Multi-step stamping – ‘a rose by any other name’

Hi all
Hope you are well… I’ve hardly managed any crafty time this week so it was good to get in the crafty den a bit yesterday and this morning!!
A bit of tidying and sorting… getting some older stash ready for donating… and then a little creative time too ;)

Here’s a card I made with my new Papertrey Ink set, ‘The Sweet Life’ . This set of gorgeous cabbage roses have been calling my name for so long, I finally laid my inky paws on them and got to play today!
I spotted the challenge over at A Passion for Papertrey is for birthday cards, and I need to make this one for a pal’s birthday this week, so I’ll enter it there. Also at Papertake Weekly to use a die-cut or punch.

Papertrey Ink roses Sweet Life stamping birhday card

The papers are October Afternoon ‘The Thrift Shop’ and border punch by Fiskars.
I loved trying out the multi-step stamping in the three colours to create the detail in the roses – don’t they look stunning?
I used only two colours in fact, the palest of the three layers I off-stamped my ‘Canary’ Versacolour yellow ink onto scrap paper first to get a light touch, then the Canary proper for the second layer, then an off-stamped ‘Pumpkin’ by SU to get the third level of detail….

Papertrey Ink roses Sweet Life stamping birhday card

One thing’s certain – this set is making me wish for more ink colours in my arsenal! I’m not much of an ‘ink indulger’ and tend to get by with the minimum. Well, that will be changing with this set, haha!!!

A little embellishing with gold twine thread, gems and a mini greeting sticker (couldn’t find a ‘happy birthday’ sticker or stamp small enough to not overpower the roses, so ‘celebrate’ it has to be!)

It was really fun to make this. Hope you like, and hope my pal will too. Take care all…. back soon with a couple more cards I made today too! Rx

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  • Lynn Mercurio

    This is a lovely card, Ruth…the contrast of the yellow roses with your blue pattern paper is such a lovely combination. Your little ticket embellishment is so cute and trendy. Great job.

  • Jean Martin

    Beautiful card Ruth! I love those flowers! Gorgeous! :)