Practicing Creativity

IBSIC #45 and an Elegant Rose Valentine

It's IBSIC challenge time! My how the weeks fly by. Today's photo reinforced my Valentine mood. I decided to use the rose from the IBS Elegant Flowers set to create this card for my Grandmother. She's allergic to flowers so this is one rose she can enjoy sneeze free!

I colored the stamped image with colored pencils and cut it out with an oval die.

The 'from my heart to yours' tab sentiment and inside 'Happy Valentine's Day' sentiment are from the IBS Be Mine set. The vintage look crochet trim is also from IBS.

I broke down and took one of the buttons from my vintage button card collection to use. I have several of these large button cards I found at a marché aux puces (flea market) a while back and have been hesitant to break the perfection of the card. I thought about making a journal front with them but they're too fragile for that and since they don't do any good just lying around I thought it was time to use one.

And here's our gorgeous photo inspiration!


StampsInspired by Stamping Elegant Flowers and Be Mine
Dies and punchDie-namics Oval, Crafts too tab, Fiskars border punch
Paper—Kars beige cardstock, Folia Basic Red cardstock
EmbellishmentsIBS vintage crochet trim, Artbene heart ribbon, vintage button


  1. Oh, I so love your card and your rose is spectacular, I am sure your grandmother will love it. TFS

  2. Love the rose and the fun ribbon and lace together. What a great idea for all those lovely buttons!

  3. Pretty card, love the gingham background and your colouring is fabulous. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful card of vintages buttons. Deb x

  4. what a gorgeous card! I especially love how you colored the rose. amazing!

  5. Beautiful coloring! Great card with the gingham background and crochet/ribbon trim.

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! It just takes my breath away! Your grandmother is going to love it! Hugs, J

  7. GOR.GES.NOUS! LOVE this card -- beautiful use of the colors -- awesome buttons tto.

  8. Your coloring is amazing! Lovely card!

  9. Truly gorgeous, Shani. :) I really 'oohed' and 'aahed' over this when I saw it at the IBSIC blog. You colored the rose beautifully. Granmere will love it! (did I spell that right?)

  10. That is a beautifully colored rose. Oh, how terrible to be allergic to flowers. I'm sure your grandmother will love this. I like your checks and pretty ribbon. Fabulous card!

  11. Beautiful card Shani, love the design and love the combination of ribbon and lace. Using the button was well worth it.

  12. Lovely card, the lace and button are fabulous. Your Grandmother will love it.


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