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Friday, 1 September 2017

Crackling Rose Cards (by Anne)

Good morning. Today I am sharing a couple of cards made with the gorgeous Crackling Rose and Loving Sentiments stamp set. The lovely rose collage stamp is great for quick cards, just stamp and add a little colour and you’re done. It is also brilliant for incorporating into larger projects, for something extra special, and for home décor projects too. So many ideas and never enough time to make them all – tee hee.

Do check out more posts and projects using these lovely collage stamps from my talented Teamies.

I have used decorative papers to create quick and easy backgrounds. A great trick when in a hurry and a good way to use some of those pretty papers from your stash.

Materials for the yellow rose card:

How to make it:
  1. It is easy to make the card blank yourself by marking a 6 inch square on the card front (square 8 X 8 inch card) and cutting it only half way around on the right hand side. Score the top and bottom sections vertically in the centre of the card and fold back the cut half frame section.
  2. Colour the frame on the card front and the inside panel with Distress inks. Draw on the faux stitching and dot details, matching up the design when the card closes.
  3. Stamp the Rose and sentiment onto the decorative paper with Versafine ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Colour with sparkle pens and a damp brush, adding a little white gouache to the rose for highlights. Colour around the rose background with a little dilute gouache to help the rose stand out more. Mat and layer onto the card front with purple and white card.
  4. Stamp the rose and sentiment onto the inside of the card with Versamark and emboss with gold powder. Colour with Distress Inks and a damp brush. Add some clear sparkle overlay pen for highlights. Draw some rain drops with the fine tipped pens.
  5. Finish with PVA pearls and Glossy Accents to make highlight rain drops on the inner panel.

Materials for the blue rose card:

How to make it:
  1. Randomly stamp the card front with the pearlescent ink and the rose stamp.
  2. Stamp the rose and sentiment onto the decorative paper with Versafine and heat emboss with clear powder.
  3. Colour with Distress Ink and sparkle pens, dragging out and blending colour with a damp brush. Add a little opaque white paint for highlights. Add a wash of Distress Ink around the rose to make it stand out more from the background. Glue to the card front.
  4. Add faux stitching with the white pen.
  5. Finish with PVA pearls and a little glitter glue for sparkle.


  1. Both are beautiful, so good to have detailed instructions.

  2. Stunning work - I am inspired to have a go! x

  3. Two gorgeous cards Anne and I love the movement on the first in the darker more dramatic shades, the the pretty blue background of the second which complements the blue colour of the rose. I also love the two different papers you have stamped on to which work extremely well. x

  4. Amazing cards with this gorgeous stamp!!

  5. Absolutely stunning cards Anne, what wonderful inspiration you give us, Kate x

  6. Beautiful card Anne and I have this stamp and used it a lot. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

  7. Your cards are so beautiful !! Love the colours

  8. Thank you for the lovely comments xxx


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