Wednesday’s Card: Stencil Rose

Rose Stencil

Hi All,

My Favorite Things recently sent me some of their new stencils to try out. I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed working with them a lot. Many of the designs are very cool, and one of them especially caught my eye – the Rose Builder. Here’s what it looks like:

Rose Stencil

I thought it would be really cool to create a realistic-looking rose inspired by the lines of the stencil. I came up with a technique that I don’t think is too hard. And I only used one ink pad (Worn Lipstick distress ink) and one marker (Festive Berries distress marker – found in the 12-count set). I hope you like it!

Thank you to My Favorite Things for your wonderful products and inspiration! 🙂

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Rose Builder Stencil
Rose Builder Stencil
Hero Arts Canvas Background
Hero Arts Canvas Background
EH|SSS
Avery Elle Custom Panels Die Set
Avery Elle Custom Panels
EH|SSS
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Worn Lipstick
EH|SSS
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Peeled Paint
EH|SSS
Distress Markers, Set of 12
Distress Markers (12-set)
EH|SSS
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
C1 Copic Marker
C1 Copic Marker
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Other stencils I referenced in the video:

Small Checkerboard
Small Checkerboard
EH|SSS
Scrolled Background
Scrolled Background
EH|SSS
Brick Wall
Brick Wall
EH|SSS
On the Diagonal
On the Diagonal
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. Hi Darlene,
    Thank you for this awesome tutorial. One request if I may- earlier in the video before you started you showed a whole lot of samples that you had tried before you found the one that didn’t work. Is it possible to do a tutorial on “what does not work”?? I know this is such a silly request but I actually learn so much better from mistakes…kind of a what not to do because it feathers, what not to do because it bleeds etc…just a thought.
    Kin regards,
    Amira

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Hi Amira, that’s a really good suggestion! I often try several things before deciding on a technique I will use for a card, so I will keep this in mind for future videos. For this card, I already threw away my samples and I probably wouldn’t be able to tell what I did because I didn’t take notes. Thank you for the idea!

  2. Gloria Taylor says:

    What simple & clean card to make for any occasion!

  3. Fabulous Darlene! They sure look like real roses!

  4. Robin in WA says:

    Beautiful card too!!!!

  5. Robin in WA says:

    Wow! That was made from a stencil! Your technique looks very easy. Thank you for all the work you did to find an easy technique!! I need to see if I have anything I can try that with!!!

  6. Cynthia Patti says:

    Really impressive and so pretty! Thanks for sharing:-)

  7. Debbie Lou says:

    Beautiful, beautiful card! Hey do you have any inspiration for a Thanksgiving card using the owl punch?

  8. Maria Rodriguez says:

    I love the water colored look of this roses, your patience is unparalleled Darlene. You took this stencil to a higher level, your attention to detail is really amazing.
    Thank you for showing this totally new technique, you make it look so easy.

  9. Darlyne Wagner says:

    So, so lovely and inspiring, Darlene! The background is perfect behind the roses. Your watercoloring is outstanding and so realistic. yummy

  10. Lovely colored roses! 🙂

  11. Kelly Clark says:

    Beautiful card and a wonderful technique with a lot of possible applications! Thanks so much for your great videos!

  12. This was lovely. Well done! I like to use the distressed ink too. I might experiment with your idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Jamie Vanskiver says:

    This is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us. Love this!

  14. Oh my gosh…when I first saw your roses, I thought you used some type of texture paste. The coloring looks so real and with a lot of depth

  15. Patty Beers says:

    You make everything look so easy. I love watching your tutorials. I watch them and try them over and over until I can get the technique to seem as easy as they look when you do it.

  16. Holly Saveur says:

    Stunning!

  17. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Stunning and so realistic, I want to pick them.

  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS ! Stunning and so realistic!

  19. Casey Thrush says:

    What an AWESOME technique! Love it.

  20. Awesome card, almost can smell the sweetness of the roses as they look so real.

  21. Darlene amazing…….. You make it all look so easy…. I just love your cards and videos. On another note I know that you take most of your card photos on a Nikon D3200 do you know what your aperature, shutter and ISO setting are.

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Felicita, to be honest, I’m not sure. I used to set the speed manually based on where the lines “line up” when looking through the view finder. But lately, I feel like I get better photos using the setting that looks like mountains (not sure what it’s called – maybe some kind of “scenery” setting?). The camera becomes a point and shoot at that point and the photo comes out very clear, with both the background and foreground in focus. Hope this helps!

  22. Wow! That’s an amazing card! The roses are very “life” like!!

  23. Beautiful card. I can’t imagine what it looks like in person. You make it look SO easy.

  24. Anita Holmes says:

    WOW…..that is a beautiful card, you are truly amazing with your designs and techniques.
    TFS
    Hugs
    Anita

  25. Wow! this is really beautiful! Great use of a stencil!

  26. You’re the only person I know who could take a simple stencil and turn it into a masterpiece like that! Wow! I mean, just WOW! Thanks for taking us through the steps. Your card is gorgeous!

  27. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Gorgeous card and great technique!

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