A Rose For Your Birthday

You can never have too many roses! I recently posted several of my favorite cards that used Rose Garden Thinlit Dies from Stampin’ Up! created by amazing and inspiring artists, here. Now Rose Garden/ Rose Wonder are the theme for a challenge by What Will You Stamp!

wwys_64_Rose Wonder.jpg

This is so exciting!

For this card, I wanted to try and create a rose with two tone petals. I started with Calypso Coral and sponged on Melon Mambo ink around the outside, so it gradually changed darker the farther from the center of the paper it got. I also prepared a piece of Wild Wasabi paper with Wild Wasabi ink in the same way.

Next, I used the Rose Garden Thinlit Die to cut out the large rose shape, once in black, once in Calypso Coral/Melon Mambo, and once (just the leaf) in Wild Wasabi. I carefully kept all the little pieces together after cutting the roses.

I covered a piece of paper (slightly larger than the rose image) with solid snail adhesive. I glued the black rose outline to the paper. Then I placed the little pieces of coral and green inside the black outline so they stuck to the snail adhesive. This was actually much quicker and easier than I thought it would be. Yes, it’s a little fussy, but not anywhere near as difficult as I was preparing myself for.

Finally, I cut around the border of the rose, trimming off the excess background paper. I created a simple black and white pattern using the Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and attached the rose to it with dimensionals.


The black outline with bright colored petals has a really beautiful stained glass look and I love the way the two-tone petals turned out, though the contrast between the two colors is a little more noticeable in person than it turned out in the photos.

After using the petals from the two toned paper, I was also left with a beautiful two toned rose cutout! Part of what makes these stained glass cards so fun, is that you get two beautiful rose cards out of one piece of paper!


This is quite possibly my favorite card I have ever made. Now I have to wait for someone really special to have a birthday so I can give it to them!

Color Combo 42.png

Materials used:

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White, Calypso Coral (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Happy Birthday Everyone (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Rose Garden Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Dimensionals


0 thoughts on “A Rose For Your Birthday”

  1. I agree Natalie! You can never have too many rose cards! And your card is beautiful, bright and bold! And using a sticky backing is very clever. I’m so glad you could join in the fun at WWYS this week.

  2. This card is Devine! I’m really digging that black &awhile background, makes the Rose pop even more. Thanks for joining us at WWYS this week. See you again soon xxx

  3. Pingback: Bold is Beautiful

Leave a Reply