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Make Your Own Background Paper Rose Card for the Inventor

Make Your Own Background Paper and Rose Card
for the Inventor

By: Michael Trent, Artistic Guide

I love the Floral Dingbats from The Angel Company and always wanted to use this as a background.  But, since the image did not come as background paper, I decided to make my own and layer the Rose Botanical image on it.  I feel that they both have that vintage feeling and go well with each other.

Finished Card Size: 4" x 5 1/2"

Rose Botanical Stamp (JudiKins)
Floral Dingbat Stamp (The Angel Company)
1 Sheet each of Monochromatic Paper in:  Hopi, Saltillo, Adobe (Bazzill)
VersaMark Ink (Tsukineko)
Pitch Black Pigment Ink, Earthtones Ink Pad (Ranger)
Pale Green No. 34 Marker (Marvy)
Dee Gruenig Signature Series Markers:  (Marvy)
    Grass Green No. 128
    Fresh Melon No. 11
    Pink No. 9
Embossing Powers:
Metallic Bronze (JudiKins)
Clear Detail (Ranger Industries)
Cranberry Dew Drops (Robin's Nest)
Stamp Positioner
Permanent Adhesive (Tombow)
Pop Dots


  1. To make the background paper - cut a piece of the Hopi paper to 4" x 5 1/2".  Stamp Floral Dingbat image on stamp positioner in black ink  - then clean stamp.  Place stamp positioner with the image in the upper left corner and stamp, using the versamark ink.  Coat with Metallic Bronze embossing powder and heat set.
  2. Continue until background has been fully stamped.  Set aside.
  3. Stamp Rose Botanical image on Adobe paper - twice - and heat set with clear embossing power. 
  4. Color one of the full rose images and only the roses in the second image.  I used the green markers for the stems and leaves and the Fresh Melon and Pink for the roses.  Blend as needed.  Trim the full colored image as close to image as possible.  Cut only the roses out of the second stamped image.
  5. Cut Saltillo paper to 3" x 4  1/2".  Layer Adobe full colored Rose image on Saltillo paper.  Adhere Saltillo paper to center of background paper.
  6. Using Pop Dots, layer the three cut out roses from the second image on top of the full image to give it a 3-D look.  Adhere the Cranberry Dew Drops under image.
  7. Make sure you stamp or sign your name to the back of the card and send to someone special so they can enjoy your artwork.

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5 Responses »

  1. I've only ever stamped on smooth cardstock but since I just got the Bazzill monochromatic set you used, I'm inspired. Thanks!

  2. Great card, great zine. Congrats, Michael. Beautiful work, as always.

  3. Very vintage-looking card. Good job!

    Great zine. Predicting it'll be a hit.

  4. wow Michael, love how you put it all together. The Woocies are proud of you. Way to go!!!!!

  5. such a great looking card! really love the background!congrats on your designer status!!!