Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rose with Pillowtop Background


Today, I finished up a card using another one of my Rose stamps.  When you get a large enough collection of stamps, it is easy to forget about your older stamps, and so this month I have been trying to go through all my stamps and find all the Roses and use them on a project.  

For this card I first inked up the bud with distress ink, spritzed it with water and then stamped it onto regular cardstock.  There was still a lot of water on the paper, so I blotted it off after a few seconds.  Then, I inked my stamp again, and stamped over top of the watercolor area.  

The stamp set has separate stems and leaves, so I used a stamp positioner to get those right.  

The background was made using the Pillow Top method.  Here is a link to a video by Gina K that will tell you how to do it.  I would recommend using a sturdy piece of acetate if you try it.  I used a more flimsy one first and did not get good results.

The butterfly was leftover from another project that I shared here.

Supplies:  Stampin Up Watercolor Garden stamp set,  Gina K Whimsical Spring stamp set, Distress Ink Worn Lipstick and Pine Needles, Versfine Onyx Black Ink.

I would love to participate in the following challenge:
Tuesday Throwdown: Watercolor

Thank you for visiting today! I hope I will see you again soon.


  1. What a fantastic self challenge, you can never have too many rose cards that's for sure. Love your colour combination and beautifully balanced layout!

  2. Your pillow top is done to perfection. I wasn't too good at it so I know the work that it took to make it as beautifully as you did. The butterfly works perfectly with your rose.

  3. I love roses too! Now I need to get my stamps out. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. What a great idea to work your way through your Rose stamps. My Mum's name is Rose so I have quite a few rose stamps too!

    Love this idea so much I just may have to give it a try!

    Your background is so cool. It is very effective against this stamped image. I like the way you stamped the rose looks fab.

  5. Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  6. You've really found a good stamp to get out to use here Heidi!! What a gorgeous image and that background is totally amazing!! :) Have a great day!! HUGS

  7. Beautiful rose and love the background you have done for it, thanks for the tip!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous, Heidi, and your background is stunning! I love it, and your cards are such a delight! Hugs!


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