Stamp Focus: Painted Rose.

by Therese Calvird

Hi, it's Therese and today we are focusing on the Painted Rose stamp set.


Another stunning flower set and a great way to get that ‘painted look' even if you can't paint!  This is a layering stamp set and my first card does just that.  I have used Rouge, Crimson and Ruby Red Crisp Dye Inks to get this beautiful bold red bloom.  I stamped my own panel of flowers and leaves on some fabulous Spicy Yogurt Cardstock (if you haven't met this yet I can highly recommend it).  I cut out a thin rectangle window from the centre of my panel so that some Gold Mirror Cardstock could shine through and stamped my sentiment from the Oriental Orchid set in black and then popped the panels up on the front of my card.

So Beautiful - Detail copy

So Beautiful copy

My second card is very clean & simple and would be a perfect design to mass produce for any occassion, especially if you had tool like the MISTI to help.  No layering this time, I just stamped the final image and used the stem from the Lotus set and the sentiment came from From the Desk Of.  Other options for this design would include making it a one layer card to save time, or you could change up the image to any colour….   but wouldn't gold be nice!

Altenew Painted Rose Save the Date - Detail copy

Altenew Painted Rose Save the Date copy

For my final card I decided to try a watercolour look with the Painted Rose stamp.  I used watercolour cardstock and Distress Inks but before I stamped I spritzed the ink with water.  I did wait for the images to dry inbetween so that the colours didn't mix too much, I added some distress ink spatters and then stamped my sentiment in Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink .  I popped the panel up on a card front, with a trim of Gold Mirror Cardstock and Jet Black Cardstock.

Altenew - Painted Roses watercolor card - Detail copy

Altenew - Painted Roses watercolor card copy

I've had so much fun playing with this gorgeous Painted Rose stamp set and I hope that I have inspired you.  Thanks so much for you visit here today,



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Janet May 14, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Wonderful post Therese – love all three of these. Beautiful set, glad you picked it for your focus :-)

Pooja May 14, 2016 - 10:02 AM

Beautiful cards ! I loved the gold frame on first one ,add to the richness of the card !

Cyndee Scholet May 14, 2016 - 12:25 PM

Could this be Pooja Nair by any chance?

Celeste Goff May 14, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Such stunning cards Therese! Love that messy watercolored one…it’s beyond gorgeous!

Lori pusz May 14, 2016 - 11:11 AM

These cards are amazing…

conil May 14, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Stunning…they’re all exquisite.

Susi May 14, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Yet another gorgeous Altenew floral set, and I’m happy to see these beautiful cards using it. Amazing creations, Therese!

Ronny May 14, 2016 - 11:45 AM

I would like to see how you did the middle part. Did you stamp the roses then cut the middle out ? Would like to see a video of how you did the whole middle as it has the gold frame but the roses still match up perfectly. Just learning and would like to see how this is done.

Therese Calvird May 19, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Hi Ronny,
I stamped the panel first then cut out the window, I will add it to my video ‘to do’ list so that you can watch the process. Thanks so much for the lovely comment,

Suzanne Webb May 14, 2016 - 11:55 AM

Beautiful cards Therese, love the three different color variations! :)

Jan Castle May 14, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Beautiful card!
Paper Hugs,

Verna Angerhofer May 14, 2016 - 12:02 PM

I love all the cards you made with this set and so glad you showed various ways of using it too!

LauraJane:) May 14, 2016 - 12:08 PM

These are BEAUTIFUL Therese! I can’t wait to play with this set:)

Carly pool May 14, 2016 - 12:22 PM

I love the water color wffect on the last one. This stamp set is beautiful

Tona May 14, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Stunning cards!

adie May 14, 2016 - 12:34 PM

Gorgeous, specially like the Save the Date card, very elegant

Liz Maitland May 14, 2016 - 12:42 PM


Mary L Schreiber May 14, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Gorgeous card, love the roses, beautiful colors. Wonderful new stamp sets.

Barbara Ghigliotty May 14, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Oh, I just love how you played with this stamp set, Therese! Three really gorgeous cards!!!

sunshinepen May 14, 2016 - 2:34 PM

Stunning cards just beautiful. Thank you for your steps.

Michele F May 14, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Has anyone else seen the smiling face on the last card? … well they’ve all produced a great big smile for me, Therese!! xx

Harriet May 14, 2016 - 4:18 PM

Brilliant cards. Therese you’ve sure shown us the versatility of Altenew’s excellent stamps and especially this lovely new release. And I did see the smiling face…unique.

Sandra May 14, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Sehr schöne Karten. Ich mag besonders die Lotusblume.

Ann Reisinger May 14, 2016 - 6:01 PM

I really didn’t think I needed this stamp set until I saw the absolutely beautiful things you with it. All three cards are stunning!

KimberlyRae May 14, 2016 - 6:35 PM

I love your work, Therese :)

Linda Langes May 14, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Stunning Therese – what a great set by the looks. Love the design on the first card espesh.

Janet Ingraham May 14, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Beautiful cards. I raised my kids to know they are “beautiful inside and out.”

Gale Thompson May 14, 2016 - 10:35 PM

Thank you for your inspiration!

Jamie Vanskiver May 14, 2016 - 11:47 PM

Wow these are amazing! I love all but the black rose card is stunning!

Deborah May 15, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Gorgeous cards! I would like to know the colors of distress inks that you used on the last card.

Therese Calvird May 15, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Hi Deborah, the Distress Ink colours that I used on the last card are: Fossilized Amber / Mustard Seed / Festive Berries / Peeled Paint. Hope this is helpful, have a great and crafty day, Therese

Helen Gullett May 17, 2016 - 1:53 PM

WOW… That painted rose are gorgeous, Therese! I love the black and white, too!

Lisa Ainscough December 26, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Lovely selection of cards Therese.
The elegance of the black and white card is just Wow.
You’ve capture the versatility of the stamp set so well.


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