Elizabeth Craft Designs General Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Thinking of You with Roses

April 21, 2017

Hello Dear Friends,

Shalini Pahwa here. A rose is a symbol of love. There is no better way to express your love, gratitude or appreciation to someone than to give them a bouquet of roses.

Since my childhood I have been enamored of roses. Seeing the new Garden Notes Rose 3 die set by Susan Tierney-Cockburn from the Susan’s Garden collection gave me a new way to use my own creativity to express my love for these wonderful flowers.

This Thinking of You with Roses card is a way to celebrate both the amazing flower and the amazing die.

To make this card:

1. Cut a piece of light green Soft Finish Cardstock (or another color from the ‘Timeless’ sampler pack) to 4.125” x 12”; score at 6″, fold in half to make a side-fold card base.

2. Emboss a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock with the Feathers folder. Lightly spray the bottom portion of the rectangle with Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Blue Lime and when the spray is dry, adhere to the card front.

3. Spray a piece of cheesecloth with Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Blue Lime. Allow it to dry.

4. Die cut White Soft Finish Cardstock with the fairy’s wing die from the Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal die set. Make six or seven pieces.

5. Adhere the sprayed cheesecloth on the card front, topped with the wing pieces from step 4. Tip: Refer to the photo and be sure to arrange the wings in a wide oval so they will give the look of a lacy doily when the roses, buds and leaves are added on top of them in step 7. Set aside any extra wings for future projects. Leave them whole or cut them into pieces to get the effect you desire.

6. Die cut, color, shape and assemble three full bloom roses, two or three buds, several leaves, and four extra petals. Use Kids Choice Glue; review Susan’s tutorial as needed. The pieces can be cut from colored cardstock and edged with ink (as shown: Distress Ink in Festive Season) or start with white cardstock and color with markers, PanPastels, or other medium of your choice.

7. Using the photos as a guide, arrange and adhere the leaves, roses, buds, and falling petals.

8. Stamp ‘thinking of you’ onto White Soft Finish Cardstock. Cut a rectangle around the words, ink the edges with a bit of spray mist applied with an artist’s sponge, and add to the card front to finish the project! (Optional: Add foam tape under the sentiment to add dimension, as shown.)

I hope you like this rose-filled card and will make exquisite roses of your own using the Garden Notes – Rose 3 die set!

Visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs store for the dies I used, along with other wonderful products.

Have a great day!


Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Garden Notes Rose 3

Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal

Susan’s Metal Toolset

Kids Choice Glue

Embossing Folder – Feathers

Soft Finish Cardstock

Soft Finish Cardstock Sampler Set 3 – Timeless

General Sentiments Clear Stamps set

Others –

Distress Ink in Festive Season

Archival Ink in Jet Black


Cosmic Shimmer Mist in Blue Lime

Optional: Foam tape; Artist’s sponge (to edge the sentiment)


You Might Also Like

  • Patricia Howarth April 22, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Hi Shalini, A really beautiful card, you have great textures and colours and those roses are gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  • Sherry morte April 22, 2017 at 5:34 am

    So pretty and delicate

  • Cindy Wilson April 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    This is so beautiful. I won this die but have yet to make time to follow the tutorial on how to use it. After being inspired by you I will give it a go.

  • Elliott Esther April 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Wow so pretty! Love those roses !

  • judi kauffman April 21, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Magnificent card! I’d frame it for sure.

  • Nancy Yoder April 21, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    The roses are so beautiful, I want to sniff! I too would love roses like these, because they would last forever…unlike real flowers! Thank you so much for sharing your talents! Also love the soft touch with the green cheesecloth…for a quick second I thought it was Spanish moss. Beautiful work!

  • %d bloggers like this: