In the meantime, here are some roses to show off for you! I was on a roll today and made four cards using the same colour palette (Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss) and the same stamp from Fifth Avenue Floral. I love how different the roses look, depending on how you've stamped and coloured them.
I stamped two of the roses with Stayzon black ink on watercolour paper and used my Aquapainter to watercolour them with ink from my ink pads. I'm not very good at watercolouring, but it's something I'd like to get better at. I love the look.
You may not be able to see on the second card, but I used the background stamp En Francais on it, with Versamark. I love how it gives a vintage look.
Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, On Your Birthday, En Francais, Sanded
Ink: Versamark, Regal Rose, pretty In Pink, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Watercolour Paper, Raspberry Tart DSP, Pretty In Pink
Other: Regal Rose grosgrain, Designer Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Lace Edge Punch, Aquapainter
The next two I stamped in Versamark on glossy white cardstock, then embossed with white embossing powder. I then sponged the flower with Summer Sun and Regal Rose ink, and wiped any excess ink off the white embossing with a tissue. This is called the Emboss Resist technique. Again, unless you click to enlarge it, you might not see that on the top card here I've stamped the Rose in Versamark on the Kiwi Kiss layer. And I did a little faux stitching on the second card.
Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, On Your Birthday,
Ink: Versamark, Summer Sun, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Whisper White,Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose
Other: Heat Gun, White embossing powder, Lace Edge Punch,, Mat Pack and paper piercer, signo white gel pen.
What do you think? Which technique do you prefer?