to your INSIRATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!! (I am sitting here with my mouth hanging open!!!!! ) :o FABULOUS WORK!!!!!!!!!! (Do you women sleep???)

  6. Love the 'wallpaper' effect you created. And the first card's layout, a study in perfection!

  7. Love the use of pastels with black and can't wait to try it myself.