Popped Rose

This  idea came from Technique Junkies called “Popped Embossing Tutorial“.

I changed it “just a little” 🙂

STAMP SET:  Short & Sweet, En Francais
INK:  Chocolate Chip
WATER COLOUR PENCILS:  Three shades of Pink
PAPER:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
EMBOSSING FOLDER:  Manhattan Flower
EXTRAS:  Big Shot, Aqua Pen, Dotto

Chocolate Chip (Base): layer 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White: 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″; 3″ x 3 1/2″
Pretty Pink:  4″ x 5″

  • Using Dotto, centre Whisper White onto the Pretty in Pink Layer
  • Place together into the embossing folder and put through the Big Shot.  (Don’t worry about the line when you separate the two pieces – it will be covered by the Chocolate Chip)
  • COLOURING THE ROSE:  Using the pencils and the aqua pen, colour the rose but not the embossed lines of the rose.  Leave them white.  I like to ‘pick’ the colour from the pencil nib using the aqua pen.  I find that I have more control of the colour that way.  Do not have too much water flow.
  • Let dry (or use the heat gun)
  • Flatten the embossing by inserting it through the Big Shot.  Same sandwich that was used to emboss BUT with lay the piece ON TOP of the embossing folder!
  • Stamp with En Francais, using Chocolate Chip Ink
  • I wanted the rose to have the embossed white lines again (not flattened) so I put the rose back into the embossing folder making sure that the lines matched.

The “look” after re-embossing

See how the coloured rose is matched with the pink layer.  See – no line!!  The Chocolate Chip layer had hidden the line!  (This is the first card that I did – hence the embossed lines on the rose are coloured.  You might like this look better?)



Let’s store our cards!

I thought I would make a card hold (and a few cards) as a gift to a friend of mine.

The card holder is take on one I found on the net.  (Wonderful, talented, people share their creations and we get inspired). There are many card holders  (mini-magazine holders) on the net.  I found one made by Blythe She uses 12′ x 12″ cardstock and I like the larger holder as compared with the “mini” card holders.

This is my version

Card:  12 x 12″ Textured, Ruby Red


Card #1

Mellow Moss: 2″ x 31/4″, 3 1/4″ x 2 1/2″

Very Vanilla: 3″ x 2″

DSP:  4″ x 3 3/4″, Scrap for Trio Punch

INK: Mellow Moss

STAMP SET:  Level 2, Echoes of Kindness

Card #2

Mellow Moss:  2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″; 

Very Vanilla: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and scrap for butterfly;

DSP:  Scraps for Trio punch

INK:  Mellow Moss, Ruby Red

STAMP SET:  Embrace Life

Card #3

Mellow Moss:  2″ x 4 1/2″ Crimp and trim to fit card.

Very Vanilla: 3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

INK:  Ruby Red  PUNCH:  Eyelet 

STAMP SETS:  Upsy Daisy, Embrace Life, Short and Sweet

Card #4

Mellow Moss:  2 1/2 x 5 2/4″ Crimp and crimp to fit card

Ruby Red:  Scraps for punches

DSP:  5 7/8″ x 1″, scrap for punch

PUNCHES:  Eyelet, Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Small Oval, Wide Oval

INK:  Ruby Red

STAMP SET:  Short and Sweet