Creativity Unlocked feat. Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica | Add Subtle Details to CAS Projects

by Michelle

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Hello there, Michelle Short here with Terrific Tags with Michelle and another edition of Creativity Unlocked featuring Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from each month's collection or a fan favorite from past collections! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters.

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new stamp/die/stencil set!

12 17 2022 Creativity Unlocked Project Collage Build A Garden Rosa Gallica

Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica

Add an attractive and sophisticated statement to your canvas! This kit includes a stamp set featuring two gorgeous clusters of the Gallic rose, a species of roses native to southern and central Europe. Each cluster is composed of a large central rose surrounded by leaves, a bud, and sprays of mini flowers. These images, along with 23 heartwarming sentiments, will make a stunning centerpiece for your projects.

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Today, I have a tag to share with you, showing ways to add subtle details to clean and simple projects.

Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica

Focal Point – Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica

I want the focal point of my tag to be the main floral image with accompanying subtle details around it. One way to make a big impact on a project is to use a large image. In this instance, I am making a tag, so the image appears even larger than it is and creates more of a focal point.

I stamped the image from Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica stamp set onto Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock using Permanent Black Ink. I then colored the image using stencils and ink blending.

Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica

I placed each stencil down using Satin Masking Tape to secure it in place. For the main flower, I used Lapis Lazuli Crisp Dye Inks (all four shades). I love how much detail the last layer of stenciling gives. It really makes the flower pop off of the tag!

The stamens of the flower use Sunray Ink, the small flowers use Aqualicious, and the leaves use the three lightest shades from the Green Valley Crisp Dye Inks Collection.

I blended the layers using a combination of Small and Mini Ink Blending Brushes, depending on the size of the area and how much saturation of color I wanted.

Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica

Add Subtle Detail to the Tag

The image was die cut using the coordinating dies. I then took a panel of white cardstock and ran it through my die-cutting machine with the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die.

The panel was then die cut using one of the larger tags from the Terrific Tags Die Set. The debossing in the background is so pretty! The die pierces little holes into the panel/tag and creates some subtle detail behind Rosa Gallica.

The image was adhered on top with Instant Dimension Foam Tape, and the excess was cut off the sides using scissors.

TOP TIP: Adding different layers with foam tape help to add interest to clean and simple projects in a quick and easy way!

Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica

Finishing Touches

I then stamped the sentiment from the stamp set onto black cardstock using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and added to the tag with more Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

I tied a piece of twine through the top of the tag and tied it in a bow, and then finished off by embellishing it with Cool Summer Night Enamel Dots. I really love the blue, aqua, and green color combination!

I hope I have inspired you to add subtle details to clean and simple projects. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.

Designer's Tips!

Stamp and emboss the outline design on vellum. Die-cut it to create a subtle yet eye-catching element for your card.

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1 Product, Multiple Ways! 

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new stamp/die/stencil set!

Jenny Colacicco Altenew Build A Garden Rosa Gallica Fresh Dye Inks A

Try some good old stenciling and heat-embossing! The images in this set can also fill up a whole card front beautifully!

Mindy Eggen Altenew BAGRosaGallica 2

There's nothing better than a clean and simple card with a subtle ink-blended background and a bold sentiment. 

Seeka Altenew BAG Rose Gallica Beach Garden Markers Set K Dotted Tile Debossing Cover A

These outline stamps are perfect for alcohol marker coloring! Seeka added more interest to her card by using a classy debossed background. 

Terri Koszler Altenew BAG Rose Gallica Modern Lines Embossing Folder scaled

This beauty by Terri features stunning textures from the 3D embossed background!

Therese Calvird Altenew Build A Garden Rosa Gallica Add On Die Beach Garden Set K card 6 copy

Stamp the images in black and create an ombre background with alcohol markers – quick, easy, and SUPER creative!

What do you think about the new Build-A-Garden: Rosa Gallica? Which project/s caught your eye? Comment below! Thank you for stopping by!

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