Ruby’s Bridal Shower Blog Hop (& Giveaway!)

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Hello and welcome to my stop in Ruby’s Bridal Shower Hop! If you haven’t heard the news, the big day happened on Saturday, September 24th. I’m so excited to be a happy hostess for this hop and to celebrate this exciting day with Ruby! Congratulations Mrs. Ruby Ianigro!


To celebrate this happy day, I made a congratulatory card with Altenew’s Bamboo Rose stamp set. I just love the whimsiness of these roses!

I used my MISTI tool and arranged several roses hanging over the top left corner of the card. I inked the roses up with Milk Chocolate hybrid ink and stamped on watercolor paper. The MISTI comes in handy since it may take a couple times to get a nice solid stamped image on watercolor paper because of its rough surface.

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Next, I made a soft, heavily diluted wash of Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo in the entire rose area. Once it’s dried, I then started carefully painting in each of the roses and leaves. The roses were painted with Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick. The leaves were painted with Forest Moss and Bundled Sage. I used the inks I already had out in my palette to add some light splatter and also stamp some swirlies in between the roses.

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I finished up the card by stamping the congratulations sentiment from Altenew’s Painted Greetings in Milk Chocolate hybrid ink. And then blended on a hint of Vintage Photo distress ink to the edges of the card to add that final vintage touch to the card.

Since I already had my roses arranged on my MISTI and I loved these roses so much, I decided to stamp it again on white cardstock and copic color them! I always love seeing how using different mediums can completely change how a card looks.

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Again, I used milk chocolate hybrid ink to stamp my images, and then I colored them with copic markers. The feel of this card felt so clean that I didn’t want to stamp the swirlies in this one, so I simply added a splash of Vintage Photo splatter and left it as is.

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Instead of using the same congratulations sentiment, I decided to use the one in Altenew’s Magnolias For Her stamp set. It had a cleaner, modern look, which I thought was much more fitting for this card. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a strip of Hot Fudge Card Stock and adhered it across the roses.

Giveaway Details

As part of the bridal shower, we also have prizes to share! We are giving away one $25 gift card to Mama Elephant, one $30 gift card to Winner & Walter, and one $20 gift card to Kennedy Grace Creations.


Winners will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop! Commenting will close on Saturday, October 22 at 11:59 pm pacific. Winners will be posted on my blog on Sunday, October 23rd.

Thank you for dropping by! Your next stop, Erum Tasneem!

Here’s full list of today’s bridal shower hostesses:

Amy Tsuruta
Keeway Tsao <YOU ARE HERE>
Erum Tasneem
Taheerah Atchia
Tracey McNeely
Tiffany Au
Nina-Marie Trapani
Darnell Knauss
Rachel Bergfeld
Thanh Vo
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
Stephanie Gold
Jessica Martell
Maria Peters
Yuki Yoshioka
Isha Gupta
Mayline Jung
Emily Leiphart
Shay (Winnie & Walter blog)
Miriam Prantner

Happy hopping,



Below links are a list of supplies used in today’s projects. Click on the thumbnail to be directed to the product page. Where available, affiliated links are used, which means that I receive a small commission from your purchase at no extra cost to you. Your purchases help keep this blog running! Thank you for your support!

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    October 15, 2016 at 6:10 am

    So pretty!!! I love both the colour combinations!

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    October 15, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Beautiful cards !

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    Andrea Shell
    October 15, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Both cards are equally gorgeous! Fabulous job coloring!

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    October 15, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Not just one but TWO beautiful cards…love them!

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    October 15, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Love your cards beautiful.

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    October 15, 2016 at 7:08 am

    So contemporary and gorgeous!

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    Rowena M.
    October 15, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Wow Keeway!!!! Love how you showcased the bamboo rose stamp!!! Both cards are so pretty.

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    Rob Keogh
    October 15, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Wonderful cards, love that bamboo rose.

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    Dr Sonia S V
    October 15, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Such lovely stamped roses

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    October 15, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Both cards are absolutely beautiful. Love your coloring.

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    Preeti D.
    October 15, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Both the cards are very pretty 🙂 love the colors

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    Elise S.
    October 15, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Your cards are beautiful! I love this contemporary rose design and the red and teal color combo, especially.

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    Jeannean M
    October 15, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Love the look of both cards! What a wonderful thing you’re all doing for Ruby. It makes me smile, so I can only imagine how she is feeling! Thank you!

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    Casey toney
    October 15, 2016 at 9:31 am

    at the tailend of anotyher blog hop (I think) but I love love Altanew….such a beautiful representation of wedding flowers!!! Do you find it hard to line the stamps up? I have seen them demonstrated but am not the most steady with my hands.

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    Woendi Levitt
    October 15, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Love these cards. The pink and tan colors are my favorite.

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    October 15, 2016 at 10:03 am

    These are both truly beautiful cards !! Lovely colors and designs !!
    Hugs&Blessings ,

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    Sue D.
    October 15, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Absolutely beautiful! I especially like the soft colors of the first card’s roses and the gorgeous vintage photo color wash in the background. So pretty!!

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    October 15, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Wow both cards are amazing!!! one is vintagy right out of those by gone beautiful eras….next is just fresh and enchanting like new begining… beautiful cards…this is making me a little philosophical…. so maybe i should just stop before i end up writing a story… so i will just say!! cheers to new beginings….

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    Gilda McCain (McStamper)
    October 15, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Love your beautiful cards. The vintage is my fav.

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    Mary Holshouser
    October 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    the flowers are so pretty.
    Love how you shaded behind the flowers
    on the one card and not on the other.
    thanks for sharing.

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    Karen B.
    October 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    This is lovely. I adore your touches of detail, and the bold lines!

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    Verna Angerhofer
    October 15, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Beautiful cards….I love those roses.

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    Janet Ingraham
    October 15, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing how the different products looks so different but still beautiful.

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    Nancy R
    October 15, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Both cards are so pretty. Love the arrangement of flowers on the top and the colors too. Congrats to the happy couple!

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    October 15, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Pretty card So!

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    October 15, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Very lovely ca4d. Love the colour and flowers.

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    Jean Bullock
    October 15, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Very pretty and I love the colors you chose for both cards. Well done.

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    October 15, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    beautiful cards. i love that set!

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    Christy Q
    October 15, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Stunning cards!! I love the soft colors of your first card especially. Ruby is so lucky to have wonderful and caring friends/bloggers like you and others in this hop!

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    Denise Bryant
    October 15, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Love the gorgeous roses on your cards! Beautiful colors on them too! Great idea to get a second stamping while everything is set up so beautifully with the flower stamps! Congrats to Ruby and Steve!

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    Ericka Strange
    October 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Gorgeous card love the colors and the flowers are beautiful.

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    ava gavloski
    October 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    great presentation of the stamps!!

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    Nana Griffin
    October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Gorgeous roses.

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    Eileen R
    October 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    You do extraordinary work! Love these roses.

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    Michele K. Henderson
    October 15, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    I love the pretty details in your roses!

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    Sue LD
    October 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Very pretty rose cards.

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    October 15, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    both cards are beautiful!!!

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    October 15, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Stunning cards! Love them.

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    Karthikha Uday
    October 16, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Beautiful cards 🙂 Love the colors!

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    Linda F
    October 16, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Fabulous design. I love that with a different colouring technique you can go from soft and vintage to bold and modern.

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    joy meadows
    October 16, 2016 at 5:06 am

    Love the whimsy of these roses and your cards are so pretty. Altenew stamps are really versatile.

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    super stick chick
    October 16, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Congrats Ruby and Steve! This is such a fun way to celebrate. Wonderful card, love your roses.

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    Megan Harp
    October 16, 2016 at 9:50 am

    You have AMAZING talent! Such a stunning card!!

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    Ashlee Diane
    October 16, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Your cards are gorgeous!!!

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    Sandy Small
    October 16, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Wow, it is amazing how unique the card looks by just using different colors.

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    October 16, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Your beautiful rose cards are so perfect for Ruby’s special day, Keeway! I’ll be pinning these gorgeous designs! Hugs, Darnell

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    October 17, 2016 at 2:37 am

    I came here bc of another hop and scrolled down because the cards were so captivating. I love the detailed coloring and placement of the flowers. Beautiful!

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    Arianna Barbara
    October 17, 2016 at 3:26 am

    What a sweet idea!!! Congrats Ruby and Steve!
    Stunning cards!!!

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    October 17, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Those roses are so on point, Keeway! I just love both of your cards! So glad that we could celebrate Ruby together on this hop. 🙂

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    Dee Earnshaw
    October 17, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Love your cards and how you can use simplest images to create a very different look – thanks for the inspiration:)

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    Angie Hall
    October 17, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Thanks for 2 terrific cards. My favorite is the 1st one. I’m not a Copic girl. But you certainly are.

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    October 17, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Beautiful Keeway! I love the cream, brown and pinks together, great wedding card. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Congrats Ruby & Steve.

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    Vera Yates
    October 17, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Both cards are gorgeous in each own way. Love them both.

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    October 18, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Such lovely cards and perfect for the occasion!

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    nancy faith
    October 18, 2016 at 8:41 am

    so pretty. Fun to see the difference using the same set yet coloring differently makes a whole different look. Thank you for sharing

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    October 18, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Great techniques… amazing how you were able to get two totally different looks from the same stamp. Both are pretty!

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    D.Ann C
    October 18, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    These are terrific!… I’m more partial to the muted colors.

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    jean marmo
    October 19, 2016 at 6:52 am

    A most beautiful card!

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    October 19, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Such beautiful flowers! Love them in two different shades!

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    October 21, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Your cards are so beautiful!! Thank you so much for being a part of this! 🙂

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    Laura Jane
    October 21, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Amazing how the different papers change the entire look of the card!

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    Berina Febin
    October 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Beautiful cards!! Love the flowers you have used!!
    Moxie Craftie

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    Helen Gullett
    October 22, 2016 at 5:21 am

    Gorgeous cards, Keeway! Wow! I love thkse roses!

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    Mary-Anne V.
    October 22, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Wow these florals are so pretty…beautiful cards.

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    Kristina Song
    October 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Such different looks with a color shift. Love them both!

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    Lucy E.
    October 22, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Such beauties!
    I love that Bamboo Rose
    Stamp set!

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    Lisa bzibziak
    October 22, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Wow! Both of these are gorgeous! What a fun hop and wonderful friends!

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    January 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Cute cards, enjoyed seeing your creations. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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    Lisa Smith
    January 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Love your cards they are gorgeous!

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    Daryl Lofdahl
    January 15, 2017 at 8:53 am

    lovely card!

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    August 27, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Beautiful cards! I especially love the first one with its antique look.

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