Saturday, October 15, 2011


Time again for a colorful challenge at The Shabby Tea Room!  Gorgeous deep rich fall colors were chosen this week.  The added challenge was to have handmade flowers.  I incorporated lots of flowers.  In fact, the card was top heavy!!:-):-) I masked the border punch with tea dye ink on two of the papers for interest.  I used a cardboard circle for the base of the rolled flowers and inked the sides with burgundy ink.  I don't know how many mini flowers I rolled, but I sure got my practice rolling them!:-)  And, it was fun!  I love the effect of those tiny little rolled roses.  I added lace, pearls, button, and gold thread to finish the card!  Without further delay, here is my card....
Love the deep rich color!

Paper:  Echo Park(Victoria Gardens), Bazzill, Best Occasions
Stamp:  SU(Tiny Tags)
Ink:  SU(Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy); Ranger(Tea Dye)
Die:  MFT(Mini Rolled Roses); Verve(Tag)
Flowers:  Offray
Lace:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  SU
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Gold Thread:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Doily:  My Stash
Button:  Jenni Bowlin
Misc:  Sewing


  1. How totally lovely! and elegant to boot!!

  2. Oh my goodness what a lovely floral bouquet! The colors and the rolled roses are spectacular. My roses look like rolled bales of hay! Great LO and the mini tag is FAB.

  3. Oh my!! Maria this is fabulous!! All the flowers are out of this world amazing!! So, so pretty!!

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!


  4. WOW Maria this is sooooooooooooo cute!!!! LOVE the colors :-)Thank you so much for sharing your adorable card this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  5. Oh Maria!! You rolled those tiny flowers?? I had to enlarge the picture to get a proper look at this beauty, I'm almost speechless! Absolutely stunning, love the lacy petals and fab button too, all the stitching and beautiful gold thread, just gorgeous! Fabulous work, have a great weekend! XX

  6. What a beautiful card Maria! I just love the LO and the flowers. Your roses are so cute!

  7. Wow Maria! This is gorgeous! Those rolled roses are so tiny, I can't imagine what it took to create them. I love all of the details you put into this card.

  8. I feel like I just took a card-making class! I love all the things you did in this card...the masking, the sewing, those gorgeous little flowers! I clicked on the photos to get a better look, and even zoomed in, your rolled flowers look like satin. Just beautiful!

  9. Wow! How stunning, Maria! Gorgeous! LOVE your flowers and love the colors. Wow!

  10. Maria, lovely card, love the buttons and flowers.
    Have been ot of blogging, due to hospitalation, back now.


  11. I think I could purely stare at that card for hours. So detailed, so beautiful. Each element is perfectly placed and the colors are just top notch!

  12. Maria, I love your rolled flowers! They are so sweet! Love your papers and stitching!

  13. Wow Maria, this is gorgeous! A truly Shabby Chic card. Love the beautiful details...very FABULOUS!
    Have a Great Halloween in your neck of the woods!
    Cindy Porter

  14. This is just stunning Maria, absolutely gorgeous!