Celebrating the Rose with Fun Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it half way through the week and we are quickly heading into the weekend! I love Thursdays 🙂  The “technique” card I was going to show you today will be showcased tomorrow, so today I have 3 beautiful cards created with the Wild Rose stamp set ….

The first card…  “Blessed to Know You” card demonstrates the Three-step Stamping technique. I always begin with my “Line Image”, it helps me align the next two stamps.

My “True Friendship” card is simple yet shows two techniques on this card.  The first is creating your background which gives you nice depth … this is color on color (Basic Gray Cardstock with Basic Gray ink). Then second technique is sponging … With a sponge dauber I added color onto the image, then a touch of my Wink of Stella!

The third card, my “Hello” card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique … I find this technique so relaxing. Remember coloring as a child, yes, that feeling!

First, I chose my color pallet; Whisper White and Highland Heather. I stamped the rose image with the Momento ink and began to color it with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Duo. I begin by coloring a petal with the light marker, then add the dark marker at the part of the petal that is closest to the center and over the lines in the rose. Then I go back over the dark with the lighter marker to blend the colors … you can always add a little more dark again. I leave the edges of the petals as light as I can.

The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Marker and then the rose is die cut.  The leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  The lattice piece was cut in Whisper White and Highland Heather and then layered to create an added dimension to the card.  The white base was stamped with the “Hello” from the stamp set and then the entire piece was embossed using the “Subtle” Folder.

Have you fallen in love with this amazing bundle yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. How would you like these cards?

Thank you for joining me today and checking out my To A Wild Rose Cards and the Fun Techniques used to create them. Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shared today.

Hope your day is filled with beauty … pass it on.

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Check out the NEW In-Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy June 1st to you!! It is another rainy day here (and in a lot of places) which makes it a good day to stamp, however when I see my friends throughout the country posting pictures of water running over the bridges or creeping into their back yards … it gets a little scary. My prayers are with all of the families struggling with the flooding.

Hope this will take your mind off of your troubles today.  I would like to share with you the new 2019 – 2021 In-Colors …

The color pallet for the NEW 2019-2021 In-Colors are soft and muted and are going to compliment so many of our current color pallet. I am loving these, it’s hard for me to pick a favorite … so I’ll pick 2: The Purple Posie and the Pretty Peacock are two of my favorites! Yet the Seaside Spray is soooo pretty. What is your favorite … Let me know in the message box below.

Here is the Seaside Spray in a close-up …

I used the “To a Wild Rose” stamp set to showcase my In-Colors. This pretty stamp set is a Photopolymer and a “two-step” design … The rose has a realistic base stamp and the second is more detailed and allows a beautiful highlights and lowlights when stamped. I did not use that stamp, I used the third which has the detailed line design.

The “To a Wild Rose” is going to create some amazing cards so you will be seeing more from this stamp set.  Sometimes I buy stamp sets just for the greetings/sentiments and this one is perfect for friends.  We all need that one or two special friend in our life can can get us through anything … then we are truly blessed ❤

I hope you enjoyed my In-Color showcase today, you’ll be seeing a lot of these colors in the upcoming year, I think these colors are amazing … I’d love to hear what you think.

Also … I want to let you know that there is going to be a minimal price increase on the cardstocks and stuff, so now would be a good time to replenish your inventory. The new catalog and prices go live on June 4th!!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, hope to see you back tomorrow.