Watercolor Blossoms

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring is a beautiful time of year, and I am looking forward to the flowers blooming… and today I have a card featuring some more inspiration in using the Altenew “Vintage Roses” stamp set.

I absolutely love working with these stamps. There are so many looks that you can achieve with these stamps, and I have such fun playing with them!


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For this card, I was going for a watercolor look, and decided to do my stamping with some Tim Holtz distress inks. I began with my roses first; for the layers, I used Spun Sugar for the first, a second generation of Worn Lipstick on the second layer and for the third, I stamped another coat of the Worn Lipstick over top.

With a watercolor brush, and a few shades of pink Derwent watercolor pencils, I added in additional shading, and blended the colors out.


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Once dry, I came back in to do some more stamping, this time the leaves. For the leaves, I only stamped the first and second layers, using Peeled Paint and Forest Moss (in that order). Then, with some more watercolor pencils, I shaded and blended the leaves like I did the roses, until they were how I liked.

Because this card was going to be very clean and simple, and I also because I did not want to take away from the detailed roses, I stamped the sentiment gold heat embossed “Deepest Sympathy” (from the Hero Arts “Everyday Sayings” stamp set) in the area of the roses, and scored a frame around the edges of the panel. I then covered the scored frame with some Wink of Stella gold glitter. Finally, I layered my panel onto my brown card base with some foam tape.


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I hope you’ve enjoyed this little taste of spring, and that it has inspired you to perhaps play a bit with your Vintage Roses stamp set, or create a flower-themed card of your own!

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)


This card is submitted into the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #115, the Simon Says Stamp “Spring Pinterest Inspiration” Wednesday challenge, and the CASology “Blossom” week 138 challenge.


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20 Responses

  1. laura says:

    Really beautiful! I’ll have to try your birder technique too.

  2. Stunning card; simply elegant! Congrats on your win at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  3. Jen Mitchell says:

    This is absolutely stunning and so deserving of the win at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  4. Betty says:

    beautiful cards – congrats on your win at CAS(e)

  5. BarbGhig says:

    Congrats on your well deserved win at CTS! This is such a gorgeous card!

  6. Semsee says:

    This is SO beautiful! I have actually just ordered the Vintage Flowers set and can’t wait to ink it up! Huge congrats on your win at CTS. So well deserved! xx

  7. Ksenija says:

    Nina-Marie, congratulations on your win! Beautiful card and excellent stamping and water-colouring!

  8. donna mikasa says:

    Gorgeous take on the sketch! Your coloring is just fabulous!!

  9. Lilian says:

    Those roses are so pretty!

  10. Debby says:

    Gorgeous, beautiful card, it doesn’t need anything in that white space its perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  11. Melissa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I just LOVE the touch of gold! Those roses are beautifully done!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

  12. May Park says:

    Beautiful card!!!! I love how you added the details to your rose with watercolor pencils! And… the gold frame?? I was so amazed by how you achieved the look. I must give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing the tip!

  13. Leigh Penner says:

    This is so gorgeous! I love it! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  14. Meg Mcgarry says:

    This is an absolutely gorgeous card.

  15. Jen Mitchell says:

    This is gorgeous. The depth of color on the flowers and leaves is amazing!

  16. mich3ll3w says:

    Oh, wow! What an amazing card!! I have this set on my wishlist and you are making me wish I already had it with me here at home! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  17. Linda Beeson says:

    That is simply gorgeous!!!

  18. ardythpr1 says:

    Oh, you make me so darn glad that I’ve ordered this set – gorgeous in these colours with these inks! So glad you joined us at CASology with this inspirational card!

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