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The Greetery: Sketching Roses with the Love Letters Collection

Welcome back to Day 2 of full reveals of the Greetery Love Letters Collection! I absolutely love everything in Day 1, but I think I may love everything in Day 2 even more! Today I will be sharing with you projects created with Sketchbook Roses, Written in Ribbons, and the BotaniCuts Rose.

Okay, I’m so obsessed with this stamp set called Sketchbook Roses! It is very artsy, I love the rough sketch feel, and it is SO easy to work with. Everything you see here is stamped, but it totally looks like I colored the images in, but I didn’t! Isn’t that incredible?

Let me break down my ink colors for you as I know many of you carry the inks I love to use. These bright colored roses were stamped with Altenew inks, and I used Coral Berry and Ruby Red for the pinks, Pumpkin Pie and Yellow Ochre for the yellows, and Forest Glades and Evergreen for the greens. The lined image is in black and I then die cut the floral arrangement with its coordinating dies.

I die cut the larger size of the Postal Frames, masked off the edges with some post-it tape, and ink blended it with Tea Dye and Antique Linen distress oxide inks. With the masks in place, I simply stamped the floral sketch stemming from the corners in Tea Dye distress oxide ink. I adhered this against a kraft A2 sized base.

My colorful stamped floral die cut was primarily adhered from the top right corner. After trimming off any parts hanging off the edge, I then used those extras in the bottom left corner. The sentiment comes from the set called Written in Ribbons. The ribbon was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Yellow Ochre (same yellows are the flowers), die cut, and addded to the center with foam tape.

This next card is a clean and simple card with the BotaniCuts Rose and Written in Ribbons stamp set. I started by building my die cut rose using the BotaniCuts Rose. I used Altenew’s Gradient Cardstock Red Cosmos for this, and also ink blended some of the petals with Worn Lipstick distress oxide and white pigment ink to add variation and cohesive colors across the petals. For the petals, I actually grabbed two somewhat related greens from my scrap pile and blended it with Pine Needles distress oxide to bring those two colors together. I’m always a fan for using leftover scraps!

I stamped the large hello Written in Ribbon in Frosty PinkCoral Berry and Ruby Red and die cut it out. I then heat embossed the second part of the sentiment ‘just a note to say’ in white on black card stock and trimmed it down to a thin strip. I snipped the strip between ‘just’ and ‘a’ so I can tuck it behind the ribbon.

The background was simple and I used the Windowpane Plaid background in black on white card stock. I added a few black paint splatters for interest then adhered my rose, the ribbon hello, and my sentiment strip right in the center with foam tape.

I saved my favorite for last! This card only uses the Sketchbook Roses set. Once again, the bulk of the colors were done through stamping with the exception of the blue flower’s center. I scribbled in some yellow with a marker (and yes I recommend scribbling quickly because we’re being sketchy here!). The outline was stamped in black and the flowers and leaves were stamped in the following inks: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Aqualicious, Teal CavePumpkin PieYellow Ochre, Forest Glades and Evergreen.

This sentiment is also part of the Sketchbook Roses stamp set. I stamped the top sentiment in black, and the ‘beautiful’ in Teal Cave to match the flowers. Next, I cut all my two flower die cuts in half first and started arranging them to create a frame. Any extras pieces trimmed off can be used to add to any vacant spaces as you assemble it all together. I varied the use of liquid adhesive and foam tape for interest and dimension, and finished the card off with a gentle splatter of black watercolor paint.

Be sure to stop by The Greetery blog and the blogs from the inspiration team designers below for more inspiration. Tomorrow is the big day! The release will be live in shop at The Greetery at 10am EST. Enjoy!

Kay Miller ● Laurie Willison ● Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols ● 
Keeway Tsao ● Angelica Conrad
Lizzie Jones ● Kelly Lunceford ● Caly Person ● Norine Borys

125 comments

  1. Wow! You really made those roses look fantastic! While all your projects are gorgeous, I’m particularly drawn to the CAS card with the windowpane plaid background.

  2. Beautiful cards. I really like the colors you picked for your last card, those Sketchbook Roses are so pretty.

  3. All are lovely, but I’m especially drawn to the last card. The colors go together well, & the stamp set is pretty. I love it, hope my cards turn out half as pretty as yours!!!

  4. Very pretty! The last card is my favorite!

  5. Your cards are stunning. The new stamps and dies are amazing and the art is over the top awesome! Cannot get enough of just staring at them!

  6. Your cards have a fresh look to them!

  7. You create such beauty!

  8. So amazing these are stamped! They are so beautiful!!

  9. Once again, I really like all your cards. I have to agree that the last one is my favorite too. I love the colors you used!

  10. All your cards are lovely – but I was particularly drawn to the CAS card with the windowpane plaid. Really stunnung contemporary approach.

  11. Just beautiful cards! Love the colors you used! Thank you for sharing

  12. I am adoring your rose sketches cards! Beautiful work, love the colors of your favorite, and that you scribbled the yellow centers! Ha!

  13. Great cards! I love the sketched roses as a subtle background image.

  14. Love the way you “stretched” that sentiment in the second card.

  15. The ribbon sentiments are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. This release is genius and I love what you’ve made with the products.

  16. I’m amazed that your colorful stamping gave such a watercolor feel to the sketchbook roses & that you framed your gorgeous card with one image! Truly beautiful Keeway!

  17. Your cards are so gorgeous.

  18. Once again you knocked it out! Just beautiful!

  19. Such a pretty trio of cards! love them all!!

  20. Especially love the colors and clean lines of your “Hello” card.

  21. Your cards are stunning. I am sure this was an easy collection to create with and will be greatly loved.

  22. I can’t wait to get my hands on Written in ribbon set

  23. These are so gorgeous! I love the layered roses and the ribbon sentiments. So sweet!

  24. All are Stunning! You make Life more Beautiful is jaw dropping ! Thought I was looking at an Altenew stamp set. You did an awesome job with this stamp set.

  25. Loving the Written in Ribbons sentiment stamps so much!! Your cards are spectacular!!
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  26. I love this release and what you did with it!

  27. Pretty cards!!!

  28. One word…beautiful!

  29. Your favorite is my favorite! But I love all your cards!

  30. So, so pretty, Keeway!

  31. Really gorgeous cards! Your favorite is my favorite too!

  32. Beautiful cards, Keeway! So inspiring!

  33. I love your big pink rose with the matching sentiment! That BotaniCut Rose keeps catching my eye on all of the DT’s posts and you all are using it in unique ways, must have it! Your watercoloring is beautiful and inspiring, as always :)!

  34. Beautiful cards! Love the new ribbon sentiments!

  35. Beautiful cards!!

  36. Your last card isn’t favorite! I love the colors you used!

  37. I love every card you’ve made here – but the last is my favorite! I’ve bought many Altenew inks because of your gorgeous work, Keeway! Can’t thank you enough for sharing the ink colors used with us. You always inspire me!

  38. Beautiful cards, Keeway! Your favorite is also my favorite:) I love the Sketchbook Roses set!

  39. WONDERFULLY DONE, with your cards, Keeway!!! LOOOVE those Sketched Roses & Botani Cuts! BE STILL MY HEART WORK!!! ;)<3

  40. Your cards are all so vibrant and classy! I love them!

  41. Gorgeous cards! Love your last card!

  42. The BotaniCuts Rises are so pretty. Looks like they will be so fun to make.

  43. Gorgeous cards! Love them all.
    Thanks for sharing.

  44. Wow, your samples are ALL so gorgeous! This release is going to put a major dent in my budget!

  45. Love the colors you chose! And the stamping in the background on your first card and then adding color to the flower on top is definitely my favorite!

  46. Such beautiful cards. The colors are are brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Love these so much, Keeway! Especially wowed by that gold-hued version! Truly gorgeous!

  48. More fabulous inspiration! I am loving your work. Thanks for sharing. 😀

  49. Gorgeous cards again today, I can almost smell that before pink rose bloom. Can’t wait till order time

  50. They are soo pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  51. Love your cards and love the new stamps !

  52. Beautiful cards.

  53. Wow! I’m really loving all the different looks from the rose stamps & dies! Beautiful cards, Keeway :o)

  54. Your postage background looks wonderful with the pretty flowers. NICE job.

  55. Such beautiful cards with gorgeous colors! I’m loving the Written in Ribbons set too!

  56. Your cards are beautiful! I love how you used the Sketchbook roses!

  57. Beautiful cards! I love the sketchy look of the rose stamp set!

  58. Cheerful and beautiful floral creations! I love the botanicuts roses 🙂

  59. So many pretty things to admire.

  60. I liked your stamping along the edges of your card; it gave an entirely different look to that stamp.

  61. Your cards are gorgeous!!

  62. These cards are all so beautiful! I’m smitten with the Sketched Roses set. I love how you created the shadowed background using it.

  63. Thanks for the inspiration, your cards are amazing!

  64. Gorgeous cards! Love these beautiful floral designs!

  65. Such a pretty group of cards – love your take on the Sketchbook Roses set!

  66. Lovely cards!

  67. Wonderful variety of cards with such pretty colors.

  68. Gorgeous cards. Love the border
    made with the flowers. thanks
    for sharing.
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  69. Gorgeous cards using my two favorites from this fantastic release — the Sketchbook Roses and the amazing BotaniCuts Rose die.

  70. I love your Tea Dye background is beautiful. I will be copying that!!!

  71. Thank you for sharing your beautiful projects with us.

  72. Your bright colors are so cheery! The rose die is especially pretty.

  73. Keeway, your cards are beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and inviting! Thanks for your inspiration!

  74. Love all 3 cards and the colors you used. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  75. Sweet, sweet cards! Really love that last card!

  76. So beautiful. The yellow is so interesting with the layers!

  77. These cards are really beautiful, the main images look amazing and all the other details are so pretty.

  78. Stunning design!! I love the pretty colors. They make me happy!!

  79. The sketchbook roses are lovey and so versatile. Love all your examples.

  80. Your every detail is exquisite.

  81. Your creativity is so inspiring, gorgeous work!

  82. Gorgeous! Stunning! Absolutely great!

  83. Love that rose in shades of pink on the black and white background!

  84. Amazing work! Love all of them, very inspiring!

  85. Beautiful cards, Keeway! I really love the Spring colors on your last card~so fresh and cheerful!

  86. I love the beautiful way you frame your cards with flowers! And the colors are gorgeous.

  87. All are STUNNING!!!!!!!! I love the hello one! BEAUTIFUL florals!

  88. Your coloring skills alway bring floral images to life. Love your different rose cards.

  89. Such beautiful cards! Love the masking technique on the first card!

  90. The windowpane card looks like a lattice for the rose to climb on, love it!

  91. You always make such beautiful cards.

  92. Beautiful cards! I love all of the colors you used.

  93. LOVE that card with the purple and aqua flowers – this is a fantastic release!

  94. Oh, Keeway, your cards are just lovely! So much inspiration here!💗

  95. gorgeous cards. Very inspiring.

  96. Your cards are stunning! So beautiful.

  97. Just loving all the roses. Not sure which ones I like better, the die cuts or the stamped images.

  98. This is a beautiful release and your cards reflect this amazing collection of stamps and dies. I love the combinations you put together and the colors that you’ve used. Your creativity shines in all of your photos. I can’t wait to own this collection!

  99. Stunning cards! Love how the roses were stamped faintly for the background and then colored brightly for the focus of the card.

  100. Beautiful cards! Love all these roses

  101. Beautiful color choices. The roses are growing on me, as though I need more.

  102. Love your clean and simple rose!!! very pretty !!!!

  103. I don’t mean to comment twice, but I can’t find my first comment. I really love your clean and simple rose!!

  104. So pretty! Love your projects!

  105. I simply love what you’ve done with these roses (and I definitely need to use more yellow!)

  106. Gorgeous cards!

  107. Your cards are all absolutely BEAUTIFUL Kee-way, but I think your last card is my favorite too…GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much for sharing all your talent this week…I’ve loved it!! :0)

  108. Beautiful cards…I like them all. Especially the way you trimmed them and then used the parts in other places. Your choice of colors is wonderful. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  109. Just beautiful, Kee-way! It looks like you water colored!

  110. I’m so excited for this release! Your cards are stunning!

  111. Absolutely beautiful cards–I especially love the last card with the floral frame created with the die cut flowers!

  112. Wow! Gorgeous cards and a beautiful release. Thank you for the inspiration!

  113. these are all gorgeous, I really like how you did the framing on the last one!

  114. Love the floral frame you made on your last card to frame the sentiment. Wonderful projects.

  115. The Sketchbook Roses looks to be so much fun to work with.

  116. Beautiful cards! I like the purple and aqua palette!

  117. Wow your cards are stunning! Great visual impact- love this new release!!

  118. Your cards are gorgeous and the last one is my favorite. I love Sketchbook Roses!

  119. Gorgeous watercoloring and beautiful card designs. Stunning!

  120. Your cards are so lovely, but the last one is my favorite. I love the design and colors….everything is just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  121. I LOVE how you inked up the middle of your postal frames die, Keeway! Beautiful cards!

  122. Keeway, I always learn something new from your blog posts and attention to details. Love all three cards but have to agree that the colors of your last card just say, “WOW!”

  123. You are so talented!

  124. so beautiful

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