Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Beautiful Roses

After a wet, gloomy and very windy couple of days I thought I would bring a bit of colour and freshness your way.  The roses on this card are beautiful and vibrant, reminding us of the summer months when our gardens are a carpet of colour and emitting a delicate fragrance,

This is one of my samples from the Clarity Stamp show on Hochanda with Maria Simms.

These are the Groovi Plates I have used in this project.

I have also used the Classic Frame Nested Groovi Plate.
Firstly I embossed the largest of the Classic frames on the nested plate.  Next position the roses in the centre of the frame. Now add a smaller classic nested frame, avoiding embossing over roses. You can choose which frame to use depending on how deep you want the finished frame.
You can see on the sample card that I have embossed the trellis design within the frame.  Before doing this you will need to add the sentiment of your choice.
On my card, I have embossed one of the roses almost totally with the ball tool. A small area close to the embossed line art is left untouched to give the appearance of shading or shadow.
The other two roses have been perforated around the embossed lines and snipped away using Parchment scissors or snips.  If you don't feel confident doing this, you could colour the rose on the back of the parchment which would give a similar effect.  I would suggest using Distress Markers or Polychromos pencils.  The Distress Markers will give a more vibrant colour than the pencils.
On my example I have used a bold, straight grid to perforate within the leaves.  Again you can vary this by colouring the leaves instead or adding a bit of embossing to give some definition.
Lastly, I have added some shading within the trellis background with coloured pencils.
All that is required now is to mount your finished design on some coordinating card.  I have secured mine with brads.
Please share your card if you make one similar, I would love to see them.
Susan x


  1. Wow, you are super talented Susan. This is beautiful xx

  2. This looks fabulous Susan! xxx

  3. This is so beUtiful Susan...X

  4. So beautiful, your piercing and cut work is awesome! X

  5. Great article! Thanks for sharing :)

    Greetings from Jakarta,