Lustrous roses

I am featuring another of the new floral stamps from Penny Black’s Poetic release on today’s cards. This pretty rose stamp is called lustrous. I used the same technique to create these panels as I did for my blue daisies yesterday. I worked with distress stains and a MISTI to add one colour at a time to hot pressed watercolour paper. On the card above I started with spun sugar stain, then worn lipstick and finally some abandoned coral on the petals and buds. The leaves and stems are once again forest moss because I always reach for forest moss for foliage. I did the rosehips in coral and festive berries to make them darker than the petals.

On the birthday card above I started with scattered straw instead of spun sugar stain so the undertone would be more yellow and the end result more apricot than pink. The very pale print on the anniversary card below is second generation stamping using the stain left on the stamp after creating one of the panels above. I just spritzed lightly then stamped again.

It is not surprising that my first panels with new brushstroke stamps are done with distress stains. I love the way the stains blend  on the hot pressed paper. The sentiments are all from the banner sentiments set. True to my new resolution I stamped envelopes at the same time as the panels and these three cards are already packaged and ready for the craft market on June 17!


Stamps: lustrous, banner sentiments
Inks: onyx black, satin red versafine inks (Tsukineko),  versafine ink spun sugar, worn lipstick, abandoned coral, festive berries, scattered straw, forest moss distress stains (Ranger)
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, red cardstock


8 Comments on “Lustrous roses”

  1. Pat says:

    What gorgeous roses Heather and I love all three versions. The distress stains have worked beautifully and the slight change of under colour does make the whole colour look different, and the last one using the second generation ink is so soft and pretty. x

  2. Deborah says:

    Do you mind sharing what you are selling your card and decorated envelope for? Love your cards and try to CASE your style! You have so much talent!

  3. Bonnie says:

    Each of these is beautiful in its own way!

  4. Imagine says:

    Beautiful technique!

  5. lollthompson says:

    This is such a gorgeous stamp and you’ve coloured it to perfection, Heather. I am loving the distress stain painting and plan to do more. I follow your wonderful video — thanks for that! I can see that I need to do some more shopping and buy this stamp! Thanks for enabling me. 🙂

    Love all three versions. I would never have thought to do a second generation stamping … it’s so soft and delicate and perfect for this image. xx

  6. Barbara says:

    These are beautiful Heather. I do love Penny Black stamps.

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  8. Sal says:

    Heather–I so enjoy your blog and you are so talented. You have taught me to enjoy Distress Stains. As I’m sure you are aware, Distress Stains are no longer going to be available. I’ve been trying to figure out a way to use Distress Spray Stains but I don’t know if they are the same. i think I can figure out how to make a dauber out of it but do you have any suggestions?

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