Friday, August 22, 2014


A couple of weeks ago I was stamping with friends
and cut this rose with Peggy's dies.

Edited to add: It's a 2 step rose die and I have no idea who makes it 
called Long Stem Rose and made by Frantic Stamper.

There were a couple of challenges at Splitcoaststampers
that I wanted to play in so I pulled out the roses
and went to work with some Stampin' Sponges
and ink pads.

After I sponged color on the pieces, I spritzed with some water
to give it more texture.

I set the flower pieces aside to dry and stenciled
a little background on the card with some ink.

I tried to use embossing paste.
That was a disaster!  UGH!
 Two times and both looked terrible.

I've decided that for texture I prefer embossing folders!

This design was inspired by this beautiful card
by Diane. She's the Featured Stamper this week at SCS.


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Card Recipe
Stamps: Be Happy (Amy R.)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Paper: 110# Solar White (Neena)
Other: Moroccan Lace Stencil (Kite), Stampin' Sponge, Rose Dies (?), Gessoed Twine, Sequins (SSS)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Benzi said...

Such a pretty rose and leaves...both with so much texture. Beautiful CAS card, Bonnie. Stencils are great, aren't they?

Loll Thompson said...

Wow!! The rose is so beautiful and just pops off all the white space. LOVE the soft and subtle sponged design in the background. Pinned! Loll xx

jimlynn said...

I have a terrible time with the embossing paste too. I really like the look of the background with it stenciled in ink though. Love that gorgeous rose! A lovely card.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous :) That rose is so pretty and the spritz stenciling looks way too cool !

Patti said...

Beautiful & classy. Love it Bonnie.

Sue said...

This is really beautiful Bonnie love that rose die! huggles Sue xx

Hettie said...

This is super Bonnie. I love the background and your rose is lovely.
Hugs and have a great weekend with plenty of crafting!

Nancy said...

Bonnie...this is Fabulous! You should be thrilled with your results on this card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Seize the Birthday!

Lisa said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! The stenciled background is the perfect way to highlight the stunning rose! Lovely card.

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the stencilling behind the rose - what a great idea. By the way, the rose die is by Frantic Stamper called Long Stem Rose - so pretty, isn't it?!

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Nikki Spencer said...

Such a beauty Bonnie, love the spritzed effect and lovely background. xx

Susan said...

A beautiful rose and background. Your sponged stencil is lovely, but keep practicing with the embossing paste - it does get easier! Though you do such beautiful embossing folder backgrounds, that maybe you're right - that is one of your real talents.

Faith A said...

You've certainly shown the rose off to it's advantage Bonnie, it's a beautiful card.

I'm with you with the paste - ugh! disaster with me too.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card! I love that great background, and the rose is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Susie Wittwer said...

This is beautiful Bonnie! I love the sponged background!
Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

laurie said...

Gorgeous card...I love that rose! I think it's one my friend just bought,she will love it after seeing this card!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Gorgeous and I love your background <3

Cynthia said...

I love that beautiful rose!! What a pretty card!

MaryH said...

Just LOVE this one! I'll be checking out that die, as it's so beautiful. Your background embossing is so pretty with the lovely rose - I hear you about the paste. My efforts to-date have not been stellar! Liked the effect of the spritzing over your sponging too. Lots of texture & dimension too, with the pretty die. TFS & Hugs

Bobby said...

The rose is beautiful and I love the subtle background, Bonnie. You do do beautiful embossed cards but honestly, embossing paste is not that bad.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh! Beautiful texture, Bonnie, and wonderful shading with the masking/stippling technique! I especially like your background with those sweet sequins, bringing movement to the card! hugs, de

Brenda said...

Wow Bonnie this card is beautiful! I love, love that rose and of course you have it looking so amazing. Your stenciled background looks fabulous too, love it. So the embossing paste thing didn't work out so well for you? I can't imagine you not doing something awesome with it. Oh well, embossing folders are fabulous too and much easier to do! lol Hugs, Brenda

shirley-bee said...

This is such a beautiful card, Bonnie! I love the double layer of the rose, and the soft stencilling is the perfect background. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Greta said...

This is just stunning, Bonnie! I love the stenciled background!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautifully done, Rose.