I have to be honest with all of you. When I first saw the To A Wild Rose stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 annual catalog I didn't like it. I kept looking at it and still didn't like it. Then my best friend/assistant, Robin, asked me to teach a class using this stamp set. I thought to myself, how am I going to do that when I don't even like the stamp set?
I started playing with it, and playing with it, and playing with it and then finally, I started to like it. Now, I love it! I am not sure what my problem was with this set. Do you ever look at stamp sets and think, nope don't like it? Then you see a card made with it, or you see and person and then say "I have to have it!"
The above card is one of the cards we made at the class. Lately, I have been drawn to the color purple. I have always liked it, but lately it is everywhere I look. I must just be noticing it more now. On this card I used the Highland Heather and Smoky Slate inks. I haven't used this color combination before, but I like it, a lot.
To make this card you will need the following paper. For a complete list of all the products I used, please see the end of this post.
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
- cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" for the flower
- cut at 3" x 5" for the leaves
2019-2021 In Color Designer Series Paper
The flower in this set is a 2 step stamp. What that means is, you will stamp the outline first using one stamp, and then the inside, using another stamp. You can do the inside first and then the outline, it is all up to you. I used the Highland Heather ink for both layers.
For the leaves, I used Smoky Slate ink, but I stamped the outline full strength and then stamped off the ink for the inside. When I use the term stamped off, it means I inked up my stamp and then stamped it on a scrap piece of paper. Then I stamped it on my project. Doing this technique gives you a lighter image.
I cut out the flower and leaves by using the coordinating Wild Rose dies. Right now, if you buy both the stamp set and dies, you can save 10% by using the bundle item number. I used Stampin Dimensionals to pop the flower and Snail adhesive for the leaves and designer series paper. The sentiment came from the Stitched All Around stamp set and was stamped using the Highland Heather ink. To finish off the card, I added 3 purple sequins from the Gingham Gala Sequin embellishments.
When you saw this stamp set, was it love at first sight, like it, it was ok, or didn't like it? Now that you have seen projects with it, has your opinion changed? Mine sure has!
Tonight I am going to be sharing with you a card we made in class on Friday night using the Healing Hugs stamp set. I am also going to be showing you the other two cards that we made. I hope you can join us!
See you soon!
Happy Stampin and
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