My regular blog readers will know that I have a love for yellow roses, they were my late Mum’s favorite too. So I suppose it was inevitable that when I sat down to create a project with the Graceful Garden Stamp Set, a yellow rose would figure prominently.
SIMPLE YELLOW ROSE
I don’t just use my Stampin’ Blends for blending and shading. I use them when I want to create a clean, opaque look to my colouring too.
So I began today’s project by mounting the large rose image from the Graceful Garden Stamp Set onto my Stamparatus. Then I inked up the head of the rose using a Mango Melody ink pad. Next I used my Simply Shammy to wipe off any ink from the stalk and leaves and then stamped the flower onto a layer of Whisper White Card.
Leaving the stamp on the Stamparatus I wiped off the ink and then inked up the stem and leaves with Old Olive ink. Once again I used my Simply Shammy, this time to remove any ink that had got onto the flowerhead part of the stamp. Then I stamped onto the card and had my yellow rose.
Now the main panel was stamped I used the same technique to stamp the rose in two colours on the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. This time though, after inking up each section I stamped off onto some scrap paper. Then when I stamped onto the envelope my rose was the same colours just lighter.
Once the envelope was done I stamped the same paler rose on the left side of another layer of Whisper White Card
Finally at the bottom of the darker rose I used Old Olive ink to stamp the ‘for you’ sentiment.
With the stamping done, all I had to do was colour in the white sections of the darker flower using a light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends Marker. The stem and leaves were finished with the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.
It was almost time to start putting my project together, but I had one final task. I put the darker rose panel inside the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and placed it directly onto my multipurpose platform. I added a cutting pad on top and then ran it forwards and backwards through my Big Shot. My yellow rose panel now had a beautiful almost canvas effect.
Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the textured layer to a piece of Old Olive Card. Then I wrapped three pieces of Old Olive Linen Thread around the layers, securing it on the back with Mini Glue Dots.
Next, using my retiring Stampin’ Trimmer, I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base.
For the inside of the card base I used liquid glue to attach the Whisper White layer with the pale yellow rose.
With that done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach my embossed, thread wrapped layers to the front. Finally, I tied a small bow using Old Olive Linen Thread and fixed it to the lines of thread over the rose stem with a Mini Glue Dot.
I’m really pleased with how this project turned out. The detail on the rose is provided by the stamped ink and then accentuated by the Stampin’ Blends. I love that I’m not limited to stamping with Tuxedo Black ink when I’m colouring with Stampin’ Blends. There’s so many more possibilities when Stampin’ Up! has 50 other colours to choose from.