March 30, 2021


 I love working with my Stampin' Blends. So, every time I'm sorting through my stamp sets looking for something and I come across one that has images that would be good for coloring, I grab it and stamp a couple of the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink for future stamping.

That was the case with these beautiful rose stamps. I grabbed all the Darks and Lights of my red/pink Stampin' Blends and colored in each one of the roses, also doing the leaves in various greens.

I ended up fussy cutting the six roses. Don't ask me why. I'd had no plans for them. But, after floating around in my Creation Station for quite awhile, I decided to finally do something with them. 

The reds and pinks were such a variety of hues that I wasn't certain they would work well together. Until I remembered there was a multi-hued rosy sheet in the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper pack on page 148 of the Annual Catalog. 

When I located the piece that was in my brain, I thought it could work quite well.

Mounting the roses onto a 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" strip of white cardstock that was embossed worked nicely and showcased the roses.

When I paired this strip up with a 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of the aforementioned DSP, it worked OK. 

I added a sentiment that was die cut with one of the Stitched Shapes ovals and added a few gems to break up the monotony of the busy DSP pattern.

When I finished the card, I just was not sure if it was a success or not. One thing I was certain of was its old fashioned charm.

How do you feel about this creation? Does it work?



  1. This is just gorgeous, roses are my favorite! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  2. Awesome card; I love mixing prints/stamping/fussy cuts/jewels/buttons. Guess I am more multi-media than just stamping. Ribbons, stickers, lace, you name it!

  3. Gorgeous, it works! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!