Roses In Bloom by Fliss Goodwin


Hi there, this week I’m sharing a very feminine card with roses galore as I’ve used them on the background as well as my tag. Great for the ladies in your life, be they friends or relatives and suitable for many occasions with a simple change of text.


That’s Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets – I used the Penny and Serena sets
Iridescent Watercolour Paints such as Cosmic Shimmer
Card Blank – mine is 7x7 inches
Extras – Scrap of pink crochet ribbon, scrap of green crochet ribbon, scrap of manila card


Cut a piece of mixed media paper to fit your chosen card blank. Colour with a wash of the Guacamole paint. Using the grey Archival ink stamp on just the heads of the roses randomly on the painted paper, leaving gaps. Stamp leafy sprigs in between with the same ink.

Colour the roses and leaf sprigs with watercolour pencils using soft pinks and yellow on the flower heads. Use the craft pick and ruler to piece holes around the edges of the decorated paper and make faux stitches with the black pen. Distress the edges and glue to the card blank.

Stamp 2 roses and 3 of the leaves from the Serena stamp set on stamping paper with the VersaFine ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Paint the images with iridescent paints using slightly stronger shades than the background paper, then cut them out.

I coloured the manila tag very gently by applying the blush paint to the Gelli plate then pressing on the Harlequin stencil to add a pattern. When you press the tag on you get a very soft textured look which makes a lovely background for the roses.

I added the roses to the tag with foam tape for dimension and glued pink lace across the bottom, tying green ribbon through the hole at the top. I then added the tag to the background with more foam tape. I stamped my chosen text on a scrap of manila card with the grey Archival ink and glued this to the card to finish.

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Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Fliss, love the way you've used the stamps in the background in a muted way,fab!
    Donna xx

  2. Gorgeous! Love the muted background! xxx

  3. A beautiful, feminine card Fliss! xxx


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