Monday 26 August 2013

A single rose

A very feminine card today. The stamp is from the Creative Expressions Singles range and is called Classic Rose Stem. It comes with the Best of Luck message and both stamps are pre-cut and cushion mounted, ready to start stamping. 

I stamped the rose using a Black Archival Ink Pad on some white card and then heat embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Detail Clear Embossing Powder. As this ink is not particularly designed for heat embossing you need to get the powder on quickly, before the ink starts to dry. It is not difficult, you just need to have everything in front of you ready to go. I coloured the rose image using Distress Markers. I then die cut the stamped image using a die from the Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle die set. Whilst the die cut card was still in the die, I blended Distress Ink around the edges.

The next layer of white card was embossed using the Couture Creations Crazy Daisy embossing folder and then die cut using the Spellbinders Elegant Labels Four die set. I then blended ink through the die. A matching size mat of blush pink card was placed behind, so that the pale pink showed through the gaps. 

The message was stamped in the same way as the rose and then die cut using the ribbon slider die from the Elegant Labels Four die set.

The ribbon I used was the Creative Expressions Rose/Dusky Pink Sheer Wrinkled Edge Ribbon and the base layer was a plain white piece of card.

Happy crafting!


  1. love the rose stamp and the die used on the background.Laura O

  2. Good morning Tracey,
    I love your beautiful card today as i think that it could be for any one of a number of occasions. The shading around the edge of the background die cut is so pale that it looks like a hint of colour. And although there is no bow on it, with the ribbon thru the tag it finishes it just lovely.
    Crafty hugs

  3. What a beautiful card, lovely image, colouring, embossing and die cutting - fabulous!

  4. Another lovely card Tracey
    P x

  5. Beautiful card, I love the rose and the fabulous dies and paper.

    Linda xxx

  6. Beautiful Card love this rose Hugs Sandra x