My dear friend, Ann, lives in Maine. I don’t get to see her nearly often enough. So, when her birthday came around earlier in July, I wanted to make a special birthday card. I knew she would love something stamped with the Rose Wonder stamp set. It’s so beautiful. You really can’t miss when you use it with the Rose Garden Thinlits.

Rose Wonder stamp set, Rose Garden Thinlits dies, Wink of Stella, Aqua Painters, Watercolor Paper,

I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Design Notes for Rose Wonder Birthday Card:

Since I knew I wanted to use my Aqua Painters, I stamped the rose and leaves with Basic Gray Archival ink. I like to use gray when I’m painting as it doesn’t seem to overwhelm the colors. Also, since I was going to be using Aqua Painters, I used Watercolor Paper. That way, I knew that I would not have problems with the paper pilling or getting warped. I used the ink refills to color in the flower and leaves. If you are just doing a small area with the Blender Pens or Aqua Painters, you can just squeeze some ink from the pad onto the lid. When it’s a larger area, it’s just easier to use a few drops of ink refill. After the ink was dry, I added a few layers of Wink of Stella. I think you can even see it in the picture. It’s usually hard to see in a photo. But, I used three or four layers of Wink

I did use the thinlits for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive then trimmed around the edge of the stamped image. Next I cut a piece of Gold Foil paper with the die and adhered the Happy Birthday to it.

 

Supply List for Rose Wonder Birthday Card:

 

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