It is time for me to say goodbye to the Graceful Garden stamp set. It is on the retiring list and I am going to miss this beautiful rose.
This lovely rose is a joy to color. The petals are not very large so it doesn't take very long to do. Here I used an Aqua Painter, Berry Burst and Old Olive ink refills. I inked the rose in VersaMark ink and then used white embossing powder and heat embossed it. When I know I am going to be using an Aqua Painter and lots of water to color an image I use either Shimmery White card stock or Watercolor paper. The water doesn't absorb as quickly on these papers allowing me to move the ink around.
I used the Quilt Top embossing folder which is on the retiring list. It reminded me of one of the stamp images in the Graceful Garden set and thought it coordinated well. I also used Berry Burst card stock and the Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon. Berry Burst is one of the 2017-19 In Colors that is retiring. The other colors that are retiring Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, and Fresh Fig. Be sure to get your In Color ink refills, card stock and any retiring In Color items. They always seem to sell out and once they are gone, they are gone.