Friday, April 10, 2015

{S.S.} Watercolored Roses

This week at SweetStamps, it was all about flowers.  So going with the theme, I grabbed the new Spring Florals stencil. I want to share a fun way to use these stencils which are from last months new release. This stencil is 6x6 and has 4 different flowers on it, which are all fabulous.
For my card today, I used only one of the roses for this card.  I started by cutting the rectangular shape using a die and scrap piece of cardstock.  I did this because, I knew I was going have a great white space area and this was easier than masking.  Using the Spring Floral stencil, I added some color using my Intense color pencils.  Holding the stencil in place, I took a small brush and very little water and colored the area.  I did the same step for the other two roses, just flipping the stencil and turning it to get a different angle.   
After the water dried, I rubbed the edges with Blue China distress ink.  It was a little brighter than I wanted it to be, so I toned it down with Antique Linen.  I created a thick border around the image and stamped the sentiment. 

Here are the supplies I've used on my card today: 


  1. Your roses are beautiful, I love the soft look you got using the stencil.

  2. Gorgeous card! I love that stencil and how you've colored the roses with Inktense pencils!
    Tammy x

  3. Gorgeous, love that stencil and your watercoloring with it!!!

  4. This is a very lovely card Calypso!!!