Friday, March 19, 2010

Antique Rose Birthday Card

by Anne Harada

Hello! I’ve been “crafty” in many different areas ever since I can remember. About 9 years ago I discovered paper crafts and stamping at a home stamping party. From that point on, the more I learned and collected, the more I pursued this art form. I still feel like I am just getting started! I love paper toile art, “coloring”, and collage, but my first love is stamping and learning stamping techniques! I tend to go through phases of stamping techniques and products and try to keep on top of what’s new. I recently attended my first CHA convention that completely re-energized and motivated me! It was a thrill to discover new products and meet vendors and on-line friends that I’d known for years but never met. I’ve been on a couple of different design teams now, host occasionally and post over on Splitcoast Stampers. Currently I hold workshops on request and sell my cards and paper craft gifts in an independently owned boutique shop.

I hope you’ll enjoy my first project as part of the FranticStamper Design Team.

Antique Rose Birthday Card


            Fluid Chalk Queue:  Collections of 6 Cat's Eyes 
Chocolate/Blueberries Queue (CLE-FCQ-choco $9.99)
            Basic Grey Porcelain line
                  Porcelain - Chatsworth (BG-POR-1605 $0.69)
                  Porcelain - Dresden (BG-POR-1615 $0.69)
            Bazzill - Chocolate Cream, Smoothies texture (BAZ-9-952)
            FranticStamper Open 9 Patch image from Plate 81 June 2002 Release (8114-N $5.50)
            NEW ---- Flower Sentiments ( INK-CS-99537 $9.99)
            "Happy Birthday" sentiment from "Round Frames" (INK-CS-97635 $9.99)
            Prima Roses - Tea Roses, Quarry (PRI-ROS2-537470 $3.99)
            Pearl Brads- Neutral (AMC-PBR-neutral $3.99)
            3D Square Foam Dots- 230 squares per sheet
(BC-foam-lgsq $2.99)


      • Stamp Frantic Stamper’s "Open 9 Patch" image from "Plate 81" at an angle on Basic Grey Porcelain “Chatsworth” paper using Chestnut Roan and Dark Brown Fluid Chalk ink.

      • Stamp rose image from Inkadinkadoo Flower Sentiments in corners using Chestnut Roan ink.

      • Cut two small ¾” squares from the Chatsworth paper and sponge edges with Dark Brown Fluid Chalk ink. Position small squares inside two of the stamped square areas and adhere with dimensionals.

      • Stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment from Inkadinkadoo’s Round Frames set as shown on sample.
      • Adhere three roses from the Prima Flowers Fleurs de Prima “Tea Roses – Quarry” collection in corner of stamped ‘Open 9 Patch” image with foam squares.

      • Create matching faux paper ribbon.
      • Cut a 1”- wide strip of Chatsworth paper, mist with water, scrunch it up into a ball.
      • Open it up, spritz again with water and scrunch it up again.
      • Open it up and now shape it into flowing folds to look like a crumpled ribbon strip. Handle gently at this point, the paper is very easy to manipulate so little pressure is required.
      • Once you have decided on the shape, use a heat gun to set it. It becomes stiff like paper mache.
      • Sponge the dried faux ribbon with Dark Brown ink.

      • Repeat the process to create and shape a faux bow for the ribbon.

      • Open the ‘legs” of a large brad and use it to clasp the faux bow to the faux ribbon. Adhere the completed ribbon to the top of your card.
      • Layer the card front to a layer of Chocolate Crème cardstock and then to a layer of Basic Grey Dresdin paper.
      • Adhere the card front to a cream colored Cardstock base. Completed card is 5x7 size.

Thanks for coming by. I hope you’ve enjoyed the project!


  1. Oh I love learning new techniques and this is a totally new one to me. I will be trying that, had no idea you could make this kind of ribbon with paper! Thanks!

  2. Whoohoo!!! Your first project is gorgeous, Anne!!!!! The tutorial is sooo awesome...I'll have to give that a try!! Love those beautiful yellow flowers, too!!!!

  3. Anne, your project is so full of beauty. Thank you soooooo much for the inspiration.