Cottage Rose Birthday

This card was made as a feminine birthday for a Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #404, which was a double challenge (colors and/or sketch). I used both!

The rose is a two-step 1999 two-step stamping set from Stampin' Up! (SU). I first stamped the darker part three times on my SU Stamapratus stamp positioner using SU Blushing Bride ink. Then I aligned the lighter stamp and stamped it only once using the same ink. The rose leaves were also two-step stamps which I stamped using SU Mint Macaron ink.

The leaves and rose were fussy cut using paper snips, being careful to try and leave about a 0.04" border of white around all edges.

The zig-zag main pattern panel on the card front is from the 2014 retired SU "Watercolor Wonder" designer series paper. It is cut to 4"x 5.25" so that a small border of the SU Night of Navy card base shows all around. The center vertical strip is the same dark blue.

The rose blossom was mounted on the card front using adhesive foam strips to raise it up a bit for added depth. The three leaves where tucked under the rose using mini glue dots to raise them up just a tiny bit. I did use Ranger "Glossy Accents" liquid accents on the white parts of the rose and leaves, but they are barely visible in the photograph.

The sentiment is from SU "Petite Pairs", and was stamped with the same green as the leaves. The sentiment was then die cut using the SU "Layering Ovals" set. The white oval was glued to the pink scalloped oval, then a double layer of glue dots were put on the back to raise it just a bit off the card front.

This card was pretty easy (except for the fussy cutting), so I am rating its difficulty level as a "1" out of a possible "5". Using the stamp positioner made stamping a breeze!

Stamps: SU Cottage Rose, Petite Pairs
Paper: SU Night of Navy, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Accessories: SU Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Paper Snips, SU Stamparatus, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Adhesive Foam Strips, Mini Glue Dots, Ranger Glossy Accents
Techniques: Two-Step Stamping, Fussy Cutting, Die Cutting


  1. Beautiful card! Love the combination of the rose with that zigzag background!


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