I had wanted to make some thank you cards to use after Christmas but didn't want them to look too Christmasy so I used the Altenew Bamboo Rose stamp set rather than a poinsettia stamp but stuck with the red and green colors.
To make the background, I first stamped some kraft cardstock with the Impression Obsession Wooden Plank background stamp and Adirondack Espresso ink.
I thought the roses would be difficult to color in once I embossed them (I didn't want to get ink on the embossing) so I first stamped them with Hero Arts Granite Shadow ink then colored them in with pencils.
The only way I could do this was with the use of my MISTI.
After the roses were all colored in, I inked up the stamps again but this time with VersaMark embossing ink and heat embossed with white powder. The words "thank you" are by Dee's Distinctively, IME-106.
I was inspired to make this card by Lin Brandyberry. She uses these two stamps a lot in her exceptional work.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann