Thursday, March 28, 2019

Same Card, 2 Color Palettes

Hello and welcome back! Today I am sharing 2 cards that have the same composition, but in totally different color palettes. I have been having a great time playing with the Simply Celebrate stamp set from Lawn Fawn and I thought it would be fun to play with different color combinations.
When making cards that have the same layout, it's really helpful to use a stamp positioning tool. This way, you can recreate the projects quickly and easily, while taking out a lot of the guesswork.
The first version I created used cool tones, which I tend to gravitate towards, so these colors came easily to me. I colored both of the card's stamped images with Zig Clean Color Markers. Coloring those balloons was a lot of fun! For the inked stripes at the bottom of this card, I used ScrapBerry's BlueGreen, and Pink Stains Ink. My base is a deep orchid purple.
No extra embellishments used here, as I thought the card made enough of a statement without the extra "stuff."
For this card, I used citrus colors. I don't use these colors as often as I use cool tones, and it is so nice to step out of my normal style. The stripes on this card used Abandoned CoralMowed Lawn, and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks. I also used Barn Door around the edges of my card base.
I think this card design is perfect for birthday party invitations, especially since the stamping and coloring doesn't take long at all. Playing with different color palettes on a simple card is always fun too! Head on over to White Rose Crafts LLC to check out all of the supplies i used for today's card, and some of the newest products that have just arrived. That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Hoppy Easter with Guest Designer Annie

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with 2 Cards and 1 stamp set. 

I wanted to create one playful card and one more grown-up card.  
Because I was creating 2 cards I kept the design pretty simple and this post quick.

I used the Woodware Easter Bunnies Stamp Set. I kept my supplies to a minimum. Using the same pattern paper and similar colors for both cards. 

Card 1- I used the bunny, small basket, the small chick in egg and the tulip. I used some the Green Mulberry paper for my grass. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set. 

 Card 2 - I stamped the bunny in the basket and the small cluster of eggs. I backed the stamped and colored images onto the Craft Creations White & Gold Foiled pattern paper. I used the 
and embellish the card with the Delicate Flowers - in Violet

With so many beautiful stamps, papers, Specialty papers & Inks in the shop 
I know you are bound to create something wonderful!

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Product Highlights #20

Hello Rosies! Its that exciting time again where we share the latest New Arrivals to the White Rose Crafts store with you! We've got a great lineup of fantastic new products to show you today!

Are you looking for the perfect final touch for a mixed media project, card, or mini album? Check out these cute, Delicate Flower Embellishments. Each one has a pretty, iridescent center for just the right touch of shine.

If you're more about the rustic, mixed media look, these beautiful metal Heart and Rose embellishments just might be the perfect addition to your next project.

Looking for the perfect way to add those tiny bits of bling and embellishment to your projects? Look no further! In our quest to bring you one stop shopping, we have added the highly Crafter recommended On Point Glue to the shop!

This stunning, and very on trend, Greenhouse paper collection by Kaisercraft has our design team swooning! The soft, subtle colors and beautiful textures, combined with foil and gloss accents in the paper pack are perfect for springtime projects.

Also new from Kaisercraft, these fantastic stamps!

I know we shared these in the last highlights post, but they bear mentioning again. If you love a bit of dimension on a project, or frequently work with mixed media, you're going to want to check out our recently added Chip Board selection! These amazingly intricate shapes are available as stand alone embellishments, frames, sentiments, ATC Coin overlays, background panels and more! Not to mention, they're very affordable in the $2-4 range.

Do you need a beautiful, meaningful gift in a hurry? Try these Laser cut chip board Mini Album bases, available in 5 fun shapes. Just add paper, binding, embellishments and a pretty box!

For our die hard Graphic 45 fans, we've added three more of their gorgeous, intricate paper collections to our roster. Love Notes is perfect for a mid summer wedding, or romantic getaway! Designed in tribute to the book, Little Women would be wonderful to commemorate a crafty retreat, baby or bridal shower, or just remind someone you care. Garden Goddess will be stunning for any number of spring and early summer projects, with soft, pastel hues and stunning garden imagery, its sure to be a pleaser!

We're huge fans of Tonic Nuvo Drops here at White Rose Crafts, and we're loving these two new spring colors. Calming Aqua is an aptly named, pale blue-green hue & Pink Orchid  is a bright violet-pink pastel shade that reminds me of raspberry sherbet.

If you've been on the fence about ordering our limited edition, March "Blue Skies" Subscription kit, now is the time to get that order in! We have exactly ONE of these stunning kits left in stock, so get yours today before they're gone for good!


That's all for today, Rosies! We hope you've found something inspiring that you would love to add to your collection. As always, you can find a few other little odds and ends listed in the New Arrivals section of the store, and you can always find more of our Highlights posts to see what else we've recently added by searching "Product Highlights" in the side bar. 

If you're ready to shop, pop on over to the Store and be sure you check out our $5.00 Die sale (no coupon necessary) and save 10% on all items in the March Kit Add-Ons section with
Coupon Code:  MARCH ADD-ONS

As always, we have some amazing last chance items in our Clearance section and a huge assortment in our Dollar Deals, just perfect for the crafter on a budget! And if you're feeling lucky, or like you want to gift yourself with a goodie bag of surprises--check out our Bargain Grab Bags!!


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Winner for the March Blue Skies Blog Hop

Thank you to all of our amazing followers who hopped along with us last week and left comments!

Congratulations, Sue D!
You are the winner of the March "Blue Skies" Subscription Kit Add-Ons Blog Hop! Yay!

You have won a $15.00 e-gift code to the Store!
Please contact us via email at or Facebook Private Message on our business page, no later than March 30th, 2019 to claim your prize! Congrats again! Happy Shopping!

Note: Prizes not claimed by the date specified will be forfeit and a new winner will be drawn.
Giveaway not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by facebook, blogger or any of their entities.


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Blue Skies with Guest Designer Annie

Hello Crafty Friends - It is Annie Collins and I am guest designing this month and today I  wanted to show how versatile the White Rose Crafts kits are that I created 3 cards one a bit more detailed than the next. So, no matter what level card maker you are you can definitely create plenty of cards from the kits.

I am using the  March "Blue Skies" Subscription Kit This kit is beautiful - it has shades of blue, rich gold, butterflies, uplifting quotes and a fantastic paper and stamp by Kaisercrafts.

Card 1. Do Small Things With Great LOVE

For this card I kept it simple. I used a pattern paper (the stripes) from the kit, another pattern specialty paper from the add-on section(yellow with gold foil) and a cut apart from the large Blue Moon paper from the kit. A small piece of the gold specialty paper that come in the kit to mat the main sentiment. Along with blue cardstock from my stash. I add 2 flowers as embellishments. I added a bit of glitz to the word LOVE with Wink of Stella pen and a bit of gold to the center of the flower with a Gelly Roll Gold Gel pen.

Card. 2 - Escape the Ordinary
This may seem like a complicated card but it's actually easy because Kay has included a pre-scored, pre-die cut card and the matching shaker holder in the kit. I simply cover the front of the card. Cut away the cloud shape to fit the shaker holder. Filled the holder with some of the Sparkle Blends - Sunny Skies from the kit. Seal the back up with a piece of paper now the shaker is complete. I embellish the card with a few strips of the pattern paper from the kit (this paper contains several phrases and patterns like washi tape). I added a blue flower from the kit. 

Card 3. Your Wings Already Exist All You Have To Do Is Fly
For this card, I again used one of the cut apart from the large Blue Moon paper. I matted it onto light green cardstock. I cut my card front panel 4" X 5-1/4" I then adhered 2 strips of ribbon from my stash that coordinated with the kit in a diagonal.  Then I matted the white panel onto dark blue cardstock. Next, I adhered using foam adhesive the sentiment. For the embellishments, I used the Silver Peel off Butterflies from the Add-on sections and place them onto some of the beautiful light green Mulberry paper. I trimmed away any of the extras I didn't want. I kept the little silver flowers to add to the card. I then adhered them using a bit of foam tape to the card front panel.

There's still so much left from the March Blue Skies Kit - I have already created 6 cards and I can easily create another 6 more. Kay of White Rose Crafts LLC really packs these kits.

All the Supplies Used:
Indgio Skies Pattern Papers, Gold cardstock, 
Sparkle Blends - Sunny Skies & Flowers

Other supplies:
Recollections Brand Heavy Weight Cardstock:
 Dark Blue, Light Green & White
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen in Metallic Gold
Zig Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter
American Crafts - Blue ribbon

Thank you for stopping by today!

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Welcome Spring!

Hello! Alison Heikkila here. Winter has officially come to an end and I am ready to celebrate! So today I am sharing a card that screams Spring with one of my favorite stamps that is available at White Rose Crafts. It's the Hellebore from Stampendous, and yup, I've used this big, beautiful bloom before. It is a true favorite.
A couple of weeks ago, I did a Facebook Live in the White Rose Crafts Gallery group that showed some different techniques with Distress Oxide Inks. One of them was Ink Smooshing, with an embossed image, and coloring on top. This card was mostly made during that video. If you watched the video, what you didn't see was how i finished off the coloring of the Hellebore, and how I added some additional ink to the edges and the embellishments.
I had used some Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to help move and oxidize the ink while I was making the background. You can see all of the gorgeous shimmer and the flower has from it. To add color to the petals, I used one Zig Clean Color marker and a water brush. I also used one color for the stamens.
I added a simple pre-made sentiment from Kaisercraft's Bombay Sunset 6" x 6" paper pad and a few sequins from the "Amethyst" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground. Adding some Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide to the edges really tied the background into the flower and gave the card more depth.
The techniques I used on this card are fun and pretty easy to do. It's great to this type of coloring on images that you may be intimidated to color. I think it turned out beautiful, and I hope you'll give it a try. Be sure to watch the Facebook Live to see how the background was created. And then, head on over to White Rose Crafts LLC to check out some of the products I used today.