Friday, 22 January 2016

Birthday rose

This is one for the stash of birthday cards I seem to need in the early part of the year. It's a one layer design with a bit of stenciling and some dots to add some interest - the dots are just the "waste" from dies like tags and buttons domed out by rubbing over the back with an embossing stylus on a foam mat. If you make them from the same cardstock as the card base they give a nice, integrated look.

The rose is watercolored with a mixture of Distress inks and Clean Color markers with a tiny bit of green pencil in the centre. I think this stamp set must be retired as I can't see it on the Waltzingmouse web site which is a shame as the wild roses are so pretty and make a lovely change from the more traditional rose shape.

Roses in Bloom by Waltzingmouse Stamps
Sentiment from Say It All by Hero Arts

Paper: Bristol Board

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Picked Raspberry,  Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters)
Versamagic Chalk ink by Tsukineko (Key Lime)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Pearlescent Chocolate)

Cressida stencil by Memory Box 
Zig Clean Color pens
Spring Green Prismacolor pencil
"Waste" circles from various die cuts
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!


Kath said...

A very pretty card, Joanne. Like the 'dots'.

jill said...

Lovely card & stencilling . I like to keep the odd bits that come out from die cuts as they can be so useful just like the dots you've used to give the card more dimension.

Scrapmate said...

I love the green contrasting with the deep pink of the rose. It is a beautiful stamp and a shame if it has been discontinued.

Jean Franks Beck said...

Your coloring is gorgeous, Joanne! Great tip for making the dots, too - I'll have to try that.

Julia Aston said...

Your rose is gorgeous - love the stenciling and the fun dots!

Charmaine Stack said...

Beautiful card - the stencilling is superb. Sad that this set is no longer available. Well, sad that all of WMS will not be around past March 31.

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