When brainstorming I was thinking of the rose stamp. I really love botanical stamps as they can be used all year. Of course, it being February I couldn't help but think of Valentine's Day when coming up with some ideas.
My first idea was to stamp the rose in black on a white card base several times in rows. I would only colour one of the images, then add a sentiment on a banner strip adhered with foam tape.
My second idea was to heat emboss the rose in white on a kraft card base. I would lightly colour the image, probably water colour with a smidge of brown ink to keep everything monotone, a bit of bakers twine, and a sentiment strip.
For my third card I used Julie Ebersole's technique with water based makers to colour the rose three times, then trimmed it out and layered it to make a 3-D Embellishment. Rather than explain the rest of my idea I will just show you:
I used the following supplies:
Card Stock: Neenah Desert Storm
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Love, Love, Love
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink
Embossing Powder: Recollections Fine Detail Snow.
Markers: Stampin' Up! Rose Red, Pink Passion, Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star
Embossing Folder: Lifestyle Crafts Sweet Heart
Adhesive: Foam Squares
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Scoring board, Cuttlebug, heat tool.