Bright Rose Blossoms
I’m still playing around with my layering stamps and I reached back for the Altenew Rose Blossom stamp set. I really wanted to create something slightly different than what I have done. I played with different color families and created tons of new rose blossoms and layered leaves using this stamp set. But as I kept playing, the bright yellow roses stuck out to me the most.
For the rose blossoms, I chose four different yellows to create the realistic look. All of the flower inks I used were from Stampin’ Up! For the outline, I started with the darkest yellow, called Crushed Curry. Next, I used Pineapple Punch ink, which was the lightest yellow for my solid fill stamp. On the third layer, to give more shadows, I used So Saffron ink. I completed the flower using Daffodil Delight ink. Once I finished stamping the rose blossoms, I fussy cut the roses. In case you have not read my previous post using the Altenew Rose Blossom stamp set, I mentioned previously that this set has coordinating dies. I have these dies on my list to purchase, but until then, I have been fussy cutting these roses and leaves. I set these to the side to dry while I worked on the leaves.
Once again, I used Stampin’ Up! inks for the leaves. The leaves are part of the Altenew Rose Blossom stamp set. In this set, you can use the large leaves or the smaller ones. I chose to use the larger ones for this card. The outline of the leaf was stamped in Garden Green ink. I debated on my solid fill image color teetering between a green closer to the outline, but as I did test runs, I ultimately decided on Pear Pizzaz ink, which has a slight yellow hue. I thought this provided just enough contrast between the other two greens to make it more realistic. For the last layer, I chose Wild Wasabi ink. It provided just enough darkness to get the exact look I wanted for these leaves. Once I finished stamping the leaves, I set those to the side to dry too.
I began creating my card base using a heavyweight 110lb cardstock cut to the standards 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. I knew I wanted a simple background. Something with lines that would not take away from the rose blossoms. As I went through my paper stash, I found this great black pinstripe paper. It came from the “You’re My Type” paper pad by Spellbinders. This is a cute little 6×6 paper pad from Spellbinders. It has floral and other designs along with simple lines, such as this black pinstripe paper I chose. I cut it down to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches because I wanted this mat to almost fully cover the front card base. Since it is thin decorative paper, I used Adtech double-sided permanent tape to adhere it.
Next, I wanted to separate the black pinstripe paper from my stamped piece. I opted for Recollections Gold Foil cardstock and cut this mat to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. I cut it smaller because I knew I wanted the black pinstripe paper to shine, but I still needed something to separate it and my stamped panel. Before adhering this gold mat to the middle of the card, I punched out a few pieces from the middle of it since I knew it would be hidden and I would have those elements for another card.
For the final panel, I used white 110lb cardstock and cut it to 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 inches. I knew this would be the perfect size for the frame I had planned to use. I used the Altenew Sweet Friend stamp set for the beautiful frame. Isn’t it gorgeous?!!! This set also had several great sentiments on it, but I primarily wanted just the frame from it. I stamped the Altenew frame with Hero Arts Intense Black ink. I used a stamp positioner tool and actually stamped the frame twice to ensure it was a deep, crisp black. For my “Just a note to say Hello!” sentiment, I used the Altenew Rose Blossom stamp set. I wanted to give a burst of color in addition to the yellow rose blossoms, so I inked the sentiment in Stampin’ Up! Tempting Turquoise ink. It gave the exact pop of color I wanted. I stamped it a little to the top of the frame. I used a corner rounder for this frame panel and then I popped it up using foam dimensional adhesive tape. I set it directly in the center of the gold mat.
I played around with the position of the roses and leaves until I was satisfied with it. I started by gluing the top middle leaf to the frame panel using Gina K Connect glue. I then glued the three bottom leaves to the panel. For the two outermost leaves, I glued one to the side of each rose blossom using the Gina K Connect glue. Then, I glued the rose blossoms to the bottom of the sentiment panel. I completed the final touches of the card by placing iridescent gems round the roses and on the little flowers of the frame.
This card turned out to be a sweet, simple card. I loved the colors and how the pinstripes in the background made it into a classy card. See all the images below.
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2 thoughts on “Bright Rose Blossoms”
Beautiful card, Candy. Please take note of the tip I shared regarding the cropping of photos. I also have a suggestion for you that will help step-up your photography. You could use a reflector opposite to the light source, in that way, that area that is appearing dark will appear lit up. Reflectors can be made at home with aluminum foil. You can get in touch with me if you are interested. I love the layout, it’s very different and that frame in black looks fantastic!
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Thank you so much for this tip! 😊 I love the frame stamp! I’ve been playing with it a lot!