AliExpress Three Layer Rose Stamp Card

My friend Terrie asked me if I would try out the layer floral stamps from AliExpress so this is my first attempt.
What I found was that even after cleaning the new stamps, the ink pooled up on the stamps if I used a squishy foam ink pad. I had much better results with Stampin’ Up ink pads that were felt and not good results from the Color Box inks from MFT that were foam and squishy.  I had much better results using the Cheese Puff from Ranger that was a felt pad as my first layer (which should be the lightest shade you will use.)  The second stamped layer is Stampin’ Up Really Rust, and the third layer that is primarily lines, is Stampin’ Up Basic Brown.
The next layer I stamped backwards and stamped the stem in basic brown first and then stamped leaves in Distress inks that were Bundled Sage and Forest Moss and although I gave a third green ink, I used the basic brown instead.  I wasn’t sure what to do with the background so used Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie Dye ink and used the 1″ chip brush from Harbor Freight Liquidators that I trimmed 3/4″ off the top to make the brush have a straight edge.  I used the brush all over the bottom of the card and anywhere below and beside the roses.  Then I used Peeled Paint from Distress Inks on the upper portion of the card and then spritzed water on it.  I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and colored over the Pumpkin Pie on the bottom then dried it with my heat tool.  I used Forest Moss Distress ink and pressed it onto the back of an ink pad and added water to it and then flicked it over the top portion of the card with a paint brush in the area that was already green.  I used the Happy Birthday Die from AliExpress and cut it out of the green on the top of the card and put a piece of washi tape behind it so the letters I put back would have something to attach to.  I pressed Happy Birthday into the  Forest Moss Distress ink to color it darker than the card.  I pressed the happy birthday into the card and made sure it was well adhered to the washi tape and added a little bit of wet glue to the letters as well to ensured it would stay where I placed it.  Then I used the dreaded foam tape to the back and used my Creative Memories corner rounder and rounded the corners on the card front and on the moss green card base and laid the front onto the card base.  The card is 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  I decided it needed a little something else, so I used G Glitter Glue and made little raised dots all over the front of the card.  I also used my Spectrum Noir glitter marker and accented the edges of the roses and the leaves with it.
I decorated the envelope with peg stamps, large brambly rose and small brambly rose, evergreen branch, delicate fern, pointy serrated leaf, wavy delicate sprig and flowers, three ripply.  I used Stampin’ Up pumpkin pie ink for the roses as well as Distress inks, Spiced Marmalade, and the same Distress ink greens I used earlier.  I made a rectangle with the large brambly roses so the name and address would fit inside, then stamped the rest of the stamps in the same shape and then stamped the back with the smaller brambly rose stamp.  I used the orange chip brush and colored in the large brambly roses to make them stand out more on the front of the envelope.

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