The Last Rose of Summer: Crafty Secrets Beautiful New Roses Digital Art Stamps
Have you noticed that the sun is rising later and setting earlier? The early morning air is fresh and cool, and dew is on the grass once again. It’s prime weather for roses, and everywhere I go in our area I see gorgeous rose bushes bending low with the weight of bodacious blossoms. Just in time, Crafty Secrets has released a gorgeous new Roses Digital Art Stamp set, and I had a little play with it the other day, working up a feminine card that I call The Last Rose of Summer.
The new set is amazing! It comes with 11 black and white digital stamps with an additional 15 done in sepia ink. ( I used the Script Frame Rose in sepia to make this card.) This card was as easy as 1, 2, 3 to create!
First, I printed the rose image off onto white cardstock. (I always use Core’dinations Great White cardstock. It is the perfect weight and prints up nice, crisp images.) The image is sized at 4.25″ x 5″. Chalk inks and a spritz or two of Tattered Angels Vintage Pink Glimmer mist were all I used to color the image. I did randomly sprinkle Aged Gold Embossing Enamel over the petals to give them an antique finish. The image was layered with pink glitter cardstock and chocolate brown cardstock. I inked the edges of the chocolate brown cardstock lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then brushed all the edges with Versamark Ink. Next, the edges were heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel. Finally, I stitched all the layers together with pink thread.
I cut a Spellbinder Die (Decorative Elements Labels 47) from cream parchment cardstock and layered it beneath my card focal. A 5″ x 7″ pink cardstock base was embossed with an Anna Griffin Embossing folder. (Regal Braid) The sentiment is cut from a Crafty Secrets booklet: Words from the Heart (Love and Friendship) and matted with gold metallic cardstock. I layered this over a scrap of fancy trim. A few pearls,Petaloo stick pins, a pretty flower from my stash, and a hand dyed seam-binding bow finish the card front.
The inside is finished very simply with neutral background paper from my scrap drawer and the rest of the sentiment from the Words from the Heart booklet. Simple. Elegant. Easy.
To see more samples made with this lovely set, check out this post on the Crafty Secrets BLOG. Sandy Redburn, owner of Crafty Secrets, is hosting a give away where one lucky commenter will win all four Digital Flower Stamp sets! Woo-hoo! (If you don’t subscribe, you might want to…it’s free…and loaded with inspiration from the Crafty Secrets Design Team.) You can find these amazing digital art stamps in the Crafty Secrets online store. They take card making to a whole new level. I’m in love with the Last Rose of Summer! How about you?
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