Monday, 15 June 2015

Freshly Cut Roses

I am loving this WMS Old Country Roses set, and have been playing around with it a lot.  It took me a while to find some inks I was happy with, but in the end I settled on Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks.   I tried to find a third colour for the middle but in the end I stuck with just 2 colours.  For the leaves I used Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress Inks.

I used the free cut files to cut a whole sheet of roses and leaves in different sizes and set about stamping them so I have a whole batch of flowers ready to add to future projects.  

I also used the cut files provided with the WMS Vintage Postcards set to cut a sheet of postcards and set about stamping those as well so I have a few of them to add to future projects as well.  I stamped the penny stamp in Victorian Velvet and embossed it so it had a raised detail like a real stamp.

The great thing about making your own backgrounds is that you don't need to worry about matching up colours.  I stamped the background with WMS Pinstripe Backgrounder using the Tattered Rose Distress Ink et voila - a perfect match for the roses.  However it still looked a little bare so I overstamped it with the Katzelkraft Mini 09 stamp - cities of the world.  

As it's June PJ party time over at the WMS Blog, I'm entering this card in the Old Pyjamas challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Gorgeous card,Kate! Love the roses and that sweet postcard.....what a great design!

  2. Oh, and I love the stamped images on the pinstripe!

  3. Kate this is stunning - will be back to pin this! Beautiful work - the flower looks fab in only two shades, so going to try that!

  4. Fabulous card, love the roses & I must try this colour combo :)

  5. Your card design is just lovely Kate! wonderful soft colors/beautiful rose!

  6. So pretty - especially the pinstripe backgrounder in the soft pink!

  7. A gorgeous card. So very feminine & sophisticated. Love the rose & postcard.


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