Friday, December 16, 2016

A Rose by any Other Name Stamped Card

A rose by any other name doth smell as sweet. 
A rose colored with any other medium doth look as lovely. 

Don't you just love quoting Shakespeare. I'm pretty sure he wrote both of the two lines above. 

Today, I'm doing a reminder post for STAMPlorations theme and sketch challenge, so I'm popping in with a quick, but lovely little thank you card I made using watercolors.

I used the rose from the STAMPlorations Blossom Overture set and the sentiment is from the Strong Women set, designed by yours truly.

For the theme & sketch challenge, you can use EITHER the sketch OR the theme OR both. And you can use ANY stamps from ANY company. We're pretty easy huh? So get on over and play along with us already!

This card is also going to go play along in Tuesday Throwdown's anything goes challenge.

This posting is also a two-fer because I want to remind you to play along in the STAMPlorations Stencil Hop & Linky party, too! 

We're celebrating all things stenciled with a 7-day inspiration hop complete with TONS of prizes. If you're feeling inspired, you can also link up a stenciled card of your own for even MORE prizes. 

As for me, I'm also going to link it up to:
Cards Und More - ooooh it's cold
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday -  Let there be Snow

I showcased how I created this background in >>>this post<<< using the Broken Glass stencil. The sentiment is from the HOLIDAY SKETCHES: Christmas Candles set.

Thanks for popping by! Hope you enjoy the weekend. Considering it is going to be a high of -15 degrees F tomorrow... I'm not sure how much I'll be enjoying it! BRRR


  1. great cards!Thanks for joining us at cards and more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  2. Ooohhhh.... LOVE this rose!!! Such a fabulous watercolouring and the grey shade makes it pop out so well!!! Amazing card!!!
    Love your stenciled card, too. You have used very well this background you created with brushos and shown in your last post! Fab details with the pink sparkling sowflakes, too!

  3. Two wonderful cards, Becca! Your rose is gorgeous and the stamp you created is such a heartfelt sentiment. I love the stenciled Christmas card, it's so frosty! Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog today!

  4. The shading on the rose is wonderful.
    Love the second stencil - I ordered it
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Once again you have created eye catching beauty. Love your beautiful rose and the bold bright colours of your Christmas card. Always a pleasure to visit your blog Becca.
    PS While you are doing a deep freeze I am cooling down in AC. Ah! Summer in Oz.

  6. Lovely cards Becca. The rose is gorgeous, and your stenciled card has such wonderful green/blue tones.

  7. Your lone rose with the splash of gray behind it is so pretty Becca! The splatters add just the right wow factor. And then there is your stenciled beauty!! Two cards, one more traditional and one artsy, fabulous!!

  8. Oh that rose card is wonderful Becca - love it!!! Your snow card has me feeling a tad cooler, although it is finally warming up here in the Antipodes.

  9. Your rose is so beautifully colored. Love your take on the sketch.
    Your second card is very lovely too!

  10. Love the colours on your second card! Great technique with the stencil.

  11. Two really cool cards!I love the watercoloring!

  12. wow! love the cards :) the designs are stunning!

  13. Both excellent! I love the grey background behind the rose, really makes it pop. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  14. Two great cards! I love the sentiment on the first one and the colors on the second one are gorgeous!

  15. I love your rose card and your sentiment state,p is beautiful! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  16. Oh my gosh, they are both absolutely stunning, Becca!! Wow!! I love the pretty flower and the colors of the first one!! The second is so artistic and beautiful!! They are both absolutely amazing!! I love them both my friend!! So, so gorgeous!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  17. These are both amazing my friend! :) That rose image is stunning!! Of course your attention to the artistic side of your creations always amazing to me! TFS!

  18. 2 amazing cards Becca. Hope
    You had a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for the new year, have fun xxx

  19. Stunning cards, great colours and fabulous techniques x