Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Recently I purchased a set of stamps that represents the art of Rosemaling, a style of colorful Norwegian decorative painting. I was eager to use the stamp so decided to use it for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #252 (PPA252).

A  piece of dotted DSP was adhered to the card base. Then a piece of gray cardstock was stamped and clear embossed with a decorative stamp. In addition, embossing powder was sprinkled onto the cardstock while it was warm from the heat gun and heat embossed to provide texture. The gray cardstock was backed with craft foam to pop it up and adhered to the DSP.

The flowers were stamped and decorative trim was stamped across the top and bottom of each flower. The flowers were heat embossed with clear powder to make them glossy. The flowers were fussy cut as one piece and backed with craft foam to lift it off of the gray cardstock. A sentiment was stamped on pale pink vellum and adhered across the center of the card. The inside of the card was decorated with a small decorative image.

Techniques: Stamping, fussy cutting, heat embossing

Size: A7 (5" x 7")
Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Lil' Inker Designs "Really Rosemaling" stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stazon Black, Strawberry Slush, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
DSP: Strawberry Slush dotted print, pale pink vellum
Misc.: Clear embossing powder, craft foam


  1. Another great card, Mel. Oh, I wish I'd seen this challenge before now...I would have used my hexagons...can't do it in seventeen minutes.

  2. Very creative, Melanie! Love your combination of colors, but my favorite detail is the one piece fussy cutting. Thanks for joining us at the PPA this week!

  3. What a beautiful card Melanie! Your flowers turned out perfectly. Love the colors that you chose too. :)

  4. Oh, Melanie, what a beautiful card, and my husband's mom was born in Norway. So we love all things Norwegian (especially I love him). Beautifully done with you fussy cutting! Hugs, sweet friend!

  5. I love how your colorful flowers are wrought with such exquisite detail, and the dainty red pattern inside the card is such a nice touch!