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Roses are Red, and Pink— Tribute to Joanne

This is a special post, this post is part of a blog hop that is in tribute to Joanne Grzelak, she was a member of the Crazy4Challenges blog group before I was asked to join, and even though I didn’t get the privilege to know her personally after viewing some of her work I felt I’d like to pay my respects to this very talented lady by joining in this blog hop. We had a few options to choose from and I chose to use one of her cards as inspiration to make my card. After looking through her blog I found this card that she posted on Saturday, May 9, 2015, that she named “The Crazies Appreciate Teachers”

This is my take on Joanne’s Card

Click “Read More” to see more, the rest of the blog hop links are at the bottom of the post 😃

I decided to pick a green leaf patterned paper from my Costco stash, the paper was 12″x12″ and it had a solid green panel in the middle. I also used black and white cardstock from Stampin’ Up

I started this card off with the Rose. I decided to stamp a rose stamp from Stampin Up (sorry it’s retired) and I stamped it on Shimmer cardstock

I pulled out my old Stampin Up alcohol markers in Cherry Cobbler and coloured in the rose

Then I trimmed the cardstock to a 3″x3″ square

I was going to use alcohol markers to colour the background but the colour I had wasn’t working right so I sponged it with Gable Green ink.

I took a black marker and ran it around the edges.

I missed a few photos in the middle sorry. The card base is Basic Black cardstock cut and folded to a 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″ card. I wanted a really thin border of white cardstock so I cut 1/8″ off the top and side and adhered that to the black card base. The green leaf patterned paper was cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and I used a black marker to add a black edge around the paper.

I cut the black band (under the green band) to be 2″ x 4″ and I cut the green band to be 1/8″ shorter on the top and the sides. I stamped the “Wedding Wishes” greeting (retired SU stamp) with black ink on to the green band. I used a scalloped edge die to cut the black border and added it to the band. I added fun foam to the back of the band and added it to the card front.

I was just about to add the Rose but I didn’t think the sponged green ink was the right colour so I added Certainly Celery and Wild Wasabi to make it a little darker. I made it darker as it got closer to the edge and kept it lighter closer to the rose.

I added Sticky Strip to the bottom half of the rose and Dimensionals to the top half and adhered the rose to the card.

I only had coloured 1/2 pearls so I used a Black alcohol marker to colour them black

I cut another piece of leaf paper to 4″ X 51/4″ and adhered it to the inside of the card. I added the inside greeting to a banner that I cut from a piece of leftover green leaf paper, it was close to the middle of the sheet so it has a section of the solid green, I liked how it looked so I chose that piece, and I ran my black marker around the edges and adhered it to the inside.

All the other blog links are as followed

CCEE Stampers

Frances Byrne

Lois Bak

Karen Ostergard

Liz Williams

Vicki Garrett

Rebecca Ernie

Kelly Santi

Karen Aicken

Vicky Gould

Maryanne Einam

Anne Harmon

Me 😃😀 ⬇️ continue from here if you have been following in order 😀

Lynn McAuley

Kathleen Adams

Crazy 4 Challenges


Thanks for joining me! I am a paper crafting enthusiast who has a special interest in interactive cards. I get a lot of inspiration from the internet so I thought that I  would throw out my own creations with hope that it inspires someone else.

14 thoughts on “Roses are Red, and Pink— Tribute to Joanne

  1. Your rose is beautiful. Joanne was a great inspiration to me. I loved her style and gained ideas from her masterful skills.


  2. Nicky, this is a joyful card! I love the bold rose – what an amazing focal point and the shading, your coloring, the icy look – just perfect! i love that you cased one of her cards – that’s super!


  3. What masterful coloring and shading on this stunning rose done in honor of Joanne!! Your card is a remarkable beauty!


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