Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Rose is a Rose

It's time to showcase another new stamp set. This one is called "A Rose is a Rose". This stamp set is truly gorgeous. If you've been with me a long time, you know that I was really upset when Stampin' Up! retired my beloved Roses in Winter. There have been new rose sets introduced by Stampin' Up! but nothing that I loved. Until now!!!

A Rose is a Rose is a two step stamp set. If you are unfamiliar with the term "two step stamp set", it simply refers to building the layers of the image by using two separate stamps.

For the large rose, I stamp the more solid stamp with Pirouette Pink ink. Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I overstamp this image with the more defined stamp using Pretty in Pink ink. The smaller flowers are stamped first with Pretty in Pink and then overstamped with Riding Hood Red. The leaves are stamped in Kiwi Kiss. The first step is done with stamped off Kiwi Kiss. The second step is done with full strength Kiwi Kiss. I did add some Dazzling Diamonds to the large rose for some added sparkle.

The sentiment is stamped with Close to Cocoa ink. The entire focal image is sponged with Creamy Caramel ink.

A strip of distressed patterned paper from the Bella Rose DSP collection is sponged with Close to Cocoa ink. I wrapped a length of Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain and tied it into a classic knot. The focal image is matted on Chocolate Chip, then Riding Hood Red and finally on Pirouette Pink.

I love the classic look of this brand new rose set. Although Roses in Winter will always have a special place in my heart, I look forward to playing with this brand new set....A LOT!!!!!

Oh well....time to start the day......until tomorrow....Happy Stamping everyone!!!


Cheryl said...

Very pretty! Can't wait to play with this set.

Anonymous said...

I debated on this stamp. Said yes, said no, said yes, decided on no!! SHOT!!! I love this card, now I'm back to yes :)

Littlekel90 said...

Beautiful card, Patti! I purchased the Wild rose set before it sold out, but now I love this one, too. :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent with us.