Friday, 11 July 2014

Clean and simple... Roses

Roses are a girl's best friend, at least for the Pan pastel UK challenge!

Excellent reason to pull out my 3 steps stamping roses. Except this time I did only 2 steps...

To get that velvety look on my main bloom (the darker one) I used pastel on Versamark.

I stamped once and applied the darkest shade of pastel, then stamped the second step taking out some of the pastel. Using that stamp now covered with both Versamark and pastel I stamped the lightest rose in the corner.
I returned to the first rose and applied a lighter shade of pink (I know it looks red but in real life it's more pink).
Finally I should mention that I used negative masks to stop the pastel spreading everywhere. Hence the light pink around the rose is pastel that stuck to un-inked card within the mask. A third step that I got for free if you like!
The leaves were stamped with ink.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. However you created your roses it has worked beautifully! Wonderful colours, love the shading, can imagine their aroma wafting over the card.

    Stunning card! :-) xxx

  2. Wonderful work on this and it looks so clean and fresh

    Love Chrissie x

  3. A beautiful CAS card :)
    Von ♥

  4. Beautifully stamped and coloured roses, a fabulous CAS card.

    Sylv xx

  5. Gorgeous card, beautiful use of those pans! Thanks so much for joining our Roses challenge at
    Claire xx

  6. Oh, mais c'est super joli dans le genre Clean, et pas si simple que ça d'ailleurs... Ta carte est très belle, et j'aime beaucoup la technique que tu as utilisée pour ta 2ème rose, je vais essayer de m'en souvenir ! Bises
    PS: Merci aussi pour ton dernier com' que je viens de lire... J'ai hâte de voir ta page d'AJ! :)