Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Roses, Roses, Roses





Along with the perennials I purchased on Saturday, I also picked up 3 new rose bushes for just $5 each. I love roses, only I have to keep them outside, so bushes work very well for me.






I already have established a peach, a yellow, and a red rose bush. Now, I've added 3 new red ones - 2 different varieties. I like that they come from a local greenhouse since then they should be able to stand the winters here in North Dakota. At $5 each it's worth trying.





I made these cards using the Manhatten Flower embossing folder from Stampin' Up! for the Big Shot. The red roses are embossed on Whisper White cardstock and then brayered with Melon Mambo ink. Two of these are brayered on the debossed side and one on the embossed side. The yellow roses are done on So Saffron with So Saffron ink lightly brayered on the embossed side.

7 comments:

BonnieRose said...

these are gorgeous! I love that embossing folder, omg I need one of those... so badly!

Gloria said...

These are all fabulous!

Amy Johnson said...

Beautiful cards! I love that embossing folder and really need to put it on my next order. I just bought two rose bushes myself: at $15.00 each, so you got a much better deal than me. I actually don't have much luck with roses, but I'm hoping these will be O.k. They are the hardy shrub knock out roses that should survive our hard winters.

Judy Rozema said...

Aren't those beautiful!! I love that EF - someday I will have to get it!

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful cards! The brayered ones have such nice color and texture. Good luck with your roses...I don't even try.

Kim Nath said...

Your cards are wonderful, so elegant and beautiful colors! Good luck with your roses!

Peggy said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning!! Love the colors!