Using A Rose is a Rose and Yummy stamp sets for cards

Bella Rose "for you" card

I had a lot of fun making these cards this afternoon.  I really like the A Rose is a Rose stamp set but I must admit I haven’t put it to much use yet.  I also wanted to use the Yummy stamp which is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set.

I began making this card by using the Bella Toile background stamp stamped in Bravo Burgundy onto Pink Pirouette.  Using a sponge I added some extra Bravo Burgundy ink to the edges of the cardstock so the change from one color cardstock to the other would not be so dramatic.

A Rose is a Rose stamp set is a two step stamping set (which probably explains why I like it so much.)  I stamped the Rose using Bravo Burgundy onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out.  The leaves were stamped in Mellow Moss and Always Artichoke and cut out.  Once I adhered the leaves I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the rose up a little bit above the leaves.

At this point in making the card I knew it needed something else but had to experiment.  As you can see, I really got into the accessories.  I used both narrow and wide Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon, a hat pin and beads from the Pretties Kit and Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware.  I really like the way the Pink Pirouette and Bravo Burgundy colors go together.  I don’t know why it took me so long to think of putting these colors together, after all, they’re both among my favorite colors!  The final look of the card is great!  Unfortunately, this isn’t the best card for mailing because of all the bumps and the weight but know someone will love having this handed to them!

Yummy thank you noteHere is the 3″ x 3″ card I came up with using the Yummy Stamp set.  It’s easy to think this stamp set can only be used in conjunction with food or gifts but that’s really not true.  I really like the swirly on the one stamp but did not want to ink the “a little Something for you” part of the stamp.  I decided to use the Certainly Celery and Perfect Plum Stampin’ Write markers to ink up the swirly and therefore didn’t have to worry about the words.

Here’s a little hint for using the Stampin’ Write markers.  Sometimes it takes a little time to ink up your stamp and the ink dries fairly quickly on the stamps.  So, once you have inked your stamp, huff onto you stamp and stamp the image.  Your huff will give the ink just the right amount of moisture to stamp a nice image.

For the rest of the card I used Perfect Plum cardstock (3″x6″) for the base, with layers of Pale Plum (2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″) and Whisper White (2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″).  The “Thank you” is from the Fresh Cuts stamp set and stamped with Perfect Plum classic ink.  The final touch is a Filigree Brad.  I personally like to try to hide the back of the brad if possible so put the brad through the Whisper White and Pale Plum pieces of cardstock before adhering them to the Perfect Plum.

I hope these card inspire you to be creative!  Sometimes all it takes is a color combination or a new way of using a stamp to get your mind off and running with an idea.  Go on, sit down with your stamps and ink and see what you can create!


  1. Becky,

    These are beautiful! I like the colors and what you did with them. Just my style too.

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