Unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose

In today’s post, I’ll be sharing a unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. It was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

Two techniques were used on this card, 1) to get the antiqued background and 2) to get the multicolored flowers. The combination of these two techniques produced this truly unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose.

This card was created for my OnStage Local presentation in Charlotte, NC in April 2019. I’ve shared many of the items I showed during that presentation, here on my website. This is one of the few remaining cards I just haven’t had a chance to share yet. The funny thing is that it’s one of my absolute favorites!

This unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

To create the antiqued background I used an acrylic block with some ink and water!

I simply applied some Crumb Cake and Soft Suede Ink (using ink pads) to my “F” size large acrylic block, spritzed it with some water and stamped it onto my watercolor paper panel. It gave me a watery light brown color in the background, as I’m sure you can see here. You’ll need to allow your paper to dry before moving on to the next step.

To create my own ink pad I used ink refills in four colors on a piece of felt.

This unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

I applied the ink based on how I wanted the colors to show up on my stamp. Here’s a graphic showing how I applied my ink colors to my felt piece. By the way, I like to use Stampin’ Up! stamp cases to store and reuse my DIY ink pads!

This unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

For some added bling…

  • I’ve heat embossed my sentiment in gold on a piece of Vellum cardstock, backed it with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then added a layer of gold foil in behind.
  • Some gold metallic thread was added behind the sentiment piece and last but not least…
  • Five gold mini-sequins were placed here and there on the focal piece.
This unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

The To A Wild Rose Stamp Set is shown below but you should know that there is a coordinating set of dies that go with it too!

This unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set was created to have an antiqued look and multicolored roses. I made my own ink pad to get this look.

Here’s another photo that shows the dies with some other projects and stamped pieces. These are all made with some other DIY Stamp Pads I’ve created.

Learn several of my favorite things about making, using and storing a DIY Stamp Pad! Get a big wow even with a simple project!

I sure hope you’ve enjoyed my unique DIY Rose Card with To A Wild Rose Stamp Set!

You’ll find a complete supply list with links to my online store at the end of this post. Plus, you’ll find project dimensions too! Happy shopping and creating!

To learn more about how to make your own DIY Stamp Pad in three different color combinations click HERE to check out my previous post. That post also includes links to other projects made with my homemade stamp pads!

You can also click HERE to see some additional projects made with the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.

Happy Crafting!

Melissa 🙂


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Project Dimensions:

  • Mossy Meadow Card Body: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Granny Apple Green Focal Backing: 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
  • Water Color Paper Focal Piece: 3″ x 5-1/4″
  • Gold Foil Sentiment Backing: 1-11/16″ x 2-15/16″
  • Whisper White Sentiment Backing: 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″
  • Vellum Cardstock Sentiment Piece: 1-1/2″ x 2-3/4″
  • Whisper White Inside Layer: 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″

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