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Wednesday’s Card: Stencil Rose

Stencil Rose

Hi All,

My Favorite Things recently sent me some of their new stencils to try out. I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed working with them a lot. Many of the designs are very cool, and one of them especially caught my eye – the Rose Builder. Here’s what it looks like:

Stencil Rose

I thought it would be really cool to create a realistic-looking rose inspired by the lines of the stencil. I came up with a technique that I don’t think is too hard. And I only used one ink pad (Worn Lipstick distress ink) and one marker (Festive Berries distress marker – found in the 12-count set). I hope you like it!

Thank you to My Favorite Things for your wonderful products and inspiration! 🙂



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Rose Builder Stencil
Rose Builder Stencil
Hero Arts Canvas Background
Hero Arts Canvas Background
Avery Elle Custom Panels Die Set
Avery Elle Custom Panels
Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Worn Lipstick
Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Peeled Paint
Distress Markers, Set of 12
Distress Markers (12-set)
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
C1 Copic Marker
C1 Copic Marker
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
Basic Gray Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Other stencils I referenced in the video:

Small Checkerboard
Small Checkerboard
Scrolled Background
Scrolled Background
Brick Wall
Brick Wall
On the Diagonal
On the Diagonal


  1. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Mary-Anne V.

    Gorgeous card and great technique!

  2. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 8:55 am


    You’re the only person I know who could take a simple stencil and turn it into a masterpiece like that! Wow! I mean, just WOW! Thanks for taking us through the steps. Your card is gorgeous!

  3. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 10:38 am


    Wow! this is really beautiful! Great use of a stencil!

  4. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Anita Holmes

    WOW…..that is a beautiful card, you are truly amazing with your designs and techniques.

  5. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Wanda M.

    Beautiful card. I can’t imagine what it looks like in person. You make it look SO easy.

  6. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 12:16 pm


    Wow! That’s an amazing card! The roses are very “life” like!!

  7. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 1:16 pm


    Darlene amazing…….. You make it all look so easy…. I just love your cards and videos. On another note I know that you take most of your card photos on a Nikon D3200 do you know what your aperature, shutter and ISO setting are.

    • wrote on October 25th, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Felicita, to be honest, I’m not sure. I used to set the speed manually based on where the lines “line up” when looking through the view finder. But lately, I feel like I get better photos using the setting that looks like mountains (not sure what it’s called – maybe some kind of “scenery” setting?). The camera becomes a point and shoot at that point and the photo comes out very clear, with both the background and foreground in focus. Hope this helps!

  8. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Carol B

    Awesome card, almost can smell the sweetness of the roses as they look so real.

  9. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Casey Thrush

    What an AWESOME technique! Love it.

  10. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 2:34 pm


    Absolutely GORGEOUS ! Stunning and so realistic!

  11. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 2:35 pm


    Absolutely GORGEOUS! Stunning and so realistic, I want to pick them.

  12. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Holly Saveur


  13. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Patty Beers

    You make everything look so easy. I love watching your tutorials. I watch them and try them over and over until I can get the technique to seem as easy as they look when you do it.

  14. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 3:40 pm


    Oh my gosh…when I first saw your roses, I thought you used some type of texture paste. The coloring looks so real and with a lot of depth

  15. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Jamie Vanskiver

    This is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us. Love this!

  16. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 4:42 pm


    This was lovely. Well done! I like to use the distressed ink too. I might experiment with your idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Kelly Clark

    Beautiful card and a wonderful technique with a lot of possible applications! Thanks so much for your great videos!

  18. wrote on October 22nd, 2014 at 6:20 pm


    Lovely colored roses! 🙂

  19. wrote on October 23rd, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Darlyne Wagner

    So, so lovely and inspiring, Darlene! The background is perfect behind the roses. Your watercoloring is outstanding and so realistic. yummy

  20. wrote on October 23rd, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Maria Rodriguez

    I love the water colored look of this roses, your patience is unparalleled Darlene. You took this stencil to a higher level, your attention to detail is really amazing.
    Thank you for showing this totally new technique, you make it look so easy.

  21. wrote on October 23rd, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Debbie Lou

    Beautiful, beautiful card! Hey do you have any inspiration for a Thanksgiving card using the owl punch?

  22. wrote on October 23rd, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Cynthia Patti

    Really impressive and so pretty! Thanks for sharing:-)

  23. wrote on October 24th, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Robin in WA

    Wow! That was made from a stencil! Your technique looks very easy. Thank you for all the work you did to find an easy technique!! I need to see if I have anything I can try that with!!!

  24. wrote on October 24th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Robin in WA

    Beautiful card too!!!!

  25. wrote on October 25th, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Rosy Newlun

    Fabulous Darlene! They sure look like real roses!

  26. wrote on October 26th, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Gloria Taylor

    What simple & clean card to make for any occasion!

  27. wrote on October 29th, 2014 at 7:27 pm


    Hi Darlene,
    Thank you for this awesome tutorial. One request if I may- earlier in the video before you started you showed a whole lot of samples that you had tried before you found the one that didn’t work. Is it possible to do a tutorial on “what does not work”?? I know this is such a silly request but I actually learn so much better from mistakes…kind of a what not to do because it feathers, what not to do because it bleeds etc…just a thought.
    Kin regards,

    • wrote on October 29th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Amira, that’s a really good suggestion! I often try several things before deciding on a technique I will use for a card, so I will keep this in mind for future videos. For this card, I already threw away my samples and I probably wouldn’t be able to tell what I did because I didn’t take notes. Thank you for the idea!

  28. wrote on April 24th, 2015 at 9:43 pm


    Darlene, how do you separate the Avery Elle Custom Die? I must be making it too difficult. Thanks! I made a similar card as this one and I have grooves now on my stencil panel as I’m struggling with this die and separating each die.

    • wrote on April 26th, 2015 at 11:10 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Jan. You need a set of small wire cutters. I stole a pair from my husband’s tool box. 🙂

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