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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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