Tuesday 14 July 2015

Vintage Roses and more Brushos

Good morning everyone. I hope you are well.

I had a play in my craft room yesterday as I received some new stamps: Vintage Roses from Altenew.

If you haven't seen these stamps, they are remarkable with the image of rose they produce. One rose required four stamps to layer up. I really had a tough time with them as they are very complex (well for me anyway!) and there was a lot of practising and scratching my head. I finally got two cards together. 

Altenew have a printable guide to help with the layers. I still need more practice with the positioning of these stamps but I found that if I laid the stamp on the outline of guide and then picked it up with my acrylic block, I was able to figure out where the next stamp would go. Have I confused you? I'm still confused lol!

Anyway here are my cards - 

I created masks from post it notes for both these cards to stamp the roses and leaves.

On the insides I added a die cut rose.

Before making the vintage roses cards, I played with different inks first to see which colours would work the best together. 

For the rose with four stamps (first card), I started from darkest to lightest

Real Red (SU)
Satin Red (Versafine)
Habenaro (Versafine)

For the last shade, I did second generation stamping with the Habanero ink to get the lighter colour.

I would like to enter the birthday card into the following challenges

This next card is for my niece's upcoming birthday. I embossed the Lavinia Stamp in white powder then used my brushos to create the background.

That's all for me today. Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Beautiful cards, Kylie! Love them!
    The Leaf Studio

  2. I just fell in love with a vintage rose ;)

  3. Kylie, your roses are STUNNING! I have the set and find them somewhat challenging, too. Placing the stamps on the guide: brilliant! I'll definitely give that a whirl, because the images are so incredibly lovely. Your second card: oh my! Your niece will adore this, as do I!

  4. Your Vintage Rose cards are divine. I love that set. I love your colour choices too. There is a video to help you line your stamps up >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4rs5vygtck xxx

  5. Stunning cards Kylie, your colours are divine! You've done a beautiful job positioning, l have a Misti tool and they still scare me..:0) xx

  6. Both lovely cards but the rose ones are simply amazing. Worth the complications! xxx

  7. Kylie both cards are stunning! I love the roses, they're simply amazing and so elegant! Thanks for playing with us at CDD Linky Party. Hope to see you again!
    Giorgia DTM

  8. Oh WOW Kylie! Those rose cards are real stunners, a feast for the eyes! love that Brusho background piece too! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

  9. Three beautiful cards Kylie - those roses are absolutely stunning and I don't think any of us would imagine you had a problem! Love the card you've made for your niece - she'll love it.


    Karen xxx

  10. Gorgeous cards! Your roses are amazing ad the background is so pretty.

  11. Wow! Love those vintage roses and your color choices for them, Kylie! Beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous roses, Kylie! I love the colors you chose and the layout! The second card is just as beautiful with that sweet background sentiment and the Brusho background!

  13. Oh Kylie, you made some absolut beautiful cards! The roses combined with the sentiments and embellishments, it's just perfect! You used masks to create something truly wonderful. Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Challenge up your life!
    Hugs, Wiebke

  14. Beautiful roses on the first card and a gorgeous purple background on the other! Love that fairy text stamp!

  15. Wow ... those roses are so beautiful. Great job Kylie!! And love the brushos background for your niece's birthday card. xx

  16. Soooooo PRETTY!!!! So glad you linked up to Craftin Desert Divas' Birthday Linky Party!

  17. Beautiful cards. I love the edge you have around the roses is that an embossing folder. Yes, I have now become a follower as you have so many lovely cards. The Brusho card is stunning.

  18. You did an AMAZING job with the roses stamps, Kylie...WOW!!! Two really gorgeous cards, and I love your Brushos background on the last one! Fabulous birthday card, for sure!

  19. Wonderful cards, I like the simplicity.
    Thanks for playing along with us over at Challenge up your Life!

  20. Thank you for joining us at CUYL.
    Your cards are beautiful!!!
    Hugs from Germany

  21. both cards are stunning - really beautiful


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