I LOVE this set called Rose Garden from Stampendous! It not only has a large and small full-blown rose, but these fabulous rosebuds too! I created the lattice-work background using the stencil which came in the set, by sponging on Ranger Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink, then I shifted the stencil slightly and added a layer of Fossilized Amber. I then inked up the smaller rose stamp with Wilted Violet distress oxide and used a water brush to “paint” them a little. I sponged more Wilted Violet along the edges.
The base card is embossed with Stampin Up’s Manhattan Flower embossing folder. To create the central image, I first die-cut the oval using Gina Marie Designs Stitched Oval dies, and heat-embossed the rosebud stamp using white embossing powder. Zig Clean Color Brush markers were perfect for coloring in the image, adding water to create a water-colored look. When it was dry, I painted the background with more Wilted Violet oxide ink, then stamped the text stamp (from the Rose Garden set) in the same color around the roses.
Hero Arts makes this pretty curvy banner called Ribbon Messages which comes with several sentiments and two banner dies. I used the smaller die to cut the banner and the fun foam to mount it on. A little jewel colored with a yellow Sharpie completes my card! I’m proud to display my brand new Stampendous watermark!!