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A Rose by Any Other Name...

by Sally Traidman July 28, 2020 10 Comments

On my daily walk I passed by my gorgeous gardenia bushes and was amazed by the wonderful aroma this year. For some reason they have bloomed twice. I thought Hero Florals Rose Stem looked a lot like my gardenias, so I used that for today's cards. I am also taken with typewriter fonts, so that's another reason.


I stamped the image on heavy watercolor paper in black and let it thoroughly dry. Add watercolors in layers. (Tip: stamp several flowers at a time and then paint while others dry!) I absolutely LOVE using From the Vault Aged Shadow Stamp for a background. Simply ink up with any pale color and mist with water and stamp. Or take a few inks and combine for a multi-color background.


Die cut with the Frame Cuts or hand cut. Stamp your desired message and then foam mount the rose on the shadow stamped background. Mount on desired papers.


For a really elegant look, stamp a matching liner from the rose stamp in a matching color. Copy paper works great. Insert in envelope and tack with a bit of glue.


These are easy and fast to make so you always have a card to send in a hurry.

Flowery love,

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CM260 Hero Florals Rose Stem - Hero Arts
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DI505 Hero Florals Rose Stem Frame...
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K6347 From the Vault Aged Shadow...
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10 Responses

Ashley Cortez
Ashley Cortez

August 01, 2020

Really nice cards and love how you made a envelope to go with them

Connie Griffin
Connie Griffin

July 30, 2020

Gorgeous, coloring!

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

July 29, 2020

Gorgeous and so striking, Sally! Love these!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

July 29, 2020

Beautiful cards and the idea for an envelope liner is super! Thank you!

Janet Ribet
Janet Ribet

July 29, 2020

Simply beautiful. This is one of my favourite flower stamps!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

July 29, 2020

It’s always a special treat when you post, Sally – just love your style and creativity!! Beautiful watercoloring and I love the vault background stamp!!

Judy
Judy

July 29, 2020

Beautiful cards! I still love shadow stamps and am happy that I keep them in my collection of stamps. Thank you Sally for the lovely inspiration!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter

July 28, 2020

Love these beautiful cards and that you combined old and new stamps. I have kept all my Hero Arts stamps and often use them in this manner. Sometimes that little bit in the background gives the card the perfect touch as you did here.

Vikki H
Vikki H

July 28, 2020

So pretty and a huge thank you for reminding me of my collection of Hero Arts shadow stamps! They do make a wonderful statement.

Karen F.
Karen F.

July 28, 2020

Sally, these are just lovely! The envelope liner is a really nice touch!