The Rose

                                                                          The Rose

This card was quite time consuming but I wanted to explore another use for a stencil I've had in my stash for quite some time. I found the Letraset Tacky Dots the cleanest way to attach each small petal.

Shelagh Metselaar
The Rose

      Cardstock:- Neenah Solar White; White Pearlescent; Creative Expressions – Gold; Black Card;           Tilda – Sewing
·         Stamps:- Imagination Crafts - Rose, Butterfly
·         Stencil:- Imagination crafts – Flower
·         Punch – EK Success
·         Letraset Tacky Dots
·         Inkpads:- Distress Inks – Weathered Wood, Tea Dye; Versafine Onyx Black
·         Stamps Away Clear Detail Embossing Powder
·          Distress Markers, water brush
·         Quickie Glue Pen
·         Glamour Dust – Gold

 1. Cut 3 squares of white card slightly larger than the stencil. Tape the stencil on card and draw around flowers using a Micron pen. Repeat on other two pieces of white.
 2.  Repeat with patterned paper and cut out each individual petal.
 3.  Apply the Letraset Tacky Dots to reverse of patterned paper and apply each petal to corresponding area on white card.
 4. Ink the edges with Tea Dye and mount onto black, then gold then black again.
 5. Stamp the Rose stamp 6 times on white card and colour in using Distress Markers. (I used my glass mat as a palette.)
 6. Decoupage the images. Mount onto black, gold, black as in (4.)
 7. Adhere centrally to paper-pieced background.
 8. Stamp each butterfly twice and colour using Distress Markers. Cut out and set aside.

I completed the card by scoring a long piece of white pearlescent card centrally to fit the completed topper, allowing for a border. The remaining length at each side was scored and matted panels of the paper-pieced stencil added. The ends were scallop-punched, decorated with flowers reserved from the patterned stencil work. Attach butterflies to suit. Using a Quickie Glue Pen to highlight flower centres and areas of the stencil work, Gold Glamour Dust Glitter completed the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm still very much a novice in finding my way around this new experience. 

Shelagh. ;~}


  1. Such a lot of cutting Shelagh. Beautiful card and a great blog. xxxx

  2. Thanks, Naomi; it's kind of you to take the time to comment. I decided on the shape of the card before all the cutting and piecing together; I think it may have turned out differently had I realised just how much I'd have to do to create the end result! ;~}


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