I needed to make some birthday cards and wanted to play with the Cottage Rose bundle. This is a fabulous bundle and you know I love a stamp set that has images and sentiments. The large rose is a beautiful flower and it is a fun one to color.
I heat embossed the flower using Versamark ink and Black embossing powder on Shimmery White cardstock. Why Shimmery White? Shimmery White CS has a beautiful, delicate shimmer and it can be used for techniques using water. I brushed on some water on the petals and then picked up some Sweet Sorbet ink with a Water Painter and touched it to the water. The ink flows and spreads coloring the petals. I sometimes help the colors along with the Water Painter. I like how it creates the light and dark on the petals. It is a fun coloring technique. Once the flower was colored I cut it out using the coordinating die.
The flower is mounted on a square cut using the largest Stylish Shapes square die. The sentiment was stamped on a banner die also from the Stylish Shapes dies. The Very Vanilla layer was embossed using the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and then mounted on a Basic Black card base. The Timeworn Type Embossing Folder is now my go to folder when I need a little texture.
Inside of the card I stamped and colored the leaf image from the stamp set. I also added another sentiment.