Bouquet of Roses … Three Techniques!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! With the retirement list in full swing and my Catalog Retirement Party coming up this weekend, I will be focusing some of my favorite “retiring” products this week. Today I’d like to share the “To A Wild Rose” Stamp set.

There are so many different ways you can use this versatile stamp set, I thought I’d share 3 different techniques with you.  The first is the “Three-step Stamping” technique …

You begin with the most solid of the three images … this one gets the lightest color, or in my case … I “stamped off” to lighten the Daffodil Delight.  Then the second image is stamped with full color, and the last and most detailed stamp, I used Crushed Curry.  You can see the three layers as it gives our flower highlights and lowlights!!

On my “True Friendship” card, I used the technique of sponging color onto the image ….

I used the detailed image not only to stamp my flower that was sponged, but my background!  I love doing “color on color” and on this card I’m using the Basic Gray.  I think that Gray and Pink are so pretty together.

My last of the three card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique …

Before I decided how my card would look, I chose my color pallet; Basic 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 stamp set yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. Don’t forget that the “To A Wild Rose” coordinates with the Wild Rose Die Set.

Thank you for joining me today. 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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