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Layering Stencil Rose Card

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a card I created using The Stamp Market Heirloom Rose stamp, stencil and die sets.

I just purchased a ton of items on sale at The Stamp Market a few weeks ago, and have been working to methodically try out all of them! This year my goal is to use what I have and if I decide to purchase, use it right away and don't just let it sit for months until I get to it.

Now, I checked recently and unfortuantely this particular bundle is now sold out (the Heirloom Rose bundle), but I hope that doesn't stop you from seeking out layering stencil, die and stamp sets. I know there are a number of companies -- including The Stamp Market -- that have stencil layering, stamp and die sets.

Check out this one I found that is currently for sale on The Stamp Market site:

I have not tried this set, but I do see it is a stamp, die and layering stencil set similar to the Heirloom Rose set, and based on my knowledge of The Stamp Market's high quality products I think it's worth a try.

Photo cred: The Stamp Market

For the card I am featuring today I used the stamp, die and layering stencils from The Heirloom rose set and from someone who is not the best at coloring, the layering stencils are amazing!

Not sure how layering stencils work? Check out The Stamp Market's own video here:

Hopefully you can see from the above photo just how amazingly detailed these stencils are. There are 5 stencils in this partcular set and what is so nice is that:

  1. The stencils can be used by themseleves, or with the matching stamp and die sets

  2. The stencils can be layered to use all 5 layers -- or you can layer just the first few and still yield amazing results

  3. They are easy to line up and go well with any brand inks

  4. The matching stamp set can be used as an outline with ink or with emobssing powder as I'm showing. OR it can be used with The Stamp Market No Line ink to give that watercolor type, free edge look.

I am sure there are so many other features or pluses to using this set that I either can't recall or have not thought of..but those are the ones that come top of mind.

I made a number of these flowers in different colors, but unfortuantely was only able to photograph this one -- the first one I created.

I used the stamp to emboss the rose outline in with white embossing powder onto white cardstock, and used the layering stencils to fill in the blank space with the following color combinations:

**For the pink rose layers I used a mini ink cube set from Altenew that included the colors: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite and Razzleberry

**For the leaves I also used colors from an Altenew ink cube set and used Frayed Leaf and Evergreen.

After completing the inking I used the coordinating die to easily cut the rose out, and used the same die to cut the rose from The Stamp Market vellum. I had the idea to back the rose with vellum for some interest and dimension. This is something that I see The Stamp Market do a lot in their product photos and I love the idea. In addition, they sell a great, heavyweight vellum which I have linked below.

Next, I wanted to create an A7 or 5" x 7" card -- so I reached for my Honey Bee double stitched frame dies to create a ink mat out of Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper cardstock.

I used that same cardstock to stamp a sentiment from The Stamp Market Gorgeous Greetings stamp and die set. I like this set because it has a variety of greetings that are bold, and easy to die cut which for me takes the work out of needing to cut the perfect shape to fit my greeting size.

I definitely see myself reaching for this set and keeping it in heavy rotation for a long time.

Now talking about trying new supplies -- I also recently purchased this Waffle Flower Oval Embroidery Hoop Die set and Stitchable Pinking Oval Die. I thought this fake embroidery hoop was too cute.

PRO TIP: If you have nesting sets like this that will leave extra space when you die cut them, die cut all of the pieces together and effectively use up extra cardstock at one time. For the below set, I took all three pieces and die cut them as show so at the end I was only left with the inside of the smalles oval and the spaes in between each die, helping me create die cuts for future use and using up cardstock and not having weird shape scraps I have to figure out how to use later.

Now you may have noticed that the pinking oval die has..well..the pinking around it, and doesn't quite fit the embroidery hoop. That is okay as you can use either the embroidery hoop die itself, or one of the dies from The Waffle Flower Nesting Oval Die sets to cut out the oval shape needed.

Waffle Flower has a large number of stitching dies and this is just one of them I have tried..but let me tell you it cuts beautifully. In addition, they have free stitching templates on their site, one of which I am trying out since I love this oval shape.

To finish off the card I matted the stithed oval and embroidery hoop onto the pink mat I previously cut, and then the vellum rose and colored in rose with foam tape onto the stitched background. Also, you will notice I used a small piece of holographic cardstock to cut the 'metal' piece of the embrodiery hoop out to make it a little more realistic :)

Another PRO TIP: Stitched backgrounds can be used without ever needing to stitch on them -- as shown here, and they can add great texture and interest to cards.

I adhered the 'Hello" sentiment to the card, and also splattered the entire card with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine. She no longer sells these, but if you have any white paint, or glitter spray it can give a very similar effect.

Lastly, I added some bling with PinkFresh Studio gold metallic pearls -- of which are my current obsession, along with their silver ones.

And that's all folks!

I know it seems like a lot of steps, but honestly completing the roses was fun and did not take too long. I think most of the time, the longest part of making a card, for me, is planning the actual design. Once I have that in hand it's much easier to replicate which is what I was able to easily do because layering stencils allow you to easily batch create cards and use different colors.

<3 April

The Stamp Market Gorgeous Greetings Die -

The Stamp Market Gorgeous Greetings Stamp Set -

Altenew Cherry Blossom Mini Cube Set -

Altenew Green Fields Mini Cube Set -

Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper cardstock -

The Stamp Market vellum cardstock -

Honey Bee Stamps A7 Double Stitched Frames -

Waffle Flower Oval Embroidery Hoops Die -

Waffle Flower Stitchable Pinking Oval -

Waffle Flower Nesting Ovals Die -

Brutus Monroe Alabaster Ultra Fine Embossing Powder -

PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls - SSS -

PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls - PF -

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock ASSORTED HOLOGRAPHIC Crafty Hugs -

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