Rather than be intimidated by the amount of coloring with some of the new florals, let me show you how to make graceful cards with Cottage Rose stamp set. Maximize the etching! Let the lines show you where to place shading, or in this case, any of the color at all.
This beautiful card was designed by Mary Brown and fits perfectly with all of our 4 Cards in 30 Minutes plans. I didn’t even use Dimensionals or Linen Thread!
Abigail Rose is a suite of products from the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog that includes some glorious Designer Series Paper. It’s tempting to hoard it all and buy more! A close second idea for your most favorite papers is to use just a one inch strip, as I’ve done here. I cut two strips, then cut them each down to six inches, and trimmed the excess later.
The floral image is large enough that I used my stamp positioning tool instead of a clear block because my grip is weak. Plus, I wanted to make 4 cards for a handful I’m selling in the Craft Fair this November.
I used a clear acrylic block for stamping the leaves so I could use a technique adding depth. For the partial rose at the bottom, I left the floral stamp in the Stamparatus and just stamped a scrap layer of paper for protection of the tool’s plate. This showed me where to scoot my layer into and stamp.
Stamping the flap and letting it cascade over onto the front of the envelope strikes me as romantic. I have no idea how it will go through the mail service, but it’s pretty right now.
The fonts included in the Cottage Rose stamp set are fabulous! This sentiment fit on a flag of Petal Pink. I flagged the paper with scissors the old fashioned way.
Did you find a solution to your “I can’t color that!” fears? Alcohol markers quickly flicked away from you was enough color for these gorgeous etched images.