Focus: Vintage Roses

by Tasnim

Today we are looking in depth at Vintage Roses:

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Design Inspiration:

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Vintage Roses masking

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In this card, a lot of masking was done to achieve a one-layer pattern. You can use the base layers of each flower to create the masks. The Roses and the leaves were stamped with three/four different inks. A few pearls were scattered to complete the look.

Vintage Roses Yellow

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In this card, the word ‘thank you' was stamped in second and third generations to create a subtle background. The Roses and the leaves were stamped  separately, trimmed, and adhered on to the card base. A label maker was used for the sentiment.

Vintage Roses pattern

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Once again, a subtle backdrop was created by stamping a background stamp with Versamark ink on to a pool colored card base. A lot of roses and leaves were stamped and trimmed to create a pattern covering the entire card base. The sentiment, from Persian Motifs set, was embossed in gold on a strip of white card stock whose corners were rounded using a corner punch.

Vintage Roses + Lacy Scrolls

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Here the design was kept simple by stamping a pattern on the card base using stamps from the Lacy Scrolls set, then adhering a single Rose with foam tape. The sentiment is from our Many Thanks set, and it was stamped on a strip of white card stock.

Vintage Roses Pattern on black

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Here, the Roses were stamped a little differently. Instead of using monochromatic colors, contrasting colors were used. For the large pink Rose, after stamping the third layer in light brown, the base layer was stamped in very light pink, then colored with a darker Copic marker.

Vintage Roses Blue

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This card was shared last week, but I wanted to show it again, as it shows that the roses can be stamped with just one ink.  First, second, and third generations were used for the three-layer roses. If your ink doesn't make much of an impression at the fourth-generation, you can stamp each layer twice, and end with a third-generation for the fourth layer.

The guide below shows the areas that match between the layers. You may save and print it for reference. It is also available on the Vintage Roses product page.

Vintage Roses guide

Here is a video showing how to stamp the Roses in order to achieve the best result possible.

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We would love to see what you create with this set! Don't forget to share your projects with us at our flick group.


Some of you have asked about the inks that I used to stamp the Roses, so here is the list of inks. However, I must inform you that some of these colors are retired.

Pink Roses: Close to My Heart (CTMH) Vineyard Berry. Stampin' Up! (SU!) Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink

Yellow Roses: CTMH Brown Bag, Goldrush, SU! Daffodil Delight, Hero Arts Softh Yellow

Blue Roses: CTMH Moonstruck

Brown Rose: CTMH Chocolate, Brown Bag, Bamboo

Leaves: CTMH Poderosa Pine, Topiary, Sweet Leaf



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bettijo519 December 9, 2014 - 9:06 AM

WOW – such fabulous inspiration – love all the cards!!!

Jocelyn Olson December 9, 2014 - 9:25 AM

I’m pretty much blown away by these samples! Wow! Thanks for sharing the video–it was *very* helpful.

jintyoo7 December 9, 2014 - 9:25 AM

Tremendous set and the results are stunning, as are all the cards showcased today!

scrapscrapthat December 9, 2014 - 9:29 AM

*SWOON* I just can’t express how beautiful this set is!! they are stunning and your tutorial is awesome!! I too often have found it easiest to stamp darkest to lightest when trying to find that aligning detail TFS

Erum December 9, 2014 - 9:30 AM

Tasneem since I use only distress inks and dont have an idea about other ink shades, could you please mention the shades and make of inks used in the above cards. I bought this set but I have failed to achieve this beautiful result because I know I am using the wrong shades.

Tasnim December 9, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Hi Erum, Please see the edited part at the end of the post. I added the list of inks used in the cards.

Erum December 12, 2014 - 1:52 AM

Thank you very much! Even if some of them are retired, it will help me find a close enough shade. Thank you again.

annettewitherspoon December 9, 2014 - 10:04 AM

Wow. The best multi-stamping tutorial I’ve seen! Love these stamps! I would also like to know what inks you used.

Ange Bowie December 9, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Gorgeous cards Tasnim and such a great video! I have the vintage roses set but not enough inks to stamp with, what colours did you use for the pink roses? I’m guessing they’re Stampin up? Thanks :-)

sharrilou December 9, 2014 - 10:49 AM

Thank you Tasmin, my flowers were just okay before, but with your tutorial and a little practice, I’m sure they will be as beautiful as yours. Love that flower using only one ink.

cindyromandaversa December 9, 2014 - 12:42 PM

I am so in love with how gorgeous this set is! It’s a must have for me!

Kathy H December 9, 2014 - 12:57 PM

Thanks for the video! This stamp set turns out the most gorgeous results of any set ever!

Harriet December 9, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Oh, Tasnim, your cards are so beautiful, your stamps are awesome–I own two sets and consider myself very lucky. I am inspired by your work to make my cards beautiful. Thank you.

Harriet December 9, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Wow…..I have this set….lucky me. Today I made roses.

Amante del Papel December 9, 2014 - 3:05 PM

I love this set, the roses looks so realistic

efrat123 December 9, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Wow – I love this set

Candy Bryant December 9, 2014 - 6:54 PM

I was crazy about the roses when I saw them on Jennifer McGuie’s blog and I bought the set. Now I am thrilled to see this tutorial especially the generation stamping because I don’t have many ink pads that are in the same family. You did a beautiful job. Mahalo & Aloha from Hawaii!

Celeste Goff December 9, 2014 - 7:42 PM

OMG, these cards are breathtaking! I think I’m going to have to get this stamp set after the holidays!

suemcrae December 9, 2014 - 8:20 PM

Gorgeous cards. This is by far my favorite stamp set to date, so happy you designed it!

Lindsey L December 9, 2014 - 8:49 PM

I have never seen a more incredible stamp set! I am absolutely in awe! Your cards are simply gorgeous!!!

mypaperepiphany December 9, 2014 - 8:50 PM

Drop dead gorgeous! I am going overseas on sunday for 5 weeks and my Vintage rose stamps are coming with me!

Julie Blake December 9, 2014 - 9:39 PM

Thank you for this information. I just bought this set of stamps from Simon Says Stamps. I was a little intimidated, but feel a little more confident now. Julie

Hussena December 9, 2014 - 9:48 PM

Absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous cardsTasnim ..I love love love each and every card you have showcased here ..i have been sitting on the fence regarding these vintage roses as i don’t have the right inks to pull off these beautiful images ..but I think i will just go ahead and grab this one anyway :)

Virginia Lu December 9, 2014 - 11:23 PM

I must say that the layout/grouping of the Altenew stamp is very sensible and easy to follow. This set is on top of my wish list! LOVE your gorgeous samples, Tasnim!

Kate December 10, 2014 - 3:29 AM

Thank you so much Tasnim for the really helpful video. I bought this set as soon as it was released but have struggled with it a bit. It was so useful to see which inks you used too. Such a good idea to start with the base layer. Why didn’t I think of that??????? Such beautiful cards you made too that I feel inspired to get my set out again.

Marika December 10, 2014 - 3:32 AM

Stunning cards, Tasnim!

Helen K December 10, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Thank you Tasnim for this terrific tutorial and all the samples – I just yesterday received my first AlteNew stamp set, Vintage Roses in the mail. I had a first, not so successful go at stamping them so this is just in time. I am sure to be able to successfully create cards after seeing this. And I shall print out the guide as well! :)

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donna December 11, 2014 - 6:24 PM

Stunning! Sheer perfection in cardmaking!

paperpicnic December 12, 2014 - 11:31 PM

I’ve read and reread this post time and time again, I’m blown away by each of these extraordinary cards! Each one is so beautiful, I’m in total awe! Thanks for sharing so much gorgeous inspiration and the wonderful video! Love it all!

EC December 13, 2014 - 8:18 AM

This is, by far, my favorite stamp set in my ENTIRE collection. The images are just beautiful. Thank you so much for releasing the guide! I was having trouble aligning some of the roses but now I can have perfect rose thanks to the guide!

Carol Melancon December 23, 2014 - 5:17 PM

I CANNOT thank you enough for making the stamping guide available! I was ecstatic to get one for my Painted Flowers set (first time I’d seen a company make one for a multi-step stamp set), and even though I was impressed the way the index sheet for Vintage Roses “lassoes” the layers together, I was wishing for a guide. I am so grateful my wish was granted. I’m fairly good at spatial relations, but I still appreciate the guide.


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