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Spectacular Rose DIY Birthday Card

Spectacular Rose DIY Birthday Card

This year, make this Spectacular Rose DIY Birthday Card for that special person in your life. For centuries, roses have been associated with love and beauty. Use this idea as your starting point for a handmade card that will convey all the best wishes to a beloved family member, such as grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, or daughter. The black background on this DIY card serves as a perfect canvas for the rose, and the neat frame will make the rose seem to pop from the card.  

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsPaint, Paper

Project or Page SizeCard

Type of Paper UsedCardstock

Materials List

  • 9" x 9" black cardstock
  • 8.5" x 4.3" thick black cardstock
  • Meyco Flower Twine stencil of a rose
  • White acrylic paint
  • Pilot silver marker pen
  • Artline 210 Fineliner black pen
  • Green, brown and red felt-tip pens
  • Sponge (tip: use one that was inside a medicine bottle) 
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Clear-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)

Instructions:

  1. Score the 9" x 9" black cardstock to create a card sized 9" x 4.4".

  2. Decide which part of the Meyco stencil will be used. With the fold at the left, center and place the stencil on the card. Use a heavy object to hold it down while painting.

  3. Use the white paint and the sponge to add the stencil design of the rose to the card. Carefully lift the stencil and allow the design to dry thoroughly.

  4. Use the felt-tip pens and the Fineliner pen to highlight certain areas of the stenciled rose.

  5. Take the 8.5" x 4.3" cardstock and cut out the inside, leaving a space of 0.5" from the outer edges of this piece to make a "frame."

  6. Use the silver pen to draw small squiggles all around the "frame."

  7. Glue the "frame" to the front of the card.

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It's sure nice to see a tall slender card! Many of them are the same A2 size and while I understand that an A2 card leaves no waste from an 8.5 X 10.0 sheet of paper there's many things that can be done with scraps...even whole cards! This card's shape accentuates the length of the rose. I'll have to see what I have in my stash as far as roses go and I believe I'll change up the frame a bit with maybe a coordinating solid color. Thanks for inspiring me!!!

Oh this card is so pretty. All cards should have flowers on them in my opinion.

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