English Rose Bouquet 2

Susan Robinson
August 6, 2017


A little softer than my usual style, but it was hard finding paper with a small enough pattern to put behind the roses. For this card I:

  • cut out the rose die (English Rose Bouquet #99139 by Memory Box) in white card
  • then traced around each flower head onto patterned paper and cut out
  • glued these behind relevant sized rose head
  • glued pearl into center of each rose
  • sepia wash over leaves
  • stamped wording in sepia ink (For You from Stamp-it)
  • sponged edge of card with sepia ink and assembled layers












As I wasn’t 100% happy with my first sample using this technique, I re-did it using a plain card colour behind the rose heads. I then added some shading using watercolour pencils and a waterbrush. I had planned to make the roses all the same colour, but got carried away as usual. I just love colour! The leaves are a very pale green.


This is my favourite colour combination – peach and aqua. The pattern card is from My Minds Eye – ‘Sweet Little One’. It’s stripey on one side and plain aqua on the other. I added a strip of aqua lace as well to soften the look.

Happy Birthday stamp is from Stamp-it, inside a Collections book plate attached with green brads and Magic Mounted onto card.

Bazzill cards used: Adobe & Pinecone



English Rose Bouquet 1

Susan Robinson


My next series of floral cards, made using this rose die – English Rose Bouquet #99139 by Memory Box.

I really loved the cards in the last post (Perky Poppy 3) with the Alcohol inks, so decided to replicate the technique with this die. Not as effective I feel, unsure whether due to the design shape or my choice of background.


Note: when pushing out the unwanted petals, don’t lose the 2 pieces (shown at right of image), that are part of the background and need to be glued back in.

I didn’t glue the leaves down so I could bend them up to show a slither of colour from background beneath. I then wrapped some ribbon across the top and assembled card layers.

Thinking of You Brush stamp (890B) is from Stamp-it.



Susan Robinson
July 23, 2017


I am really loving this colour combination of the ‘Scattered Straw’ & ‘Shaded Lilac’ Distress Stain Sprays together with ‘Raspberry Lemonade’ Flat Fabio from Lindy’s Stamp Gang that I have used in my last two posts. So I have sprayed yet another background using them for this card.

  1. Firstly spray white card with inks to colour.
  2. Stamp out flower design (Cosmos Spray CRP263 by Stampendous) in black ink. Stamp flower heads again onto scrap of white card. Colour these in with normal colour pencils, then cut out and glue over main image. I curved the petals a bit for dimension. Colour in the stalks.
  3. Apply Glossy Accents over plaque area. Set aside to dry. I was thinking later, that Crackle Accent might have been nicer. When completely dry use a Sailor Glue Pen to add detail lines around plaque. The glue comes out blue but turns transparent when dry. When dry, lay over silver Fab Foil sheet, rub gently with finger, then lift off. The silver foil will adhere to the glue lines and leave them a lovely shiny silver.
  4. Apply Glossy Accents around edge of flower centers in a ‘C’ shape. Carefully sprinkle some ‘Purple Rain’ Beadazzles over. Make sure that your Glossy Accents in the plaque area is dry before you do this or some of the beads may stick there and you don’t want that. (Beadazzles: are micro beads/sequins mix  marketed by Suze Weinberg).
  5. Layer finished card front onto yellow matting, then Heidi (purple) Bazzill folded backing card.
  6. Stamp ‘Tiny Birthday Down’ 4095C by Stamp-it in black ink onto scrap of yellow matting card. I used a Fiskars border punch to create edging next to birthday wording. Attach this to top right of card. Cut out Happy wording and Magic Mount onto bottom left corner of card.

Webbed Botanical

July 20, 2017













The card I coloured with the inks in the previous post, I cut in half and got 2 card fronts from it. This is the second card.

1. Spray card.                    2. Add texture paste through stencil. The paste will absorb the colour of the background, but will still add another subtle dimension.

3. Stamp flower image (Botanical Asperula CRP153 by Stampendous) in black Archival ink on card and again on scrap of white. Colour in green leaves, cut out and glue onto main image. Stamp script randomly in Purple Twilight Adirondack ink.

4. Cut Fusible Web into short lengths and heat emboss with gold powder. Some of the embossing powder actually stuck to the stenciled flower heads too, which wasn’t intentional, but I am quite happy with the result.

5. Cut 5 flowers from Tattered Florals die in Big Shot. Colour to match and scrunch up.

6. Rub head of large brad in clear embossing pad and emboss with mix of black and gold powder. Pierce hole through center of flower layers and secure with brad. Arrange petals around brad. Attach to card with two-sided tape.

7. Attach remaining card layers with two-sided tape.

8. Put dots of Orchid Liquid Pearl onto stamped flower heads. Set aside to dry.


Row of Poppies

July 11, 2017


The flower heads of this die have been cut out and layered up multiple times, some have 2 layers, others have up to 5. After gluing them on top of each other to create different heights, I coloured them with a red Spectrum Noir pen and then poured Glossy Accents over to give them that shine.

The background was created with Dried Marigold and Iced Spruce Distress Stain Sprays on white card.


stamps: Tiny Butterfly 338A by All Night Media

dies: Row of Poppies #99137 by Memory Box


Flower Flurry

Susan Robinson
May 17, 2017


Here are some of the flower cards I made recently while away with the girls. I find it hard to do anything complicated whilst talking to people, so am happy just colouring in and assembling basic cards. I try to keep them fairly generic so they can be adapted for future needs.

Botanical Asperula CRP153 by Stampendous. The Blacklabel has been cut from an article of clothing or home wares. You never know when they might make a handy addition to a card.



An oft used Rose stamp by Stampin Up. Unfortunately I didn’t keep the code. The Thank You is from Stamp-it.





Rose Square 19015.I by Magenta; Floral Wallpaper CS296 by Kaisercraft



Floral Square 19068M by Magenta; Happy Birthday Script 2934D by Stamp-it






  Rose Quartet K-2291 by PSX


Inspire! 3078K by Penny Black; Tiny Birthday Down 4095C by Stamp-it


Roses for Mum

Susan Robinson
May 14, 2017


 Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there! Hope you are being spoiled, or at least remembered and appreciated. I have had a busy week so only managed a quick card for my Mum. It’s not perfect but then neither am I and it’s the thought that counts, right? Wishing you all a wonderful day:)


Dandelions – botanical

May 9, 2017


This Dandelions stamp #2655L by Penny Black is right up my alley, as I adore the ‘botanical’ look. Just 3 quick cards I have made using it. A bit hard to see in the scan, but I used Frosted Lace Stickles on the blue flower which gives it a subtle, soft, sparkly appearance.




Floral Rainbow

February 21, 2017











stamps: Poppy Background & Messages of Wisdom by Hero Arts

inks: Jet Black  & Sepia Archival Pads; Calypso Teal, Lemon Zest, Orange Squeeze & Crushed Grape Dylusion Ink Sprays

papers: White Matt card; Teal Prismatic & Marigold Bazzill Cards

accessories: Elegant Frames  SD050 by Wild Rose Studio; Buttercup & Pale Blue Liquid Pearls; Colour Pencils

adhesives: Liquid Glue; Two-sided Tape

tools: Big Shot Machine; Sponge Block; Water Spritzer

INSTRUCTIONS: similar to previous post.


Colourful Floral Background

February 1, 2017


20170120_133449stamps: Large Blossom by Hero Arts; Mini Frame 850647 by Prima; 3 Wishes 3318B by Stamp-it

inks: Jet Black Archival Pad; Clear Embossing Pad; Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves Distress Stain Sprays

papers: White Matt Card; Raven & Pickle Bazzill Cards; Orange Prismatic Card

accessories: Gold Embossing Powder; Gold Fab Foil; Gold Stickles; Colour Pencils

adhesives: Sailor Glue Pen; Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

tools: Water Spritzer; Acrylic Block; Heatgun


  1. Lightly spritz white card with water, then spray Distress inks over until covered to your satisfaction. 20170119_121811
  2. Place Hero Arts floral cling stamp onto acrylic block, ink up with black archival ink and stamp over sprayed card. In this stamp, the background is solid so will be the colour of your ink (black) and the flowers are open, so they will be the colour of your paper (which is now multi-coloured).
  3. Use colour pencils to add definition and highlights to your flowers. Cut stamp out. Run Sailor Glue pen around perimeter and set aside to dry.
  4. When glue around perimeter is dry (goes on blue, dries clear), gently lay gold Fab Foil sheet over (gold side facing up), press with fingertips, then lift off. The gold colour should be left behind wherever you placed the glue.
  5. Add gold Stickles to center of flowers. Set aside to dry. 20170120_133540
  6. Matt finished card front onto green card, then orange, then folded black backing card.
  7. Mask off ‘Best Wishes’ wording at bottom of stamp (there are 3 wording choices on stamp). Ink up with black ink and stamp onto scrap of white card. Ink up frame with clear embossing ink and stamp over wording. Emboss frame with gold embossing powder. Heatset with Heatgun. Cut out frame and Magic Mount into position.