Negative space rose

Love & rose die Heather Telford

I found this rose panel under a pile of scraps  a few days ago. I had created it back when I was making this card. When die cutting a negative rose mask out of masking paper to sponge through I naturally ended up with a rose out of masking paper too. I stuck that on the watercolour block and used some Memento pink and green inks that were open on my table. I painted diluted ink over the mask which did make the masking paper a little waterlogged but I let it dry completely before I peeled it off.  I used the 1 Corinthians text stamp to add background interest and sponged a little Sweet Plum in the corner before adding a fading green sentiment.

Have a lovely week.


Stamps:   Letter background, Love Chapter
Creative Dies: Rose
Inks:  Memento Sweet Plum, Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves (Tsukineko) 
Cardstock:  Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

17 Comments on “Negative space rose”

  1. O so soft and romantic.

  2. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Heather, what a beautiful card! It’s so soft and delicate! I just bought this die and can’t wait to play! Thanks for sharing your technique! So lovely, and I really love the new Love Chapter set too! Hugs!

  3. How beautiful is this, Heather … such a soft, gentle look! Anita 🙂

  4. Janice says:

    Really lovely . I keep trying watercolor and it never looks. Rey good . I will keep on . I need to buy some memento inks .

  5. jmhave44 says:

    Lovely. Fantastic use of the negative, and I am so loving this beautiful rose die. Gotta have it! TFS & showing the die’s versatility.

  6. *Patricia says:

    I love this card….

  7. Helen G. says:

    So lovely… I love the soft color. You are very creative!

  8. Gery says:

    Wow, Heather, this realy looks great in these soft tones.
    Groetjes Gery

  9. Doris Hubbard says:


    Sent from my iPad


  10. Lindsey says:

    So pretty and sweet. The soft tones are perfect.

  11. bonnielynnh says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  12. cat c says:

    That negative space makes such a stunning impact with your lovely watercolor around it.

  13. This has to be one of my favourites! It is stunningly beautiful and you make it sound sooooo easy! Absolutely love it!

  14. LaVon says:

    The soft shading is so beautiful! I really would have a difficult time deciding if this or the original card is my favorite. Both are so pretty and it is so nice to get two wonderful cards from the die cut.

  15. Peet says:

    Wow, Heatherthis is wonderful! Love it!!

  16. Krista says:

    Wow! Really, I don’t know what else to say!

  17. Jan McD says:

    My favorite use of this die yet!

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