Hi, it’s Therese and today we are focusing on the Painted Rose stamp set.

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Another stunning flower set and a great way to get that ‘painted look’ even if you can’t paint!  This is a layering stamp set and my first card does just that.  I have used Rouge, Crimson and Ruby Red Crisp Dye Inks to get this beautiful bold red bloom.  I stamped my own panel of flowers and leaves on some fabulous Spicy Yogurt Cardstock (if you haven’t met this yet I can highly recommend it).  I cut out a thin rectangle window from the centre of my panel so that some Gold Mirror Cardstock could shine through and stamped my sentiment from the Oriental Orchid set in black and then popped the panels up on the front of my card.

So Beautiful - Detail copy

So Beautiful copy

My second card is very clean & simple and would be a perfect design to mass produce for any occassion, especially if you had tool like the MISTI to help.  No layering this time, I just stamped the final image and used the stem from the Lotus set and the sentiment came from From the Desk Of.  Other options for this design would include making it a one layer card to save time, or you could change up the image to any colour….   but wouldn’t gold be nice!

Altenew Painted Rose Save the Date - Detail copy

Altenew Painted Rose Save the Date copy

For my final card I decided to try a watercolour look with the Painted Rose stamp.  I used watercolour cardstock and Distress Inks but before I stamped I spritzed the ink with water.  I did wait for the images to dry inbetween so that the colours didn’t mix too much, I added some distress ink spatters and then stamped my sentiment in Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink .  I popped the panel up on a card front, with a trim of Gold Mirror Cardstock and Jet Black Cardstock.

Altenew - Painted Roses watercolor card - Detail copy

Altenew - Painted Roses watercolor card copy

I’ve had so much fun playing with this gorgeous Painted Rose stamp set and I hope that I have inspired you.  Thanks so much for you visit here today,

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