Monday, November 5, 2012

Imaginisce Veteran's & Remembrance Day Hop


Happy Monday! This whole week, we are honoring our men and women in the armed services with a Veteran's Day Blog Hop with Imaginisce! If you've come here from the lovely Diana's blog, you are on the right track and I'm so glad you could join me today so that I can share my project with you.


I wanted to create a card that would demonstrate how very grateful I am to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country. Many, many members of my family have served and are now veterans. One of my favorite Imaginisce products are the lovely Roly-Rosies, but of course I wanted some in patriotic colors, so I decided to make my own using the Petal Roller. Here's how:

Begin with a circle cut from cardstock.
To add texture, use the faux suede technique by crumpling the circle enough so that the edges separate.
Carefully peel the edges apart. You will be left with the "faux suede" on one side of each circle.
Using scissors, trim in a spiral from the outside, in.
Insert the Petal Roller tip into the outside tip of the spiral and begin rolling, tucking the end under the bloom and secure with adhesive.
BEAN NOTES
Patterned Paper: Bon Voyage, Hello Cupcake! Collections (Imaginisce); Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red (Stampin' Up!); Stamps: sentiment (Taylored Expressions), banner (Lawn Fawn); Tools: Petal Roller (Imaginisce)

I hope that I have inspired you to create something to honor and remember those who so proudly serve. Please head back to the Imaginisce Blog for some sneak peeks of today's projects from my design teammates!


22 comments:

Gina said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for the roses idea.

Ashley Calder said...

Love the way you crumpled up the paper before cutting and rolling the flowers. Very pretty.

Iris said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love the roly rosies. Iris

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the patriotic flowers.

Guiseppa said...

I love what you did with those flowers! Beautiful card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love those flowers!

KellyG said...

Pretty card, love the homemade flowers!

Janet Zeppa said...

Love the texture that your gorgeous flowers add!

Kim H said...

thank you for sharing your card and the tutorial for the flowers. it nice to see Vets remembered.

Carla said...

Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Carla from Utah

PamSpradlin said...

Gorgeous card. I think your flowers are fabulous and I love that you made them yourself.

SandiB said...

Your card is amazing. Love the flowers and the colors are perfect for this week. Thanks for showing how you made them also.

Diana Fisher said...

You're making me want to break out the petal roller!! Love what you made. :)

{VICKI} said...

so pretty
tfs

Beatrice Lawson said...

I love the red and navy combined with Kraft. Beautiful colors and great card.

Kerys said...

Such an adorable card! Thanks for the tutorial on making the rolled roses! Will definitely be trying these! :-D

Caryn S said...

So pretty. Thanks for sharing your method for the distressed flowers.

Pam said...

Love those flowers ! Lovely card.

Holly and little people said...

I love your suede roses, they turned out great!

ajmaluck said...

Gorgeous card. Love those shades. Thanks for the tutorial on how you made them.

jj said...

Thank you for the Step-by-step. Your flowers and color choices are wonderful. I esp. like how you used the Bon Voyage line for this theme.

Aimee Kidd said...

Beautiful card Regina! The roly rosies are just gorgeous!