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Color Wash Victorian Rose and Mailing Dimensional Cards Tutorial

OK!  I have gone a little crazy about applying water and reinker to flowers. I seem to get on kicks and can’t stop until something else comes along that grabs my attention.  For my project today I have used the color wash technique on the two smallest layers of rose petals and I lightly sponged the two larger layers.  Here is what I came up with.

KC Victorian Damask Panel 1 right

I stamped the Rubbernecker Victorian Damask Panel on white cardstock using Pink Pirouette ink. I punched the corners and created a frame with the same corner design. The frame was attached to the card front using mounting tape.

KC Victorian Damask Panel 1 center

I punched out six sets of the four rose petals.  I color washed the two smaller sets and heat set to dry.  I sponged ink on the two out layers and then formed the petals with a stylus.  I followed the rose assembly instructions share on the McGill web site. I was happy that I was able to accomplish making the rose have deeper color in the center of the flower and less color on the out petals.

KC Victorian Damask Panel 1 close

I paired the rose with flourish style foliage and butterflies.  I really love the Victorian feel to this project.

KC Victorian Damask Panel 1 left

I have people write every day asking how I manage to pack and ship these dimensional floral cards.  I posted a tutorial on my home page last weekend but decided I would publish it on my regular post as well.  Scroll down past the photo and supply list if you would like to see my suggestions.  So far I have had no one say their package arrived in poor condition.


Stamps:  Rubbernecker Victorian Damask Panel 498     Paper:  Pink Pirouette, White    Ink:  Pink Pirouette   Accessories:  McGill Alpine and Floral Petals Punches, Nestabilities Large and Small Label Sets and Floral Flourishes, SU Corner Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Stylus, Mat, Glossy Accents, Pearls, Mounting Tape

Packaging and Mailing Card Tutorial

I thought it would be helpful to show a few step by step photos of what I do to protect the dimension of the flower.

1. Cut a strip of cardstock about 1/4” to 1/2” wide and long enough to wrap around your flower.


2. Attach the ends together with adhesive or staple to create a circle. You may need to create various shapes for different sizes or styles of cards and flowers.


3. Lay the circle over your flower. The strip only needs to be as wide as the height of your flower.


4. Lay a piece of cardstock over the barrier and hold in place while tucking it into a padded envelope.



5. The padded envelope does a good job holding the cardstock in place but if you wish you can wrap the whole thing in a little bit of tissue paper before tucking into the envelope.