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.


lostinpaper said...

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!

Beth Norman said...

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.

Jeanne H said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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.

CraftyGirl said...

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

*Vicki* said...

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

Conniecrafter said...

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

CherylQuilts said...

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