Stunning & Sweet, Sapphire Mixed Media Ink With Rose Tea

by May Sukyong Park

Hello Altenew friends, how nice to see you today!  I’m happy to be back and have a card to share that uses minimal supplies for maximum effect!

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I am in love with the newly released Rose Tea stamp set with it’s sweet variety of stamp images, and for this card I used just the rose and the three-leaf cluster.

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(I’m working on some projects that use the cake and teacup too but want to take the time to give them full justice!)  I’ve also been eager to use the recently released Mixed Media Inks, in particular, the Glacier Caves color family.

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I stamped four sets of leaves and two rose blooms onto watercolor paper with Sapphire, the darkest of the Glacier Caves colors.  Then I smooshed the four inks in the set onto a watercolor palette and used a paint brush to add water to make 4 colors of ink puddles.

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I painted all of the images with variations of the four colors, not worrying about accuracy much, except to add the deepest shades of color at the center and overlap of the rose petals.  Once dry, I die cut all the pieces with the coordinating dies and set about to make a loose and graceful arrangement.

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I’ll admit to being a late adopter of the slimline card design, but now that I’m in, I’m ALL in!  Often in design, less is more, but there are occasions where more is more and in this case, the slimline size suits the lusciousness of these flowers beautifully.  Anything smaller would be crowded and uncomfortable.

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Having eyeballed the arrangement, I positioned the sentiment stamp on a folded card base of cream colored Neenah cardstock (so as not to fight with the creamy shade of the watercolor paper) and stamped again with the Sapphire Mixed Media Ink.  Then I adhered the die cuts in place with strong liquid glue and added some enamel dots from the Glacier Caves set to complete the card.  Super simple, but big impact.  And happily, I’m attending a wedding soon and now have a card all ready to go!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


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Carmela September 9, 2021 - 9:30 AM

This is beautiful!! Love the colors!!

Cindy C. September 9, 2021 - 10:34 AM


Marilynn d-r September 9, 2021 - 11:13 AM

Wow, what a spectacular and beautiful card. Love the use of blue for the roses.

Carol Henderson September 9, 2021 - 11:46 AM

Norine, as soon as I started to scroll down and saw the beautiful shade of blue, I knew you were the designer for this card. I gasped when I saw the lovely blue and gasped again when I saw the entire card. Your creations literally take my breath away. In my next life, I want to come back as you!

A Magiera September 9, 2021 - 12:55 PM

Wow. Absolutely beautiful. Stunning for sure!
Always a good reminder that I can use my pigment inks like watercolors.

Sadia Ashraf September 10, 2021 - 1:39 AM

Lovely! 💙

Maureen R September 11, 2021 - 7:09 PM

Really Beautiful!!!!

April September 20, 2021 - 3:49 PM

OOOOH my gosh this is BEAUTIFUL!

tara prince October 15, 2021 - 7:13 AM

so very pretty


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