Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card

Stamperia House of Roses Renea Bouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board, Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves Kathy by Design Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card with Reneabouquets Doily

Hello, Friends!  This simply elegant Stamperia House of Roses card is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of a favorite card collection.  You cannot tell from the finished project, but the entire background of this card was made from scraps of this glorious paper collection.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base.  Then gather up all your bits and pieces of designer paper.  I will often ink all the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to sort of unify the design. Arrange the patterns out over a second 6″ x 6″ panel of plain cardstock.  It’s OK if the edges of the paper extend beyond the card base.  You can come back and trim those once you are pleased with the overall design.  Tuck some pieces under other pieces.  Overlap patterns.  Think of it as a free form jigsaw puzzle.  Look for patterns that sort of “go together.”

When you are happy with the composition, slide all the pieces off onto a piece of cardstock, keeping everything in place as well as you can. Now apply a coat of Ranger Matte Medium over the card base.  Slide the collage back onto the card base and tidy it up.  Lay the plain cardstock piece back over the card front and burnish with a bone folder.  Lift the cardstock, trim the edges of the card and seal with a light coat of Matte Multi Medium.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: Finishing Touches

Wrap the center of your collaged panel with some pretty ribbon.  I used some Prima Pink Velvet Ribbon I had in my stash. Then adhere to the card base.   I had one nice 4 1/2″ square of patterned paper that I matted on a panel of blush cardstock.  Back this panel with dimensionals,. Now wrap the left hand side of this panel with Iridescent Metallic String. center and adhere.  Emboss a Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily with Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.  While you are at it, emboss a Prima Resin Butterfly. Cut out a circle tag from the paper collection.  Back with dimensionals and adhere. Add the butterfly.

The final step is to die cut a cluster of Skeleton Leaves.  Lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Tie a lovely bow with Coral Rose Houndstooth Ribbon.  Arrange the leaves and a flower and adhere to the card base.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also simply elegant.  A blank die cut panel where a note can be written and a little envelope filled with tea complete the design.

Even though we are having to practice social distancing and observe “stay at home” orders, we can still stay connected with one another through the mail.  This might be the perfect time to revive the fine art of letter writing.  In fact, I will choose one random comment from this post and send out a little note to the author.  Would you like that?  We can all do small acts of kindness that make these dark days a little brighter.  So I look forward to hearing from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




12 thoughts on “Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card

  1. Helen

    There’s something so beautiful about this card…everything comes together so well. I especially like the variety of soft pastel colors that come from using the various paper scraps and embellishments. tfs-social distancing hugs (lol). Stay healthy.

  2. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy! I must say: “You make scraps look like a million bucks.” This card just is so beautiful with its shabby vintage feel. I love it!!! Of course, I love everything you do my friend!!! Stay safe. I am praying for you and your family. Crafty hugs!!!



  4. Alison B

    Love your amazing work ! Haven’t received my House of Roses paper yet but can’t wait to play after seeing all your beautiful projects.

  5. Cynthia Pryor

    Your projects are always so beautiful and inspiring. I love the colors in this one, and the way you used scraps for the background. Thanks for sharing and keeping in touch as we are all at home.

  6. Janis Shrable

    Such a beautiful card Kathy. I just love your attention to detail and that you also show us the completed inside of the card. It’s just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Katie Baird

    I would love to receive a note from you, what a treat! You have been on my mind a lot lately. In fact, I was going to ask for your address so that I could send you a bit of handmade kindness. I’m afraid it wouldn’t be as beautiful or elaborate as your designs, but it’s the thought that counts, right?! Please stay safe. Sending love and prayers.

  8. Claire Gagne

    Yet another awesome beautiful, gorgeous card Kathy! I never thought of collageing the papers together to make this background. Great idea. May have to try that. TYFS

  9. Gena L Krannig

    Wow Kathy, another gorgeous card with Stamperia papers. Their paper collections are too beautiful not to use the leftover scraps and I love the way you have mixed and matched them all together into a lovely blend. Your flower, ribbon and leaves are just exquisite and I really, really like that little envelope on the inside ! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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