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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Monochrome Rose

This is week 18 at Less is More and the challenge is Monochrome, using shades of just one colour. I decided to use one of my favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps, the script rose. I stamped it with tea dye Distress Ink and then coloured it slightly with the same ink using a water brush.My first attempt ended up looking rather wishy washy because the brush was a bit too wet. So I started again and just used clear embossing powder on the stamped image and heat set it. It didn't emboss perfectly but it set the ink enough to stop it washing out again. Having coloured it I tore all around it and inked the edges with the tea dye ink. I then mounted it on a base card to match the ink and tied it round with organza ribbon.


  1. Very pretty card, Jean! LOVE the text behind the flower!
    Susan@Keeping in Touch

  2. Lovely card. That rose is just beautiful.

  3. This is very pretty Jean, I'm glad you found a solution to your wishy washy effect!
    Thanks so much for joining us once more!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  4. I knew your entry for this challenge would be lovely and of course it is. Its a beautiful stamp, and you have used it so well. Kate x

  5. Lovely card Jean
    that's some very precise tearing, brilliant!
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

  6. Beautiful card, the colour is gorgeous. Yvonne x

  7. You've done a lovely job Jean. What a super stamp.