Bluebonnets may be our fair state’s state flower, but I often think of yellow roses when I think of flowers and Texas. This is kinda weird, since you don’t see many roses, at least not in west Texas where I grew up or in central Texas where I live now. However, the origin of the folk song “The Yellow Rose of Texas” is tied to the Battle of San Jacinto, which is east Texas. I also know that Tyler, which is located in northeast Texas, is considered the rose capitol of the world. So obviously, maybe I just need to visit those areas of Texas more often to see roses. Or maybe I should plant some.
Since I got to thinking about yellow roses, I decided to use a yellow rose as my main image on this week’s Texas Tuesday card (1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month). I also need more birthday cards as my stash is down to two birthday cards, so a yellow roses birthday card it is. I started off with the inspiring Mojo Monday #157 sketch, but I decided to nix the vertical panel on the right and the bow, so it doesn’t really follow the sketch. The picture doesn’t really do the card justice, I think. The background really sparkles.
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Dear Friend, Floral (background), and Edgy Eloquence (sentiment)
Cardstock: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Garden Green
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin’ Up Garden Green (sentiment), VersaMark Dazzle Frost (background)
Embellishments: green sparkle brads
Coloring Tools: Stampin’ Up marker Garden Green; Prismacolor colored pencils; atYou Spica clear (on top of roses)
Tools: Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large; corner rounder